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Pc wont start up

It makes it to ask a password then goes black and says diskette drive 0 failed NTSOMETHING or other and says hit alt ctrl del to restart

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Hard is not detecting, use dm for fixing the problem.

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My acer z5600 won't turn on


First be sure the power cord is fully seated. Press and hold the front-panel power button for 5 seconds (just in case it is in a hung state).
Then follow these instructions from the user manual at http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/Manuals/acer/2009/UserGuides/AS_G_En_V09A1.pdf

Q: I pressed the power switch but the system did not boot up.
A: Check the LED located above the power switch.
If the LED is not lit, no power is being applied to the system. Do any of the
following:
• Check if the voltage selector switch located on the rear panel of the
computer is set to the correct voltage.
• Check if you plugged the power cable properly into an electrical outlet.
• If you are using a power strip or AVR, make sure that it is plugged in and
turned on.
If the LED is lit, check the following:
• Is a non-bootable (non-system) diskette in the floppy drive? If yes,
remove or replace it with a system diskette and press Ctrl + Alt + Del to
restart your computer.
• The operating system files may be damaged or missing. Insert the startup
disk you created during Windows setup into the floppy drive and
press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart your computer. This will automatically
diagnose your system and make necessary fixes. However, if the
diagnostic utility still reports a problem, then you may have to perform
the recovery process to restore your system to its original default factory
settings.

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Annoyed that your Num Lock key isn't on when you start your PC?


Here's a quick tip to ensure your numlock key stays "ON" by default when the computer starts.
1. log off your PC to the Ctrl-Alt-Del screen
2. Turn on the NumLock key
3. Hit Ctrl-Alt-Del (like you are about to log on)
4. Don't log on, hit the "shut down" button to turn off your PC

This saves the numlock key in the "ON" position by default when the PC starts.

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Hello, I have been having trouble with my


Sounds like your hard drive crashed. You'll need to replace the hard drive.

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I forgot my pasword?


Hello please try this one.
Login as administrator
means
when it ask password on login time click on the password entry field press ctrl+alt+del

it will give a new login window
put Administrator as username and hit enter OR
If you an password recovery cd then boot from this cd and follow the instruction
check the link below,
http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/product/index.htm

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I can't start windows, i get the Alt ctrl del option and i forgot the password.


at Alt ctrl del option type administrator-UN & Password-administrator or blank

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Diskette drive 0 seeks failure;password


Open the case and reset the BIOS using the jumper: move it from 1-2 pins to 2-3 for 5 minutes.

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Dell 4200 Dimension Desktop, Default Password


Hit Ctrl + Alt + Del twice at the welcome screen, type Administrator for username, and leave the password blank. Works about 80% of the time for me, almost nobody sets the Administrator password.




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Floppy drive


You're talking about My PC and device manager and I'm talking about Bios.
The BIOS (stands for Basic Input/Output System) is system software inside your computer that helps the computer start up, even before Windows does. It also contains key settings about what the computer has on board.
In newer computers, it exists on a special chip called CMOS (stands for Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor).

You can go into the BIOS to edit or change the technical information about key components of the computer like disk drives, keyboards, and display settings. It also keeps track of the date and time.
The BIOS can normally be accessed when you start your computer. You may see a reference to "Setup" when you turn your computer on. That’s your opportunity to get into the BIOS. It usually requires the push of a function key, such as F10, to get access to it. That "F" key varies between computers. Sometimes it’s not even one of the Function keys, but the ESC key or DEL key.

If a logo screen—like HP or Dell—is displayed during the start up process instead, then you may want to check with your computer maker for a command to turn off that screen and display the start up information, which is listed when a computer is powered on.
A partial list of BIOS access commands by brand is listed at the end of this article.
The BIOS also contains the boot-up sequence. Normally, computers are configured to boot from a hard drive.


Before you do anything to your BIOS, it’s always a good idea to record the original settings on a sheet of paper that can be kept in a safe place so you can reference it later if you need to reset it.
Here is a list of key sequences for various brand-name computers. If yours is not there, check with your manufacturer or watch for info flashed on-screen when your computer first starts, before Windows begins. It may say

"For setup hit..." That will be how to get into the BIOS on your machine.
Acer: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc
ALR PC: (F2) or Ctrl+Alt+Esc
AMI BIOS: (Del), (F1) or (F2)
AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Award BIOS: (Del) or Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Compaq: (F10) (do this when the cursor is in the upper right corner of the screen blinking)
Dell: - F1 or Del.
Dell: - Some require pressing reset twice
Dell: - Ctrl + Alt + Enter
DTK BIOS: (Esc)
Gateway 2000: - F1
Hewlett Packard: - F1
IBM:
Older Models - In order to get into the configuration of the IBM setup screen (CMOS) screen you need to hold down both mouse buttons during boot up.
Aptiva - Press F1
IBM PS/2: Ctrl+Alt+Ins after Ctrl+Alt+Del
IBM PS/2 with reference partition: - Press Ins during boot
Some PS/2s, such as 75 and 90: - Ctrl Alt ?
Some PS/2s when pointer at top right of screen: - Ctrl + Ins
NEC: - F2
Packard Bell: - F1 or F2
Phoenix BIOS: (F1), (F2), or Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Phoenix BIOS: - Ctrl+Alt+S
Phoenix BIOS: - Ctrl+S
Phoenix BIOS: - Ctrl+Alt+Ins
Sharp Laptop 9020: - F2
Sony: (F3) while you are starting the PC, then (F2) or (F1)
Tandon computers: - Hold down the key after turning on power
Tandon: - Ctrl+Shift+Esc
Toshiba Laptops: - Toshiba Utility
Toshiba: - Press Esc during boot
Toshiba, Phoenix, late model PS/1 Value Point and 330s: - Press F1 during boot
Olivetti PC Pro: - Shift+Ctrl+Alt + Num Pad Del
Miscellaneous PC’s: - Ctrl + Esc or Ctrl and Alt and +
Zenith: - Ctrl+Alt+Ins

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Diskette drive 0 seek failure


Does the PC have a floppy drive? If it doesn't It appears that your BIOS (Basic PC setup) thinks that there is one! I think that pressing f2 on boot will bring you into the BIOS setup.
In there, see can you locate any reference to 3.5 inch floppy and amend it to the setting which suits the config of your PC.

Please take care as to what other settings you change in the BIOS

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