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I wish to copy a text file from "My Documents" onto CD disk (D drive) how do I do this?

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Right click the file and then send to cd then click on the cd drive then it will say wite files to disk

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I have a Packard Bell Imedia desktop not sure of the model. It was working fine until recently, I switched on my pc and after the boot screen "NTLDR is missing Alt Ctrl Del" message appeared....


Remove the hard disk and attach it to an USB hard drive adapter and then connect it into the USB port of a working computer. This computer will detect the hard drive as an external storage device, then you can open the various folders and files to copy your files to this computer or burn your data to a CD/DVD disc or USB flash drive.
Return you hard disk back to your Packard Bell so you can reinstall Windows.

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All about Windows SAM file


<b>Section 1 : General Information</b><br /> As you may or may not know, all of the passwords on a Windows XP computer are stored in a SAM File. This file is located on your computer's hard drive in the directory "C:WINDOWSSystem32Config" The file's name is SAM, obviously. Now, you may be thinking, "Wow, this was incredibly easy, I just right click the file, and click send to a floppy or where ever. Well, unfortunately, it isn't that simple. I will detail the various methods of getting the SAM file in the next section.<br /> <br /> <b>Section 2 : Obtaining the SAM file</b><br /> In the previous section, I discussed where the SAM file was found. As you may have found out, when you attempt to copy this file, you get a nasty error saying something along the lines of "Access is denied. File is in use." The SAM file is in use by the system, so you cannot just go to task manager, and end the process. You need to find alternate methods of starting up the computer without using the SAM file. As far as I know, this can be done several ways. <br /> <br /> Booting the computer up into Linux using a boot CD or floppy is one method. To use this method, you will need a Linux Boot CD, and access to BIOS. If you don't have access to BIOS then consult one of the many tutorials on the web on how to crack the BIOS password. <br /> <br /> To make a bootable Linux CD, you have to find a version of Linux, which can be burned and run off a CD (To find these, consult my links, or search google). This should be relatively easy to find. Next you need some kind of burning software, which allows you to burn an image onto a CD (Consult Links, or search google). This a bit harder to find for free, but a demo works just fine. After you have these, burn the image to the CD. You now have a Linux Boot CD.<br /> <br /> Now to alter the BIOS settings, so that you can boot into Linux from the CD. Shut down your computer, and during the start up screen, you should see a notice to press F1 or F8 (Maybe a different key) to enter Boot setup. Press it. This will take you into the BIOS, however, if there is a password on the BIOS, then you have to consult an article about cracking BIOS passwords. Next go to Boot Order and change the CD drive to first. Save your changes, insert your Linux CD and exit. Let the system boot up. It should boot into Linux if you did everything correctly. Now all you have to do is insert a blank floppy, and copy the SAM file to it, since it is not in use anymore because Windows is not running. Congratulations, you now have the SAM file. Be sure to get the SYSTEM file in the same directory as well, as some passwords are encrypted with keys from within that file.<br /> <br /> Another, somewhat easier way of obtaining the files is using a MSDOS boot disk. This method doesn't require you to go looking for some software, or using special burning software. Just insert a floppy, right click on it in My Computer, and click on format floppy. When the menu appears, mark the box for "Create a MS-DOS startup boot disk", and then click the start button. After you have made your disk, restart your computer with the disk still in the drive. Make sure you BIOS settings boot from the floppy drive before the hard-drive. When the computer boots, you should se a screen similar to that I command prompt. "A:&gt;" is most likely the prompt you will see. First you need to change drives to the c drive. This is done various ways on different computers. "cd C:" or "C:" usually work. Next you will need to use the copy command to copy the SAM and SYSTEM files to other areas of the hard drive. The syntax for the copy command is as follows without the quotes : "C:Copy (file to be copied) (destination)" so the correct command which will get the file for you is "C:Copy C:WINDOWSSystem32ConfigSAM C:" This will copy the SAM file to the C drive. Replace "SAM" with "SYSTEM" to get the system file. Next you might want to rename these files. This is the syntax for the Rename command : "C:ren (file to be renamed) (new file name)". The command, which will rename your files for you, will be "C:ren C:SAM Whatever" if you saved it to the C drive. This will rename you SAM file to Whatever. Now restart your computer without the boot disk in and start up windows. Copy the files onto a floppy. Note : you may have to zip it as the SYSTEM file is pretty big. The reason these methods work, are because the SAM file is not in use when you aren't running Windows, and when u copied and renamed the file, it did not get used by windows when you logged on. Now on to the easy part, cracking the SAM file.<br /> <br /> <b>Section 3 : Cracking the SAM file</b><br /> There is a wealth of programs available that will crack the SAM file for you. You can also attempt to crack it by hand. I having neither the time nor the skill required to do this, used a program. Some programs I recommend are SAMinside, which unfortunately costs money, Proactive Windows Security Explorer, which actually can import the SAM file from memory, so you will not need to obtain it by yourself if you are doing this on your home computer, and of course CAIN and ABEL will do the trick as well. Most of these programs test about 4 to 5 million passwords per second, at least on my machine, so if the password if below 7 characters, it should be able to crack it in one day. However, if the password is 7 or more characters in length, then it will take a substantial amount of time. When I did this, my password was 7 characters in length and it took my computer just over 3 days to crack it.

on Dec 24, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I want to transfer all my word perfect files from my 2000 computer to my laptop, however, i dont have a clue as to how to begin. HELP!DIAN


there are a bunch of ways you can get this done ... depending on your computers ...
Does your computer from 2000 hook up to the internet? If so, you can e-mail yourself the files through whatever e-mail program you have. You can "attach" the files to an e-mail and download them that way. Depending on the number and size of the files, you could also copy and paste the text into e-mails ... but this would require you to copy and paste them back into documents on your laptop when you are done. You could also use a file backup service, uploading your documents there and then downloading them onto your laptop.
If you cannot hook your old computer up to the internet, then you still have some options. Do you have a CD writer on your old computer? If so, you can write all of your documents to a CD and then use that to put them onto your laptop (if your laptop has a CD drive). This would also give you a permanent backup for your files .. which is always nice. If your laptop does not have a CD drive, then you can take the CD to a local library and upload them to the internet and download them to your laptop that way. Just let the person at the information desk at the library know that this is what you are doing so they don't think you are uploading viruses or something (a lot of librarians get nervous when they see someone uploading a lot of stuff to the internet and it is easier to let them know up front than trying to defend yourself later -- I have faced this issue before ... ha ha ha)
If you don't have a CD drive on your old computer ... does it have a floppy drive? If so, you can do the same as with a CD, but using floppy disks -- newer laptops don't usually have floppy drives, so you would likely have to go to a library to upload them to the internet and download them to the laptop.
If you have a USB jack on your old computer, you can also use a USB flash drive to transfer the files -- just upload them to the USB drive, then hook the drive up to your laptop and download them. If you don't have a USB drive, you can get one for very little money (you won't need a lot of storage for word documents -- a 1 GB flash drive will be MORE than enough no matter how many documents you have)
There are other ways to get this done, but you will likely be able to use one of the above procedures to help you out. If not, please leave a comment and I'll do what I can -- please include some more information with your comment: 1. What OS do you use on each computer (Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix), 2. What drives does each computer have (CD-R, floppy drive, etc.), 3. Do you have a home network that is hooked up to both computers?

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I wish to download windows outlook express to my new computer. I would like to transfer all the data including email addresses from my office PC onto this new Toshiba laptop


  1. Open Outlook Explorer.
  2. Right-click on the Folder at the top of the left pane, and, from the context menu that appears, select Properties (see Figure 1 below). If you are using Outlook 6, you need to expand the Folders and right-click on the Inbox (see Figure 2 below).
  3. When you select the Properties option, you are presented with a dialog box with the location of the Outlook folders (see Figure 3 below). The full path is displayed as a label in Outlook 6 and as a text box under the Advanced tab in Outlook XP or 2000.
  4. Select the entire path from "C:\" to "\Outlook Express". Do not copy the filename given after "\Outlook Express." For example, if the path is C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{B7ABE5FE}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Inbox.dbx, you need only the C:\Documents and Settings\Arun\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{B7ABE5FE}\Microsoft\Outlook Express.
  5. Copy, paste, and save this path in a text file.
  6. Open a Windows Explorer window, and paste the path into the address bar and press Enter.
  7. Before proceeding to copy the folders to a CD or flash drive, you need to check if there are any hidden files or folders in the Outlook Express folder. To check this, check the Show Hidden Files and Folders in the View tab of the dialog box that you get when you select Folder Options in the Tools menu.
  8. The next step is to select all the files and folders in the Outlook folder. If you are using a version previous to Windows XP, you will need some CD burning software to copy the files to the CD. Otherwise, you can simply paste the files to the CD or flash drive. Do not forget to copy the text file containing the path in both cases.
  9. You now have all the emails, calendars, tasks, and other important things from Outlook, but you may also want to copy the address book. To copy the address book, use the Export option in the File menu of the Outlook Express. Once exported, use the method described above to copy it to the flash drive or to the CD. Now you are all set to move your Outlook messages to the new computer.
  10. Boot the new computer. Use the path you stored in the text file to open the Outlook Folder on the new computer. To do this, copy the path from the text file, open a Windows Explorer window, paste the path into the address bar, and hit Enter.
  11. Copy all the files from the CD or flash drive to the Outlook Express folder. When you are prompted to overwrite the files and folders, select Yes to All.

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Complete user manual as said to be available in document with product SPHDU2 I need more detail than "drad and drop copies of your critical files onto the drive" I am computer iliterate


Open "My Documents".
Hold the CTRL key down, and click the mouse on the first file/folder that you want to copy.
While holding the CTRL key down, click the mouse on the next file/folder that you want to copy.
While holding the CTRL key down, keep clicking to "add" more files/folders to your "selected" objects.

Release the CTRL key.
Click with the SECOND (usually the RIGHT) mouse-button on one of the selected files/folders.
Point at "Send To".
Click on the icon for your your IOMEGA device.
The selected files/folders will be copied.

When the 'copy' completes, do _NOT_ delete your original files.
Instead, keep those original files in your 'My Documents' folder,
and keep the copy on the IOMEGA. That way, if your C: disk-drive fails,
or if the IOMEGA fails, then you still have _ONE_ copy of your files.

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How do i copy /burn text from ms word to dvd disc .I have tried it in vista and xp with no results


there are several ways to do this you can be in word and send the file to the cd and when you have all the documents and or pictures you want click on burn to disk the install a cd into the drive and it should copy it right to the drive. Unless you have the documents write protected, if this does not work I can give you other ways of doing it but need to know if you have any cd burning software on your computer.

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Convert to raid 1 after Vista install


Install at least 2 more hard-drives, and configure them to use RAID.

Then, copy/move all your data-files from "My Documents" onto the new drive-set. The point here is to have "backup" for your files, not for the Operating System files (which can be re-installed from CD/DVD).

Your "programs" can stay on the "current" disk-drive.

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How copy ALL My Documents to removable disk Microsft Works


okay, assuming you have your removable disk attached to your computer and a drive letter is assigned to it (let's say K: for example) - open up Windows explorer and click on My Documents on the left side - then hit Ctrl-A - you should now see everything in the My Documents folder is now highlighted on the right side - now right click over the highlighted items and choose (left-click) Copy from the popup menu - this will copy EVERYTHING in your My Documents folder -

after the copy completes (could take a while if you have a lot of items) then in Windows Explorer click on the drive letter of the removable drive (K: in my example) - then right click over the area on the right and choose Paste - this will now put all the copied items to the removable drive

A few things to consider
- you didn't specify what kind of documents you're looking to copy so the instructions above will copy EVERYTHING under my documents - this includes My Pictures, My Videos, etc. and any and all folders or files under My Documents
- also this procedure COPIES the files to the removable drive - leaving the original files intact on your hard drive - if you want to MOVE them to the removable drive then choose Cut instead of Copy in the step above

Jun 20, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I am trying to burn a disk with my Dell 4300 Computer. When I in


1) Insert a Blank CD-R into your CD Drive and push the button to close the door.
2) Wait a moment for the What do you want Windows to do? box. If
this box does not appear, you can open the Windows Explorer by
double-clicking the My Documents icon or the My Computer icon
on your Desktop.
3) When asked What do you want Windows to do?, click Open
writable CD folder using Windows Explorer.
4) Once the Windows Explorer opens, click on the link on the left that
says My Documents to get to your My Documents folder.
5) To copy everything in the My Documents folder to CD, click Edit
and then click Select All. All the folders and documents on the
right will be selected.
a) Note: If you only want to copy certain files/folders to CD, hold the Ctrl
key on your keyboard to select only the files / folders that you want to copy.
6) Once your files are selected, click Copy the selected items on the
task pane on the left side of the window. (If you do not see these
words on the left, click the Folders button once.)
7) When the Copy Items box appears, select the CD Drive (D:) and
click Copy.
8) Once the files are finished copying, you will see a balloon in the
bottom right corner of your screen saying that You have files
waiting to be written to the CD.
9) If you are only copying you’re My Documents folder to CD, you
can click that yellow balloon to complete the CD burning process.
Note: If you do not see that balloon, wait a few more moments. If you still
do not see it, click on the My Computer link on the task pane on the left,
then double-click the D: drive. Then proceed with the next step.
10) Clicking the balloon will bring you to the D: drive and you will see
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the files you have copied under the Files Ready to Be Written to the CD section.
11) On the left, click Write these files to CD.
12) You will be asked to type a CD name. This simply gives the CD a name and is optional (16-
character limit).
13) Click Next.
14) When the CD Writing Wizard is complete, your CD will be ejected and you will see a box telling
you that you have successfully written the files to the CD. Click Finish.
15) To ensure that the files have been successfully written to the CD, insert the CD again and wait a
moment. The CD and its contents should appear on your screen after a few seconds.
You can continue to copy files to this CD until the CD is full. When the CD is full, you will be told so by
Windows. CD’s cannot be erased. Once a file is copied to a CD, it is permanently there.
The files that you have copied to CD are Read-Only. This means that you cannot make changes to a
file on the CD and save those changes directly back to the CD. If you want to change a file on the CD,
you must open the file, save it to your PC’s hard drive (My Documents or Desktop folders are
recommended), then follow the steps above to copy the file back to the CD, clicking Yes when asked if
you want to replace the file on the CD with the new one.

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I have certain text on a CD disk that I would like to edit. Computer tells me when I try, that it is "read only". How do I change mode to "read/write" to permit editing?


CD's are normally "read only", so the edited files cannot be saved back to the same CD.

You need to copy the documents you want to edit to your PC, edit, then save them to the PC. At some point, you may want to create a new CD with the edited files.

Put the CD in the computer, open up "My Computer". Double click on the CD (probably the "D:" drive) and right click on the file you want to edit, and choose "Copy".

Now go to "My Documents" on your computer (you can use the Start button to find it), and open that folder.

Right click again, and choose Paste.

Doubleclick the newly pasted file, and Word will allow you to edit and save it. You might want to use "Save As" instead of "Save" and give it a different name. So, Doc1.doc becomes Doc1a.doc or something similar.

There are other ways to do this - I'm giving you the most basic method.

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