Hi again Tat4u,....thanks for all your help,much appreciated!!....I've now got the 'boot' disk on a floppy(i downloaded the 'ROMPaq' version)..but the notebook in question hasn't got a floppy drive,so i connected a USB Floppy drive to use but it is no good,as obviously to me now,the drivers for it aren't on the notebook!!...Can i download the 'ROMPaq' to a CD??....and if so,will the notebook read it without being on as far as 'windows'??......if i cannot go any further with my problem this way i might have to find out how to connect an 'external' monitor to the notebook and try this way!!......really appreciate if you could still help me,...cheers!!
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So many computer face this blue screen fetal errors on windows.
This error comes usually when there is problem in software or driver compatibility issue with hardware or operating system. Also this error comes when there is bed indexing unit in hard drive. You can solve this errors with following 2 methods. (1)When you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode. Then if you are able to enter in safe mode then uninstall driver or software which you installed recently and face this error. (2)If you are not able to enter in safe mode Then you need to fix error on hard drive.For that you need windows disk or recovery disk. Boot your computer with that disk For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 "del" key to enter in bios. Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as your cd or dvd rom. Then save settings and exit bios. Insert windows disk in cd /dvd rom. Then it boot with that disk.Then you get this message "Press any key to boot from cd.." Then press any key. Then follow the procedure then enter in recovery console mode then type in prompt "chkdsk /r" Then type "y" Then it fix error on hard drive. Then check if again you are not able to enter in windows then boot again and this time choose "R" option for repair previous windows " then it repairs old windows then it loads again old windows. Thanks for using FixYa.
This chart details the specifics of what each 'beep code' means. Usually the codes come in series of 2-3 beeps not just one.
You should also make sure the 'dummy' stuff is done, like remove any floppy disks or CDs from the drive if you have one, and remove any USB drives from the laptop as they may try to boot off of them and not be able to. If you've done that, then check the chart in the link for further information. Sadly a non booting, beeping computer isn't a good sign. If I can be of any more help, please let me know.
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Boot your computer with that disk then enter in dos prompt then type in prompt "chkdsk /r" Then press "y" then it fix error on harddisk after complete that process resatrt computer then check. if you still face same issue then you need windows disk then boot computer with that windows disk and follow direction then choose "r" for "Repair previous windows then it repair your windows then you get your windows again. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
Hi Michael, Its possible to reformat your hard drive by using a DOS boot floppy disk or CD. You can create this disk on another pc then boot your pc from this disk. It will boot your pc to a DOS prompt, usually "C:>" from there you can create partitions, delete partitions and format the hard drive. The command for creating partitions is FDISK.exe. Make sure your boot disk has the FDISK.exe command on it. Let me know if you require any further assistance regarding this. Best wishes, Graemevm
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the page I said before hp.com has software to make usb bootdisk from floppy ;also has floppy image if you cant find a floppy.
create new folder on desktop...
download hp usb boot to desktop...
download floppy image to new folder
make sure usb stick plugged in..
unpack/install hp usb boot ..
in the program
select device(usb stick
select quick format and create a dos startup disk.
"using dos system files located at" new folder...
thats ur usb bootable ...before you add any files you can try to see if it works cos sometimes you dont have to access bios it finds auto...worth a try seeing as the whole proccess of downloading installing and making usb bootable takes about 10 to 15 min...
if bios recognises device pc will start and you will see c:/ promt
of course this isnt a c:/prompt it just fools the bios .
if at first you see non system disk gtry press ctrl+alt+del and let start again (sometimes have to do this,bit like kickstart)
if you see the same error then obviosly bios needs to be told but if its recognised then add your files to the usb stick and away you go.
sure I answered this no matter.
cant be sure but I think the winflash is the same as hpq flash for mine .
however , with the rompaq you create a startup disk and it reflashes bios/firmware from start before windows or driver load or anything if know what I mean.
In short you create the disk(bootdisk) restart with the created disk in drive(cd)pc boots from disk reflashes bios and restarts.make sure to remove disk before restart.
It sounds as though your recovery disk has Norton Ghost incorporated into it, thus the call for the Ghosterr.txt file. Most recovery disks are just modified Windows installation CDs and if you boot to them they will immediately go into the Windows recovery which is what Sandrew was trying to walk you thorough.
Having said that I?ve found a few other references to this type of issue and has usually been a result of CD read errors.
- Try cleaning the recovery disk, if there are severe or numerous on it or if it is dirty that could be your problem.
- If that doesn?t do it try cleaning your CD drive with a good commercial cleaner.
- If that fails another option is trying a conventional Windows installation CD.
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