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M700 wont boot

After trying to uninstall windows disk came to a file it could not read I removed disk and every since after startup will locks up with remove disk or media message,to continue press any key,pressing key does nothing,there is no disk in drive.

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What windows were you trying to uninstall what are you going to install in its place?. You know if your trying to install XP then just install you have to partitian and format NTFS is the best but you can use FAT. You cannot go anywhere at present because you interupted the las can go no where.

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A boot disk (startup disk) and why you need it?

The Windows installation disc contains the files necessary to start Windows, so it is itself a boot disk. A boot disk is actually not a computer disk in the shape of a boot. If it was, most disk drives would have a difficult time reading it. Instead, a boot disk is a disk that a computer can start up or "boot" from. If a problem is preventing Windows from starting, you can use the installation CD to start Windows. The installation CD also contains Startup Repair, which you can use to repair Windows if a problem prevents it from starting correctly. Startup Repair can automatically fix many of the problems that in the past required a boot disk to fix.

A boot disk (sometimes called a startup disk) is a type of removable media, such as a floppy disk or a CD, that contains startup files that your computer can use to start Windows. CD and DVD boot disks are often used to start up a computer when the operating system on the internal hard drive won't load.The startup files are also stored on your computer's hard disk, but if those startup files become damaged, you can use the files on a boot disk to start Windows

Earlier operating systems that used the FAT or FAT32 file systems, such as Windows 95 and Windows 98, a boot disk was especially useful because it allowed a person to access files on a hard disk even if Windows was unable to start. This ability also represented a security risk, because anyone with a boot disk and access to the computer could start the computer and access any file. Hard disks formatted with NTFS have built-in security features that prevent using a boot disk to access files..

Let looks at some useful "boot CD downloads" to create one for Windows OS,s.
1-Ultimate Boot CD for Windows - This BartPE-based boot disc comes with a huge selection of tools to access your data and get your PC booting properly again. Some of them are even useful.UBCD takes a long time to load and asks you some odd questions before it's finally up. But once it's there, you can edit the Windows Registry (yes, the one on the hard drive) in RegEdit, recover deleted files, and even run benchmarks. setting up UBCD is identical to creating a BartPE disc--with the same possibility of failure. But when it works, you get a lot more.Price: Free
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2-Puppy Linux - A third party application to create a boot CD using Linux and great for accessing NTFS-formatted hard drives--especially if you're not comfortable with Linux's whole mount concept. Just open the Drives window and select a drive, and Puppy will mount it for you--in read/write mode, if possible.Puppy will mounting the drive with read/write permissions and you not only can copy your files elsewhere, but you can also edit them. Puppy Linux comes with AbiWord, which supports .doc files, and Gnumeric, which supports .xls. And even if it mounts read-only, you can still copy the files to an external drive, most of which are formatted in the universally accessible FAT32 file system.
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3-BartPE - The BartPE operating system makes a pretty good boot disc on its own, getting you into Windows and letting you access your drive. It doesn't have much in the way of repair utilities, but it has chkdsk, which should probably be the first one you try.To create a CD, the program needs the Windows 2000 or XP installation files. One place you're sure to find them is an actual Windows installation CD-ROM. But the recovery disc that came with your PC probably doesn't have them.
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5-Trinity Rescue Kit - TRK's command line interface could humble anyone but the most devoted Linux geek.
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on Jan 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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She gets an error message when booting up:: Fail to load language file

Try disabling startup programs. Go to Start > Run (search in Win 7) and type MSConfig. Go to Startup tab and uncheck anything that you don't want Windows to load automatically. It will make Windows boot faster and use less resources while running.
This just disables them in startup. Programs will still load, but only when you initiate.

If this fails, even though this should fix it, download CCleaner (free) and clean your Windows Registry.

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My system is hanging.what can i do?

Try going to the task manager to check if you have too many processes running on the background that may be consuming resources. You can open it by pressing the Ctl+Alt+Del keys on your keyboard at the same time.

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Hi everyone, I would just like to know, does anyone know how I can obtain or create an emergency boot up disk for windows xp home edition? Many thanks. Andrew

When formatting a floppy diskette, users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this.
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Armada m700 working fine. oneday got message 1782 disk controller failure. have tried removing things. will get message even if hard drive & caddy removed. have reset startup sequence have tried with...

 disk controller failure - the chip from the laptop's motherboard that's controlling the disks is fried. Nothing you can do - all hd's will be unrecognized - that laptop is dead.
 Buy a new one.

Oct 30, 2009 | Compaq Armada M700 Notebook

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Message read/ missing export user 32.dll update layerd window.


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Restart your computer using the Windows 98 or Windows Me Startup disk.
  2. On the Startup menu, choose the correct CD-ROM support for your computer.
  3. Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:

    cd <windows>\system
    ren user32.dll user32.dlx
    ren gdi32.dll gdi32.dlx
    ren winmm.dll winmm.dlx

    where <windows> is the name of your Windows folder and <ramdrive> is the virtual drive created by the boot disk (probably e:\ or f:\).
  4. Type the following line, and then press ENTER: For Windows 98:
    <CD-ROM drive>:\win98

    For Windows Me:
    <CD-ROM drive>:\win9xwhere <CD-ROM drive> is the drive letter assigned to your CD-ROM drive. Note that this letter may be different when you boot your computer with the Windows Startup disk.
  5. Type the following line, and then press ENTER:

    user32.dll gdi32.dll winmm.dll
  6. Type the following line, and then press ENTER:


    where <drive> is the drive on which Windows is installed, and <windows> is the folder containing Windows.
  7. Review the information displayed. If it is correct, press Y.
  8. Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command: cd
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  9. Restart your computer.
  10. Once Windows has restarted, run the Defragmentation application.
When Ext.exe has finished extracting the files, follow these steps:
  1. Remove the Windows 98/Me Startup disk, and then restart your computer.
  2. Press and hold down the CTRL key as your computer restarts. On the Windows 98 Startup menu, select Safe Mode.
  3. After Windows starts, on the toolbar click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  4. On the Install/Uninstall tab, click any utility that you have installed, and then click Add/Remove to remove the utility. Repeat this step to remove any utilities you have installed.
  5. On the toolbar click Start, point to Settings, and then click Taskbar And Start menu.
  6. Click the Start Menu Programs tab, and then click Remove.
  7. Double-click Startup, click the appropriate entry, and then click Remove.
  8. Click Close, click OK, and then restart your computer.
  9. Restart your computer.
  10. In Microsoft System Information, on the Tools menu, click System File.
  11. Click Settings, on the Advanced tab, click Restore Defaults, and then click OK.
  12. Restart your computer.

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Hi, a Pc wont boot up beacuse of certain reasons i the Ram are bad or seated badly so pls look on them .
2, your harddisk is corrupted operating system cant start .
Now get operating system cd then try booting with it .

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Registry problem

You know how to get to the safe mode option. Well get to that screen and try last known good configuration. What this does it takes restores everything up to where you last logged on your computer successfully. If that doesn't work run the windows disk, delete the partition and start fresh. If that is a no go you have a hardware problem most likely.

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Compaq armada m700 wont boot up

most of this kind of problem are located in a corrupt file or a bad sector on the hard drive that checkdisk won't repair you got two option to try. one make a backup of you files and reinstall the Operating sistem or try to fix the surface of the hard drive with an utility call "HDD regenerator" in the 70% of the cases I had it fix the problem specially in older notebooks whitout the need of reintall the OS. you will try and may be this fix your problem. (tihis utility comes in a disk called "Hiren"s" boot cd.)

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