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When i turn it on i get error 161 and 163

I have no disk and have continue to update everything

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Unplug the computer and turn it over. Loosen the screw on the RAM chip door and remove it. You should see a small disk battery in a black plastic retainer. Use a small flat blade screwdriver to gently pop the battery out from the bottom edge. It will come out easily. DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE THE BLACK PLASTIC HOLDER OR YOU WILL RUIN IT. Reinsert the new battery by sliding it into the retainer and gently push down on the bottom edge and it will pop in. Battery CP1220 available from Radio Shack or Batteries Plus for less than $4.00

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Hello, I have a Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop notebook...the other day it was starting a update and the comuter screen had froze and by mistake I turned the power off. When I tried to restart the system, this...


You definitely don't need to get a new hard drive and you might actually be able to fix the problem without rebuilding it, although the chances are slim. Try the following though to be sure:

1. Unplug all peripherals from your computer. This means printers, keyboards, mice, anything. You have a laptop so that should be no problem.
2. Turn on your laptop and immediately after turning it on continuously hit the F8 key.
3. After the Dell screen you should be able to choose what mode to boot into. Choose Safe Mode with Networking. If you go past into the Windows update thing like last time just restart your computer and try it again. If it doesn't work twice in a row, you'll have to rebuild your hard drive.
4. If you can enter into Safe Mode with Networking and it loads up your OS correctly, continue on. If it goes into the Windows update screen you'll need to rebuild your hard drive.
5. Sometimes these error codes can come up when it's a problem with your video card. So go here and download and reinstall the video card drivers.
6. While you're still on your computer if you have an external hard drive, you could backup any data you need. This way if you need to reinstall the OS and delete everything on your computer, you can move it all back over to your computer after the new OS is installed.
7. Restart your computer and let it boot normally. If it works, congratulations, if it goes into Windows update again then you'll need to rebuild your hard drive.

When you rebuild your hard drive just put a Windows install disc into your laptop, restart it, hold F12, and boot from CD ROM. When you're choosing what partition to install the OS to just delete your current partition and then install the OS to that one.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!

Jun 01, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1750 Laptop

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I have error codes 663 & 80070490 so windows update when I install fails also laptop is a little slow


These error codes mean that your operating system is corrupt or "broken" you will need to repair windows. Do you have the windows disk that came with your computer? if not try this fix from Microsoft:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821
this might fix enough to get updates working again
if not try deleting the update records that are on your system
c:/windows/system32/windowsupdate
this file is a notepad file delete everything in the file and then save.
when it asks you to over right the file click yes and the restart your machine and try to update

May 20, 2011 | Lenovo 3000 N500 Notebook

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Hi, I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows XP that was never connected to the internet. After I recently created a network, I kept getting a message asking me to install updates, as many were never installed...


This may be a system file that is being updated and has either become damaged or deleted. Try going to command prompt (hit start - run and type cmd then press enter) and enter the following command:
sfc /scannow
This is the System File Checker and it may fix the problem.

Mar 06, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Slow running laptop


In order to optimize your computer performance, follow the instructions given below.
1. Delete all of the temporary files.
a. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type temp(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.Note:in Window Vista and Window 7, Menu bar would appear by hitting Alt key.
b. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type %temp%(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.
c.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type prefetch(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner,once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.
2.Run Disk Cleanup to free up wasted space.Click Start, click My Computer, right click C drive and click Properties. Now, click Disk Cleanup. It will delete all of the useless temporary files.If it ask to click Next, click Next.
3. Run Disk check.Disk Check program is used to check and clean any errors on your computer and keep it running smoothly.
How to run Disk Check:Click Start, click My Computer.Right-click on C drive, click Properties.Now, click the tab, Tools. In the Error-Checking section, click the Check Now. Also, check both of the check boxes: Automatically fix file system error and scan for and attemp bad recovery of bad sectors.
Now, You will see a message box that says you can schedule the disk check to start the next time you restart your computer. Click Yes. The next time you restart your computer, it will automatically run through a disk check before displaying your login screen. After the disk check finishes, Windows will automatically bring you to your login screen.Note: Check Disk can take more than an hour to check and clean errors on your computer.
4.Defragment Your ComputerTo arrange the files in a sequential manner, it is recommended to defragment the hard drive. Click Start, click My Computer, right-click Local Disk, aclick Properties.Now, the Tools tab, click Defragment Now. Now, Click first hard disk, click Defragment.Note: Disk Defragment may take long time like 30-40 minute to complete.
5.Stop Programs from running at the startup.
As soon as you restart the computer a number of programs load themselves at the startup and you will be able to see them at the bottom right-hand side corner. In order to stop some of the programs (except security software and programs which you use immediately after starting up your computer) to load itself automatically, please follow these steps.
Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type msconfig(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton once you click Start),hit Enter, (hit Continue if required)You will see System Configuration Utility. Click Startup at the top right hand side corner. Now,uncheck the items which you want to stop to load automatically.Now, click Apply and then click OK or Close. Click 'Exit without restart'Now, you have to delete the startup from registry.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type regedit(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required),.Now, scroll up to the top and click Computer, rigth-click it and click Export and save it as file name say backup on the desktop.
In order to remove startup from the registry go the following locations:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSharedToolsMSConfigstartupfolder
Right click startupfolder and click Delete.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsMSConfigstartupreg
Right click startupreg and click Delete.
Restart your computer.
6.Uninstall the useless programs(like gaming softwares, unnecessary toolbars like my web search, myfreeze toolbar)Click Start, click Control Panel, Click Add or Remove programs(Programs and Features or Programs in Window Vista and Window 7),you will see a list of the programs. Click on the programs, you want to uninstall and click Remove(Uninstall in Window Vista and Window 7).
7.Scan the computer with good antimalware, antispyware, antivirus.
http://malwarebytes.org/http://superantispyware.com/
8.Update the drivers on the computer.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type devmgmt.msc(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required).Right click the device, click Properties.Click Driver tab, and click Update Driver.Follow the on screen instructions to complete update.
9.Upgrade RAMWindows can run slow if you do not have enough RAM.Many newer operating systems and programs use more RAM when they are running.How to check RAM.Click Start, right click My Computer, click Properties. You will see the RAM mentioned her.You should have at least 1 Gb(2 GB would be even more better)RAM.
10.Update Windows
Windows XP:Click Start, click Control Panel,Click Performance and Maintenance, Click System, click Automatic Updates tabclick Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.
Windows Vista:Click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Maintenance,click Windows Update,click Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.

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Jul 07, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 700m Notebook

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Inspiron 1525 crashed during stage 3 configuration


Follow the instructions here to repair the OS, then manually install the update that causes the issue before enabling automatic updates

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Get-Vista-Out-of-the-Infinite-Reboot-Loop-Configuring-Updates-Stage-3-of-3-0-with-Vista-SP1-78933.shtml

Apr 03, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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Acer Aspire 5100: SMART Failure on Hard Disk 4


Hello there,

As per experience, SMART Utility will check your HDD for any errors that may occur.

I backed up everything and replaced a new HDD and got rid of the error.

Opened up the problematic HDD and noticed a very light scratch on its "platters".

As for me. Never ignore this warning before something might happen to your HDD and lost important data.

Mar 08, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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I have several 600's and they all have the same issue. They are giving 161 192 163 errors. I replaced the battery in them and then go to try and setup the time. However, instead of letting me set the...


Hi,

161 = CMOS configuration lost (battery has died).

163 = CMOS error; Clock is not updating.

192 = System fan is faulty, not plugged into the system board or the system board itself is faulty.


Whe you replaced the RTC (real time clock/BIOS battery) did you make sure that the CPU fan was working?

If it is then go back into the BIOS and reset it to defaults. Save the changes and reboot, then go back into the BIOS and try to set the time and date.


Regards.

Feb 22, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad 600 Notebook

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This is the error message that I receive when I turn on my Dell Inspiron 9100: A disk read error occurred, press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart. When I follow those directions, I continue to get the same...


hi there, a disk read error doesn't sound like a CD drive to me. It sounds like a hard drive failure to me. My advice is to take out the hard disk and take it to a person that knows about hard drives.

Jan 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Blue screen problems


Best Methods to resolve the problem :
Update to obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP
Possible causes of this error may include the following:• Hard disk damage :
• General hardware configuration problems with the BIOS, the memory, the hard disk, or with other devices
• Incompatible device driver
• Incompatible software
RESOLUTION:
Method 1: Use the Windows Error Reporting toolMethod 2: Method 2: Remove any hardware or any software drivers that you recently added.
Start the System Restore tool at a command prompt
Restart your computer, and then press F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a command prompt.
Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Unplug any new external hardware devices, and then try System Restore. Start System Restore as appropriate for your situation.
Method 3: Run Windows Update, and perform a Microsoft OneCare full service scan
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