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Computers? Easy?? Have an armada e500. on going problem. lady brought it in to fix. had windows proffessional on it but it wouldn't boot up, kept on cycling through a bootup loop. she has no disks for it so I had to search through hp and compaq. I searched microsoft and found files for a win xp home installation using floppies. I formatted the hard drive with a long gone msdos file I had. What I have is an operating machine that nothing runs on it. the cmos battery is shot but I rigged up the 3 volts necessary for it. I can't get the cdrom to be recognized. How do I wipe out everything off the hard drive and start over. This thing is driving me nuts!

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Re: Computers? Easy??

If you are trying to boot with a cd then you need to have your cd rom drive as the first boot option, which is in the bios (f2 or DEL on boot up). I you have your own windows CD, then you can format the hard drive using the cd.

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Boots fine but screen but monitor flickers then goes black. Is it the monitor or something else?

What operating system are you usign?
Presuming it's Windows, wWhen you say "boots fine" you mean you actually reach the desktop, the "welcome" screen or the Windows startup logo?
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Hi vijayiitkgp0,

The problem could be that your monitor settings have been kept to auto turn off ,

What you can do is check the power settings from the control panel and check for the 'turn of monitor after' settings, which can have 10 minutes of 15 minutes time.

Set this option to 'never' and this problem would go away.

In case the problem persists then check the OSD settings of the monitor by using the buttons which are there on the monitor for any possible setting that could be the problem.

Hope this helps, in case you have any queries , do let me know.

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Got a COMPAQ Armada E500 would not boot only 3 led's on, tried different power supply 90watt instead of 60 watt now no power at all can you help

Return the initial power supply if it was working.Then you have to check that the memory card and the hard disk are well fixed. You can do this by checking their details from the BIOS settings. If they are both OK i.e you can find their details in the bios, then you will have to boot from your operating system CD.If it is able to boot from this proceed with installation of the operating system. If you didn't find their details, then try and fix their connections tightly and repeat the process of checking the system information in the BIOS.

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I am in charge of a computer account here at work and have about 15 ACER 1916B monitors that are all inop...The monitors power up and show the ACER startup then show the windows startup to only go...

This problem is caused by 2 things, the computer is set to a higher resolution that the monitors can handle, so when the graphics card drivers kick in as windows boots the screen goes blank, this is normally the problem for people trying to hook there computers to normal lcd televisions not monitors, as monitors generally are able to show higher resalutions.

In your case because you are using computer monitors, the problem will be caused by the refresh rate settings on the windows, most desktop lcd monitors have a fixed refresh rate of 60hz, my guess is your computers are set as 75hz therefore as windows boots the screen goes blank because it dosent support that high a refresh rate.

To resolve this problem, just before windows boots press F8 on the keyboard, this should bring up a black command prompt screen, at the top you will see the safemood option, tab up to it and press enter, this goes to windows but dosent load any drivers including the graphics driver. Once loaded right click the mouse in the middle of the screen, and bring the display properties window up, in this window click on the settings tab, click on advanced on the bottem right of the window, this will bring up another window, click on the monitor tab, on this window you will see the screen refresh rste setting, click the small arrow and set this to 60hz and click ok, in the other window reduce the resalution down abit using the slider, click apply and close the window, then reboot the mechine as normal, the problem should now be sorted, any problems post me back. thanks and hope this helped.

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The fix was pretty easy in the end.

Instructions are based upon Windows XP Pro OS.

Re-boot computer but inerrupt start-up by pressing F8 (option will vary between computers)

Select SAFE mode but with VGA option in order that the screen will actually display.

Once fully loaded click:

Control Panel
Appearance and Themes

Using the mouse cursor adjust Screen Resolution sliding scale until the ratio matches your monitor e.g. 1280 x 1084

Then click Apply and OK (important to do it in this order otherwise changes will not be saved)

Reboot as normal and the monitor should now display correctly.

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It sounds like the update screwed up Windows. Have you tried all the "last known good configuration" option? That sometimes gets the system going.

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If all else fails and you have the recovery CD's for the system you can restore the original software. If you're comfortable switching out a hard drive, you can buy a replacement drive (they're pretty cheap now) and restore the system on that, and you'll still have all your personal data intact on the original. (Just because Windows won't start, it doesn't mean you've lost anything like music or pictures.) After you get the system running again, you can install the original drive as a second drive and copy what you want to keep, then reformat that drive and use it for extra storage.

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ok if what im understanding is you tried on another computer and it worked great
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the video card could be outdated
the video card could need updated software
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now if your not use to computers i would suggest to take it down to nears computer tech. store and have them set your IrQ for you this can get confusing
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Go here

then click on Catalyst Control Center for Windows XP

select your system, etc.

Click GO

and download it, you should then be able to fix your problem, let me know if you need any further help

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