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All cd's are not working in the hard drive quote! "a copatable decoder is not installed on my computer". Previously was working ok!

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Download new version of media player from microsft, or install some other media player like media player classic, power dvd, jet audio etc.

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Emachines T4010 won't start up, says image checksum, and that an image is corrupted


Receiving a bad image checksum error message when upgrading a computer to Windows XP means that a Windows system file such as user32.dll is damaged. This error occurs when any damaged system file is encountered that isn't overwritten during Setup. The repair process for this error involves voiding the damaged dynamic link library file from the DOS command line prompt and replacing it with a new copy from the Windows XP disk.

Insert a clean Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME) or Microsoft Windows 98 Edition startup disk into the computer, and hold the reset button on the front of the computer until the system commences rebooting. Navigate the Windows startup menu with the keyboard's directional keys and select 'Start Computer with CD-ROM Support'. Hit "Enter" to continue. Write down your CD-ROM's drive letter on a piece of paper. At the command prompt, type "Drive:" without quotes (Drive should be replaced with the drive letter on which Windows is installed), and press "Enter." Type "cd windows\system32" without quotes, and press "Enter." Type "ren user32.dll user32.old" without quotes and again press "Enter." This renames your damaged user32.dll file so it is not recognized by the system, but still physically exists as a backup if needed in the future. Eject the Windows ME or 98 disk, and insert the Windows XP disk. At the command prompt, type "extract CDROMDrive:\i386\user32.dl_ Drive:\windows\system32\user32.dll" without quotes, replacing CDROMDrive with the CD-ROM's drive letter that you made a note of earlier, and replacing Drive with the system's drive letter on which Windows is installed. Hit "Enter" to execute the command. This process extracts a new copy of the user32.dll file to your hard disk, from the Windows XP CD. The new file will be found in the Windows/System32 directory. Restart the system by holding the reset button on the front of the tower until reboot commences.

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How to backup and monitor a desktop computer


<p>The computer systems are based on the memory and storing information. However, as the crash of a computer system, causing loss of data, all previously stored information. All computer systems, servers and personal computers, users can backup storage disks to store and to store information - in case of system failure. Creating a backup system is completely dependent on the operating system on the computer. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Press Start. Select "Control Panel". <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Connect your external hard drive on the computer begin transmitting and storing files on your external hard drive. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Click on "maintenance". Choose Save and Restore. " <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Choose your external hard drive and choose "Configure a backup." A wizard will appear and give you further instructions. While the setup wizard, you can schedule backups, and select where your backup files to save. Under Windows, the recommended storage for backing up files and programs on an external hard drive. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Show your stored files by choosing "System and Maintenance" and select "Backup and Restore". On the menu, select "Find files" or "Search" folder to the contents of your backup view. Because Windows will automatically create backup files when it is supplied, you can check or change the scheduled backup for "Schedule backup" to monitor the dates and times for the safety of a system. <br />

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How to Format a Computer with Windows 95, 98, or ME


<span> <p>To reinstall Windows, you will need a <b>Startup Diskette</b> and a <b>Windows Installation CD</b>.<br /> <a href="http://www.whitecanyon.com/makestartupdiskette.exe"><img src="digital-media-data-recovery-software.gif" /></a> <a href="http://www.whitecanyon.com/makestartupdiskette.exe">Download the Startup Diskette Creator</a><br /><b>Note:</b> We recommend using the Startup Diskette available on this page. Other Windows Startup Diskettes may not work with the following steps. <ol> <li>Once you have your Startup Diskette, insert it into the floppy drive and restart your computer.<br /><br /></li> <li>Select option #1 - Start the computer with CD-ROM support.<br /><br /></li> <li>After a minute or so, you will see "A:&gt;_".<br /><br /></li> <li>Type "fdisk" and press Enter.<br /><br /></li> <li>If asked to enable large disk support, select Y for Yes. (<b>Note</b>: Some versions of Windows 95 may not be compatible with large disk support. Select N here if it does not support the FAT32 file system.)<br /><br /></li> <li>Select Option #1 - Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive.<br /><br /></li> <li>Select Option #1 - Create Primary DOS Partition.<br /><br /></li> <li>The drive integrity will be verified.<br /><br /></li> <li>Unless you are planning to make multiple partitions, select Y when asked if you want to use the maximum available size for the partition and to make the partition active.<br /><br /></li> <li>The drive integrity will be verified again.<br /><br /></li> <li>When completed press the Esc key to exit fdisk.<br /><br /></li> <li>Without removing the floppy disk, press the reset button on the computer or press the keys Ctrl then Alt then Delete and release them together. This will restart the computer.<br /><br /></li> <li>Again, select the option to Start the computer with CD-ROM support.<br /><br /></li> <li>When you see A:&gt;, directly above it is a message about your CD-ROM drive. It will tell you the letter assigned to your CD-ROM drive, take note of it. <br /><br /></li> <li>At the A:&gt;, type "format C:" and press Enter.<br /><br /></li> <li>Press the Y key then the enter key when asked if you want to proceed with the format.<br /><br /></li> <li>The format will probably take some time, so be patient.<br /><br /></li> <li>You will be asked to choose a Volume Label, which is a name for your hard drive. It has no effect on the operation of your computer, you may choose any name you like.<br /></li></ol></span>

on Nov 23, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Hi there! i just bought a new acer aspire m5641 (the rep told me that the computer doesnt come with an OS but when i booted it, linpus is installed) on my CPU there is a sticker that states...


Stop: 0x0000007B error code refers to memory issues
You need make some changes in your computer before installing XP
1. On start up, press F2 to enter BIOS 2. Expand the "Drives" section 3. Go to "SATA Operation" 4. Change this from "RAID Auto/AHCI" to "RAID Auto/ATA"
You will be able to install XP now

Jun 30, 2011 | Acer Aspire M5641 PC Desktop

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Hi, I have a Dell dimension 2400 desktop. I plugged in a (wiped securely) hard drive. After it loaded the DELL LOGO BIOS, it shows a blank screen with a " dash -" on the top right corner. I...


try tapping the F12 key over and over when you see the DELL Screen to bring you to the boot menu....with your CD in choose to boot from the CD and it should allow you to run the OS installation from there.....your machine is trying to boot from the hard drive that has no OS on it.

Mar 29, 2011 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I wanted to wipe my entire hard drive on my old Dimension 8400 that contained windows xp on it and reinstall it with windows vista, which i have the cd for. however, when i did so, each time i try loading...


1. you will need to know 1st that the hard drive you are installing is compatible with the desktop.
2. Is the hard drive compatible with the new Operating system (VISTA).
3. Check to see if you have the hard drive properly inserted that is properly cabled and connected.This will render error in installation.
4. Make sure you are installing the Operating system correctly.
5. Some boot sectors become corrupt during a change in Operating system if the hard drive is not properly formatted.
6. Try formatting the hard drive again and re-installing.

Feb 12, 2011 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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XP will not install "Setup


That is because it was designed for Vista not the obsolete XP. There are no hard drive drivers suitable in XP.
Re install Vista or install Win7.
Hope that helps.

Jan 22, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Sir: I'm getting this eror msg when I try to play a DVD. The Disk I have is TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TSST 552u. I have played DVD in this drive before. "Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because...


Check this link out :

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935466

And try to download and install the below codec pack and its free

"http://www.free-codecs.com/k_lite_mega_codec_pack_download.htm"

Thank you

Oct 30, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Well....my computer is not showing harddisk in bios i dont know what problem can be thatswhy my computer is not running and showing in starting error of "drive 3 not found unknown pata 1 "...


hi first open the case make sure the power is not plug in. second look for the hard drive , it s right next to cd rom right corner , make sure the data cable ribbon is correctly seated next , check the power make sure its connected . now the fun part is next . here how your going to find out if you hrddrive is working remove the ribbon data cable from the cd rom also the power ,now remove the ribbon from the hard-drive next place the ribbon from the cd rom to the harddrive next make sure ever thing connected right . power the computer go to the bois and see if the hard drive is being read. if it is then ribbon bad ,ifnot your hard-drive is bad if is bad put ever thing back in place take your hard drive out and replace with same bigger gb thanks hope this helps

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