I bought this computer that had been crashed. It would only get to the page that asked which type of startup ie: SafeMode, Prompt, Network, Normal. No matter what you chose it would restart. I entered the recovery disk and booted with cdrom at bios. This allowed me to get to dos. I formated and it prompted for a restart. I did and started to try to load windows and it now intermittenly will not find the Rom drive. I tried taking it out and reinstalling in case there is a bad connection and it helps somtime then will lose it again. Im not sure if its coincidence. Could this be the Rom drive or a problem with the MB
I got similar problem to this one. the only diff. is it was saying hdd not installed. my chum's laptop was a Toshiba just abt a year old now... she brought it to me saying it crashed and she tried to installed it herself. but it doesnt complete its installation.. a message appear and says " installation will not continue because there is no hdd installed, etc..." bios setup detects the hdd 120gig.. so what was wrong with it... 1 week the laptop stays with me and i'm trying to figure out what possible error i'm not seeing... everything i checked and doubled checked cant find any hardware problem... guess what, i just changed my XP installer bought a new one.. i run installation again with that new OS the installation proceeds normally and finished under an hour later... your problem could be the same as i encountered. IMHO, why dont you try to install another OS and observe what happens next...
It can be 2 things... RAM, or Hard Drive. Sometimes that happends because the HD has a bad sector... Only way to solve the problem is to change HD. You can try to test the problem with Memtest86, and MHDD... you can find this programs in Hiren's boot CD... http://www.9down.com/Hiren-s-BootCD-9-7-54477/ download it, burn a CD and try to find the problem, in memory or hard drive.
The fact that the CD ROM works at all means them MOBO is ok..just replace the CD ROM as they are not that expensive any longer and save yourself some headaches..good luck. Let me know if you have have questions.
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Windows starts with a black screen .NTLDR NOT FOUND.
insert the Windows CD provided by the company or get any Windows XP(home /professional) CD.
Insert in the CD drive and restart the computer by pressing enter key on the keyboard.
look at the bottom of the screen, it might ask to press F3 , F8 or some F(function)key to select boot option/menu.
press the key
wait for the computer to copy the files, on the blue screen it will ask U to press "R" to repair ,press the "r" button on the keyboard.
wait for some time
A black screen will appear press number "1" on the keyboard then hit enter,
it will ask U for the Administrator password , put the login password that U use to login the computer ( if there is no password just press enter key)and press enter button
now u will see "c:\.........your name
type : map (press enter)
U will see the drive map ,look for the cd/dvd drive ...
now type the letter c,d,e,or f which ever is beside the cd/dvd drive and press collon
example: if the cd/dvd drive is "d"
d: (press enter)
now type in
cd i386 (press enter)
again type in
copy ntldr c: (press enter)
it will give a message
1 file copied
now remove the CD from the drive and
exit or simply restart the computer
**********congrats U r issue is resolved enjoy***********
the installation of the webcam shouldnt have affected the drive atall. Try uninstalling the webcam first of all, and then see if the DVD drive is working again. It may be a coincidence that it has failed, at the same time as installing the webcam.
Something you can try if you have windows XP:
To check the health of the DVD drive, go to start>control panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer.
click on "system" from the list on the left of the window, then click "type" to group all the events, errors, and warning. check to see if you have any messages such as "CDROM" Device CDROM0 has a bad block. (something like this). Thats always a sign that your cd drive is on its way out.
If the CD drive still works but just cant play movies (but can read all other files fine) Then i'd try using different software to play the files. Try VLC player from videolan.org, which plays all file types.
Your CD Drive may be just a CD/DVD reader Drive may not be able to burn onto CD/DVD,s my dads laptop cant, he gets same error when he trys, so he had to use a different cd/dvd burner on a desktop.
If you have a desktop or laptop and you are 100% sure it can burn to CD/DVD,s then i reccomend you get a program called "ULTRA ISO" it is shareware but allows burning up to 300mb per cd for free before it asks you to pay so as long as you keep cd files below a total of 300mb you,d never have to pay. if its actually ITUNES which is reporting the error then your CD/DVD drive may require its own software before itunes will reconise it as CD/DVD burner drive. windows media player can report this type of error also.
Did you remember to enter the BIOS setup and change the boot drive so the system would look to the (optical) drive in which you have put your XP disk?
In most cases, you must tell the system where to look for boot files and with a new hard drive, there are no files to find.
If you don't have any malware defense installed yet, and can again get it up and running enough to go on line, I would recommend all of the following:
- AVG Free Grisoft Home Page
- Spybot S&D Spybot Home page
- AdAware Lavasoft Home Page
Basic versions are either free or ask for donations.
DVD TSST Corp CD/DVDW TS-H552B. Computer crash using DVD+R
I tried using a blank DVD+R 16X and as soon as I closed the DVD drawer the computer crashed. No warning, no blue screen just straight to a restart. If I left the DVD in it cycled through back to a restart. I tried the latest firmware from Samsung but it still happened S10. I then tried an HP firmware update HP13 from their driver update page and all is well. If you need to know more of my computer spec then please ask.
You might get lucky by removing the drive entirely from the "hardware list" (start->settings->control panel->system), then letting the OS find it automatically. if it doesn't work try Windows Update and choose "Custom" to get driver updates, then restart if it tells you to.
If that doesn't help, and if you're sure that the drive worked as a DVD before, try this KB from microsoft: