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I have Windows XP Professional. My CD's open ok but won't eject unless I restart the computer. How to correct this?

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    I have Windows XP Professional. The CD works ok but will not eject unelss I restart the computer. Apparently there is an upgrade to correctr this. Do you know what it is and how to get it?

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You may also want to try a disc cleaner ..

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    Your problem is not software .. it is your CD drive. If a cleaning doesn't correct it a replacement is necessary



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  • Try using Disk Management under Computer Management. Right click on the drive and then select "Eject". 
Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Computer Management >> Disk Management >> Eject
  • Uninstall the software of your cdrom. Reboot your computer. Reinstall the cdrom driver.
  • Reboot your computer.

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I have a pretty good idea that you are using drag-and-drop to burn files to the CD. If so, you probably have an open session that is keeping the drive in an active state. You can right click the application's icon (such as Roxio DirectCD) in your system tray and select "close" or "eject" (don't select "close" unless your disk is full, or you won't be able to add any more files to it). Or you can open My Computer and right click on your CD drive and select "Eject". Either of these options should let you swap out the disk. If not, and you are using Direct CD, check out this web site: http://www.roxio.com/en/support/dcdwin/livingdcd.html

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Will it eject in My Computer right click the CD drive and click eject? What type of CD's (software,pics,music)? It sounds like the file is still running.

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Try to go to Mycomputer and right click your Cd drive and select eject, if it still the wont eject you may need to uninstall and reinstall the software for that cd drive...

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Do you find small hole in your cd drive . If yes then insert pin inside it to take the cd out . Then you need to open the cd drive and check whether motor is working properly .

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Check the power cable to the CD drive..if it is ok..then the motor of the drive needs to be replaced...

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After system recovery using recovery discs of "PowerSpec" error message "NTLDR is compressed PressCtrl Alt Del to restart" appears .How to fix it


When NTLDR is missing from your operating system it means that there is a problem with your boot loader, a bootstrap process that begins when you turn on the computer. A missing NTLDR means that your computer cannot boot to the operating system. This issue is only a problem on computers running Windows XP or previous operating systems as Windows 7 and Vista don't utilize NTLDR. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS. Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CD ROM First verify that no Floppy Diskette or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette. Fixing the missing NTLDR is relatively easy so long as you have your installation disc.
Locate your Windows XP/2000 installation disc and place it in your CD/DVD ROM drive. If you don't have this disk, then you cannot proceed further. Restart your computer. When the computer restarts press any key on your keyboard when you are prompted, "Press any key to enter setup." Most computers are configured to boot to another device other than a hard drive. Since the Windows XP/2000 installation disk is bootable, you should see the prompt. However, if you don't see the prompt you may need to change your boot priority in your BIOS. To do so, enter the system BIOS by following the onscreen instructions upon startup. Then navigate to the Boot Priority menu and modify another device, such as a CD-ROM to boot prior to the hard drive. Then reboot your computer. After you have pressed any key, the Windows XP/2000 setup screen will appear. After loading, press the "R" key to repair the Windows installation. The screen will appear black. The computer requests which installation you would like to log in. Generally speaking, press "1" and "Enter." If you have more than one hard drive or more than one partition, the procedure may be different. You must know which hard drive or partition your Windows operating system is installed in. You are subsequently prompted for a password. If you haven't set up one up, you can just leave the query blank and press "Enter." The phrase "c:\WINDOWS>" and a blinking cursor subsequently appear. Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\windows" (without quotes), where "D" is the letter of your CD/DVD ROM drive (your optical drive may be different, especially if you have more than one). Eject the CD from the drive and type "Exit" (without quotes) to restart your computer. The NTLDR file will be copied from the installation disc to your hard drive.

or If you've started your Windows XP computer and you see an error message to the effect that the "NTLDR" file is missing or corrupted, you've probably also noticed that the computer refuses to boot any further. This is because the NTLDR file is an integral part of the boot process and needs to be restored before the boot process can proceed normally.

Insert your Windows XP disc into your computer. Restart the computer and press any key on your keyboard when the message prompting you to do so appears. Press the "R" key to open the Recovery Console and then press "1" and "Enter" in order to select your operating system. Type in your Administrator password (if needed) and press "Enter." Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\" and press "Enter" and then type "copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\" and press "Enter." Restart your computer and let it boot up normally. Since the NTLDR is freshly restored, the computer boots up properly. Hope this helps.

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Error message "NTLDR is compressed" how to fix it


When NTLDR is missing from your operating system it means that there is a problem with your boot loader, a bootstrap process that begins when you turn on the computer. A missing NTLDR means that your computer cannot boot to the operating system. This issue is only a problem on computers running Windows XP or previous operating systems as Windows 7 and Vista don't utilize NTLDR. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS. Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CD ROM First verify that no Floppy Diskette or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette. Fixing the missing NTLDR is relatively easy so long as you have your installation disc.
Locate your Windows XP/2000 installation disc and place it in your CD/DVD ROM drive. If you don't have this disk, then you cannot proceed further. Restart your computer. When the computer restarts press any key on your keyboard when you are prompted, "Press any key to enter setup." Most computers are configured to boot to another device other than a hard drive. Since the Windows XP/2000 installation disk is bootable, you should see the prompt. However, if you don't see the prompt you may need to change your boot priority in your BIOS. To do so, enter the system BIOS by following the onscreen instructions upon startup. Then navigate to the Boot Priority menu and modify another device, such as a CD-ROM to boot prior to the hard drive. Then reboot your computer. After you have pressed any key, the Windows XP/2000 setup screen will appear. After loading, press the "R" key to repair the Windows installation. The screen will appear black. The computer requests which installation you would like to log in. Generally speaking, press "1" and "Enter." If you have more than one hard drive or more than one partition, the procedure may be different. You must know which hard drive or partition your Windows operating system is installed in. You are subsequently prompted for a password. If you haven't set up one up, you can just leave the query blank and press "Enter." The phrase "c:\WINDOWS>" and a blinking cursor subsequently appear. Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\windows" (without quotes), where "D" is the letter of your CD/DVD ROM drive (your optical drive may be different, especially if you have more than one). Eject the CD from the drive and type "Exit" (without quotes) to restart your computer. The NTLDR file will be copied from the installation disc to your hard drive.

or If you've started your Windows XP computer and you see an error message to the effect that the "NTLDR" file is missing or corrupted, you've probably also noticed that the computer refuses to boot any further. This is because the NTLDR file is an integral part of the boot process and needs to be restored before the boot process can proceed normally.

Insert your Windows XP disc into your computer. Restart the computer and press any key on your keyboard when the message prompting you to do so appears. Press the "R" key to open the Recovery Console and then press "1" and "Enter" in order to select your operating system. Type in your Administrator password (if needed) and press "Enter." Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\" and press "Enter" and then type "copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\" and press "Enter." Restart your computer and let it boot up normally. Since the NTLDR is freshly restored, the computer boots up properly. Hope this helps.

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I would like to set my Inspiron 530 back to factory settings, Cntrl +F11 is not working. somethng (text) flashes across the upper left of the screen, but too fast to read.


If CTRL+F11 is not working the only other option is to boot from the OS CD issued to you by Dell.

1 Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart your computer. If the messagePress any key to boot from the CD... appears, press a key to continue booting to the CD.
2 In the Windows XP Setup screen (Figure 1), press to set up Windows XP.


3 In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, read the license agreement, and then press to scroll through the agreement.

4 Press to accept the terms and conditions specified in the license agreement. The partition screen is displayed. depending on your computer configuration, the partitions listed may include a PC Restore partition (2.7 to 4.75 GB) or a MediaDirect (1.2 GB) partition.

5 Highlight the largest partition and press .

If you are prompted to format the partition, use the up or down arrow keys to highlight Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick). Press or , if applicable, to format the partition. In cases where the drive must be checked for errors, select the Format the partition using the NTFS file system option.

Setup will format the drive, if necessary, then copy the files needed for installation. This process can take several minutes. Once done, Windows will restart the computer to continue Setup from the hard drive.

6 After the computer restarts, Setup continues with a graphical user interface (GUI) in the classic Windows theme. In this stage, you are asked to input information to personalize your installation. Your screen may blink several times during this process, which is normal. The information to input, and the order it is provided, is shown below:

  1. Click Next on the Regional and Language Options window.
  2. In the Personalize Your Software screen, type your name in the Name: field and your organization's name in the Organization: field, if applicable, and click Next.
  3. In the Computer Name screen, type the computer name in the Computer Name: field if you want to change it from the name provided. For Windows XP Professional Edition users, type a password in the Administrator Password:field and then type the same password in the Confirm Password: field.
  4. Click Next.

    In the Date and Time Settings screen, verify that the correct Date, Time, andTime Zone appear, and click Next.
  5. In the Networking Settings screen, click to select Typical, and click Next. If available, click Skip to skip the networking setup section. For Windows XP Professional users, click to select No, this computer is not on a network..., and click Next.

Setup will finalize the installation and should complete within 30 minutes of this point. Once complete, the computer will restart.

7 After the computer reboots, the newly installed operating system will attempt to configure itself for your detected devices, however many of your device drivers are not yet installed. Use the following to finish the configuration and prepare the computer for driver installation:

  1. If the Display Settings message appears, click OK.
  2. If a Monitor Settings message appears, click OK.
  3. In the Welcome to Microsoft Windows window, click Next.
  4. In the registration screen, click to select No, not at this time and click Next. You will be prompted to register your computer again later.
  5. In the Do you want to set up Internet access now? window, click to selectNo, not at this time and click Next.
  6. In the Who will use this computer? window, type the user name of your choice in the Your name: text box. Type the name of any additional Users that will be using the computer in the additional text boxes provided.
  7. Click Next to continue.
  8. Click Finish.

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Unable to restore computers original factory settings with Dells suggestion of control f11 when computer starts up


If you have already used the cd's to install the os, this will not work. there is another option which you can try.

Manual Reinstallation

Manual reinstallation can be the most time consuming and difficult method of those available. You will reinstall the operating system directly from the CD or DVD, install the drivers, configure the OS, install critical and recommended updates, install your applications and, if available, restore backed up data files. Time to Complete: 120+ Minutes.

1. Remove non-essential peripherals
like:
  • Scanner
  • Printer
  • Modem or Network cables
  • Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
  • USB flash drive or other external Hard Drive
  • Any other external devices (e.g., USB-attached devices)
  • Remove the computer from the docking station, if you are using one.

  • Check to ensure that all your installation media is available. You will need the following:
  • The Dell™ Reinstallation CD for Microsoft® Windows® XP, or
  • The Dell™ Reinstallation DVD for Windows® Vista,

    • The Dell Resource CD/DVD,
    Reinstall the operating system from the OS Setup Disk.
    Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart your computer.
    and watch for the Dell logo to appear.
    When the Dell logo appears, press the <F12> key to load the Boot Menu. If the menu does not appear, restart the system and tap <F12> several times at the Dell logo screen.
    When the Boot Menu appears, highlight the CD/DVD drive (listed as "CDROM", "CD/DVD" or "CD/DVD/CD-RW") entry from the list and press <Enter>.
    If the message Press any key to boot from the CD... appears, press a key to continue booting to the CD.
    In the Windows XP Setup screen press <Enter> to set up Windows XP.
    In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, read the license agreement, and then press <Page Down> to scroll through the agreement.
    Press <F8> to accept the terms and conditions specified in the license agreement
    Highlight the largest partition and press <Enter>.
    If you are prompted to format the partition, use the up or down arrow keys to highlight Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick). Press <Enter> or <F>, if applicable, to format the partition. In cases where the drive must be checked for errors, select the Format the partition using the NTFS file system option.
    Setup will format the drive, if necessary, then copy the files needed for installation. This process can take several minutes. Once done, Windows will restart the computer to continue Setup from the hard drive.
    Note:
    Do not press any keys if the message Press any key to boot from the CD appears. The amount of time it takes to complete the above process varies,
    depending on the speed and size of the computer. (it may happen if the computer restarts during the process, just wait and watch)
    After the computer restarts, Setup continues with a graphical user interface (GUI) in the classic Windows theme. In this stage, you are asked to input information to personalize your installation. Your screen may blink several times during this process, which is normal. The information to input, and the order it is provided, is shown below:
    Click Next on the Regional and Language Options window.
    In the Personalize Your Software screen, type your name in the Name: field and your organization's name in the Organization: field, if applicable, and click Next.
    In the Computer Name screen, type the computer name in the Computer Name: field if you want to change it from the name provided. For Windows XP Professional Edition users, type a password in the Administrator Password: field and then type the same password in the Confirm Password: field.
    Click Next.
    Note:
    If the Modem Dialing Information screen appears follow the instructions below, otherwise continue on:
    In the Modem Dialing Information screen, click to select the correct country/region for the What Country/Region are you in now? box.
    Type your area code in the What area code (or city code) are you in now? box and the number in the If you dial a number to reach an outside line, what is it? box, if applicable.
    Click to select one of the items below for The phone system at this location uses: box:
    Tone dialing if your phone service uses tone dialing.
    Pulse dialing if your phone service uses pulse dialing.

    Click Next.
    In the Date and Time Settings screen, verify that the correct Date, Time, and Time Zone appear, and click Next.
    In the Networking Settings screen, click to select Typical, and click Next. If available, click Skip to skip the networking setup section. For Windows XP Professional users, click to select No, this computer is not on a network..., and click Next.
    Setup will finalize the installation and should complete within 30 minutes of this point. Once complete, the computer will restart.
    Note:
    If you see the message Press any key to boot from the CD when the computer restarts, do not press any keys on the keyboard.
    After the computer reboots, the newly installed operating system will attempt to configure itself for your detected devices, however many of your device drivers are not yet installed. Use the following to finish the configuration and prepare the computer for driver installation:
    If the Display Settings message appears, click OK.
    If a Monitor Settings message appears, click OK.
    In the Welcome to Microsoft Windows window, click Next.
    In the registration screen, click to select No, not at this time and click Next. You will be prompted to register your computer again later.
    In the Do you want to set up Internet access now? window, click to select No, not at this time and click Next.
    In the Who will use this computer? window, type the user name of your choice in the Your name: text box. Type the name of any additional Users that will be using the computer in the additional text boxes provided.
    Click Next to continue.
    Click Finish.

    Windows XP now starts for the first time and is ready for driver installation.



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    NTLDR is missing. Press ctl+alt+del to restart.


    I assume you are using Windows XP. This is what you do:

    Windows XP users
    1. Get a Windows Installation CD. It doesn't have to be yours, anyone will do.
    2. Insert the Windows XP CD into the computer.
    3. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
    4. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to lauch the Recovery Console to repair Windows.
    5. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
    6. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password. If you have none set, just press Enter without typing anything.
    7. Copy the below two files to the C:\ directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example, the files from the CD-ROM drive (which in this case is "D:\" are copied to the C:\ drive. This letter may be different on your computer.

      copy D:\i386\ntldr C:\ (hit Enter)
      copy D:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\ (hit Enter)

    8. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
    If you have any more questions or this is not clear to you, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

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    Replacing with harddrive 40GB


    Did you simply swap hard drives? "Couldn't find NTLDR" basically means the PC cannot find any version of Windows installed because the boot file is missing. This could be because you have a CD in the drive or the hard drive is missing or broken.


    If you put in a new hard drive to replace your older smaller one you need to reinstall Windows on that new 40GB drive or it just won't work. If you have some PC Tech friends they should be able to move the data which is tricky or help you out.

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    I e downloading prob.


    1) Open Internet Explorer.2) Click on Tools, Click on Internet Options
    3) On the General tab under Temporary Internet Files, click on Delete Files
    4) Click Ok when it asks if you want to delete the files
    5) Under the History section on the General tab, click Clear History, then click Ok
    6) Close Internet Explorer
    7) Log off the current user and Log onto another user account such as Administrator
    8) Click on Start, Run
    9) Type CMD and Press Enter to open a command prompt
    10) Change directories to the Temporary Internet Files directory by typing the following command, substituting the correct drive letter and the word username with the correct user in Windows XP.

    cd drive:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

    Example: cd c:\Documents and Settings\Mark\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

    11) type del index.dat and press Enter
    12) Type Exit and press Enter to close the command prompt
    13) Restart your computer

    Once the computer has been restarted, open a web page with a link to a download. Click on the link and try to download the file. It should now work.

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    I have forgotten the password that i used when opening my account. please assist. thank you phill rogers


    Forgetting your Windows administrator login password. With no way to get into the system, you can’t even perform basic maintenance, let alone a thorough tune-up. Formatting is always an option, but we consider that a last resort. (Plus, guess who’s going to have to help reinstall all the programs lost after a wipe?) But all hope is not lost. There are a few ways to actually retrieve a lost Windows account password. Read on, and we’ll show you the light.

    1st Method:
    The first thing which you check if you forget login password. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account "Administrator" and sets its password to blank. So if you have forget your user account password then try this:
    Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type "Administrator" (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
    Now you can reset your account password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts".
    Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

    2th Method:
    There are a lot of Windows password revealers and crackers available, but I’ve found that Windows Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
    it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password
    You can use the ISO to burn a boot CD. Follow these instructions:
    1. Download ISO file from http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com Windows Password Recovery Tool
    2. Burn to a CD using a CD burning tool such as Nero or Roxio or MagicISO
    3. Insert CD into drive and reboot.
    4. You may have to select an option in the BIOS to get the computer to boot from the CD.
    Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm.

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    Hard drive driver problem


    Hi,

    It is possible that your hard drive is a SATA and therefore not readily readable by 98, XP but surprised not even by Vista. In any case, since you would still prefer to run XP (due to other software compatibility issues), pls press F6 when prompted by the XP installer. Additionally, you would need to have ready in a floppy the appropriate SATA drivers for your motherboard. They maybe downloaded from the motherboard manufacturer's website or possibly in the installer/driver CD that came with the PC.

    Other than the above, it is also possible that you may have some issues with the availability of XP drivers for the other devices for that computer specially if it is branded.

    Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

    Good luck and kind regards.

    Thank you for using FixYa.

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