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Laptop HDD boot problem

About once a week,the W2000 boot process stops and message appears:"W2000 could not start because of disk hardware configuration problem. Disk I/O error 00008001". I turn the computer off, then on again, and it starts normally (so far). Some day, it may decide not to. I cleaned the contacts at the rear of the HDD, but this did not seem to make any difference.

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Re: Laptop HDD boot problem

I would be inclined to think this was the beginnings of a hard drive failure. Typically these failures are due to mechanical wear on the disks where data is physically recorded. You can continue to use it, however, be aware that when it finally does fail you will likely corrupt some if not all data stored on the drive. At your first opportunity you should back up all data, pictures music, Internet favorites to CD or USB drive. You should also ensure you have your restore CDs for your operating system and any other programs you?ve since installed as well.

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Unit starts/stops-starts/stops after replacing 3v battery?

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When i switch my computer on i get invalid do i correct.

boot your computer up, as it begins the boot up process hit the f2 and delete buttons to enter bios.
In bios select the "set bios defaults" may have the option of optimal or failsafe the latter if the option is available . Then save settings and exit.
The computer will restart .
If it tells you that you have an invalid format again check that the fard disk is listed in the list of devices presented on the screen during the start up process.

If it is displayed it may be that you have a hdd issue , either the disk may have developed a fault or the software installation may have become corrupted.
The short method of finding out is to download a diagnostic for your hard disk from your disk's manufacturer's website to diagnose whether it is in useable condition.
The program will give you the results after which you can decide,
if it is bad, to replace it or, if it is ok, whether to reinstall windows or attempt to repair the current installation, If you have no umportant data on the machine a full wipe with the software that you downloaded is advisable. Then install your updates and apps etc.

GOOD could take a couple of days to sort the whole thing out

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My laptop is randomly shutting down.

check laptop randomly shdn:
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2) clear virus
1) change adapter or battery
2) check or soldering DC lack
3) over heating, clean cpu fan dust
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I need install win7 from cd for my new lonovo g560

is this a cd or dvd disk windows 7 is usually on a dvd
you will need to boot from the disk if you have an operating system on your Lenovo

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down using the arrow keys to advanced bios features
press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

hope this helps you

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No boot sector on hard drive

FIXBOOT writes the "boot sector" to the specified partition.
FIXMBR repairs or replaces the master boot record of the disk.

You will also want to ensure that your partition is active, because Ghost will not make a partition active unless you do a sector-by-sector backup and complete restore.

Here's what to do...

Boot from the XP / 2000 CDROM and allow the setup to begin. Once the beginning files are copied, you will be asked to Install Windows or use the Recovery Console. Please choose "r" here, to run the recovery console.

You will now type in the following commands when the prompt appears:

chkdsk /f
* This will repair any obvious file system damage, which could complicate things.

* This will run the XP disk partition utility. We will be checking to see if your partition looks OK. If you see your partition, and the information diskpart provides appears correct, then that's a good thing. :)

Press [ESC] to exit Diskpart, when everything looks peachy.

* We'll write a new boot sector, so the computer knows how to boot the computer

* We'll write a new boot record, so the computer knows how to boot Windows

You should be taken care of. If it still does not work, you may need to delete your partition(s) using diskpart, then recreate the partition(s) (using diskpart, again).

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NTDETECT is the system boot file. Something has corrupted it. There is no way to boot the system if it can't read this file. If you have the windows disk, boot from that. The easiest thing to do if you have the disk is just to re-install windows. If you do an upgrade over top of itself, you will probably save your data. If you don't have a windows disk, get one.....

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It looks like you may have a boot sector virus. A boot sector virus is one that infects the first sector, i.e. the boot sector, of a floppy disk or hard drive. Boot sector viruses can also infect the MBR. All disks and hard drives are divided into small sectors. The first sector is called the boot sector and contains the Master Boot Record (MBR). The MBR contains the information concerning the location of partitions on the drive and reading of the bootable operating system partition.

When disinfecting a boot sector virus, the system should always be booted from a known clean system disk. On a DOS-based PC, a bootable system disk can be created on a clean system running the exact same version of DOS as the infected PC. From a DOS prompt, type:
    SYS C:\ A:\
and press enter. This will copy the system files from the local hard drive (C:\) to the floppy drive (A:\).
If the disk has not been formatted, the use of FORMAT /S will format the disk and transfer the necessary system files. On Windows 3.1x systems, the disk should be created as described above for DOS-based PC's. On Windows 95/98/NT systems, click Start | Settings | Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs and choose the Startup Disk tab. Then click on "Create Disk". Windows 2000 users should insert the Windows 2000 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, click Start | Run and type the name of the drive followed by bootdisk\makeboot a: and then click OK. For example:
    d:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
Follow the screen prompts to finish creating the bootable system disk. In all cases, after the creation of the bootable system disk, the disk should be write protected to avoid infection.

Once the OS loads, run your anti-virus software and it should clean the virus.

Should this not help, I'm afraid the only other alternative would be to reformat the HDD and reinstall XP again from a bootable disc.

Hope that helps..

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