Question about Intel Motherboard
I bought used computers mostly P4 from a utilities company auction and met the following problems:
· Administrator & user passwords (I got rid of some by formatting XP) but could not with the rest because of PC when booting ignores the sequence…why?
· How to clean everything stored and make a brand new one?
· I got problems with the sound after formatting it is not working ?
By getting rid from the passwords you need to set your CMOS to its default settings. if you cant get into CMOS setup because of password, you have to turn off your PC, you need to open the CPU (if you have the manual better seeing it), then, near the battery it has a jumper you need to short circuit it, if you don't know how, go to the service center near you and ask for help. about the sound, if the audio is built-in, you need the utility CD to install the audio driver, if it doesn't have any, write down the main-board model and search it over the net or buy an audio card, plug it in and install the driver
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
If you have more than one system after formatting, that means that you did not format.
To format the computer you need to explicitely chose the format disk option during installation.
The situation would not be much different. You will just have only one system booting.
T+If you want to sort out the booting order, and delete the booting from old os with users and password, see:How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP.
Regarding the sound , you do not have sound because you do not have the proper driver software.
There are two way out of this:
1 You note all the number printed on the motherboard you can find out what driver is needed and find a download.
2 Faster solution, you buy a new Audio card for $10 and install it inside the PC: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Sound Card .
An alternative solution will be contacting a computer repair shop and having the computer setup done in an optimal way.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
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To format the drive for MAC OSX
1. Connect the drive to your computer.
2. Open Disk Utility. (Applications folder > Utilities folder > Disk Utility). Select the hard drive in the left hand column and click on the Erase tab.
3. In the Volume Format drop-down menu, select Mac OS Extended *.
4. Once you have selected the format and have named the drive, click on Erase. You will be presented with a 'Are you Sure' dialog.
5. The drive will format and upon completion will be available for use.
Note: * For the best performance, we recommend using Mac OS Extended format. However, if you will be transferring files between a Windows system and a Macintosh, format the drive as MS-DOS (FAT32) or use a program such as MediFour
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