My Dell won't boot up when I have my external LG disc drive on
It is a plug and play. I bought it when my internal disc drive became useless due to having lost a disc inside the machine, and subsequently having dug it out. Now the internal doesn't work.I bought an LG plug and play external, and when I plug in my usb port, my computer shuts down. I cannot get it to boot up.Is the problem with My dell computer? Windows XP ? Nero? or the LG external drive?
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Re: my Dell won't boot up when I have my external LG disc...
Is it that you are not able to boot up when the external drive is plugged in or not at all... if it is the first case then it is mostly probably because the external disc drive at first when it starts functioning it takes close to 1A of current but the allowed current for maximum current allowed to be drawn as per usb protocol through usb port is 500mA... Linux doesn't care about this over current but windows very much does....
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Apple don't put their OS on DVD any more. It's usually downloaded directly from the internet. But, if you live near an Apple Store you could take a USB Memory Stick in the shop and one of the guys could download the installer to the stick.
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These days you really must have an external hard drive of at least 1TB or so to keep copies of your files on. Partition the drive into 2or3 parts and keep one (60GB) as a clean OSX emergency boot.
I always use Carbon Copy Cloner to make a bootable "CLONE" of my PowerBook on my external drive.. That way if you ever get into boot problems you just connect the external boot disk, Restart the Mac, then hold the option key down and choose the external OSX Boot drive that you want to restart from. Then you use the Disk Utility program to fix Permissions & Test your internal Hard Drive.
I make a "CLONE" at least once a year then test that it boots then I wipe (Format) my internal HD and install clean updated OSX. Reboot and choose the Migration Assistant to put all my data back from the Clone I made.
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For a desk top computer check that the hard drive ribbon cable or SATA lead is properly plugged in and that the power cable is also connected.If it is a laptop check that the hard drive is secured in place -usually the external; cover holds them in place check that this has not come unsecured.If this doesn't fix the problem then the hard drive may have failed;this will need more professional type testing to find out for sure.There are some tests you can do using boot able discs for hard drive diagnosis but you would need to know how to set your computer to boot from a disc
Hi. So you are experiencing problems due to damage caused by a virus? Well there is a solution for you. First start your computer and go into your bios. Your bios startup screen tells you what key to press. Then make sure your DVD drive is the FIRST BOOT DEVICE. Once that is done save your settings and turn off your computer. Next get your System restore discs and put the first one in the DVD drive. Now what you want to do is make sure your computer is starting from the DVD drive. If you dont have a set of recovery discs then what you can do is call Dell Support and give them your information. They will send you a set. Once you are able to boot from the DVD you would select RESTORE TO FACTORY SETTINGS in the list. Good luck and I hope I helped you.
unless the usb drive is formatted correctly the computer will not see the files as a bootable directory. if the cd is not reading try usig an external drive or loading the disc into another computer and see if it works.
To read a disk on a PC most new computers come shipped with a built in Disc drive, normally on the front of your PC there will be a small button that will open the Disc tray and allow you to place the disc in to play on your computer.
If you do not have a disc drive there are various external disc drives available to buy and will connect to your computer through the USB port. Try popular places like amazon.com etc to purchase the external disc drive from.
Plug in an external USB CD drive.. place your recover cd in in.
When you power up the machine after you see the Dell logo press the F12 key to bring up the alternate boot options
Select the usb cd ... you may need to watch for another prompt that says press any key to boot from cd
That error BTW indicates you have a corrupt DLL that windows login depends on to load.
Reinstalling should fix it
Hi, You will have to start from scratch again because of the power outage, if you go into the bios and set the first boot device to the CD/DVD rom you should be able to reinstall the operating system no problem.