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I have a Inspiron Mini 10 1010 and don't have cd key for windows Xp. Even in safe mode I cannot do anything. Where can I get cd key? Can I buy one and use that cd key or does it have to be original key
The CD key is the COA printed on the underside of the laptop. Failing that there are plenty for sale on fleabay.
Posted on Dec 03, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I started having the same problem. I think my system recovery information is stored internally on the computer but I do not remember what that restore key is. Can someone please remind me?
Thanks. I cannot get beyond the blue screen and safe mode or anything like that doesn't seem to work.
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
this is a case of os corruption somehow..!!..may b a virus/trojan or hardware or software is responsible..
all u need is the os boot cd anyway..
probably now u got two way out:
goto somecyber n download win xp pro sp2, using any bit-torrentclient(like utorrent) from torrent site (eg. mininova.org so on)..make aboot disk n try..
1) copy the file in windows repair mode or from any identical os n put it in place as stated above..
OR 2) reinstall os..
(to takedata backups u gotta connect the hdd to another pc/laptop, forsuch cases a hdd-case is available in the local spare market, it'llmake behave ur hdd to act as an external removable drive)..
thiscan also b a symptom of faulty/defective of RAM..pen clean/removecarbon& or oxide formed on the teeth with an eraser n resitit..[it'll b more prominent, that if itz cause by ram or not,..if duringnormal operation, a Blue Screen appears/Memory Dump]
though, sometimes itz also caused by the m/b..
there are also exceptions, where it is found that any hardware componenton the system is loose or incompatible (see addon cards, the ram(s),the hdd (if itz making any 'ticking' noise like 'kirr kirr' or 'tuc tuc'), all data cables n power cords, may b dusty, cpu overheating,see filter/power/south bridge/crystal clock generator section of m/besp mosfets and capacitors..etc)..
if once u can login, do the following:
hv a licensed and UPDATED antivirus installed (i prefer avg/kaspersky, , without updation a full version antivirus is useless)..
download, install n run microsoft kb890830..http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AD724AE0-E72D-4F54-9AB3-75B8EB148356&displaylang=en..
download n run Startup Control Panel..http://download.cnet.com/Startup-Control-Panel/3000-2094_4-10039330.html..'remove all the unnecessarystartup items from here..(if u can't find what to remove,post me/us inur comment with all the items listed in each n every tabs herein)..
remove all unnecessary software from add/remove programs..
download, install n run 'Advanced System Care Pro'..http://download.cnet.com/Advanced-SystemCare-Pro/3000-2086_4-10399324.html..
disablethe following: a) 'Automatically Restart' right click on mycomputer->properties->advanced->startup n recovery->(uncheckon the) Automatically Restart; b)'Error Reporting 'right click on mycomputer->properties->advanced->error reporting->disableerror reporting->(uncheck on the) 'but notify me when critical erroroccur'..
Increase the size of Virtual Memory, Initial: 1440; Maximum: 2880
always better to seek professional advice of ur system admin/vendor....
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
Hmm seen this a few times. This is most commonly caused by your NTFS format layering being corrupted. Meaning that the partition was either not completed when u loaded the operating system or the format has been corrupted from "hard shut downs" This is turning the pc off with the power button instead of going to "start" button and doing a soft shut down. U can try retrieving the format back but u will have programs that no longer responde. Easiest way to solve the issue is reloading your operating system.
Posted on Jun 24, 2010
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Here is a
simple way to access Windows XP with Administrator rights and privileges if you
have password protected your User account on your Windows XP system and can't
remember the password(s) to login. Whenever Windows XP is installed on a
system, it creates a default account called "Administrator" and by
default this account is not password protected. Therefore, if you bought a
brand name computer (such as Dell, HP, Compaq or Sony)or you have installed
Windows XP yourself. You should be able to login to the computer through the
You can log on as an administrator to assign a
new password to your account. To do this, try Method 1.
Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button
after you switch on until you get the Safe Mode Option.
Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.
Click through several self-explanatory
screens until your reach the familiar 'Welcome' screen.
this welcome screen is limited to 256 colors and 640x480 resolution because the
primary graphics will have been set to the Windows Safe Mode software VGA
adapter. You will not be able to change this mode even in Display options,
while Windows is running in Safe Mode.
Find the icon for the Administrator user. If the default settings of your system haven't been changed, there should be no password for this account.
Continue on to the User Settings control panel. Here you can change any of the other passwords for user on the machine. Make any changes you want.
Reboot your computer. As long as you don't press any keys (e.g. F8) during the boot-up the computer will startup normally.
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