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How to install the xp operating system when the error appears hard disk not present

When the system starts go to the settings by pressing f2 or esc the go to the hardware there hard disk will be present there the hard disk will be turned off enable it and the os will be installed

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how to reboot to desktop without a cd


The operating system is looking for the boot device make sure there are no disks in all drives cd , us and floppy if applicable
Make sure the bios is set to to boot from your hard drive.
Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen a certain key to press usually the Delete or F2 to enter setup this may vary depending on your computers bios other possible keys

Acer: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc

ALR PC: (F2) or (Ctrl)(Alt)Esc)

AMI BIOS: (Del), (F1) or (F2)

AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl + Alt + Esc

Award BIOS: (Del) or (Ctrl)(Alt)(Esc)



Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart.

This will set the boot order.

The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.


The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible.


There is a connection problem such as a bad cable

for internal hard drives


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA


the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide


this will be the first to fail


make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty


or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


If you need more help with this post a reply
Hope this helps


Nov 17, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD Hewlett Packard Pavilion...

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can't boot up my HP XE4100 laptop


press hard disk and boot the windows

Apr 01, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Problem with keys used to enter the cmos


For Toshiba notebook PCs manufactured since the introduction of Windows XP, one or more of the following methods will be effective:
  • Toshiba Hardware utility method: Run the Toshiba Hardware utility from the Toshiba Console. It may also accessible (as 'HWSetup') from the Windows Control Panel. Changes to some of the settings will require re-starting the computer. This method is the only way to access the BIOS settings on some notebook PCs (Satellite 5000 series, for example). (For these machines, pressing and holding the F12 key immediately after powering-on the notebook will allow you to alter the notebook's boot priority.)

    If the Toshiba Hardware utility is not present, try the F2 key method and the Esc key method (see below).
  • F2 key method: Turn the computer on. If you see an invitation to press the F2 key to enter Setup, do so. The Setup screen will appear.

  • Esc key method: Turn the computer on. If you do not see a prompt to press the F2 key, then immediately press and hold the Esc key for three seconds, and then release it. When prompted to, press the F1 key. The Setup screen will appear.
For more information search on toshiba web.

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iqbal

Mar 17, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite 5005-S504 Notebook

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Computer will not run windows xp anymore?


Hello, do you have a floppy disk or anything in the drive? also check the boot order in the BIOS (F2) and see can your laptop see the hard drive. What is your Laptop, What is your version of Windows/Linux?

Feb 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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