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I am using a old p2 system I forgot to backup my system and after reinstalling i could not find the 256 colour driver please tell me how i could get it back and see my system in original position i dont have inter net to that system

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I found the Intel video drivers on Acer's website at http://www.acer.com

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The previous hard driver was bad. I replaced it with a new hard drive. I used the Toshiba default factory setting to reinstall the softeware and now my laptop will not boot up.


Toshiba default factory setting can only restor your software if you have backup copy on New Harddrive.

As your old Harddrive crashed, you have to reinstall Operating system and requie software on new Harddrive.

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No 256 colour or full screen with hp pavilion n5481 running windows 2000 since fresh install - fix please?


I would say that your problem lies in the video driver for your video card.
Once you go to the HP site and download and install the correct video driver, your screen should return to normal.

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I have an Acer Aspire 5720, ive had it for a year now and it is starting to slow down. I have lost the booklet to it and i need to do a master reset on it. Ive already backed everything up im just finding...


This was taken straight out of the manual for your model, which can be found here.

Acer eRecovery Management
Acer eRecovery Management is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system.
You can create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard
disk, CD or DVD. You can also backup/restore the factory default image, and
reinstall applications and drivers.

Acer eRecovery Management consists of the following functions:

1 Create backup
2 Burn backup disc
3 Restore and recovery

This chapter will guide you through each process.
Note: This feature is only available on certain models. For systems
that do not have a built-in optical disc burner, plug in an external
optical disc burner before entering Acer eRecovery Management
for optical disc-related tasks.

When using Acer eRecovery Management, you may be prompted to enter the
Empowering Technology password to proceed. The Empowering Technology
password is set using the Empowering Technology toolbar or when first running
Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management.

Create backup

You can easily create full and fast (incremental) backup images of your system
configuration to hard disk from the main Acer eRecovery Management screen.
Note: Fast (incremental) Backup is only available after a Full
Backup is made.

1 Press <Alt> + <F10> or select Acer eRecovery Management from the
Empowering Technology toolbar to start Acer eRecovery Management.
2 In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select the type of backup you
want to create using Full or Fast.
3 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
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Burn backup disc
Using the Burn Disc page of Acer eRecovery Management, you can burn the
factory default image, a user backup image, the current system configuration,
or an application backup image to CD or DVD.
1 Press <Alt> + <F10> or select Acer eRecovery Management from the
Empowering Technology toolbar to start Acer eRecovery Management.
2 Switch to the Burn Disc page by selecting the Burn Disc button.
3 Select the type of backup (factory default, user, current system,
application) you would like to burn to disc. Choosing to burn a user backup
will burn your most recently created backup image to disc.
4 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
Note: Create a factory default image when you want to burn a
bootable disc that contains your computer's entire operating
system as it was delivered to you from the factory. If you wish to
have a disc that will allow you to browse the contents and install
selected drivers and applications, create an application backup
image instead — this disc will not be bootable.

Restore and recovery

The restore and recovery features allow you to restore or recover the system
from a factory default image, from a user created image, or from previously
created CD and DVD backups. You can also reinstall applications and drivers for
your Acer system.
1 Press <Alt> + <F10> or select Acer eRecovery Management from the
Empowering Technology toolbar to start Acer eRecovery Management.
2 Switch to the restore and recovery page by selecting the Restore button.
3 Select the backup point you would like to restore from. You can also
choose to recover the system from a factory default image, recover from a
previously created CD/DVD or reinstall applications and drivers.
4 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

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Smart failure predicted on hard disk 4


Yes usually that error means that the hard drive is telling the controller card that there are some problems with the drive.

Although the drive may still work, it is highly recommended to replace it with a new drive.

I would replace the drive but keep the old drive just in case, after re-installing Vista you find that there is additional data you did not backup or remember to backup.

Just replace the drive, and if it's a Dell laptop, use the Dell Vista reinstallation DVD, and it will not ask for a keycode to reinstall.

May also want to go to another computer and go to support.dell.com and click Drivers and Downloads. Type the service tag and go ahead and download all drivers needed (i.e. network card, sound card, etc.) so after you reinstall Vista, if there are any drivers missing you will be ready to install them.

Hope this helps.

Jul 03, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Too slow to run to PC


you need to: 1 backup any documents you want to save 2 download powermax (low level format utility) - http://digilander.libero.it/YorkOne/powermax/ - download and burn to cd >>> powermax-4.09.iso
3 have a copy of windows w/ valid serial key - also have discs for any other programs you will need to reinstall (ms office, virus protection, etc...) 4 dowload and run win driver expert ( backs up all your drivers) - http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/WinDriver-Expert.shtml - save the backup of the drivers to a cd or flashdrive - i suggest you save the actual program to the flashdrive or cd as well AFTER you have done all that: insert the powermax cd into the laptop or cpu and boot it up. Run powermax (you are formatting the main drive) insert your windows cd and reboot cpu (install windows) reinstall your drivers reinstall your applications and virus software - remember DONT go online to do updates until you installed the virus scan software and updated the virus definitions ( u dont want to have to do this all over again because of a virus, lol)

Feb 04, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

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Distorted screen


Go to control panel- Display settings- See if Colour mode is 32 bit & 256 colours. try to change the display settings.

Otherwise uninstall- reinstall or upgrade thee display drivers using the Drivers disc or from HP website.

Try system restore if happened recently

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Trying to get 256 colours


Change your video card to a standard VGA in the system hardware manager.

Jan 19, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Lap top not going past password entry


Go  safe mode with system administrator and from run + msconfig + startup and then desable all applications on start up

 

 

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