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My laptop is not rebooting and if i switch on laptop more than 2 to 3 times Lg screen appear then it get boot into xp

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Some computers have an intermitant boot issue, and it can be solved with a BIOS update which you have to download from the manufacterer of the pc.

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Reset bios


Installing a fresh operating system is a good option, and there might be a feature in the BIOS to restore the system to factory defaults. Information on how to do this:

Windows XP: Dell PC Restore

Using PC Restore:

1. Turn on the computer.

During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears at the top
of the screen.

2. Immediately upon seeing the blue bar, press <Ctrl><F11>.
If you do not press <Ctrl><F11> in time, let the computer finish
starting, and then restart the computer again.

NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot.

3. Click Restore and click Confirm.
The restore process takes approximately 6 to 10 minutes to complete.

4. When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.

NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer
completely reboot.

5. When prompted, click Yes.

The computer restarts.

Because the computer is restored to its original
operating state, the screens that appear, such as the End User License
Agreement, are the same ones that appeared the first time the computer
was turned on.

6. Click Next.
The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.

7. After the computer restarts, click OK.

or

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Boots up but goes to the xp screen and then shuts down and restarts. what do i do?


You will need your XP CD to run a Repair install.

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will need to press enter to setup Windows XP.
3. To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install, press ENTER. DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read the fix at the end of this post.
6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.


If you don't have an option to repair, try this:

1. Boot with XP CD.
2. Press R to load the Recovery Console.
3. Login to the Recovery Console using your Admin password if needed.
4. Type bootcfg
5. This should fix any boot.ini errors causing setup not to see the XP installation.
6. Try the repair install again.

If the Repair is still not an option, try the following:

1. Boot with XP CD.
2. Press R to load the Recovery Console.
3. Login to the Recovery Console using your Admin password if needed.
4. If the CD letter is K: give these commands

* copy K:\i386\ntldr C:\
* copy K:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\

While still in the Recovery Console, try this as well:

1. Type: attrib -h -r -s C:\boot.ini del C:\boot.ini
2. Type: BootCfg /Rebuild
3. Now Restart and try the Repair Install again.

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How can i reboot my computer completely


Hi Good day!!! press alt and then f4 at the same time.. and then restart.

Nov 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How do I reboot my acer laptop with my copy disk?


When turning your laptop on, before Windows starts booting, a splash screen appears first (usually with the logo of the manufacturer). Look on the splash screen (usually at the bottom) for a key (usually F10 or F11), assigned for System Recovery CD/DVD with the laptop. or 1.Press the start button from the start menu depending on your operating system(win 2000,xp) 2.Press Ctrl+Alt+delete combination from the keyboard. 3.If you have a power button on your laptop keyboard,it could also be useful by pressing and hold it down for few seconds N.B: "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" can exit you from usage and trigger a reboot or shutdown. Try and reboot using the operating system. Attempt to use the key combination that will allow you to exit from the operating system and restart the laptop. Be patient, as it may take some time if it has locked up. Hold down the power button. If the operating system's answer to the rebooting will not work, find and hold down the power button of the laptop. This should cause the device to shut itself off. You'll have to press the power button again to power it back on, completing the reboot. Unplug from the wall and remove the battery. If restarting via the operating system and the power button do not work, unplug the laptop from the wall outlet, and remove the battery from the laptop. This will cause it to power off immediately. Allow time to reboot. Give the laptop time to cool down before you power it back on if you had to do this manually. A few seconds should do unless you have additional problems.

All the Best!

Sep 12, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have installed a new monitor on my desktop (windows xp) but the message appears 'Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert Boot Media' .. I have tried out the new moitor on my laptop and is working...


First check that all your CD/DVD and Floppy drives are empty. If there's a disk in one of them, take it out and reboot.

If there isn't a disk in one of the drives, switch on as normal and watch the screen, at the bottom you'll get a a message saying something like "Press F2 for boot options or "DEL" for setup".

Then it'll disappear quick as lightning before you get chance to do anything.

So re-boot again, this time pressing the boot options button repeatedly, so you don't miss your chance.

When successful a screen will say choose where you want to boot from. Choose HDD 0 (Your first hard drive) and press enter.

If you want to you can press the DEL key and go into the bios and set up your boot options.

I would suggest you set the boot order to

1) HDD
2) CD
3) Floppy Drive.

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No Sound Dell Dimension 3000


1)Check whether sound is enabled in bios.

2)Install Latest drivers from support.dell.com

3) Boot From the ResourceCD to Run Dell Diagnostics

1. Insert the ResourceCD in the optical drive, and restart the computer.

2. Tap the <F12> key during startup until the One Time Boot menu appears.
Note: If the One Time Boot menu does not appear, restart the computer and try again.

3. Press the <Down Arrow> to highlight Boot from CD, and press <Enter>.
4. In the ResourceCD menu, select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics, and press <Enter>.
5. The Dell Diagnostics screen appears.

Run sound test


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I have a laptop lg e500 it was mabe for windows vista i down graded the operationg system to Xp and now everyting i access start run cmd and then i press enter it shuts down the computer


Best thing I can suggest, do a fresh install of Windows XP. If you have a boot disk, I would suggest going into fdisk and wiping out the paritions and then creating one primary partition. After that then reboot with the boot disk and then format the drive using the command "format c: /u/c" without the quotes. After the format is done then reboot with the windows xp cd and install windows xp. It'll be a fresh copy at this point. Lots of times when doing an upgrade or downgrade some files get corrupted and weird things can happen. Do it this way and let me know what happens.

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XP Reboots by itself on arrival of login screen


have you tried safe mode? if safe mode is still a failure, you have no choice but to reformat 1 of those drives an do a clean installation of windows xp

Mar 17, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Compaq evo n1050v laptop rebooting on XP startup


When you start it hit the f8 key,highlight safemode without networking.If it boots do a system restore.

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Reformatting pc


what you need to do is put the XP cd in the cd or dvd drive first,then, when the pc is booting up press either F2 or Del depending on bios and the cmos setting screen will appear. Go to advanced cmos settings and the top line normal reads 'first boot device, this will be set at HDD or hard disk, this needs to be changed to cdrom. When you have changed it, save settings and exit, the system will now reboot and an option to boot from cd screen will appear, you then press Enter to boot from cd then follow the instructions to format or install windows.

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