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Chrome OS is damaged or missing


To install the Google Chromium operating system (OS) on your computer, instead of booting it from an image or using an official Google Chrome OS netbook, you must compile the Chromium source. Compiling the Chromium source is a complex task that might be difficult for novice computer users. The first stage of the task requires preparing the hard drive for a new installation by formatting it. All commands entered to the kernel are Linux commands because Google Chromium is based on Linux.

Insert the Chromium installation disc in your computer. Restart the computer. When prompted, press any key to enter the boot disc. A kernel shell will flash while waiting for a command. Type "fdisk /dev/hda" and press "Enter." Type "d" and press "Enter." Type "1" and press "Enter" again to delete the initial partition. Type "n" and then "p." Type "1" and press "Enter." This creates a new partition. Press "1" and press "Enter," then press "Enter" again. Type "mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1" and press "Enter" to create your new file system for the drive. Type "mkdir /disk1" and press "Enter." Type "mont /dev/sdb1 /disk" and press "Enter," then "df-H" and press "Enter." This partitions and formats your hard drive, which now is ready to work using the Chromium operating system. http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/developer-guide

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Computer wont start or boot up cursor line on top blinks please help ?


Your computer can't find the OS on your hard drive. Most likely the boot sector has been damaged (or someone reformatted the drive). The entire hard disc may have failed.

Since this is a netbook, you will either need an external optical drive (USB) and a copy of the OS to boot from or a USB flash drive that has been prepared as a boot version of the OS. HP offers the Mini 5101 with WinXP Home, SUSE Linux or FreeDos. There may be newer versions with other OS options. Make sure to get the correct OS, even if you upgraded it.

You will need to boot to the optical drive or the flash drive. On other computers, this may involve accessing the BIOS to change the boot order. Look for a splash screen with the key information. Then turn off the computer and turn it back on while repeatedly pressing the key. (F1, Esc, Del, and F10 are common keys.) If you miss the timing, turn off the computer and try again.

If you are using XP, you will need to enter the Recovery Console. Then enter the command line mode. If your command prompt starts with any character other than C. Type C: then press Enter. Next type CD WINDOWS. Then try the BOOTCFG /REBUILD and see if a Windows OS is found. (type the command in and then press enter). Then type in the command FIXBOOT. This repairs the boot sector. You will need to confirm the commands. Type CD .. and CHKDSK /R /F to check for and fix damaged hard drive areas

If this worked, type EXIT. Try rebooting the computer. Otherwise use the command FIXMBR and then exit. Enter the HP recovery program (on the original hard disc or on Recovery discs, if you made them). Restore the computer to the original configuration with that program. If you ever did anything to repartition the hard drive, the recovery partition may not be accessible. You will lose any stored files and need to reinstall any programs you added to the netbook.

I hope this helps. Please note: losing this part of the hard drive may indicate that you have a failing hard disc. You will need to decide if you want to replace the drive or the netbook. If you decide to replace the hard drive, match the original drive size and data/power specifications (2.5" drive and SATA cable, probably). Use a USB/SATA/IDE hard drive adapter and a cloning software either added to the hard drive or from an optical disc to transfer the OS to the new drive and then set it as the boot drive before installing it in the netbook.

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BAD DISK BECAUSE PASSWORD LOUCK


Issue How to lock / unlock the hard disk drive.
Cause

A hard disk drive may be come locked or unlocked allowing or not allowing for software to have direct disk access. You may encounter an error indicating to unlock the hard disk drive in any of the below circumstances.

  1. Attempting to install another operating system.
  2. Attempting to fdisk the hard drive.
  3. Installing software.
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To unlock the hard disk drive

unlock x:

The x represents the letter of the hard disk drive that you wish to unlock. For example, if you needed to unlock the C: drive, type c in the place of x.

Additional information about the lock and unlock command can be found on our Lock / Unlock page.

To lock the hard disk drive

lock x:

The x represents the letter of the hard disk drive that you wish to lock. For example, if you needed to lock the C: drive, type c in the place of x.

Additional information about the lock and unlock command can be found on our Lock / Unlock page.

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I bay my netbook is locked i need e password


DO NOT panic, you can reset the password YOURSELF.

Windows Password Recovery is right what you need in your case. The password recovery tool is designed to reset Windows login password once you accidentally forgot it or have no access to your system including Windows 7, Vista, XP etc. By burning a bootable CD, you can enter almost any computer with Windows administrator login password protected within a few seconds. Here are the step by step tutorial, pretty easy, I am sure you can handle it!

Step 1: Download Windows Password Recovery and install it on another computer.
Step 2: Prepare a blank CD/USB and run the software and use it to burn the ISO file to it.
Step 3: Put it into the CD-ROm and restart your locked computer. Change the BIOS setting of your locked computer to make it boot from the CD-ROM or USB drive. Note: start computer and press F2 or Delete to enter BISO setup
Step 4: Boot your locked computer from the created disk and remove your forgotten password. GOOD LUCK!

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I have a dell vostro 1310 laptop that will not boot. It first tried to recover but couldn't and would just shut down. Now I cannot even enter anything with a command prompt. I think my hard drive is fried...


Dell site should have info regarding the removal of old drive. Then install new drive in its place and install the recovery disks that you got or made. Hopefully the new drive will come with the software to prepare the drive for loading although some of the newer OS disks will do it for you.

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ST3250820A - hard disk locked


Get a dos program called F-disk ... put the floppy into your floppy drive and boot your computer. Delete the partitian, format the drive and you will be good to go.

Maybe you can use the software that came with the Seagate ... if not, you can download it at Seagate.

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This is problem with the file system which is currupted in your case. There is one solution to get all the files back. Follow the steps:

1) Plugin the USB external drive in to the computer
2) Go to My Computer and note down the drive letter for your USB device liek C: or D: or E:
3) type the command in RUN (cmd or command)
4) It takes your to windows command prompt
5) type ( chkdsk /f <drive letter which belongs to your device liek C: or D: or E:) dont forget to put colon symbol after drive letter
6) Press enter, it will unmount the disk if already in use and repair the file system
7) Once finished all the phases remove the device and plugin again

HOPE NOW YOU CAN SEE THE FILES

IF it does not work drop me a mail at katwal.raman@gmail.com. I will give the software to restore all the data.

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My computer goes offf when I load the computer. Micron TransPort GX and ZX


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Problems with SanDisk Micro 2GB Flash Drive


Your system may be infected with virus or spyware, first clean the system and then try using the external devices,

if still the problem persists then run a command on command promt in windows, run command line

click start select run then type in sfc /scannow
make sure you have the operating system disk in your primary optical drive cd/dvd drive.

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