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I lost my restore disc for windows xp.

My IBM desktop needs to run the system restore disc to fix a problem in the start up process. The error screen appears right after starting it up. My restore disc is gone, and i really can't afford to buy another xp program. Please help. thank you

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Hdd driver for WD 3200BVT-80JJ5TO DATE. 6 OKT 2011. And how it happen was when I was reinstalling windows I deleted the driver for hdd and now I am really in trouble..... Please answer A.S.A.P. Thank


Paul,
The driver for the HDD is actually built into the HDD. Windows 7 contains a driver to communicate with the drive. If you have a backed up copy of your operating system (created by you on DVD's or CD's when you purchased the machine) then you have all you need to do a complete erasing of the hard disk and restoring it to the way it was when you purchased it (all your added data and programs will be lost).

Performing a system restore:

HP Recovery Manager software allows you to repair or restore the computer to its original factory state. HP Recovery Manager works from recovery discs, a recovery flash drive, or from a dedicated
recovery partition (select models only) on the hard drive. NOTE: A system restore needs to be performed if the computer hard drive has failed or if all attempts to correct any functional computer issues fail. A system restore should be used as a final attempt to correct computer issues.
Note the following when performing a system restore:

You can restore only the system that you have previously backed up. HP recommends that you use Recovery Manager to create either a set of recovery discs or a recovery flash drive as soon as you set up the computer.

Windows has its own built-in repair features, such as System Restore. If you have not already tried these features, try them before using HP Recovery Manager.

HP Recovery Manager restores only software that was preinstalled at the factory. Software not provided with this computer must be downloaded from the manufacturer's Web site or reinstalled
from the disc provided by the manufacturer.

Restoring using the dedicated recovery partition (select models only)

When using the dedicated recovery partition, there is an option to back up pictures, music and other audio, videos and movies, recorded TV shows, documents, spreadsheets and presentations, e-mails,
Internet favorites and settings during this process.

To restore the computer from the recovery partition, follow these steps:

1. Access HP Recovery Manager in either of the following ways:

Select Start > All Programs > HP > HP Recovery Manager > HP Recovery Manager.

- or -

Turn on or restart the computer, and then press esc while the "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu" message is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Then, press f11 while the "F11 (System Recovery)" message is displayed on the screen.

2. Click System Recovery in the HP Recovery Manager window.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Restoring using the restore media

1. If possible, back up all personal files.

2. Insert the first recovery disc into the optical drive on your computer or an optional external optical drive, and then restart the computer.
- or -
Insert the recovery flash drive into a USB port on your computer, and then restart the computer.
NOTE: If the computer does not automatically restart in the HP Recovery Manager, the computer boot order needs to be changed.

3. Press f9 at system bootup.

4. Select the optical drive or the flash drive.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Hope this helps you out.
Al

Oct 05, 2014 | Hard Drives

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Toushscreen do not work


Connect the screen to a computer running Windows 7 using the supplied USB cable and a cable for the video signal. Ensure the cables are properly connected. If the screen does not respond to touch, please visit our knowledge base article USB detection problems in Windows. or you might use the system to restore to resolve the problem You can use the System Configuration utility to perform a system restore. There are three possible restore points: System checkpoints that Windows schedules Manual restore points that you specify with the System Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps: 1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. 2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore. 3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next. 4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information. 5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next. 6.Close all other programs. 7.To start the system restore, click Next. 8.Your computer restarts. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue. hope this helps

Jan 08, 2013 | ASUS Eee PC T101MT 320GB Professional...

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How to unfreeze samsung corby 2


Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option: Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice select the safe mode option then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/virus-malware.aspx?q=virus anti virus and malware http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials

once you have your computer running or you could do this in safe mode Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start. Scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might still have a virus If you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program and some unnecessary programs you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections Click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right Click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/ then defragment your hard drive adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer If you're not sure if a module is right for your system use the Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules You should always ask for a guarantee on compatability before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible. you might have to many programs running at the same time putting to much strain on the CPU Try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs. this should speed up your computer or you might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. 2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore. 3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next. 4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information. 5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next. 6.Close all other programs. 7.To start the system restore, click Next. 8.Your computer restarts. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue. Hope it helps.

Dec 10, 2012 | Samsung Hard Drives

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SEAGATE HARD DRIVE COMING UP WITH NTLDR MISSING



First make sure there are no disks in any of the drives cd floppy and usb Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.


Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.


Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32


New hard disk drive being added. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.

Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.


Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable

Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.


Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CDROM First verify that no FLOPPY DISKS or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive including IDE,SATA

if ita flat 40 pin ribbon type it will be the first to fail.


The leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure dust free connections and are not faulty


Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections


Computers need power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


also


When NTLDR is missing from your operating system it means that there is a problem with your boot loader, a bootstrap process that begins when you turn on the computer.


A missing NTLDR means that your computer cannot boot to the operating system.

This issue is only a problem on computers running Windows XP or previous operating systems as Windows 7 and Vista don't utilize NTLDR.


Fixing the missing NTLDR is relatively easy so long as you have your installation disc.


Locate your Windows XP/2000 installation disc and place it in your CD/DVD ROM drive. If you don't have this disk, then you cannot proceed further.


Restart your computer.

When the computer restarts press any key on your keyboard when you are prompted, "Press any key to enter setup."


Most computers are configured to boot to another device other than a hard drive.

Since the Windows XP/2000 installation disk is bootable, you should see the prompt.


However, if you don't see the prompt you may need to change your boot priority in your BIOS. To do so, enter the system BIOS by following the onscreen instructions upon startup.


Then navigate to the Boot Priority menu and modify another device, such as a CD-ROM to boot prior to the hard drive.

Then reboot your computer.


After you have pressed any key, the Windows XP/2000 setup screen will appear.

After loading, press the "R" key to repair the Windows installation.


The screen will appear black.

The computer requests which installation you would like to log in. Generally speaking, press "1" and "Enter."


If you have more than one hard drive or more than one partition, the procedure may be different.

You must know which hard drive or partition your Windows operating system is installed in.


You are subsequently prompted for a password.

If you haven't set up one up, you can just leave the query blank and press "Enter."


The phrase "c:\WINDOWS>" and a blinking cursor subsequently appear.


Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\windows" (without quotes), where "D" is the letter of your CD/DVD ROM drive (your optical drive may be different, especially if you have more than one).


Eject the CD from the drive and type "Exit" (without quotes) to restart your computer.

The NTLDR file will be copied from the installation disc to your hard drive.



or




If you've started your Windows XP computer and you see an error message to the effect that the "NTLDR" file is missing or corrupted, you've probably also noticed that the computer refuses to boot any further.


This is because the NTLDR file is an integral part of the boot process and needs to be restored before the boot process can proceed normally.

Insert your Windows XP disc into your computer.

Restart the computer and press any key on your keyboard when the message prompting you to do so appears.


Press the "R" key to open the Recovery Console and then press "1" and "Enter" in order to select your operating system.

Type in your Administrator password (if needed) and press "Enter."


Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\" and press "Enter" and then type "copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\" and press "Enter."


Restart your computer and let it boot up normally.

Since the NTLDR is freshly restored, the computer boots up properly.


Hope this helps

Nov 11, 2012 | Seagate Hard Drives

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Ibm r52 2010 error on boot up.what can i do to fix it.


restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer you could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell you if and what file has been corrupted or missing then you will know if its a hardware or an operating systrm file issue then you might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work
if you need more help with this post a reply
hope this helps you

Sep 01, 2011 | Samsung Hard Drives

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..pls teach me how to


You need to purchase Windows Vista, once you have the disc with you, then you can start the Widnows installation process. during the process you can choose to format your hard drive and install Windows.

Feb 28, 2011 | IBM TravelStar 40GN 40 GB Hard Drive

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Dell inspiron 6000 laptop restore to fACTORY SETTINGS WAND TO DOWNLOAD A RESTORE


If you have the restore CD that came with it, then pop that in and it will walk you through the process, If not, then I know that those laptops are a few years old...follow this:

Dell created its own utility program for Windows Vista. Restoring to factory settings will reinstall Windows, Dell proprietary utilities and drivers, other third party drivers and all default settings. jQuery('.intro .thumbnail').each(function(i,e){ jQuery(e).find('img').one('error',function(){ jQuery(e).remove(); }); });

To Restore Windows XP:

Step 1: Back up all of your data. Typical items to consider when backing up are: email, address book, personal documents, pictures, music, favorites and desktop items.
Step 2: Remove all external peripheral devices, including USB-connected devices.
Step 3: Turn on the computer. If the computer is already on, reboot it. Step 4: Press and hold the "Ctrl" and "F11" keys simultaneously when the Dell splash screen appears. The Dell PC Restore by Symantec" window will appear. Click "Restore."Step 5: Click "Confirm" at the warning message stating that all data will be lost. A "Progress" window will appear. Once the installation process has finished the message, "The system recovery process was successful" will appear.
Step 6: Click "Finish."



To Restore Windows Vista

Step 1
    Back up all of your data. Typical items to consider when backing up are: email, address book, personal documents, pictures, music, favorites and desktop items.
    Step 2: Remove all external peripheral devices, including USB-connected devices. Step 3 : Turn on the computer. If the computer is already on, reboot it. Step 4: Press the "F8" key when the computer starts. If you see the Windows logo then you were not successful in entering the "Advanced Boot Menu." You will have to try again. If you are successful then you will see the "Advanced Boot Menu." Step 5: Select the "Repair Your Computer" option and press the "Enter" key. Step 6: Select the language you would prefer and click the "Next" button. Step 7: Log in and press "OK." You do have to have administrative access to perform this action. Only administrators are able to restore the computer to factory settings. Step 8: Click "Dell Factory Image Restore." The "Dell Factory Image Restore" window will appear. Click "Next." Step 9: Click the check box that states, "Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system to factory condition." Click the "Next" button. Step 10: Click "Finish," when the restore has finished.

Aug 13, 2009 | Dell INSPIRON 600M HARD DRIVE CADDY 6X609...

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Reinstalling windows


reboot with your xp disc still in the tray, if it didn't corrupt your install, it will just start where it left off with no harm no foul.
If you have any question about weather it went in as it should, start the process over again, install a"fresh copy" of xp (hit ESC when it asks) format the hard drive and go again.
The black screen with the blinking at the top left is you system is looking for the program to run,
I think I would start all over...
Good luck, please leave a rating...thank you kindly

May 01, 2009 | Hard Drives

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Expand Partition of Hard Drive


My advice is start fresh with a new hard drive, install XP on it, then use partitioning software while running XP to create an NTFS partition on the remaining space of your old hard drive if you must keep your FAT32 partition.

An alternate method would be go to the manufacturer of your hard drive and download their partitioning software. Often it will run from a floppy or boot cd and you can partition as you like using it. Keep in mind, repartitioning a drive, especially an older one, has a bad habit of making the old existing data unreadable if you're not experienced so make sure you have a back up.

Jan 01, 2009 | IBM TravelStar 40GN 40 GB Hard Drive

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Hard Drive Issue


you can access the bios settings at the first boot screen here you have to go to you boot priority and make the dvd Rom drive you number 1 in the list, save and exit bios insert the xp professional disc and re-install window. during this process do not reair you copy of xp home just install the xp professional it will automatically detect and delete the old xp home files without deleting any of your data. But DO NOT formatt otherwise you will lose your data. lease the file system as is. the only catch with this method is that due to the xp home registries being deleted along with it. most of the software which was installed on xp home will be there but not work you will have to re install it.

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