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Dell inspiration 1520 doesn't go past Windows Error window. My computer goes past the dell loading screen, then Windows Error. After I pick one (or go into f8 and pick system repair) then the screen goes...

Possible hard drive failure. You may have to reinstall the operating system and if that doesn't work then you have to get a new hard drive. The tech may or may not be able to recover your files from the damaged unit.

May 18, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Windows will lock up, but not freeze completely. I can still move mouse but not click on anything, and ctrl + alt + del does not work. The only way to shut down is by holding down power button. After...

There's a few things you can try to fix this problem.

1. As soon as you turn on your computer hold F8 if it's a Dell or possibly F12, F2, or ESC. Before the Vista loading screen appears you will come to a screen asking what mode you want to boot into. Pick Safe Mode with Networking. If you can get in, run the free version of the program Malwarebytes which can be found here as it may be a virus that is causing the OS malfunction.

2. If Malwarebytes does not fix the problem, when you are asked to do a system restore, pick a restore point further back than the one you keep picking. It may be that the cause of the problem happened before the system restore point you're picking and picking an older one may fix it.

3. If all else fails try to get into your computer using Safe Mode with Networking again. Then use an external hard drive or something to back up all of your data that you need. Then insert the Vista setup CD and boot from CD which can be done by holding down F12 if a Dell or F2, ESC, or F8 when booting. Try running the setup utility on the CD and if that does not fix the problem delete your partition on your hard drive and reinstall the OS. Then use your backup to get all your files back.

Good luck and thanks for using Fix Ya.

Apr 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I purchased two identical hard drives. (MyBook Essentials 2T) The first one works fine, the second, loads the driver and says it is now ready to use, but when I look for it, it is not there. (Show...

What may be happening is it's conflicting drive letters.
Try this.. Plug in the drive. Right click on My Computer, choose Manage. Go to Disk Management under Storage.

Look for the WD drive there, it may have no drive letter associated with it. That would be the problem. Right click on the drive entry and choose Change Drive letter. Pick a Letter.

Exit out and open windows explorer and the drive should now show up.

Jan 28, 2011 | Western Digital My Book Essential...

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Hi I'm having problems installing windows 7 on my computer I think it may have something dealing with my motherboard I m running a MSI P55M-GD41 mother board with intel i5-661 processor and 4GB of 2 2GB...

One bad lead will cause your computer to shut down or continue in a cycle
replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to your hard drive
hope this helps

Oct 24, 2010 | MSI P55MGD41 Motherboard

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I put a new Hard drive in my sony viao VGN-NR260E notebook.. It reads the hard drive is there and everything but when tring to load windows xp its not reconizing the hard drive to load windows..The hard...

You must partition the new hard drive, sometimes that step can be bypassed by just hitting Enter at the prompts. It has to be partitioned and then the partition has to be formatted through the Windows setup routine. By sure and partition it as a primary partition.

May 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Didn't eject and remove USB. Now can't access the Passport HD.

Go to Applications -> Utilities Folder -> Disk Utility.
Pick the media on the left and then go to the Erase tab on the right side of dialog.
Pick MSDOS format and the drive should work on both PCs and Macs now.

Apr 29, 2010 | Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE...

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I was trying to load ubuntu onto a spare hard drive i had lying around. i used my everex stepnote 1500 note book to load the system on to the spare hard drive. now when i turn on my note book without the...

You should install Ubuntu from inside Windows with the wubi program. When you boot you will have Windows as the default boot option and Ubuntu as a second option. Choose the Ubuntu installation to reside on the external drive. You will connect the drive if you use Ubuntu.

If you do not do that, reinstall ubuntu on the external drive and choose to write the boot sector for GRUB or LILO on the external drive, not on the MBR of the primary drive.
Hope it helps.

Sep 12, 2009 | Everex StepNote NC1500 Notebook

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Look through your bios for a setting called QuickPost/QuickBoot/QuietPost....

Disable this feature then save and exit the bios, when you restart you should see the long version of the bootup screen, generally if it is turned on the laptop will not see or accept hardware changes until you disable the option.

If it finds your drives you can turn the feature back on for quicker booting on the next bootup. If it still doesn't see your drives I would suspect a fault on the motherboard.

Let us know if this works, if not we'll try a few other suggestions.

Hope this helps FixYa,


May 22, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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" Error loading operating system "

This is not an easy one. But to start,when you install an OS, you needed to delete the drive when you where at the install screen of windows,which you did not post which one. Then after you install an OS
you need to install the chiposet drivers for the motherboard so that it can work. Then the graph drivers,sound drivers,lan drivers. If you do not install the drivers for the hardware that is on the Mobo
windows will try and use generic drivers which are junk.

So you are going to download the drivers for all the things I said. Now when you try and install and you are at the screen that ask to install windows, look down and pick delete the partition than pick which ever letter it ask for and pick yes, now you will see to create new partition, just hit enter because
at the box on the bottom of screen has the full size of the hard drive in it, unless you need to make another partition. Now make sure that C- new raw -- is highlighted and hit enter to install windows to your hard drive, now you get- format NTFS , do not format quick.

This is the best way to install a OS on a clean hard drive. Hope you get it installed ok and all the drivers.

Mar 18, 2009 | Medion (40010998)

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Windows will not start

You might have either a bad hard drive or a corrupted Windows installation (which could be due to a bad hard drive). You can try starting Windows in safe mode (press the F8 key when the Compaq logo comes up after you turn the power on, and pick Safe Mode from the list of startup options) if it will let you. Then try scanning the disk for errors.

You can also try using the Windows recovery console (assuming you have XP) to repair your installation. Boot the computer from the Window operating system CD (Compaq systems came with one; if you don't have one you can probably borrow one from somebody). After setup loads everything it needs you pick the "R" option to try repairing Windows. The "chkdsk /r" command sometimes is able to correct problems so that Windows can start again.

If necessary you can try restoring the original software, and replacing the hard drive if the disk problems continue.

Nov 19, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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