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MY computer when I turn it on doesn't do anything, The green light on the DVD/CD constantly flashes but nothing is displayed on the monitor. After about 5 minutes the computer shuts itself off. Do I have a Bad hard drive, or other problems?
cant start computer just keeps looping in safe mode. tried all options in safe mode but it wont even get out of safe mode. i havve xp on a gateway
My laptop cannot start up. It only says cannot find operating system and totally stays on that screen :s
Try unplugging all external hardwares (Printers, Scanners, Phones, iPod). Unplug anything connected through a USB (except the keyboard and mouse). I had this problem happen to me, but I called Dell, and they told me to unplug my external hardwares (my ipod) once I did it continued to boot up and is now working perfectly.
I was looking at a email sent by a friend of mine when my computer froze. I shut the computer off and tried to restart it but when I did it stopped at the windows screen and the loading bar just keeps cycling. Can you tell me what the probem might be? I have all my childrens pictures in there and I would do anything not to lose them. Please help me if you can.
A while ago i used my laptop to download some music and then switched it off. when i went back to use my laptop again about a week or two later, i switched it on and it asked me whether i wanted to 'launch startup repair (recommended)' or start windows normally. repair leads to a page that says windows is loading files then just freezes and starting windows normally leads to the usual startup screen but the loading bar just keeps going so either way i cannot use the laptop so any help or advice would be appreciated, thanks.
I have read all of this and more about the recovery console BUT...my cd drivr is broken and
1.doesnt even open right now
2.doesnt read cds
I have tried cleaning it and making sure nothing is loose but it just doesnt work. I have many priceless pictures and videos on my cpu and i just want them on a safe flash drive or memory card...but i cant do that without a cd drivr that works...
so my question is: it there a way to get/use windows xp recovery console WITHOUT a cd drive?
My Dell laptop will not boot and wants to start in repair mode. Nothing happens an it keeps looping into the same repair mode.
Hello, I have recently been given an old computer with no cd-rom or harddrive. I have installed a ide harddrive and a ide cd rom. I have entered the bios and the new drives are showing: the harddrive as 1de1 primary and the cdrom ide2 as primary. The bios is set to boot from cd-rom first and then harddrive second.
However when I boot the computer it lists the devices and then says, "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter"
I am trying to install Microsoft Windows Professional.
The componants are: ASUS P4SGX-MX Motherboard
Intel (R)Celeron (R) 2400Mhz Processor
Cache memory 120k
Memory installed 224Mb
Asus dvd-rom E616
Hitachi HDP725025GLA Harddrive
My IBM laptop started freezing, so I would shut it off and turn it back on, but then it started freezing on the 'loading Win XP' page, to the point that I tried 19 times before it loaded my desktop. It would work for a little while and then freeze again. I took out my HD and put in a different one from my mother's identical laptop, and it did the exact same freezing thing. A couple days later, we tried it again, and it was fine for 2 days! Now, it's freezing again, so I did the Windows recovery with chkdsk /r and then fixboot. It found and repaired errors. Windows then booted normally to the desktop, but then froze the second I moved the mouse. I shut it off, turned it back on, and the screen now stays completely blank, without even the 'IBM' screen that comes on first. The HD lights don't come on whatsoever. Is it the motherboard, considering that it did this with 2 different HD's? Thanks very much.
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