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Software problem the computer will switch on but the problem is that the start up windows setup is that it wont start and this means that the log in user bit or what ever it is called wont load up. it will show a disc when a disc is put in and it will show the settings when pressing F2 at the beginning. could you help me and tell me how this can be fixed and i will not be able to fix it could you tell me how much will it cost estimate. Thanx

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Did you insatll anything new
see if you can get on by pressing f8 continuosly in a restart and click safemode
see if you can do that
did you change your start up options

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Registery cannot load hive file/systemroot/system 32/config/software or its log of alternatice is corrupt, absent or unwritable on compaq presario2227US


Solution 1
Requires some tech skills:

To complete part one, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
    Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
  2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
  3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
  4. When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  5. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line: md tmp
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

    delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\software
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\security
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\default

    copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
    copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
    copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
    copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default
  6. Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer will restart.


Solution 2 Reinstall Windows Xp

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I have the disc for the american greetings creatacard special edition but it wont down load on my computer what can i do


First, make sure you have a version American Greeting compatible with your operating system. You have Vista Ultimate Edition, but if the software is from, say, Windows 95 it's not going to work.
Second, if your American Greeting is on a CD you usually need only put it in an wait for the setup to start. If it doesn't go to My Computer and double-click on the CDROM (or DVD or whatever) optical drive. That should launch the setup.
Third, if it still doesn't start, look for "setup" in the list of files on the CD and double-click on that.
If none of these start the CD then take the disk to another machine and see if it starts there. If not, you have found the problem. If it does, then it is possible that the CD drive in your system doesn't work properly.
This all assumes that when you say it "wont down load on my computer" you mean it won't run the setup. If it does start but won't load after starting, you will need to provide further information: like does is issue an error message? Does is just sit there for hours on end with the circle spinning? The more you tell us the better we are at figuring out what's wrong.

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My asus eee pc 1005hab screen is not displaying anything, even at start up. the screen is just black yet the fun is running. this is after a friend of mine used cmd to try formating his flashdisk. probably...


turn on your computer, press F2 button. if it can log into the bios setup it means you just have a software issue. Reinstalling the window will do the magic. if your netbook didn't display anything from the time you turn on the netbook, it means something wrong with your hardware.

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Turn on the computer get a blue screen says unmountable boot volume wont let me start in safe mode or any mode


Something has corrupted the boot information on your hard drive so Windows can't load. This might mean the hard drive itself has failed. but it might also just be a software problem. If you can borrow a Windows installation CD, you can try repairing the software. You didn't give your operating system, so I'm assuming you have XP.

On every Windows XP CD (it doesn't matter which version, Home or Professional, full or upgrade), there is a very handy tool called the Windows Recovery Console. Here is how to try repairing your Windows installation using it:
  1. Put your XP install CD in the drive and restart the computer so it boots from the CD. If your computer isn't set to boot from the CD first, you will need to change the boot order. Watch the screen when the computer starts up. On some systems you can reach a boot menu by pressing the specified key, or you might need to change the boot order by going into BIOS setup. Again, the key to press will be given at startup.
  2. After some time loading files from the CD, the setup program will show a screen saying "Welcome to Setup". Press R to start the Recovery Console.
  3. The Recovery Console will list Windows installations it finds and ask which you want to log on to. Usually there is only one installation, so press 1, then ENTER. (Note: At this point, if there are no Windows installations listed or you've gotten other error messages, either your hard drive is bad or your Windows installation has been wiped out, possibly due to a virus. All you can do is try a fresh, full reinstallation of Windows.)
  4. You'll be asked for the Administrator password. Unless you changed it when Windows was working, the password will be blank, so press ENTER. You will see a C:\WINDOWS> prompt.
  5. Enter the command CHKDSK /P and press ENTER. (You don't need to enter the command in capitals, I just did that for readability.)
  6. Let the command do its work. You'll probably see several messages about recovering or repairing errors. When it's finished, the Windows prompt will return.
  7. Type EXIT and press ENTER. Your computer will restart.
  8. Remove the CD so Windows will try starting from the hard drive normally. If the repair was successful, whatever was corrupted will be fixed and Windows will start up properly.
If the repair doesn't work, again it's either hardware (you need a new hard drive, or in some rare cases a new system board) or the Windows software was too damaged for repair and needs to be completely reinstalled.

Good luck with your repair, and thanks for using Fixya!

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Lcd screen stuck in external screen mode


How to use the function (Fn) keys on the keyboard - ThinkPad T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p


Switching the display output location.
Switch between the computer display and an external monitor. If an external monitor is attached, the computer output is displayed in the following three patterns by turns:
  • External monitor (CRT display)
  • Computer display and external monitor (LCD + CRT display)
  • Computer display (LCD)
Notes:
  • For any operating system other than Windows 2000 or Windows XP, no additional procedure is needed. Just press Fn+F7.
  • This function is not supported if different desktop images are displayed on the computer display and the external monitor (the Extend desktop function).
  • This function does not work while a DVD movie or a video clip is playing.
To enable this function in Windows 2000 and Windows XP, the following procedure is needed:
  1. When you log on to Windows 2000 and Windows XP for the first time, press Fn + F7 and select a display-switching function in the Initial setup window. Since in Windows 2000 and Windows XP multiple users can log on to a single operating system by using different user IDs, each user needs to select the function in the initial setup window when logging on for the first time.
  2. If the Fn + F7 key combination have been assigned to a presentation scheme function, start Presentation Director, and change the settings.

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do you mean you forgot your password or do you mean it wont log you in when you do put your password in

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When that happens you need to use a Windows install disk to reinstall the system.

do you have a Windows setup disk at hand?

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Having problems with my compaq Persario 2500


this problem occurs when you try to update drivers in the computer..sometimes windows XP cannot update the driver and that corrupts system.ini file as it has a lot of bad entries..Due to this you will get this error mesage..No its not due to virus.its due to an attempt to change system.ini file

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

That means the System Registry Hive has become corrupted.

There are two ways to get back up and running. The easy way which doesn't always work, and then there is the hard way.

Easy Way --- Note that this doesn't always work.
When you are booting your system, press the F8 key during the start of the bootup sequence, meaning after it does the Power On Self Test.

Once you press the F8 key, you will be taken to a Menu. Select "Boot Using Last Known Good Configuration".

It will now attempt to load Windows XP using a past set of configuration files.

If that doesn't work, there is the next step....the hard way.

Hard Way
Boot your system with the Windows XP Install CD, let the system boot into the Setup. Once in the Setup, choose to run the Recovery Console.

You will now be presented with a screen similar to good old DOS.

First, we will recover the System Hive.

Now, type in the following commands with pressing Enter after each line.

md tmp
copy C:\windows\system32\config\system C:\windows\tmp\system.bak
delete C:\windows\system32\config\system
copy C:\windows\repair\system C:\windows\system32\config\system

Be very careful when you are typing in these commands, one wrong move, and you have, broken Windows XP.

Also, change the C in the commands to whatever your Windows XP drive letter is.

Attempt to boot the system, if it doesn't boot, get back into the Recovery Console and do the following commands.

md tmp
copy C:\windows\system32\config\software C:\windows\tmp\software.bak
delete C:\windows\system32\config\software
copy C:\windows\repair\software C:\windows\system32\config\software

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