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Computer won't start up!

I had the computer for a while now, and sometimes, atleast once in a month the flash drives in "My Computer" folder just happen to disappear. So i called the Medion Customer support, they told me to turn off the computer, unplug it for 15 min, plug it in, turn it on and it'll work. So it did, even though it took like another 10 min for the computer to start, its like it was warming up or something, before ever turning on. I used that way of fixing my Flash problem from then on. Yestarday, i did the same thing, only my computer does not want to start on AT ALL. I need help, im a busy guy, i have a lot of emails to check and send and over all, all my work depends on my computer. Here's a detailed step by step of my latest actions. 1. I turned off my computer normaly through "Start" "Turn Off Computer" "Shut Down". 2. Unpluged the wire from the back of the computer. 3. Waited around 15 min. 4. Pluged the wire back in and waited another 10 min for the computer to "power up". 5. Nothing happened, woke up next morning = same thing. Help me PLEASE!

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Re: Computer won't start up!

Waiting for 10 or 15 or even 30 minutes doesn't make much sense to me. What kind of flash drive or drives do you use? .. USB Thumb/Pen/Flash drive? .. If your flash drives in "My Computer" folder just happen to disappear, does the computer still working or freezed state? When you say your computer does not want to start on AT ALL.' the machine is not running at all or just that the operating system is not booting up?

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Which operating system ?

If its a cd or dvd disc you are referring to there is a horizontal slot on the front panel of desktop computers just insert the disc into the slot once it gets half or three quarters of the way in the computer should find it and drag it into the computer .

Then access this disc in windows explorer.

Click start all programs accessories open windows explorer my computer you should see your drives C: usually your hard drive D: your cd dvd drive and your usb drive E: or F: click to open it
Windows Explorer is an application that enables you to locate system files, folders and components on your computer. It enables you to make adjustments on components installed or running on your computer. It provides detailed information about your files and folders and enables you to organize them by renaming, copying, or moving them. You can launch Windows Explorer in several simple ways.

Right-click the Windows "Start" menu and click "Explore" to launch Windows Explorer. You should see the system folders in the left panel. Click the folder that you want to launch. You should see the contents of that folder on the right panel. Alternatively, launch Windows Explorer by double-clicking "My Computer" (Windows XP) or "Computer" (Windows Vista and 7) on the desktop. Click the "Folders" button on the top. You should see the system folders in the left panel. Click the folder that you want to launch. You should see the contents of that folder on the right panel. Alternatively, click the Windows "Start" menu and click "Programs" or "All Programs." Scroll up and select "Accessories." Click "Windows Explorer" to launch Windows Explorer.
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MultiBoot USB Flash - Survival Guide

Grub4DOS is a boot manager
that can be easily installed to a USB flash.
It allows booting multiple operating systems
from a simple graphical user interface.


1.) Format the USB flash drive in the FAT32 or NTFS filesystem. (Windows)
Download and start HPUSBFW.EXE )
-REMINDER!!! all data will be deleted on the USB flash-

1.a) Download necessary files
Grub4Dos gui Installer 1.1

1.b) Extract the downloaded zip files into separate folders.
For example:
Grub4DOS to C:Grub4DOS
Grub4Dos gui Installer 1.1 to C:
Grub4Dos gui Installer 1.1

If your flashdrive is not already plugged into the computer, plug it in now.

2.a) The next step is to run the Grub4DOS Installer.
Browse to the Installer's unzipped folder using Windows Explorer.

2.b) Run the grubinst_gui.exe program (Windows XP)
Right-click on grubinst_gui.exe Run as administrator (Windows 7)


2.c) Once the program is started, select the Disk option,
then click the Disk Refresh button and then select
your flashdrive from the dropdown box.
IMPORTANT:If you accidentally select the wrong drive,
you may not be able to boot your system without doing a boot repair.

2.d) Now click the Part List Refresh button,
then the dropdown box and finally select the Whole disk (MBR) option

2.e) Click the Install button to install Grub4DOS to the MBR
of the flashdrive.
Hopefully, you'll get the message that the installation was successful.

3.) The next step is to copy the grldr file to the flashdrive's
root folder.Using Windows Explorer, browse to the folder
where you unzipped
the Grub4DOS program and copy the file to the flashdrive.

3.a) Grub4DOS is now installed on the flashdrive.

4.)Download file

4.a)You need to copy the menu.lst file to USB Flash

4.b)Create a folder Boot on a USB flash drive.
in this folder create new folders

4.c) Download file

4.d) On USB flash-open the folder Boot
Within-we see Splash folder. Copy the file Snaiya into it.

5.) Add Puppy Linux on a multiboot USB flash


5.a) Download the Puppy ISO image

5.b) Create a folder Puppy on a USB flash drive.

5.c) Take from the downloaded ISO, file
PUP_420.SFS (from the folder Puppy)
Rename it to pup_420.sfs
and copy it to
USB flash.

5.d) Copy all other files from the downloaded ISO (from the folder Puppy)
to the folder /Boot/Puppy/ (Create a folder on a USB flash)

5.e) In the menu.lst add a:

title Puppy
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/Puppy/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=100000
initrd /boot/Puppy/initrd.gz

5.f) Preserve the changes and now menu.lst looks like this:

gfxmenu (hd0,0)/boot/Splash/Snaiya
timeout 30
default 0

title Puppy
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/Puppy/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=100000
initrd /boot/Puppy/initrd.gz

title Boot from CD-rom
cdrom --init
map --hook
chainloader (cd0)

title ShutDown PC

title Reboot PC

5.g) Puppy on our MultibootUSB flash-is ready for operation.
(Now we can restart our computer and see how it looks and works)

Depending on the options your motherboard, it is necessary when starting
your computer keyboard press: F8 or F12 or Esc, etc..
Thus you will appear a menu where you choose your USB flash drive.

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How do I load information onto the flash drive from my desk top computer?

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