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My pc isnt working

The only thing i can think of is to get get the system recovery cds. ive tried to system restore. or defragemt it and it wont let me

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HI,

try to reformat yor PC.

thanks,

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it is supose to work.
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Restore to factory settings? or a System Restore?

For factory restore (All Data wil be Lost), tab the f11 key while booting the computer and enter PC recovery. Go to Advance options and Select the option of "restoring the system back to factory settings". in case u do not go to PC recovery after multilple attempts, there is no partition. Use Recovery cds.

System Resore : All programs > Accessories > System Tools > System restore. Select a date and Follow instructions(No Data Loss)

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You should be able to restore the system from the recovery partition on that model laptop.
Shut down the system. Then start it up. Right after pushing the power button to start it, hold down the CTRL and keep tapping the F11 key(for XP). If you have Vista just tap on F8(no need to hold down CTRL). A symantec recovery application (PC Restore) window will start up. just follow the instructions on the window.


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a regular XP or Vista installation cd will work as well.... for a recovery if you have one on hand try a System Restore first if you can under : Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools this process will take a while to shut down and reload so be patient.... make sure to select a previous restore point

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If your recovery CDs have failed you have some options

1. you can call the company who made your computer about a new set of restore discs

2. you can buy an operating system disc such as XP or vista

XP or Vista , Operating System Installation CD will setup the computer nicely , you may need drivers for certan things but not likely.


Malfunctioning restore CDs really **** me off

I just chunk em and load my XP pro disc

( multi machine volume license required if you wanna put it on multible computers )
( same with vista )

but in some cases you may find that XP pro will install on many machines just fine.


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Hello,

First, remove all the peripherals and addiotnal hardware attached to the computer except the mouse, keyboard and the monitor and try booting the PC to the Safe Mode.

You can press and hold the F8 key after the Acer logo when the PC boots to access Safe Mode.

If you are able to boot to Safe Mode you can perform a System Restore to see if it resolves the issue.

To perform System Restore:

Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click System Restore

If the issue still persists, you can open the computer case if you are comfortable with that. After that we need to clear the CMOS Battery and try accessing the BIOS.

Final resolution would be a One Button Recovery. It will delete all the data from the C drive of the computer. So, you may have to backup the data from the hard drive connecting it another working computer if you don't have a backup with you.

You can also use the Recovery CDs to perform a Recovery, if you have created them.

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Your notebook should have came with a set of recovery CDs. If so you can recover your PC with the following steps:

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  2. Press the Eject button on the disc drive, and wait for the tray to open. Insert Recovery DVD disc #1 and close the tray.
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  4. Disconnect all devices.
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    • For standard recovery, press R . Select Next to proceed with the System Recovery. Select Yes to start the recovery. Insert the remaining recovery discs when directed. Or
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  7. When the recovery program finishes, the drive tray ejects. Remove the disc.
  8. Click Restart.
  9. After it restarts, a series of startup screens appears. To proceed with the initial Microsoft Windows setup, complete the setup screens that appear.
  10. Complete the startup, finish the registration process, and wait until you see the desktop.
  11. When you have access to the Windows desktop, connect to the Internet as soon as possible to update the DEC software as follows:
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  2. Get the latest critical system updates using Microsoft's Windows Update .
  3. Update the HP software on the system .

If you don't have any CDs you could try the F10 key to see if you have the contents of the CDs hidden on your hard drive. It is the same steps as above except instead of inserting a CD you would use the following as step 2:
When the Compaq logo appears, press the F10 key on the keyboard. (You have only a few seconds to press the F10 key before the normal startup process continues.)
If you this doesn't work and you are certain you don't have your recovery CDs you can get a new set directly from Compaq from the following site:
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