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One Key Rescue requires that I use CD or DVD media. My S10 Laptop has no CD. Can I make a bootable recovery disk on a usb hard drive? There seem to be no instructions

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Yes but you need to do it from another computer with the disk unless you know which cabs to use

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How to boot from usb flash drive


There are many good reasons for booting your computer from a USB drive. For instance, if you want to try out another operating system without disturbing the main hard drive on your computer, then installing the new OS on an external drive is a great way to run the system through its paces and decide whether you like it.

This approach will offer you the flexibility of being able to run both operating systems on your computer. However, before you can boot the new operating system from the USB drive, you will need to change the boot order for your computer in the system BIOS.

Connect the external USB drive or pen drive to the computer before you power it on. Press the "Delete" key as the computer performs the "Power On Self Test" (POST) to enter the BIOS area of the computer firmware. The POST performs a diagnostic of components on the motherboard and does a cursory check of the hard drive, memory and processor. The POST only lasts a few seconds; therefore, press the "Delete" key quickly. Enter the administrative BIOS password if prompted to do so. Once you enter the correct password, you will see the main BIOS screen. Use the right-arrow key to navigate to the "BOOT" menu option at the top of the screen, and press the "Enter" key. Press the down-arrow key until the cursor is on the "Boot Device Priority" label. Hit "Enter," and press the down-arrow key again to highlight the "1st Boot Device" option. Press the "+" or "-" keys to scroll through the available boot options until the "USB Drive" or "USB-HDD0" label is the highlighted option. Press the "F10" key to save changes and exit the BIOS setup program. When the computer restarts, wait for the "press any key to boot from external drive" prompt to display, and then press any key on the keyboard to boot from the USB drive. Award or Phoenix BIOS Connect the USB drive to the computer. Wait for the POST to display on the screen, and press the "Delete" key to enter the BIOS. Enter the BIOS password if prompted to do so. Tap the right-arrow key until the cursor is over the "BOOT" menu option. Press the "Enter" key. Press the down-arrow key until the highlighted cursor is on the "Removable Devices" option. Press the "+" key until the "Removable Devices" label is on the top of the boot device list. Press the "F10" key to save the changes for the boot order in the BIOS and to exit the utility. After the computer restarts, press any key on the keyboard to boot from the USB drive when prompted to do so.
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Bootable USB guide, here we assume that you are using either Vista or Windows 7 to create a bootable USB.
1. Insert your USB (4GB+ preferable) stick to the system and backup all the data from the USB as we are going to format the USB to make it as bootable.

2. Open elevated Command Prompt. To do this, type in CMD in Start menu search field and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter. Alternatively, navigate to Start > All programs >Accessories > right click on Command Prompt and select run as administrator.

3. When the Command Prompt opens, enter the following command:
DISKPART and hit enter.
LIST DISK and hit enter.
Once you enter the LIST DISK command, it will show the disk number of your USB drive. In the below image my USB drive disk no is Disk 1.

4. In this step you need to enter all the below commands one by one and hit enter. As these commands are self explanatory, you can easily guess what these commands do.
SELECT DISK 1 (Replace DISK 1 with your disk number)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=NTFS
(Format process may take few seconds)
ASSIGN
EXIT
Don't close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.

5. Insert your Windows DVD in the optical drive and note down the drive letter of the optical drive and USB media. Here I use "D" as my optical (DVD) drive letter and "H" as my USB drive letter.

6. Go back to command prompt and execute the following commands:
D:CD BOOT and hit enter. Where "D" is your DVD drive letter.
CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.
BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 H:
(Where "H" is your USB drive letter)

7. Copy Windows DVD contents to USB.
You are done with your bootable USB. You can now use this bootable USB as bootable DVD on any computer that comes with USB boot feature (most of the current motherboards support this feature).
Note that this bootable USB guide will not work if you are trying to make a bootable USB on XP computer.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16822/boot-from-a-usb-drive-even-if-your-bios-wont-let-you/ boot from a usb drive

Apr 16, 2013 | HP s3700y PC Desktop

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How to Recover eMachines Notebook Windows Password


eMachines, as a brand-name laptop, is attractive to many netbooks users. We also call it as Acer eMachines for its developing history. We often receive letters from eMachine notebooks users on Acer eMachines password reset for forgotten eMachine administrator password. How to remove eMachines password or change eMachine password if I forgot Windows 7, XP, Vista password? Now, begin discuss the ways to unlock eMachine password.

1. Reset eMachines administrator password with other admin account

This means that we still can login our computer by accounts with administrative rights or privileges. Please never forget the default administrator, it may help much!

eMachines XP password reset from Safe Mode
A. Switch on eMachine Windows XP laptop and keep pressing F8.
B. Opt for "Safe Mode" and press "Enter" key at the Advanced Boot Option windows.
C. At login screen, choose the Administrator account and keep "Password" column blank (or input the changed password if the default Administrator account password has been changed before).
D. Start - Control Panel - User Accounts - select the account needed to change password - Change the password.
E. Input a new password, confirm the password again and then complete
Acer eMachine password removal on XP.

eMachines password recovery on Windows 7

We can recover forgotten password with built-in admin account:
A. Power on Acer eMachine computer and press the key: F8.
B. At the Windows - Advanced Boot Options, select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and press Enter to confirm. Then PC starts Windows.
C. Choose the Administrator account shown on the account screen, and then login windows - Administrator: cmd.exe. Input command: net user Lily abcd and Enter to confirm (Lily is the account needed to break password; abcd is the new password for the account).
D. After command finished, we can restart eMachine Win 7 laptop and login with account - Lily, password - abcd.

2. Break eMachines password with only guest account

We know that the guest account can not do more operations on a security PC. So, we have to refer to other way to retrieve the admin account for further operations.

Bypass eMachines password with recovery disks created before lost eMachine password
When input an incorrect password at the login screen, click "Reset Windows Password" and insert the eMachine password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard will lead us create a new password to remove forgotten eMachines Windows 7 password.


Retrieve eMachine Windows password by DIY a password reset disk after forgotten
It is considered as the most instantly and easiest way to recover lost eMachine password. A .iso file, bootable CD/DVD/USB disk and accessible PC will solve problem within minutes without special techniques for a green hand on PC.
We can get the .iso file from many Windows password recovery programs. Just take one of the most popular tool - Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery as example.


A. Download the suitable Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery program and burn its .iso file into a blank CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive on an accessible computer;
B. Boot the burned CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive from the PC password locked;
C. Reset the new eMachines password.
Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery tool concludes Basic, Enhance and Corporation versions. The Basic is opted for Windows 7, XP, Vista, 2008, 2003,etc. CD/DVD disk suits for it! The Enhance version can be used with USB disk for the former OS. While, the Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation is designed to Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/NT/Server 2008/2003/2000 with bootable CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive.

Main methods on eMachine password reset are shared as above. Recover forgotten eMachine laptop password from Safe Mode or unlock eMachines password with password reset disk. Hope the any one help our eMachines computer users!


Article source: http://windowspasswordrecovery.net/article/emachines-password-reset.html

on Jul 08, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Creating a bootable flash drive


<p><b>Resolution:</b><br /> <p>The USB Flash Drive must be configured with an active primary MS-DOS partition. It must also contain the boot files. Follow the steps below to create a bootable USB Flash Drive. <br /> <p><b>Requirements:</b><br /> <ul> <li> Motherboard with BIOS that supports USB boot. <li> USB Flash Drive that may be erased. <li> Bootable floppy disk or CD with Fdisk and Format commands. </li></ul> <p><b>Directions:</b><br /> <ol> <li> Plug in the USB Flash Drive. <li> Make the USB drive the only bootable hard drive. <b>Method 1:</b><br />If available, change the BIOS settings for the hard drive sequence, making sure the USB device is at the top of the list above all other hard drives. Not all BIOS Setup Utilities have this option. <b> Method 2:</b><br /> Disable all hard drives in the BIOS. In some BIOS Setup Utilities you can disable the individual hard drives, while in others you will need to disable the controller. <b> Method 3:</b><br /> Unplug all hard drive cables inside the case. If the cables are unplugged the computer cannot detect and boot to the hard drive. <li> Insert the bootable floppy disk or CD into the appropriate drive. <li> Restart the computer to the bootable floppy disk or CD. <li> At the command prompt, type: FDisk. <li> Delete and create a new active primary DOS partition. <li> Use FDisk to delete all partitions from the USB Flash Drive. <ul> <li> In FDisk, press the 3 key to Delete partition or Logical DOS Drive. <li> If there is just one partition on the drive, choose 1 to delete the primary DOS partition. If there are several partitions, the extended and logical partitions must be deleted before the primary partition. <li> After choosing option 1, the screen appears with partition information and a prompt for the partition to delete. Choose which primary DOS partition to delete, and then press ENTER. <li> A prompt appears to enter the volume label of the hard drive. Enter the label exactly as it appears on the top of the screen in the partition information. If the volume label contains gibberish or lowercase letters, the partition will have to be deleted as a non-DOS partition. Try using the option to delete a non-DOS partition in FDISK. After entering the volume label, press ENTER. <li> You are prompted if it should delete the partition. Press Y for Yes, and then press ENTER. <li> The screen changes to show only the total disk space and a line near the bottom that prompts that the primary DOS partition has been deleted. Press the ESC key to return to the main menu. </li></ul> <li> Use FDisk to create a primary partition on the USB Flash Drive. The drive letter will be C:, since all other hard drives were disabled in step 2. <ul> <li> In FDisk, press 1 to Create DOS partition or Logical DOS drive. <li> Press 1 to Create a Primary DOS Partition. <li> The next screen prompts if the maximum hard disk size should be made into one partition. Press the Y key, and then press ENTER. <li> The next screen prompts that the computer will now reboot. Press ENTER to continue. </li></ul> <li> Exit FDisk and restart the computer. <li> Start the computer from the bootable floppy disk or CD with the USB Flash Drive still connected. <li> At the command prompt, run Format by typing the following command: Format c: /s. Press ENTER. <li> At the command prompt, run FDisk by typing following command: Fdisk /mbr. Press ENTER. <li> Restart the computer without the bootable floppy disk or CD, and attempt to boot to the USB Flash Drive. If it works, it should go to a C:\&gt; command prompt. <li> Change the settings made in step 2 back so that the computer operates normally again. </li></ol>

on Mar 14, 2011 | PC Desktops

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My emachines e350 won`t turn on it alweys says No bootable device--Please restart systam and I do that and it says it again


Check that you have not left a non-bootable CD, diskette, or DVD in the drives of your PC, nor have any USB devices plugged in that the system might be looking to try to boot from.

If the above check is clear, then go into the BIOS settings and check that your internal hard disk drive is set as the first boot device or is ahead of any other disk drives you may have installed.

You cannot connect computers to each other by just using a standard USB cable - it doesn't work that way.

If you still cannot boot from your internal hard drive, then you should consider downloading a copy of Hiren's Boot CD (which is a CD .ISO image) then burn this to a real CD and try booting from that media - you may have to select the CD as a boot device in your BIOS or if you get a boot options menu.

If you can boot the Hiren's CD ok, then your internal hard disk may have failed - you can test this with the DOS Programs of the Hiren's CD by selecting Hard Disk tools then selecting HDAT2 which will try to find any installed hard disks then allow you to test these and repair problems if possible.

Jan 01, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Hi! I need help with my computer. I use a seagate ST380811AS hard disk in my desktop computer. The problem now, is that everytime I start my computer "A non system disk" appears on the monitor or...


1 Remove any floppy disks or bootable CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives or other bootable media from the computer. Attempt to restart the computer again. Proceed if you continue to receive the error.
2 Restart the computer again. Press the key required to enter your BIOS setup. (The monitor usually displays a "Press [key] to access BIOS" right after restarting your computer. Press the key shown on your screen.)
3 Navigate to the "Boot Options" or "Advanced" menu by using the arrow keys. (The precise menu terms will vary according to your computer and BIOS type.)
4 Select the hard disk that contains your operating system (usually C:) as your primary boot device. Select your CD/DVD drive, your floppy drive or another hard disk as your secondary boot device.
5 Save and exit the BIOS. Proceed with the next step if you see the "Non-system disk error" message again.
6 Restart the computer. Return to the BIOS' "Boot Options" screen by following the steps above, then set the "CD/DVD drive" as the primary boot device and the hard disk as the secondary boot device. Save and exit the BIOS.
7 Insert your Windows installation disc. Restart the computer. Press any key to boot from disc. Follow the on-screen prompts to reinstall Windows.
8 Replace your hard disk drive if you cannot install Windows.

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Mar 19, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I reset my administrative password to Windows Vista, now I can't log in.


The step-by-step guideline:
Step1: Download Windows Password Recovery Tool and install it.
Step2: Burn the ISO image file onto a blank CD/DVD.
Step3: Boot up your Windows PC by the bootable burned CD/DVD in minutes.
Step4: Remove the forgot Windows password on the operation interface and logon PC without password.

Oct 18, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How do you unlock your computer if you forgot the password?


Do you have created the password reset disk ?
If you do, you can sign into safe mode and recover the password.
If you don’t have the windows password recovery disk. you have to take use of the third part utility, you can download it from http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com and the website will show how to recover windows password.

Feb 08, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Compaq Presario 5WV270 Has No Oprating System


installing windows 95 on your pc would require you to have a bootable disk (either a floppy or cd)
insert your bootable disk and go to bios settings --> once you start your desktop pc, press Del key
then go to Boot menu and select your frist boot to floppy or cd (wherever your bootable disk is) then exit and save changes.
once your pc boots from the bootable disk goto C:
then make a directory (let's say Win95) --> C:\md win95
then press enter
then goto that directory which you've just created ---> C;\cd win95
then press enter
then copy your windows 95 disk on this directory
once you finished copy, run setup
be sure to remove your bootable disk the next time your pc restarts or change the boot sequence (again in Bios settings) to your harddrive as first boot
hope this helps

Nov 13, 2008 | Compaq PC Desktops

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Got a laptop (ei systems) that i cannot properly start up, and access vital information which i just cant lose (court stuff etc). When computer turns on it say Boot device Hard Disk C / ...


try to boot your laptop from hard disk
reset your laptop & press f2 or del to go in cmos setup by press f2 or del key then afer go in boot manu select there is hard disk in a frist boot divice then save the settings by press f10

try this
may your problem will solves

Mar 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

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