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Two windows options

Hi,for smoe reasons my son had to clean out the computer by using the recovery cd that came with the computer.that means everything is wiped out, and then he used the same cd to reinstall everything here's the probblem,when turn on the computer instead of normal blue screen windows starting up,it is black screen with a few lines of words and i have to choose between two windows,if i don't,it just pick one automatically.please help!i need some expert advice. on the black sceen: MICROSOFT XP HOME EDITION MICROSOFT XP HOME EDITION One with other softwares installed,One hasn't,it always pick the one that i don't want!

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Re: Two windows options

I believe you should select the top MICROSOFT XP HOME EDITION line as the newer versions of Windows "instances" are placed on top.

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I'm looking for a recovery disk for my MSI ms-1013 notebook.

unless you made one or you were provided with an installation disk

Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer)

Note: The Microsoft Windows XP CD is a bootable CD and in many cases you should not need a bootable floppy diskette. Booting from the Windows XP CD will allow you to not only install/re-install Windows XP but will also allow you to troubleshoot it.

Create MS-DOS bootable diskette

When formatting a floppy diskette, users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this.

1. Place diskette in the computer.

2. Open My Computer, right-click the A: drive and click Format.

3. In the Format window, check Create an MS-DOS startup disk.

4. Click Start

Create Windows XP Setup diskettes

Microsoft is beginning to phase out bootable floppy diskettes in favor of bootable CD discs and has not included a method of easily creating a bootable floppy diskette in Windows XP or from the CD. However, Microsoft has downloads available for users who still need to create bootable diskettes to install (not upgrade) Windows XP. These downloads can be found through KB310994.

hope this helps you

Oct 19, 2011 | Motherboards

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Forgot my password want to restore like factory new i have a gateway laptop mt3421


  1. Remove all CDs or DVDs from the optical drives.
  2. Turn off the computer, using the normal Windows shut down process.
  3. After the computer is turned off, disconnect all USB devices except the keyboard and mouse. This includes USB devices such as a printer, scanner, removable storage, or camera.
  4. Turn on the computer. After the Gateway BIOS logo appears, repeatedly press the F8 key. The Advanced Boot Options menu opens.
  5. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to select Repair your Computer, and then press the ENTER key.

  6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select the appropriate keyboard layout, and then click Next.

  7. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click the down arrow to select a user account that has Administrator rights, then click OK.

    Note: The Administrator account is disabled by default.

  8. In the System Recovery Options window, select Recovery Manager.

  9. In the Gateway Recovery Center window, click Next.

  10. In the Gateway system recovery window, select Full factory recovery.

  11. In the All data will be lost window, select Yes, and then click Next.

  12. The Windows partition is formatted and Windows is installed.

  13. In the Recovery is complete window, click Finish.

  14. In the System Recovery Options window, select Restart.

When the computer restarts you will need to set up the laptop again.

Good luck.

Jun 17, 2011 | Motherboards

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Hi, My son purchased a computer in 2009 & has recently suffered a virus attack which has resulted in reformatting the h/drive & reloading windows xp. His motherboard is MS-7309 ver 1.3 but he...

after you installed XP and explorer you should be able to connect to the internet and go to for a driver scan and update. if for some reason you cant then you can find the drivers you need on the MSI site and put them on a disk to load into your sons computer.
i have put together a few MSI boards and after loading XP, went right to MSI for the scan.

Dec 26, 2010 | MSI Motherboards

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How to factory restore my compaq presario f700 with no CD-ROM

It depends on which OS and software came with the computer and the state of the computer. (In all cases do not use the Microsoft System Restore. This will return a computer to the last known good state (revert to a prior version of the registry) but not to the factory installed state.)

To do a recovery without starting Windows:

Some Vista and Win7 machines came with HP Recovery Manager. Press F11 during bootup (BIOS prompt) then if the hard drive is accessible, the Recovery Manager will start. Follow the on-screen directions. (If you changed the OS from originally installed version or repartitioned the drive, this is not available.)

For all other OS and recovery software options, you will need an external (USB) optical drive. The preferred option is a R/W DVD drive to create the recovery media yourself. (HP will send you recovery discs for a fee if the machine is under warranty.)

If you can enter Windows, click Start

Sep 25, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario F500 F700 and G6000...

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Computer will not start up After Windows splash screen Computer reboots itself. gives options for safemode, lastknowngood, start windows normally. but when selecting any same thing happens computer...

Hi alizae68,

It sounds like your Windows files are corrupt. My suggestion is to use your recovery disk if you have one, if not use your OS disk and repair windows. They way you repair is to put the disk into the CDROM, and when the computer asks if you want to boot to the CD press any key, Press a Key! Then Window will load certain files, and do it's thing. Go past the request for acceptance using the F8 function key, and then it will look to see if you have an existing Windows program, at that point you can choose to repair the existing windows, Don;t install new or it will create a new location to install to. It won't erase your files. From XP SP2 on windows always creates a backup folder of the old or original OS and stores it for you to access.

After it repairs your system, it will reboot and you should be fine.

Good Luck


Feb 17, 2010 | Dell (E210882) Motherboard

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Hi i have tryed to flash bios on acer aspire L3600 and it crashed. how can i fix this? thanks alot


This issue may occur if the Boot.ini file is missing, damaged, or contains incorrect entries.

To resolve this issue, start the computer from the Windows XP CD , start the Recovery Console, and then use the Bootcfg.exe tool to rebuild the Boot.ini file. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For information about how to do this, see your computer documentation, or contact your computer manufacturer.
2. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
3. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
4. When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to start the Recovery Console.
5. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.
6. When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER.
7. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.
8. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT installations, and then displays the results. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the Boot.ini file:
1. When you receive a message that is similar to the following message, press Y:
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1

[1] C:\Windows
Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
2. You receive a message that is similar to the following message:
Enter Load Identifier
This is the name of the operating system. When you receive this message, type the name of your operating system, and then press ENTER. This is either Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.
3. You receive a message that is similar to the following:
Enter OS Load options
When you receive this message, type /fastdetect, and then press ENTER.

Note The instructions that appear on your screen may be different, depending on the configuration of your computer.
9. Type exit, and then press ENTER to quit Recovery Console. Your computer restarts, and the updated boot list appears when you receive the "Please select the operating system to start" message. Let me know, if need further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Oct 11, 2009 | Acer Motherboards

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Does not boot. displays intel desktop board in blue screen

Blue error message comes when there is any issue with memory.
First Refix your RAM memory.
Then boot your computer with recovery disk.
For that you have to set first boot device as your cd or dvd rom .
When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key then you see bios setup screen.
Then go to boot option and set first boot device as cd or dvd.
Then put bootable disk in computer then it boot with it.
Then follow the procedure on screen.
choose "R" option for enter in "Recovery Console"
Then type in prompt "chkdsk /r"
then it fix error on harddisk then then restart computer then if still same issue then you have to repair your windows with recovery disk.
Let me know if you need more assistance.

Oct 03, 2009 | Intel D845GEBV2 Motherboard

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Sir my computer is hanging when running window

hi..remove the Memory and make a clean using Paper Eraser and make a sure that IDE/SATA Cable is a connect..good luck and have a nice day

Jun 16, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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My PC doesnot work properly when I install windows XP. Current PC config: 512 MB RAM 80GB Hard Disk Intel D845gvsr Chipset Motherboard

i have no idea if you are using windows cd that it came with your pc or you are using retail cd ??
but you can take these steps to have clean instalation, make sure your windows cd has gunian serial number(becouse you will not be able to update your windows after instalation).
if you have recovery disk from Brand of your computer(example:

dell ,or hp ,or......) use that for instaling windows, it will bring your pc to the day when you bought it. if not
and using retail windows cd , please do as a follow:
first backup all your documents ,wher you can download them after fresh windows,becous you will lose the when instaling new windows.

put your windows cd in cd drive ,
restart your your pc
when rebooting it will ask you if you want reboot from cd or dvd(as soos as you see that you must act quik) click enter
then follow on screen until it will ask you to chose how to format the partition that you are instaling windows , PLEASE chose full format .
now follow the instruction until windows comletliy instaled .
update your windows
now you are good to go for any other things you like to instal.

Dec 14, 2008 | Intel D845GVSR Motherboard

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Cannot load windows

hi cpfish,plz do let me know what kind of error message do you get when you are doing the setup so i can get you the best solution.


May 12, 2008 | Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Motherboard

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