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Reinstall xp wind

When i hit delete key the screen did not give me the prompts that you gave me so i was lost.  i tried to reboot but it gave me error.  i am back on blue screen problems detect............  i am lost.  i hate for you to help for free when i already paid someone who did not finish the job.

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You are in the operating system when you see a blue screen, the bios is before the computer boots int the operating sys, it is like the heart, of a computre, you don't need an operating system fo booting into bios, thats like a new harddrive that would have nothon it yet, the bios must be acccesed prior to booting into windows

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When i turn on my computer it starts to boot up then goes to microsoft windows xp.the next screen is a blu one thats says avg install path :c:\program files\avg\avg2012


See if you can uninstall AVG by booting up into Safe Mode.

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Take the Safe Mode With Networking option (this will give you internet connectivity) and let it boot up. Safe Mode will look different to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this is normal. Uninstall AVG then reboot and see if you are ok. Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus program.


If you still get the blue screen, Try running the Check Disk Utility.



To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to completion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows. Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair when the options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

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It keeps shuting down or going to a grey screen and I cant get it to restart or anything. I tryied to do a factory recovery and still it does it.


If you have your factory restore or Windows cds you can do the following.. reboot your computer, when you see the Toshiba logo hit f8 a couple of times. This will take you to a black screen and give you a few different options. You want to arrow up to the selection that says safe mode with command prompt and hit enter. It will go through a short process and take you to another screen that says C:\**** at this prompt type in vol and hit enter. This will give you the volume label for your computer, which you will need for the next step, so you may want to write this down. Next at the C:\ type in format C: and hit enter. It will ask you for the volume label, type that in and hit enter. It will let you know that all data on your computer will be lost and if you want to continue, type Y and hit enter. It will go through the process of deleting all data on your drive. Once this is complete it will reboot your computer and you may then need to instert in your windows disk to reinstall. If you have a partition on your drive, there is no need for the cd as it will gain the info from your partition and install this way.
Hope this is of some help for you, let me know if you have any questions.
Pls leave rating if this was at all helpful to you.
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Lori
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Oct 17, 2010 | Toshiba G15-AV501 Qosmio Notebook

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Recently i formatted my laptop (Dell latitude c400). i installed fresh copy of windows XP. i finished the installation but when i open it again after i turned it off, i think it crashed (i hear the start...


You would probly want to completely reformat and reinstall your copy of XP, if it is already crashing on a fresh copy, it most likely didn't install correctly. Make sure you format first. You can do this before you run your installation. Reboot your computer and hit f8, select the option that says command prompt with networking. when the screen comes up with the C: type in there vol you will need the volume label to format, it will display this for you and make a note of it. At the next C: type in there C: format it will ask you to enter the volume label, do this and hit enter. It will then ask you if you are sure you want to delete all data, type y and hit enter. It will go through the format process. Enter your XP cd into the drive and reboot your computer, you should now be able to reinstall windows with no previous errors or versions already installed. Hope this helps!
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Oct 13, 2010 | Dell Latitude C400 Notebook

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How to completely clean /delete/and thn reboot


What do you mean clean, delete and reboot? Are you trying to re-format the whole hard drive? If yes then follow this. 1. Prepare the Windows OS disc. 2. Use ac adapter on laptop. 3. Power on laptop then immediately keep tapping on F12. 4. Boot menu will appear use then the arrow keys highlight on onboard CD/DVD-ROM then insert the windows OS disc then press the enter key. Just wait until it loaded the windows setup. Just follow the prompt on the screen on deleting the partition. Windows has its instructions during the process.

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I have a benq joybook 5100 and xp home edition.I formatted my notebook.I want reinstall from Home edition CD.But windows 98 starting... " 98 start file comes and "quick restore" a window comes."english" to...


you can use either two system. just follow  the screen when installing it... put it on the other partition (drive)....

when starting you can select xp or 98.....

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Unit wont start, gray screen then goes to a screen with options on how to start unit and then goes blank


Answer:To load the last known good configuration in Windows 2000 / XP reboot the computer and as it's booting booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Last Known Good Configuration" and press your Enter key.
Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Advanced Options menu - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.
Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message as the computer is booting. If this occurs instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key" tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

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.
As can be seen from the above example, you should be able to highlight and press enter to load the last known good configuration. Once completed the computer should restart and attempt to load into Windows.
Will running the Last Known Good Configuration delete anything?
No, running the last known good configuration will restore your last good system settings and will not delete anything. The only thing you may have to reinstall programs you have recently installed because the configuration for those programs may have been lost.

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My acer laptop won't reboot to factory mode


back up all of your data(music,documents,videos)before you do this..if you can boot up then use ubuntu,slax or other types of bootable cds to set it back to the factory setting you are going to have to get a xp installation(asuming it is xp,or what ever disk came with your comp)the disk should say operating system on it.what you do is put the disk in and boot off of it.if this message don't come up 'press any button to boot from cd......' then your going to have to go into the bios and change the cd drive before the harddrive.if the message does come up hit any button and wait for the blues screen.after it is loaded hit enter f8.if a screen says existing operating systems hit esc(on that screen there is a option to repair the os but you have to know th command lines to do so).if not and it goes to the partion screen then delete the existing partion and create a new one.to do so go to the partion and (delete)hit d L enter.(create)c enter. after you have formed a new partion hit enter....it will format the drive(delete everything)after it is done formatting it will start to instal the os.in xp it will stop 2 times for your input.after everything is done loading you should be able to custamize everything and install things.in the bottom right hand cornor there should be a marker telling you to activate windows.click it and use the product key on the side of your comp(laptop under it)if there is none there try keyfinder.i will email it to you if you can't find .also be aware that you have to reinstall office, antivirus and other programs. so make sure you have all of the cd's. if you have anymore questions my email is gamecrazy944@yahoo.com back up all of your data(music,documents,videos)before you do this..if you can't boot up then use ubuntu,slax or other types of bootable cds to set it back to the factory setting you are going to have to get a xp installation(asuming it is xp,or what ever disk came with your comp)the disk should say operating system on it.what you do is put the disk in and boot off of it.if this message don't come up 'press any button to boot from cd......' then your going to have to go into the bios and change the cd drive before the harddrive.if the message does come up hit any button and wait for the blues screen.after it is loaded hit enter f8.if a screen says existing operating systems hit esc(on that screen there is a option to repair the os but you have to know th command lines to do so).if not and it goes to the partion screen then delete the existing partion and create a new one.to do so go to the partion and (delete)hit d L enter.(create)c enter. after you have formed a new partion hit enter....it will format the drive(delete everything)after it is done formatting it will start to instal the os.in xp it will stop 2 times for your input.after everything is done loading you should be able to custamize everything and install things.in the bottom right hand cornor there should be a marker telling you to activate windows.click it and use the product key on the side of your comp(laptop under it)if there is none there try keyfinder.i will email it to you if you can't find .also be aware that you have to reinstall office, antivirus and other programs. so make sure you have all of the cd's.

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Xp instal


HOW TO INSTALL FROM CD SIMPLIFIED.
be sure to have 16 character product key handy
1.be sure bios is set to boot from cd (see your boot screen for prompt to enter setup.)
2.insert cd and reboot you should be prompted to "hit any key to boot from cd"
3.hit any key
4.follow prompts if you have any third party raid drivers hit f6 when prompted.
5.install should take about 40 minutes depending on computer speed don't forget to update immediately after reinstall

to reinstall from harddive partition follow prompts on boot screen or look for recovery software on your programs menu..

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REBOOT..GO INTO THE BIOS AND MAKE YOUR CD/DVD FIRST BOOT RESTART.COMPUTER WILL BOOT FROM CD.FOLLOW THE PROMPTS AND FORMAT AND REINSTALL..THEN ACTIVATE.RICHARDM69

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Stop: c000135 error


If you do not have any important data on teh computer and you computer was purchased after september 2008 you can try the factory restore. NOTE : DOING A REINSTALLATION OR FACTORY RESTORE WILL WIPE OUT ALL DATA AND APPLICATIONS YOU HAVE PUT ON THE SYSTEM.
To do a factory restore follow these steps.
Please power on the system and as soon as you see the Dell logo hold down the CTRL button and hit the F11 button 3 - 4 times. This will bring up the restore options. Hit Restore and follow the positive prompts on the screen.
If it does not work try a reinstalling from the CD.
Follow these steps to do a reinstallation from the CDs.

1. Load the XP CD in the top CD drive and restart.
2. Press F12 as soon as you see Dell Logo.
3. You will get the Boot Device Menu. Select IDE CD-ROM hit enter.
4. When you get the message “Press any key to boot from CD” hit enter immediately.
5. Windows XP Setup screen will appear loading files.
6. When the screen “Welcome to windows” appears.
7. Press ENTER .
8. Press F8 for license screen agreement.
9. Press ESC to install a fresh copy of windows.
10.Select the partition which says C:.
11.Press D to delete, press ENTER and L to confirm.
12.Highlight the Unpartitioned space hit ENTER.
13.Select “Format the Partition using NTFS file system” hit enter.
14. The setup will format the drive and then copy files and restart.
15. After the installation is complete you need to install the drivers and applcations back on the system.

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