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Systemax system with new hd does not 'see' cd/dvd so I cannot install os, so far it will not allow me to boot to cd at all. no hummmm from cd,

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Need to get into BIOS. Tell the CD to look for a BOOT item (the DVD) when starting.. you need to check the first screen and see if it says how to get into BIOS. Delete, F2 or F10 are common ways. Need to press the correct key after starting. In BIOS you need to set what drive is BOOT, change it to CD. There are so many different BIOS screens, can't say how to find it. Fine a helpful tech person.

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Gatewat CX2724 original HD died (Hitachi 100GB @5400RPM) I just installed a brand new WD 250GB @7200RPM. Since I didn't have the original recovery disk I'm trying to install a full version Windows XP...


if you have a new hard drive you will have to install the windows operating system from an external source such as a cd drive
go to bios --boot settings and change from 1st boot hard drive to 1st boot cd
install the win os and then you can install the rest
when finished go back to bios and -boot and change back to 1st boot hard drive

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Asus Eee pc 904 hd how can i reformat my computor to original factory settings


Do you mean to ERASE everything on the hard drive and then re-install the OS and all the drivers from scratch?

Before you do any of the follwing, be ABSOLUTELY SURE that you have access to the drivers you'll need for your computer. If you don't have access to the original CD/DVD, you can download them from here:
http://www.eeeguides.com/2008/03/asus-eee-pc-drivers-download-windows-xp.html

You will also need the SERIAL NUMBER or "PRODUCT ACTIVATION KEY" for your copy of Windows. If you have misplaced this, you can try the following program, which will read the product activation key from your HD:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/rockxp.html

There are several programs out there to erase the contents of your HD and re-format it.

A) One option is to use your OS CD/DVD:

1) Place your OS CD/DVD in the CD-ROM and boot from it (you may need to change something in your BIOS so that the computer does not boot from the HD.

2) After the CD boots, choose "install OS" (do not choose "repair installation").

3) You will be asked if you want to DELETE the partition in your HD that has your OS. Choose "YES". This will delete ALL information previously stored in your HD.

4) Proceed with the OS installation, following the directions on the screen.

5) After the OS is installed and your copy of Windows is validated, install all the drivers

YOU ARE DONE

Please, report back if you need further assistance

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Why the massage "bootmgr missing" while starting my computer? Is it the BIOS or HD problem? My BIOS Version is 1.0E-3181-8A20/37980800


Boot Manager

A boot loader, also called a boot manager, is a small program that places the operating system (OS) of a computer into memory. When a computer is powered-up or restarted, the basic input/output system (BIOS) performs some initial tests, and then transfers control to the Master Boot Record (MBR) where the boot loader resides. Most new computers are shipped with boot loaders for some version of Microsoft Windows or the Mac OS. If a computer is to be used with Linux, a special boot loader must be installed.It also allows multiple operating systems to be booted from the same computer.

This file contains the information where the system file is located.

The message you are encountering could be due to corrupt MBR or Corrupt hard drive.

Usually CHKDSK command fix this problem but as you can boot the system you will bot be able to run the command.

Download "Hiren's Boot CD" using the link below

http://hirens.longcomputerservices.com/Hirens.BootCD.10.1.zip

extract the downloaded file with winzip or winrar and burn it in a CD.

now boot the system using that CD (set your BIOS to boot from CD-DVD ROM).

you will have access to repair tools for Hard drive, MBR fix etc etc.i recommend you fgo for CHKDSK command

it will solve your problem.

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Replaced HD and CD Rom drive, PC will not boot to disk, Do I need to format HD 1st. before loading OS?


Hi Get to the bios screen using F8 or F9, change the first boot device to CD ROM/DVD, then insert a bootable disk into the CD drive and try installing the OS first by completely formatting the HD during installation Win XP and higher OS editions give you the option to partition the HDD Hope this resolves

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How to install windows xp on preloaded vista


If you have Windows XP OS installation CD, just put it in and boot your computer.
Leave the system till it comes to a blue screen. Choose to install a new OS and follow teh on-screen instructions. 
Choose to format the C drive if you wish to delete Vista and the data in you C drive. Proceed with the instructions and you will be able to install the OS.
Hope this helps!

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Hard Drive Prevents any other windows device from loading


Hi, Mark Here.
Yes the setup on the xp install puts drivers into memory, but being an older version of windows B4 sta was out it does not have drivers to support it.

You could go to Microsoft & search for a new version of setup install drivers that includes sta, & download to thumb.
Really typical Windows Failure (driver not available freeze up or blue screen).

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Uninstallation of Windows Vista ultimate Edition


Just boot from the installation cd. when prompted to repair or don't repair choose don't repair on the next step you'll asked to format the hardisk or leave the current partition. if you dont have any important data I recommend to format your hardisk. Backup yaour data before installing

Mar 21, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Windows pre installed on partition function F5 on reboot allowed me to delete hard drive and reinstall a fresh copy of windows from the hidden partion. Unfortunately this no longer works and I need to know...


Hi,
Normally, for these kind of pre-installed PCs, the company will supply a few CDs/ DVDs called Recovery CDs / DVDs.

Insert the first one of them (written as bootable) into the CD /DVD drive and reboot the system. You may have to change the boot priority thro bios for this. (for this ... get into ur bios by pressing F2 / Del while booting...see for 'First Boot Device' and set it to CD/DVD)

Sometimes, the PC may allow you for some extra options for F10 / F12 keys during booting to display a menu to select boot device.

Here select the CD / DVD as boot device and run the recovery utility to restore the hidden partition and default OS.

Then play with the PC as you wish with the new OS installations

I hope this will solve your problem

bye

have a nice time

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Trying to boot from a hd from my old comp


Hi,

MS Windows XP when installed to an HD will "marry" itself to the hardware of the original computer specifically the motherboard. Transplanting the HD to another PC with a different motherboard will result in a cycling blue screen of death or protective message requiring that you reboot. Running in Safe Mode will not also be allowed.

You need to re-install your OS (boot from CD) but choose the 2nd repair option rather than a new/clean install or the first repair option if you want to preserve your other applications as well as your settings/configuration. Doing this will allow the OS to install the new device drivers and delete the old ones.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

God luck and kind regards.

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