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I bought a new key board. put the cd in the drive. at the end it does not install. i did a system restore, had to hit f-12 and the keyboard worked until the computer booted up. i have tried 4 key boards already. please help. thanks den

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New keyboard especially the UBS keyboard cannot be use in BIOS or doing boot selection.. you must have an SP2 keyboard to do so.. TY

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I just want to "Erase" everything and start over


You should have received recovery cds when yoou bought your desktop. One is for the XP installation and the second one is for the applications and drivers.
Just put the installation cd in and restart the desktop. You may have to hit a key when you see the message: boot from cd" on the screen.

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In nova net pc with intel D945GCLF Mother board , it does not boot the system with windows, and want to flash the bios , its not supporting with usb boot, cd,dvd booting ? , then how we install windows in...


while booting up it must be giving you an option to enter the cmos setup with hitting either f8 key or del key or f10 key. Just hit the key at the appropriate time and enter the advance setup in the cmos setup and go to boot devices and select the priority you wish. In some cases the hard drive and cd rom have jumper settings for putting them in master and slave mode. just read on the drive label and set your cd rom to master and your hdd to slave and you will be able to boot through cd and instal windows.

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I am running windows 7. My system restore does not work. I have tried turning off anti-virus program and fire wall. I have the sysconfig deal. I have made sure the volume shadow copy was on. I have checked...


hi
if the problems not too bad checkdisk might pick up the error, tried that? this navigation is for xp, 7 should be pretty close
my computer/local drive c:/
right click local disk c:
properties/tools/error checking/check now
check both checkboxes, hit start and then itll ask for a restart
if checkdisk doesent get it then I would probably wipe it.
sounds like a virus from a while back got in there and caused a problem
run a "boot time scan" of your antivirus also
good luck..
jm

Oct 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I want to reset my computer Dell,Can you help me?


  • Turn you machine on and put the operating cd in the cd/dvd drive.
  • Power your machine off and then turn it back on.
  • When you see the word DELL on your screen press F12 about every second and your computer should go into the boot option menu.
  • Select the onboard cd/dvd drive.
  • you should see a sentence that says press any key to boot from cd I usually hit the space bar. note: it is short time before it continues to boot.
  • Choose not to repair and do a quick format to save time unless you are not in a hurry.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the windows install.
  • Put the Driver Diagnostics CD and install the Resouce CD and it will show you all the drivers for you model. I usually only install the network driver and then go the Dell website to download the newest drivers because the disk may not have the newest drivers.
  • When you boot up make a note of your current system BIOS and check the website for a newer version while you are there.
  • After you get all the drivers installed you can then install whatever application disks came with your computer.
  • This whole process will take about 2 hrs give or take.
  • From my experience it is more time consuming than it is difficult.
Below is a link to the Dell website for your model. Another note: the drivers on the website or the driver CD marked Urgent are your best bet.
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_3100&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=
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Dell Optiplex GX270 will not boot from disk


Does it show

boot from cdrom?
did you answer (Y)
then hit spacebar?
have the bios set to boot from cdrom/first boot device cd-rom?
If any of these settings are not applyed you will not restore xp on your computer

go into bios and conferm settings

first boot device if set as floppy or hard drive change to cdrom
on some systems you can hit the (f12) key to bring up a boot window and select the cdrom and boot from there then it will ask the normal questions

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Fujitsu scaleo will not start up. shuts down after windows xp tries to load, then starts process again. it will go through this cycle until i turn the power off, never getting to the screen to pick users....


Try a system restore from safe mode? You get there from hitting the F8 function key when the computer first starts up and you have to do it fairly fast just after your screen displays your brand name or just before it displays it. Hit the F8 key then select safe mode with networking option. Then....on the start menu under click on Help and Support, then under the "Pick a Task" option select system restore, when the screen comes up select an earlier date to restore to when things were working.

If that does not work, and If you have the Operating System CD that came with your computer, try the repair option, put the cd in the cd drive and when the "hit any key to boot from cd" comes up do as told. Then go to the repair windows option and follow the instuctions.



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Software disc


You need your original installation disc(s), or start up the machine and hold down the f8 key and then, 1st boot on the last known good.
2nd, reboot holding down the f8 key and then try the restore method. Most machines have a 4 to 10 gig partitioned on the C drive which holds your restore partition. Else, if you have the orginal OS disc, put it in your cd reader, it will come up with the start up screen for installation. when you get to the install window say OK, then when the window comes up you should have a choice of intalling new or repairing the hard drive ... repair the hard is the correct choice. This should work if there isn't a hard drive problem, or your hit with a virus, or that the hard drive has a bad boot mbr.

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Formatting and reintallation of windows XP


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Just Put the XP CD in your CD Drive and restart your PC..you ll get a screen immediately after your PC restarts i.e. press any key to boot from CD..press any key in your keyboard...after some time.u ll get a screen showin whether new or upgrade required...click new...then u ll get a screen to setup in which drive..select a particular drive it ll format...follow the instructioons thereafter..It s just easy..
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Low speed working


If you would like to take a drastic measure to fix this problem, just take everything you have on your computer that you want to keep and save it. Burn it onto a CDR, DVD or put it on an external device such as an external hardrive or a memory stick. Make sure you have all the dics that came with your computer. Such as the Operating system CD and the CD which contains your drivers. I believe that disc is called the Dimension Resource CD. Then wipe you hardrive clean. I used a program called D-ban to do this on my computer. It was free and I found it on the internet at http://www.dban.org/ Now that your hardrive is clean and you saved the stuff you wanted to keep, just reload windows by placing the operating system CD into your cd drive and reboot your computer. When the first window opens hit your F12 key then boot from the CD drive. Folow the onscreen directions and this will reload your operating system. Then install all the drivers from the Dell dimension resource CD. WOW!! Now your computer will run like it is brand new. It will seem like you just bought it new. I have done this several times to my computer. It is a little time consuming but it works like a charm. It will also remove a computer virus if you have one.

Other than the solution above I have used the restore points on my computer. If you have set a restore point on your PC from an earlier date you can go back have all the settings changed to that date. Here is a link to information on how to do a system restore. http://www.computeractive.co.uk/computeractive/q-and-a/2230699/pc-help-system-restore This is easy to do. Good luck with eveything.

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Sounds like you want to start a fresh install from your CD/DVD? as soon as you turn on the computer, hit the del key to get into the BIOS (or pay attention during POST as it'll tell you what key to push) Once in there, you'll want to goto the "boot options" tab and set the CD/DVD-ROM to start up first and then the hard drive. Press Esc and save, as it starts up, it should say "hit any key to install windows" and then it's just a matter of following instructions to finish. If all you are trying to do is a system restore, you can goto: Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore and then restore it to a earlier time.

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