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After you have downloaded your RHEL 5 ISO file from an approved community, verify the file, and create a cd. If using something like roxio cd creator, they have a handy function called BURN DISC IMAGE. That is where you would insert the ISO file that you downloaded and it will create an automatic startup cd for you. Just make sure when you are booting the pc up you have it set in your CMOS MENU to check that cd before booting from hard drive

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Had dual boot with linux, lose my XP. I have the 5 cd recovery disk, but I can not install my XP back.


  • Hello charlieri_1, this happens often when installing 'new' OS, especially when creating a "Dual Boot." What you will have to do is a "Clean Install" starting from scratch; unfortunately! You will have to use the "Recovery Disk" to install Windows XP, first! Next, after you have restore the XP [OS]; then you will install the more "Updated" OS, [Linux] "This is just the Operating System way of order; oldest first, latest last, to properly install the OS. Hope this helps you, thanks paul7of9."

Dec 17, 2010 | Acer Aspire T135 PC Desktop

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A boot disk (startup disk) and why you need it?


The Windows installation disc contains the files necessary to start Windows, so it is itself a boot disk. A boot disk is actually not a computer disk in the shape of a boot. If it was, most disk drives would have a difficult time reading it. Instead, a boot disk is a disk that a computer can start up or "boot" from. If a problem is preventing Windows from starting, you can use the installation CD to start Windows. The installation CD also contains Startup Repair, which you can use to repair Windows if a problem prevents it from starting correctly. Startup Repair can automatically fix many of the problems that in the past required a boot disk to fix.

A boot disk (sometimes called a startup disk) is a type of removable media, such as a floppy disk or a CD, that contains startup files that your computer can use to start Windows. CD and DVD boot disks are often used to start up a computer when the operating system on the internal hard drive won't load.The startup files are also stored on your computer's hard disk, but if those startup files become damaged, you can use the files on a boot disk to start Windows

Earlier operating systems that used the FAT or FAT32 file systems, such as Windows 95 and Windows 98, a boot disk was especially useful because it allowed a person to access files on a hard disk even if Windows was unable to start. This ability also represented a security risk, because anyone with a boot disk and access to the computer could start the computer and access any file. Hard disks formatted with NTFS have built-in security features that prevent using a boot disk to access files..

Let looks at some useful "boot CD downloads" to create one for Windows OS,s.
1-Ultimate Boot CD for Windows - This BartPE-based boot disc comes with a huge selection of tools to access your data and get your PC booting properly again. Some of them are even useful.UBCD takes a long time to load and asks you some odd questions before it's finally up. But once it's there, you can edit the Windows Registry (yes, the one on the hard drive) in RegEdit, recover deleted files, and even run benchmarks. setting up UBCD is identical to creating a BartPE disc--with the same possibility of failure. But when it works, you get a lot more.Price: Free
Download Ultimate Boot CD for Windows.


2-Puppy Linux - A third party application to create a boot CD using Linux and great for accessing NTFS-formatted hard drives--especially if you're not comfortable with Linux's whole mount concept. Just open the Drives window and select a drive, and Puppy will mount it for you--in read/write mode, if possible.Puppy will mounting the drive with read/write permissions and you not only can copy your files elsewhere, but you can also edit them. Puppy Linux comes with AbiWord, which supports .doc files, and Gnumeric, which supports .xls. And even if it mounts read-only, you can still copy the files to an external drive, most of which are formatted in the universally accessible FAT32 file system.
But be careful how you click. Actions that take double-clicks in Windows, such as opening a file, take only one in Puppy.
Price: Free
Download Puppy Linux.

3-BartPE - The BartPE operating system makes a pretty good boot disc on its own, getting you into Windows and letting you access your drive. It doesn't have much in the way of repair utilities, but it has chkdsk, which should probably be the first one you try.To create a CD, the program needs the Windows 2000 or XP installation files. One place you're sure to find them is an actual Windows installation CD-ROM. But the recovery disc that came with your PC probably doesn't have them.
Luckily, if your PC came with XP installed (and thus, not with a true XP CD), the necessary files are probably in a folder called C:\Windows\i386. But I do mean probably, not definitely. However, since the PE Builder is free, you're not losing much if it can't create a disc.
Price: Free
Download BartPE.

4-Vista Recovery Disc - a unique distribution of Microsoft's own recovery tools.This Recovery Disc is basically a Vista installation disc minus the install files. It even has an "Install now" button that asks for a Product Key before failing. You're better off clicking the Repair your computer button. Among its Vista-only options are a tool for diagnosing and fixing startup problems, a version of System Restore that uses restore points on the hard drive, the restore portions of Vista's backup program, and a memory diagnostic tool. Price: Free
Download Vista Recovery Disc.

5-Trinity Rescue Kit - TRK's command line interface could humble anyone but the most devoted Linux geek.
If you take the time to read the 46-page documentation and learn the program, you'll be rewarded next time disaster strikes. Among the tools that will be at your disposal are a script that runs 4 different malware scanners, a tool for resetting passwords, a Registry editor, a program that clones an NTFS partition to another PC over a network, a mass undeleter that tries to recover every deleted file on the drive, several tools for recovering data off a formatted or dying disk, two tools for fixing master boot record repair programs, and hardware diagnostics.
Price: Free
Download Trinity Rescue Kit.



Hope that you understand the benefits of having a boot disk on your wardrobe.



on Jan 04, 2011 | PC Desktops

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My Compaq Presario would not boot. I happened to lose the recovery disk (I put it away in case something like this would happen, I end up losing it anyway...smh). I have tried everything, from USb booting...


Of course. You can use some live linux distro (Ubuntu in example) or Hiren's Boot CD (one of the best tools, download here: http://rapidshare.com/files/426971514/Hirens.BootCD.11.1.rar )

Oct 24, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR2010NX PC Desktop

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I m getting non disk error ,how can i open my desktop


non disk error = the hard disk has failed, there isn't one left to boot from.
Get a Linux Live-CD like http://pclinuxos.com/ and boot from it - if you are lucky the disk will still have some life left in it just enough to recover your files. After that remove the old hard disk, buy a new one and reinstall.

May 07, 2010 | HP Compaq dc7100 PC Desktop

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Will not boot up just goes to page with big E and f2 and f10 options with no response checked all connections inside and have checked 5 and 12 volts (ok).have tried boot up cd with no response.this is an e...


Check if it's a hardware fault by disconnecting the Hard disk and booting from a Linux Live-CD. If all is ok recover all your files. Then reconnect the hard disk, change the boot order from the BIOS - put the cd first,  and boot from your cd to reinstall Windows.

Jan 09, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Dell dimension 5100 original partitions have been wiped .. Now need to reinstall xp . I can not. Selected boot device not available. can not do ctrl-f11 anymore of course btw just in case you were thinking...


If you are getting message the message "selected boot device not available" that is because you have do not have a bootable HDD (Hard Disk). Please do the following:

Insert the Windows XP Operating system Disk.
Restart the computer and start Tapping the F12 key, It will give you the boot options.
Select to boot from CD/DVD-Rom
When prompted press any key to boot from CD-Rom
Once the computer is booted from CD, follow the instructions to install the Operating system.
Note: You can also go to BIOS (by pressing F2 or Delete) and change the boot device to CD-ROM

Once you finish installing the Windows Operating system. You can go ahead with installation of your Linux Operating system. After you finish Installing Linux you will get the option in GRUB to select the Operating systems.

If you have already installed Linux and want to install the Windows, Follow the same procedure but it will directly boot Windows after you finish Installing Windows. You will have to write the GRUB again for your Linux system.

Please get back for any further assistance.

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Nov 14, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Dec 09, 2008 | Gateway 310S (2900621) PC Desktop

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Hi i am trying to change my hard drive in my toshiba tecra T9100 laptop when i put the new hard drive in i just get a black sreen intel(r) boot version 4.0.18 copyright (c)1997-2001,intel...


Well the disk you connect is blank hence the black screen you get. You need to install the Operating System (Windows, Linux) etc. first and a Windows CD/DVD will serve as a system disk. Put the CD or DVD in and start the computer. You will see a message "Hit any key to boot from the CD", hit a key and you will get into Windows configuration.
If you dont have a Windows CD or the original CD that came with the laptop, there is nothing much you can do. You will need to purchase one and go from there (unless you decide to switch to Linux, then you can download it for free and burn on a CD - Take a look at Ubuntu, it is a very "Windows user friendly" Linux distribution...

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How can i operate intel dot station


Just use a usb key board or use ps2 keyboard by usb to ps2 convertor and open bios function by F2 key and change boot option to usb then use an external cd drive and insert windowsXp cd and follow intruction of installing windows Some notes on changing linux system to windows is here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314458

and this note is also useful for installing windows.

http://www.adobe.com/products/XPinstallnotes.html

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