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Jumbled video on startup removed 6 malware and restarted the system ,bios settings came up , i exited (saved settings )and video was in multiple blue squares and unledgible.System will not go into windows now

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Before windows starts to boot press F8 as if you were trying to start safe mode and select the option about enabling vga something and restore your video card drivers

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Advanced boot options


Lenovo Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) settings allow you to quickly customize interactions between your operating system and your hardware, especially your hard drive or drives, memory and power supply.
You must get into the Lenovo BIOS before your operating system loads.
Though most users don't typically see options for entering or using the BIOS, multiple changes can be made to customize and optimize your system, such as changing your boot device order and changing the display brightness to conserve power.

Turn off your Lenovo computer.
Press the power button to start your system.
For best results, wait 30 seconds to one minute before starting your system.
This gives you a longer window in which to enter the BIOS.

Press "F1" as soon as the Thinkpad logo appears.
Depending on your Thinkpad model, you may be prompted to press either the blue "Access IBM" or the blue "ThinkAdvantage" button instead of "F1 or F2."
If this is the case, a message will appear stating "To interrupt normal startup, press (one of the listed buttons above)."
Select the "Start setup utility" to open the BIOS setup menu.
Follow the instructions provided in the BIOS setup menu to select BIOS menu sections, settings and to change options.
Next, navigate through the Bios setup pages using keybard arrow keys in order to find failsafe or optimized defaults press ENTER to select your option press F10 save to cmos and restart

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/lenovoBIOS.html

Jul 07, 2013 | Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 (3011CKU) 21.5 in....

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Compaq Presario pops up a system boot menu everytime at startup.


This comes up mostly when it requires a BIOS save. Try that. If that does not help, sometimes setting the default settings and saving will help.

Dec 04, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I want to know how to restore mr presario compaq sr1720nx back to factory settings


There are multiple instances when you would want to wipe your PC's memory clean and reset it to the factory defaults.


Called "formatting," it is often the last-ditch effort to restore a PC to functionality.

You will also have to format your PC if it gets crippled by viruses.


Although these instructions are for the Compaq Presario, the steps are essentially the same for all Windows based PCs. Be sure that you want to delete everything this process is irreversible.


Back up any data that you want to keep by saving it to removable media, such as external hard drives, flash drives, DVD-R, etc.

Unplug all peripheral devices, except for the keyboard and mouse.


Turn on the computer. As the computer is starting, repeatedly press F1 to initiate the recovery process.

When the BIOS setup screen appears, press the right arrow key to select "Boot".


Press the down arrow key to select "Boot Device Priority" and press "Enter".

Press the down arrow key to select "CD-ROM" and press "+" to move it to the top of the list.


Open the CD-ROM tray, and insert the system recovery disk.

Exit the BIOS setup by pressing "F10". Be sure to select "Save Changes and Exit".


System recovery should initiate. If it does not, and the PC loads Windows, then you have either failed to set the CD-ROM at the top of the boot priority list or you exited the BIOS setup without saving.


Press "R" to begin the recovery process.

When prompted, select "Full System Recovery".


Restart the computer when the process has completed.


Hope this helps.


Nov 21, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario SR1720NX (EL435AA) PC...

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WHAT KEY IS REQUIRED FOR RECOVERY OF MEDION MT 7 PC


From the Setup CD-ROM
1.
Insert the Setup compact disc (CD) and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.
2.
When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R.
3.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console.
4.
When prompted, type the Administrator password.
5.
At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of commands, or help commandname for help on a specific command.
6.
To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit.
If you have already installed the Recovery Console
1.
During Startup, select Recovery Console from the startup options menu.
2.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console.
3.
When prompted, type the Administrator password.
4.
At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of commands, or help commandname for help on a specific command.
5.
To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit.

Aug 15, 2012 | Medion MD-1704 PC Desktop

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My computer wont load windows at all says it shutdown so it wont harm my computer what do i do


go to disable automatic restart on system failure and check whether it gives some blue screen error?
go to bios and do a default on bios by pressing alt+e ,alt+d & alt+f
now disable floppy drive,cd drive,sound and network then exit the BIOS by saving the changes.
now reboot the system and check.

alos make sure that USB emulation option is set to no boot

Dec 26, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Boot failure at USBd checkpoint


There are 2 steps you can do to fix the problem

1. Change the USB Emulation Setting in the BIOS
NOTE: It is recommended to disconnect any USB devices before performing the following steps.
Restart the system.
Wait until the Dell Logo appears.
At the Dell Logo screen, press F2 right away to enter the System Setup.
The System Setup screen will appear.
Press the down arrow key to highlight Integrated Devices (LegacySelect Options).
Press Enter.
A small box with a list of devices appears in the middle of the screen.
Press the down arrow key to highlight USB Emulation.
The default setting is On.
Press the Space Bar on your keyboard to change the setting to No Boot.
Press the Esc key.
The small box disappears.
Press the Esc key again.
A small box with list of options appears in the middle of the screen.
Make sure that Save Changes and Exit is highlighted in blue.
Press Enter.
The system will then restart.
The recommended changes have now been made to the BIOS.

2. Reset the Dell Dimension desktop System Setup (BIOS) to factory defaults.
Restart the system.
The Dell logo screen appears.
Press F2 to enter the System Setup (BIOS).
The System Setup screen appears.
Press the ALT + F key combination.
Press the Esc key to Save and Exit.
Press Enter to Save changes and exit now.
The BIOS is now set to the default settings.

Apr 02, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000® Pentium® 4...

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Reformatting my computer


  • Using System Recovery CDs
  • Change the boot order in the BIOS:-
  • Turn off the computer:
  • Disconnect devices that are connected to USB, Fire wire, parallel and serial ports, except the keyboard, the mouse anb Internet Connection.
  • Turn on the computer.
  • When the color screen with the logo appears, press the F1 key on the keyboard until Entering SETUP is displayed. (You only have a few seconds to press the F1 key before the normal startup process continues.)
  • Wait until the BIOS setup program opens.
  • Press the right arrow key to select Boot.
  • Press the down arrow key to select Boot Device Priority, and then press Enter on the keyboard.
  • Change the first boot device to CD-ROM using one of these methods:
  • Press the down arrow key to select the CD-ROM item. Press the + (plus) key to move the CD-ROM item up until it is the first item in the list.
  • Press the down arrow key to highlight the First Boot Device selection. Press the + (plus) key until CD-ROM is the selection.
  • Start the recovery:-
  • Press the Eject button on the top CD-ROM drive, and wait for the tray to open. Insert the System Recovery CD #1 and close the tray.
  • Press the F10 key to save the changes and exit BIOS.
  • With Yes selected, press Enter.
  • The recovery window automatically starts; wait for the onscreen instructions to display, and then follow the instructions:-
  • Press R, and then press the F key again.
  • Click yes to perform the full system recovery.
  • Insert the remaining CDs when directed.
  • When the recovery program finishes, click Restart to restart the computer.
  • Before the computer restarts, the CD tray ejects. Remove the CD
  • Return the BIOS to the previous setting
  • When the color screen with the logo appears, press the F1 key on the keyboard until Entering SETUP is displayed. (You only have a few seconds to press the F1 key before the normal startup process continues.) Wait until the BIOS setup program opens.
  • Press F5 Key to Set Default Settings in BIOS.
  • Press the F10 key to save the changes and exit BIOS.
  • Select yes and press Enter.
  • Complete the recovery
  • After the computer restarts, a series of startup screens appear. Complete Microsoft Windows setup as follows:
  • Complete the registration process, and then reconnect the devices that were disconnected earlier.
  • Reinstall software that did not originally come with the computer.
  • Write data files that were previously saved on the backup CD or diskette you made from the hard disk.

Jul 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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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.

Feb 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Acer 3089


hmm which password ??? is it the bios password or the windows password.. Any way I will give you solutions for both

THE BIOS PASSWORD
1.) unplug the computer system
2.) remove the side panel

now you have two option
OPTION 1
3.) locate the jumper jp1 or jcmos1 you can use your manual for a refrence its a 3 pin jumper located cloase to the battery
4.) the jumper is currently on 1 and 2 , set it to 2 and 3 wait a few seconds and set it back to 1 and 2
5.) THATS IT BIOS PASSWORD RESET
6.) boot system enter setup and load optamised defaults.
7. save and exit setup

OPTION 2
incase you cant find the jumper
3.)remove memory
4.)remove the battery
5.)press the power button 5 times to empty any charged capicators
6.)replace battery and memory
7.)boot ystem enter bios load optimised defaults , save and exit

THATS IT BIOS PASSWORD RESET

TO RESET WINDOWS PASSWORD
1.) dowload hirens boot cd from here
www.phazeddl.com
you will need to search hirens when you go to the site
2.)burn off cd
3.) boot from cd
4.) use the on screen menu to fine windows password reset tools,
5.) choose the appiorate one and follow instructions to change or reset password..

THATS IT WINDOWS PASSWORD RESET..

let me know if you need any more help good luck

Jan 10, 2008 | Acer Aspire L100 PC Desktop

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Blue screen when starting up


just double check the keyboard connection if it's ps2 type connector; if it's a usb mouse it won't work cos the drivers have not loaded. Only other solution is to remove right side panel of pc and locate the JBAT1 terminal and move jumper from pins 1-2 to pins 2-3 for a few seconds and back again. Turn on pc and then hopefully you can access the bios to set the time and date and save settings then re start.

Jan 20, 2007 | HP Pavilion a810n (PP164AA) PC Desktop

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