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My main reason to write to you is that have Hp 500 B MT has some Problems: Whenever the computer machine is Switched ON to the User Accounts the Machine works ok,but upon Opening one of the accounts the machine brings ERRORS. Upon Diagnosis Tool,the HDD Diagnosis tells me it needs Back Up BIOS Boot change(F10) to First device to CD ROM is still not detecting any OS cd from XP,Windows 7 to Hirens. In the 3 types of Safe Modes the machine still gives me 3 User Accounts, instead of 4 User Accounts i.e plus the Admin included. After Booting from the Last known configuration that worked the machine gives me errors & does not shut down, Kindly Help,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: cannot boot windows xp
Test the CMOS BATTERY..TO MAKE SURE ITS GOOD IF NOT REPLACE.If it test good leave out for 5-10 minutes replace.motherboard bios should now beat default settings.reenter the bios.move cd to first boot.save changes.if you do not save changes it will not work.place.computer should now boot from disk.
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Posted on Dec 14, 2008
Without CD's, if the Original Windows XP that came with the computer is the one installed, you can completely format and reinstall the Operating System with all the default software that came with the computer suing the System Recovery Option built in to the hard drive on the recovery partition.
Right after you power your computer on, start tapping the F11 button. After the Compaq splash screen disappears, the computer should take you to the System Recovery screen where you can choose to completely Recover your computer back to system defaults. I tried to condense the steps listed on HP's website so they wouldn't be asdf confusing. Here's the link for all the recovery options: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=115&prodSeriesId=1847962&prodTypeId=321957&objectID=c00608578
Go to the section named: Reinstall the operating system using the advanced recovery options
Here's the basic Recovery Steps without disks:
Plug in AC Adapter
Power on your computer
Right after you turn the computer on, repeatedly tap the F11 button
After the Compaq screen disappears, the System Recovery Screen should appear shortly after. Stop tapping F11 when you see this screen
Choose to do a System Recover and click next
Check if next screen has "Advanced Options" to choose from near the top.
If it doesn't, click next, and hopefully the next screen will have "Advanced Options"
Click Advanced Options then choose Destructive Recovery
This will do a FULL FORMAT of the computer and reinstall the Operating System and default software that came with the computer. (Note: this will wipe out all data you have saved on your computer)
Click Next with Destructive Recovery selected.
Reboot the computer when the computer prompts you to reboot
Process may take approx. an hour I believe. DO NOT shut off the computer while the process is running.
Hope this helped, read up about it on HP's website from the link I provided and post back and let us know if this worked for you.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
SOURCE: Dell Vostro will not boot up
During startup, just before the Windows splash screen appears, you should be able to hit the F8 key for a list of startup options. It looks from your post as if you know how to do this.
One of those choices should be to disable automatic restart on system failure. (or words very similar to that.) Use this choice to get into safe mode if you can, or into regualar windows.
Once there, go to the system restore feature and restore to a date when everything worked.
This error message is a message pointing to a piece of software (as opposed to hardware, as so many of these messages are).
The next best fix is to reinstall the OS from the ground up. this may be a major hassle, depending on the data you have on that hard drive.
Posted on May 23, 2009
SOURCE: Blue Screen c000021a
boot system into safe mode. locate the icon for my computer. right click and go to properties. locate the computer name tab and select it. find the radio button for "change" and click it. rename the computer to something considerably shorter then what you have. the system cannot boot and complete the logon process if the computer name is longer than 200 "bytes"
Posted on May 27, 2009
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