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No the mac wil not install the printer drivers and software thats in a windows format

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Have E Machine ET1161-05 trying to install Kodak ESP6150 computer does not find printer

While installing the printer just switch off the printer and try to install the printer driver completely, When the software will ask you to connect the printer then only switch on the printer. If this way still you are getting the same problem then connect the printer in other usb port or use different USB cable

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When my computer boots up I get a message that my

Insert Windows startup disk, at the welcome screen type R (repair windows installation), press C to start recovery console.

Type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER
expand drive:\i386\pci.sy_ c:\winnt\system32\drivers /y where drive is the drive letter of your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, where c is the drive on which Windows is installed, and where winnt is the folder in which Windows is installed

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Samsung hd161hj problem

If his hard drive responds in safe mode then the bios is detecting his hard drive right and nothing you can do will make it any different. It doesn't matter what the bios is set like on his computer and how it installed.

The problem is you have two different machines. When windows installed on his computer it detected his motherboard chipset, the motherboard add on, the ide and psi ports and installed the drivers for his board. Now you're installing it on your computer with a different motherboard, different chipset, ports etc.. Windows doesn't autodetect and install motherboard drivers like it does other peripherls. Unless the motherboards are amost identical, when you put a hard drive with Windows installed on another system into a different system Windows will 99% of the time fail to run. Most the time you'll get a blue screen of death with a driver name on it that failed. You can configure that drive as a slave and put both drives in and boot off yours and see his.

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I cannot install my lexmark Z53 Cd to my Mac. The computer says there is no memory available although I know there is. I click on "install" and it just flashes.

I use Linux (Ubuntu 8.04); I had a similar problem. If you get to the printers configuration windows, can you see the printer definition? Linux detected the printer by itself, without any installation disk.

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Have installed Canon software for Powershot A670 from its product disk - canon power tools 34.0. Result is I can't start my windows XP machine. Won't start in safe mode, won't start with XP system disk as...

do repair windows xp using bootable xp disk and choose repair option when asked. if it work then install cannon drivers for xp only. if not re-install xp and choose appropriate drivers.

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Could you help me put my lexmark 1200 onto my computer i have windows vista

You need to run installer software from printer disk, before connecting the printer usb to computer.

If you do not have the disk you must download the software from Internet, follow instructions below,

Click here:Official Lexmark Drivers and Software

A web page will open, follow instructions, select model, select operative system etc., and click on download .
Chose to download the file in my documents when asked.
After downloading, find the file,double click on the file ,then if you get in troubles, follow the instructions below to reset and reinstall drivers:

  • Unplug printer USB.
  • Go to control panel >> installed printers in Windows and remove (delete ) any installed printer from printer list.
  • Download driver from website, or use the disk and run the install file.
  • Follow driver installation wizard.
  • Plug back printer when prompted from installation wizard.
Note:some printerdoes not work on Vista, if you do not find any driver download for Vista on your model page, that means your model is not Vista compatible.

Nov 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Computer has frozen on windows logo

1) Which version of Windows ?

For the following discussion I am assuming it is 2000, XP
or higher. You may also want to print this, it's long.

2) Is this this the low resolution Windows logo on the black

3) Reboot the machine using the RESET switch and press F8
during the boot up:

After the post and memory test,
After the enumeration of the hard drives,
After the HD, I/O and interrupt vector information screen

(if it shows you any of these)

But before the Windows LOGO

(timing is critical so you have to experiment)

Also if you enter the BIOS, turn on all reporting screens,
memory tests ... etc for now.

4) If you hit the F8 Key at the correct time, Windows will
come back with a black and white prompt screen
asking you to chose:

a) reboot normally
b) reboot in safe mode
c) -//- with networking
d) -//- in console mode
e) reboot to last known good configuration

5) Chose the last known good configuration, this should restore
the system state back to the way it was before PANDO
update. If you get back into windows at this point, uninstall
the old pando and re-install it. Forget the upgrade.

6) If it still freezes, try to repeat the process, but this time
chose safe mode with networking.

7) If that fails choose safe mode (without networking)
this tell you if the network stack or drivers have been
corrupted, causing Windows to hang.

8) If you get in at this point, uninstall Pando ... etc.

9) If you still can't get in, try safe mode in console mode.

10) if you get in at this point, edit the boot.ini file to display
driver information during the boot process:

Assuming your boot is on drive C:, enter the following
commands at the command prompt:

cd \
attrib -R -S -H Boot.ini
Edit Boot.ini

This should open up the boot.ini file inside a primitive
DOS-like text editor, with a blue background.

Now look for a section called:

[operating systems]

Find the line that points to your windows installation.
The numbers in parenthesis represent the drive and
partition of the Windows installation using the universal
ARC format:

multi = disc controller, usually 0
disk = SCSI disk number, usually 0 for IDE's
rdisk = IDE disk identifier, usually 0 or 1

partition = partition number not including the EXTENDED
partition container.

These numbers, unlike numbers reported by windows tools
are zero based, so they can be inconsistent. The best advice
is to leave them alone, because you could totally lock your
self out of the system by setting them wrong.


At the end of the line describing the location of your windows,
after the last quotation mark, enter at least one space,
followed by the switch: /SOS

This switch causes windows drivers to be displayed
as they are loading.

Save the file, close the editor and reboot the machine in
normal mode.

Take note of the drivers as they are loading.
Don't worry about the ones that scroll of your screen,
it is the last one that loads, or the one after it that is
causing the problem.

Once you identify the bad driver, go back into the
safe-mode console, and disable the service using
the "sc" command. This gets a little more complicated,
but you can get help by typing "sc /?"


If you cannot get into safe mode in any mode,

The next step is to get into Windows using the RECOVERY
console from your windows installation installation disk.

1) Reboot the machine using the hardware reset switch.

2) Repeatedly press the BIOS access key during the memory
test (before and after if need be)

On most computers, this is the DEL key, but it could
also be F1, F2, F3, F10 etc., check your manual or
experiment until you get there.

3) Inside the BIOS settings, look for the STARTUP tab,
and find a setting for the device boot sequence.

4) Make sure that the CD (or DVD) drive is first in line,
(you should change it back when done)

This will make sure that the BIOS will not try to boot
the bad operating system first, and look to the CD

5) Insert the windows setup disk, and reboot the machine.

6) Let the setup do its thing, enumerate devices, accept the
license ****... etc, until you get a prompt asking you
to chose between REPAIRING or INSTALLING windows.

a) if you have a rescue disk, check Repair and follow
the instructions on the screen.

b) if you don't have a rescue disk the select INSTALL
(don't worry you will get one more chance to stop it)

Windows will do some more grunting, and growling,
then you will get another prompt asking you to chose

i) Install window
ii) Repair windows using the COMMAND CONSOLE.

chose the command console.

7) The setup program will now search your system
for Windows installations. Give it time, then
chose the correct drive/installation and login as
an administrator.

You may need the administrator's password if you had
previously created one. If you lost it, try booting it with
an older win 2000 disk, which ignores security.

8) If you got this far, Windows in now running in low level
console mode, from the installation CD.

You can edit the BOOT.INI file as I explained above to
display device drivers as they are loaded, so you can
identify the problem.

9) Once you ID the bad device driver, you can go back into
the Repair console to disable it.

At some point you have to decide on the path of least pain,
try to keep fixing Windows or re-install it, which depends on
the number of application you have to re-install also, and on the
overall complexity of you running environment.

Re-installing windows, drivers and apps takes about a day.
(although you can get it get is up and pretty in 30 minutes,
it doesn't really do anything useful until 24 hour later.)

Then there is the applications and personal setting which
can take much longer.

You can also spent several weeks trying to fix windows and fail,
depending on how bad it is.
I find that the best way to keep windows running is to partition
your hard drive:

1) Windows partition (running)
2) Swap file partition to reduce fragmentation
3) Application partition for programs
4) User Partition for your personal files
5) Spare windows installation for getting in to fix the other
windows (Don't you wish you had one now)

6) Windows and application drive backup parititions at
the end of the disk, which you keep hidden just in

I know of 3 partitioning programs that allow you to manage,
adjust, copy, convert, merge and split partitions on the fly
without damaging the files they contain.

Partition Magic, originally by Power Quest, which was bought
out by Norton's/Symantech. This used to be a very good program
but Symantech has not updated it for larger hard drives and
offers abysmal support.

Acronis tools from Germany is now very good

Paragon also make a program I have not testes.

Hope this gets you started.


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How to install vista on I-MAC

Hi Harry

yes, vista can be installed on I-macs ...but i need to know which version of operating system do you have (whether it's leopard or tiger and version 10.5.2 or earlier)
I say so because new version of Leopard Operating system has a feature called "boot camp"... this is Apple's "bootloader" ... which means it will help you install windows Vista on Apple I-mac .

If you have genuin vista disk handy with you and after you have backed up all the data on the apple machine , this is what you gotta do....

1. Using the Finder, navigate through Applications, Utilities and run Boot Camp Assistant.
2. Click Continue on the Introduction screen.
3. Next, you will need to specify how you want your hard drive divided up for Windows. A separate partition will be created that Windows will use. Drag the divider to adjust the size for Windows as shown below. I recommend at least 15 GB to allow for the OS and some apps. When you are ready, click Partition and your disk will be prepared.

4. It is time to start the Windows installation. Insert your Windows Vista install DVD and click Start Installation. Your Mac will automatically reboot and boot to the install DVD.

5. Install Windows Vista as you would normally do. When asked where to install, select the partition called BOOTCAMP. You will need for format this partition with NTFS.
6. When Windows Vista has installed, remove the Windows Vista install DVD and insert your OS X 10.5 Leopard install DVD. Run the Boot Camp installer application and all the Windows drivers for your Apple hardware will be automatically installed.
7. When you want to switch to OS X or Windows, just reboot and hold down the Option key to select what partition to boot.

Jun 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Cannot get out of running windows normally

You didn't loose you work, windows only got corrupted as what often happens. Start up into safe mode, then run "scan disk" and select fix errors automatically, it might take a while to run. Maybe with a little luck it might find some errors and fix it.
Worst case situation - put the hard drive in another computer that boots in order to back up work, then put it back in your machine and buy a copy of windows xp. Then install drivers from Acer's website. (might have to use a jump drive with another machine to install first network drivers on your machine)
Hope this helps maybe a bit......

Apr 25, 2008 | Acer Aspire E360 PC Desktop

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