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This could mean one of 2 things. Your hard drive is damaged or your Windows installation is corrupt. Try reformatting it using the discs that came your computer. Just keep in mind you will lose all of the information on your hard drive. (They reset your computer back to factory settings)

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Install windows 95 from floppy


Microsoft Windows 95 employs the use of a bootable floppy disk to begin the installation of the Windows 95 operating system or to troubleshoot problems with the system. Microsoft Windows 95 uses the MS-DOS system to boot the computer first and then loads the Windows 95 operating system onto the machine. Windows 95 Boot Disks may be created in one of two ways: The Startup disk may be created from within Windows or a boot disk may be created from a free downloaded boot disk image. After the boot disk is created the disk may be used to boot the computer and install or troubleshoot Windows 95.

Click "Start" and then click "Settings" in Windows 95. Click the "Control Panel" option. Click "Add and Remove Programs." Click "Startup Disk" and then click "Create." Insert the blank floppy disk into the disk drive. Click "OK." The operating system will create the Windows 95 boot disk. Click "OK" when the disk is finished. Create the Windows 95 Boot Disk using Downloaded Boot Disk Image Open a Web browser and navigate to the boot disk image site (See "Below"). http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm Download the Windows 95 boot disk image and save the .EXE file to the desktop. Click the .EXE file to unzip the enclosed files. The formatting application will start. Insert the blank floppy disk into the disk drive and click "OK." The Windows 95 boot image will be created on the blank floppy disk. Use the Windows 95 Boot Disk Insert the Windows 95 boot up disk into the computer's floppy disk drive. Power the computer down by clicking "Start" and then clicking "Shutdown." Power on the computer with the Windows 95 boot disk in the floppy disk drive. The computer will boot up into MS-DOS to enable installation or troubleshooting of Windows 95.

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Cant get my computer to reboot tried says its missing a files


Your Windows installation or operating system installation has become currupted. You will need to insert the orginal Windows disk into your computer to repair the Windows installation. If you do not have a Windows CD disk you will need to get the repair done by a computer technician.

Once the installation has been repaired your computer will work normally again.

Take care!
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Black screen on windows start up then it won't go any further please help what can i do to fix it.


You need to boot into safe mode. Windows is hanging on some start up file..... press F8 after first screen when you start computer if you can get into safe mode fine. then goto start>accessories>run and type msconfig then hit enter. under general tab select " selective start up and uncheck all but use original boot configuration. reboot regular. if this works then you need to to run check disk. this is done by right clicking the c: drinve in my computer and goto properties then check disk for errors. will tell you it cant and offer to run at next start up. allow it to and see if this helps. if it is vista or windows 7 run the start up repair from the cd, or restore to an earlier restore point when it worked fine. something is trying to load that isnt there any more.

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Think Point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All these solutions sound nice. The problem is that even in "Safe Mode with Networking" I cant access anything on the computer that includes the start menu. So I cant install...


One way:
* remove the disk-drive from your computer
* install a different disk-drive (any old, 4GB or larger, disk-drive will work)
* install Windows onto that disk
* install anti-virus software onto that disk
* reconnect the previous disk-drive as a "slave" disk-drive
* launch the anti-virus software, targetting that "slave" disk-drive
* shutdown
* disconnect the different disk-drive
* boot from the original disk-drive, now that it is virus-free

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How to reset password on my compaq computer!


Start pc in "Safe Mode With Command Prompt" When windows starts, type your log in name in the dos window with an asterisk. For example ( john * ) but with out the (). It will prompt for a new password. Reboot and Bam your in. If you cant remember a log in name exactly as it is, type in ( net users ) and hit enter.

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I am installing a recovery disk for an emachines computer and i get error message stating that the system 32hal.dll is missing or corrupt. i cant get back to the windows screen to install the missing file...


You have to start your PC with the XP cd-rom install disk, if you have
one.

Then, when you come to the screen with the following option displayed :


To repair a Windows XP installation using
Recovery Console, press R.


Then press [R] to start 'Recovery Console'

When confronted by a prompt asking you for Administrator password - just
press [ENTER]

Once in RC has started - type the following command :


expand x:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll


(where [x:] is your cd drive-letter)

*NB If SP3 is installed - then the command you type must be :


copy c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\hal.dll c:\windows\system32


....instead, as the files are of two different revision levels
(versions).


Then reboot.

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Dont have recovery disks and have virus...actually just missing disk 2


If the popup you're getting is from something like "MS Antispyware 2009" or similar, that's the same trouble I've seen on several other computers. Download a removal tool called ComboFix. You can find information on how to use it and links to download it here. This is a handy tool even if the virus you have is different as it will fix a number of virus and trojan problems. ComboFix can be run in safe mode if your computer can't start all the way into Windows. Turn your computer on, and when you see the Gateway logo screen press the F8 key. This will give you a startup menu screen from which you can pick starting in safe mode. This prevents Windows from loading everything except the minimum stuff it needs to start. Run ComboFix and let it repair the troubles it finds.

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Error message when put in isp disk saying cant find hardware


YOR ROM DRIVE IS BAD,,GET A NEW ONE AND REINSTALL WINDOWS

May 15, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Shuts off by itself


sorry to hear that :( try this hope it works
  1. unlpug everything from the computer and leave only mouse, keyboard, monitor and power and restart the computer and try to shut it down if it works try this from preventing shutting down.
  2. start>right click on my computer properties>advanced>on startup and recovery click on setting>uncheck the automatic restart. once you do that try to shut the computer down if it works most issue are ether the printer connected to the computer usb like mous etc.. in that case you need to update the drivers for your computer

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I have a vaio vgc lt 16e that has crashed


Just insert you vista disk,restart and boot from cd,then just follow the instructions.You can also use the repair option this way as well.

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