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Upgrade BIOS My computer keeps crashing when any pen drives or ipods are connected when the computer comes back on it says it has recovered from a serious error and windows says consider BIOS upgrade

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  • msmaniac May 11, 2010

    What Laptop/Desktop are you using?
    BIOS upgrade depends on the motherboard model so would be fine if you let us know the motherboard model for your PC.

    thank you.



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I have a QTech desk top PC i don't know which motherboard

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Driver crashes and reboots


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Hard Disk Data Recovery


Definition of Hard Disk: Hard Drive is a storage device where you can store any types of data and file. Hard Drive is available as external and internal device. We know PC storage device as internal system Hard Disk. When you save data or install programs on your computer, the information is typically written to your Hard Disk. The Hard Disk is a spindle of magnetic disks, called platters, that record and store information. There are several interface standards for passing data between a Hard Disk and a computer. The most common are IDE and SCSI. Hard Disk is made of one or more aluminium or glass platters, coated with a ferromagnetic material. Most Hard Disks are found as Parallel ATA (PATA), Serial ATA (SATA) or SCSI device.

Difference with Floppy Drive:
The term hard is used to distinguish it from a soft, or floppy, disk. Hard Disks hold more data and also faster than floppy disks. As an example a Hard Disk can store anywhere from 10 to more than 100 gigabytes, where most floppies have a maximum storage capacity of 1.4 megabytes. Floppy is more risky device than Hard Disk for losing data.
Problem with Hard Disk:

Most common problems of Hard Disk which may arise anytime are Booting problem, OS Installation problem, Hard drive crashing and another Hard Disk not showing original space or not showing partition etc. But in every case the risk is loss of data. In some of cases formatting and reloading of Operating System can recover your Hard drive and make it useful but formatting can recover a blank Hard Disk only without data. But you have to recover Hard Disk with data, so formatting is not possible.


Data Recovery:

Data recovery is the process of retrieving back data from the damaged media. The damage of storage media can be physical damage and logical damage. The data is retrieved back by recovery experts after determining the type of the damage caused to the storage media. Most of cases data recovery is important and formatting is not possible there. So that I need to choose another way for solution of this type of problems of Hard Disk. The first and secure way to recover a Hard Disk is using data recovery software.


Recover Data from crashed Hard Disk: Power surges, Software Corruption or Malfunction, Hardware or system failure, Natural calamities, User errors may crash your Hard Drive. Data recovery software helps to retrieve or recover the data from the crashed hard Drive. Data recovery software gives an easy and Graphical User Interface with less difficulty so that the data can be recovered easily. The recovery software helps to recover the data and restore them on a second Hard Disk, the Hard Disk being connected to the computer and recognized by the BIOS, the recovered data can be stored on a safe location on the second disk.


Logical data recovery: In a data loss situation when the Hard Drive is perfectly fine and the BIOS recognizes the Hard Drive but reports a read error, logical data recovery technique is very helpful. Here the files that are damaged or corrupted by any user error or virus attack are rebuilt rather than repairing the Hard Drive.


Fragmentation: When the FAT entry is lost during accidental file deletion, formatting or partition deletion that particular block of Hard Drive becomes inaccessible. Some data recovery software makes an attempt to rebuild the files without a FAT entry. This technique is very efficient if the file size is smaller than the clusters size. But it is inefficient in recovery the larger files.


Data Recovery from deleted partition: Partition is allocation of memory in different sections. Each partition will be like separate disk drives. Partition is very use full when the user is using operating systems more than one. Usually after formatting the disk it may not be able to recognize a partition because of accidental deletion of the partition table or by virus infection. The partition is not actually deleted; it can be recovered by using recovery tools and copy the data present in the partition to the required destination. Formatting the drive erases a large amount of data present on it, but not all the data. The recovery of the data depends on the fragmentation of the file system as the parts of files are being placed on different places in the drive. The data recovery software will assume that files were not fragmented and stored in continuous clusters. If the partition was formatted using different file system, then recovery process will be very complicated.


Another Data recovery process: If you don't have any data recovery software you can try another process to recover data. Attach the Hard Drive with another system in slave or second SATA.If detect the drive then boot to the first Hard Drive and use the bad Hard Drive as secondary. Then you can copy the data from the second drive to first drive easily. Here have another process to recover data from a crashed Hard Disk. But it is so risky, and should not try to do this for an inexpert person. First pack the Hard Disk in a bag properly where moisture can't attack. Now freeze it upto get chill. After freezing quickly attach with a system in secondary, and copy the data within the Drive will come in room temperature.

So the most secure process to recover data from a Hard Disk is to use data recovery software. It is available in market.

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A very common issue with most people is what to do when your computer crashes and will no longer boot up. I wish to start by saying save any discs or software that came with your machine it is imperative that keeping these discs will assist you in the future in case this issues do arrive. Second prepare you computer with doing a system backup. So that you have any valuable information on a disc or USB device or any external method outside of your computers hard drive. What I do "TIP" I have a backup drive on my computer. Any and all pictures, movies, special files are stored on my backup drive and not my C:\Drive. All software files downloads anything that I can retrieve to reinstall due to a C: drive crash can be brought over from my backup drive in an instant. This is the easiest way to keep your files safe. Investing in one is cheap and easy to install. Even if it is a external drive it is well worth the investment. <br /> The BIOS is your main source of access. You can set time you can set boot order you can boot up from your BIOS learn how to get into your BIOS most new users do not even know you can do this. This is the main resource for restoring software and doing a recovery process on some computers. The issues that arise are lost passwords and usernames as well as boot orders being set to Hard Drive Booting First when the default setting on computers these days are boot from CD or DVD. So if you cannot boot from your recovery disc this is the main problem this is where you will have to learn how to set the boot order if it is not defaulted to CD or DVD as the first boot. If this is set you can boot from any CD or DVD disc to install an Operating System back on to your machine. Usually F2 or the delete key will get you into your BIOS. If all is lost set the BIOS setting to default settings hit esc then save. This will set your BIOS to default settings. <br /> Recovery DVD or CD's can be purchased from you manufacturer or offered in a downloadable file when you purchase your computer. It is a good idea to purchase your software legally. So that you have the right keys and you own it otherwise you will run into issues with "WGA" Windows Genuine Activation. It can be a pain to pass even for those that own their software. People do hack cracks that bypass WGA Microsoft is constantly working diligently to catch people that are pirating and taking the software illegally. So to avoid this problem purchase a legal copy of Windows. <br /> Use manufacturers DVD or recovery discs only on your computer if you are not familiar with installing a new software Operating System on a computer. "WHY" drivers and other computer devices may not update and a you have seen with some of the questions. Drivers are always needed. With a factory boot recovery disc for your computer drivers come with the software. So it makes installing and recovering much easier to deal with. <br /> In closing there is not much to doing a recovery on a crashed machine. Insert the recovery CD or DVD and boot from DVD or CD as the first boot and away you go that is about it. You can also perform a repair it is one of the options included with the install. You can always go back to an earlier time when you new you did not have a problem. Be sure to set your computer to back up files. Thanks for using FixYa! John

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Computer Crashes Error Code: Kernel-Power 41 (63)


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Flashing a motherboard's BIOS can have many positive purposes and can help keep a motherboard compatible with changing technology. PCnineoneone.com says that a proper BIOS flash can introduce enhanced features and bug fixes for the motherboard. However, a bad BIOS flash can be devastating to a computer owner and very difficult to recover from. If the proper preparations are made and all instructions are followed, a bad BIOS flash can be corrected.
Remove the side panel of the computer case, using the screwdriver to unfasten the screws normally located in the back. Remove the jumper from its normal position on the motherboard and place it in the recovery position. Usually, the jumper will need to be moved over one space to cover a previously exposed prong. Locate the BIOS CMOS jumper on the motherboard, usually in the bottom, right corner. The jumper consists of three metal pins facing upward and is usually marked with "CLR_CMOS" and has a plastic cap over two of the pins. Check your specific motherboard manual if you are unsure where the jumper is. If the motherboard does not have a jumper, removing the battery for 30 seconds and then replacing it may have the same effect. Insert the BIOS flash disk and power on the computer. If you used a flash tool or utility and did not create a BIOS flash disk before flashing the BIOS, then you will need to do so using a functioning computer. Since there will be no video, listen for the internal PC speaker to beep. This means it is performing the BIOS upgrade. Power down the computer once the BIOS upgrade has been completed. This process may take some time to complete, so be sure to not turn the computer off before the BIOS upgrade is finished. Without video, the only way to be sure is to listen to the PC speaker. When the upgrade is done, the PC speaker will beep again, and the floppy disk drive will turn off. Replace the jumper back in its normal position and put the side panel of the computer back on. Power the computer on. If the computer turns on as normal, the recovery was a success. Hope this helps

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How to install windows 7 from pen drive


Its very difficult to install windows 7 if you are not having a DVD drive, Especially when you are planning to upgrade your windows xp system you would like to see how vista looks. So you need to install it and see. Requirements: USB pen drive 4GB or more
Windows 7 DVD
Step 1: Download HP USB storage format tool from here and install on your computer.
Step 2: Once you finish installation, double click on HP USB storage format tool and format your pen drive in NTFS
For this, select NTFS from File system option and Check quick format option and click on start.

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While doing the format the data stored on your Pendrive will be lost. You keep a back if needed. Press YES on the warning message

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Once the format finished you will get a message with the details and Click
on OK

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Now insert Windows 7 DVD in to DVD Drive and go to command prompt.
For that go to start -> RUN and type CMD and press enter or OK


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You will see the command prompt with black back ground
Now you need to change the directory to your DVD drive where you put the windows vista DVD.
For that type G: and press enter (here I am using G because in my system DVD drive letter is G. So you need to check your DVD drive letter and type accordingly)
So the directory will change to G:>
Now type cd boot and press enter
Now the interface will be like G:boot>
Then type bootsect.exe /nt60 h: (where h is the drive letter of your pen drive)
Now you will get a successful message like below


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Now you can close the command prompt and copy all the contents from the windows 7 DVD to the pen drive

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It will start copying now


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Once it’s finished, you need to restart your pc and access the bios of your system and make first boot device as USB pen drive.
That’s it, now you can see installation starts from the USB pen drive.

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http://www.asoftech.com/adr/

I used the program before, it helped me recover my files from pen drive. If it does not work, you may try quick format the pen drive and then use asoftech data recovery program to recover again your files.

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