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Deleted CD Rom, Have dicovery disk but can,t use it, need download

Totally deleted CD Rom, tried to msconfig, launch system restore but didn,t work, have the recovery disk in front of me but can,t do anything with it, is there anything on the internet that I can download or should I just go to a computer store and have them download my discovery disk on a floppy disk and then install that or what...Please help...

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If you have deleted the cdrom, just restart your pc and it will find it on the boot up

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Risk of losing data by re-booting CD-ROM recovery disk

Copy off your data to another computer before recovering. A recovery usually restores to factory settings and loses all data.
You could boot to Ubuntu or Linux and copy your stuff that way, then when restored, copy it back.

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System restore to factory condition

Since you have already done a full factory restore you might only need to uninstall these programs or to a system restore to a date when you had your computer running with no issues.

Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start.

scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a virus

microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered

Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7

if you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program

and some unnecessary programs

you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections

click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now

click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart

do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer

also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use

then defragment your hard drive

adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer

If youre not sure if a module is right for your system use the

Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules

you should always ask for a guarantee on compatibility before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible

you might have to many programs running at the same time putting to much strain on the CPU central processing unit

try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs

This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.

Delete the files using Disk Cleanup

If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.

It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.

Open Disk Cleanup by clicking start all programs accessories system tools and then clicking Disk Cleanup.

In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

If the Disk Cleanup Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.

Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete.

When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation.

Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer.

This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.

Delete the files using Disk Cleanup

If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.

It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.

Watch the demo (1:00)

this should speed up your computer

To perform a system restore, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.

3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.

4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points.

Click the most recent one to view system restore information.

5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.

6.Close all other programs.

7.To start the system restore, click Next.

8.Your computer restarts.

Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.

hope this helps

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Not the exact Toshiba Satelite #, but it is delaying everything I do. I have deleted photoshop, and photoshop elements. Deleted photos, and not much else I could delete. Defragged and Disk Cleaned.

Try this.
Go to START, RUN, type msconfig into the RUN box.
When this window opens click on LAUNCH SYSTEM RESTORE and restore your machine back to a time that it worked ok.

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Cd rom

go back to device manager. right click the cd rom name in device manager and click uninstall. right click on an empty area in device manager and click on scan for hardware changes. if this doesnt fix the issue try booting from a windows disk. if you are unable to do this than it may be a physical problem with the device. you may also want to try doing a system restore (if it is win me or higher) by going to start - accessories - system tools - and then system restore. follow the prompts from there.

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Windows could start because the following file is missing or corrupt: system 32/drivers/pci.sys


You can try repairing the installation of windows.

You need a windows installation disk or system recovery disk.
insert the disk in the CD/DVD RoM
boot your pc from the cd rom.
the system will prompted you repair , press r and then select the 1 or 2(most probably 1)
supply password of the administrator. if no password strike enter
Type: chkdsk /r then strike enter
the system will check and restore.
wait until completed.

If incase its a recovery disk:

boot your pc in the cd rom
the recovery disk you got to option;

either ; you partition and format the entire disk
or leave the current file only the system will be deleted and restore the new system( Something like that)

you have to decide either of the two option. you can try each option:

all of that will be corrected by installation of new windows: windows installation method is here:

may this help,


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Explorer.exe won't come up after downloading and installing new software

In my openion, Virus doesn't want to be killed by anti-virus :D You need to download DM2000 (disk manager 2000 of SeaGate) and run it in DOS mode to format Hard-Disk.

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Laptop froze

Bad News, serious problem!

Either Operating System is corrupt or Hard Drive defective. First Try REinstalling the Factory Recovery Disk Bios. Open CD rom Trey Place Factory System REstore disk. Turn on Computer and you should see "bood from CD, press any key" . Do so and follow instructions. Remeber to DELETE SECTORS when asked and when prompted select NSFS format. Follow instructions , use common sense and it should work.

If the HD is Defective, it will stop loading and indicate it cannot find HD in an error message.

One other thing. IF when you insert the disk and it boots up and does not go into the restore mode look on bottom of screen for BOOT ORDER and select CD ROM as the first boot. If you dont see that then you have to go into the BIOS and reset BOOT ORDER TO CD ROM FIRST. To get into Bias try tapping down f-2 key as its booting. If that dont work repeat with f-10, f 12 and then Delete button if all else fails. Find BOOT ORDER in BIAs and follow instructions on making CD ROM the first boot device. Then Save and Exit. Reinsert Restore disk and wait until you get the boot from cd rom prompt (process upove).

Unfortunately all data will be lost but computer will work fine.

If the drive is defective it has to be replaced. Write me again if that is the case if you want to do that yourself.

Good Luck

Cheers !

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Deleted CD Rom

Cool my friend you can use system restore to get it back..
Click Start->Run->type msconfig->click Launch System Restore button...Click restore my computer to an earlier time->select a restore point->click restore
PS:it will backup all of your software and will lose nothing..

Let me know if it worked..
Good luck!

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