Re: windows could not start because the following fio...
I had this same problem. Solution is you do need the original Windows disk that came with the laptop. Finding one if you don't have it ... good luck. There are not many of the KDS laptops around, I have 3 and I have only one of the original restore disks since I bought them all in non-wprking condion. I have 2 up and running perfect but the one with the missing win/system file I removed another hard drive and used that hard drive instead.
Basically you have to restore the missing file and with the original CD, you can't. Most of these came with a restore disk, but it seems that is only good to wipe the drive clean (format) and restore it to the orinigal OS (operating system.
KDS has no answers, looks like they are out of business. If you type in www.kdscomputers.com they are gone.
PS .. My restore CD is for Windows Me, but the KDS 2001 units used Windows XP. One of mine has XP, the other was restored to Windows Me.
Not much help here for you but your best bet is buy a couple of what ever OS you were using and reload your operating system from scratch. You data will be lost and any programs, personal files, etc.
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To repair missing or corrupted system file/s, boot up with the Windows installation CD then - Press R to repair when instructed. Press 1 or Enter to repair the C:\Windows folder. Then type chkdsk /r and then press Enter. The repair process will take quite a long time.
the hard drive is under the key board you have to slide out the end parts were the speakers are and pop up thew middle plastic part that powers up the lap top and there are two screws that come out for the keyboard then you will see the hard drive
it is not advisable to replace cmos bettery on your own if you are not aware of opening notebook
because each and every notebook wil lcome with its own tricky fittings
so if you dont know how to open your notebook
just go to ant technician and let them do it for you
first of all try to start your laptop in safemode
1 start laptop
2 continously press F8 key
3 when you see menyu select "start windows in safe mode"
if your computer starts with same mode and you see the desktop
then you just have to restore your xp with earlier system restore check point
and if you dont see desktop in safe mode also then you must have to install win xp again
steps for restore windows xp
4 system tools
5 system restore
6 chose restore system to earlier time
then select any earlier date in calender at which computer is working properly
and click restore
it restores your xp and restart your pc and your problem will be solved
if still having problem then you must reinstall windows xp
first step: lay the screen fully down, then pry the two speaker covers outward. You may have to move the screen around to get them out.
second step: lift the center section containing the power button upward.
third step: loosen the two small phillips screws that hold the keyboard on.
fourth step: gently lift the keyboard up. There is a ribbon cable that plugs into a socket. There is a liftable tab on either side of the socket. Gently pry them up to release the ribbon cable and thus the keyboard.
fifth step: The hard drive is now visible. It is held in by three screws: one on the left and two on the connector. Once these three screws have been removed you can lift the drive out.
Take the old drive out of the holder and remove the connector. Install connector onto the new drive then secure into the drive holder.
Remainder of assembly is reverse of disassembly.
You may need to pry the ribbon tabs up to ensure that the ribbon cable seats down fully. Once the ribbon cable is down, push down the tabs to lock the keyboard in securely.