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Well i got this not book but i can't boot it lost it booting and i dont have a back up disk to run the boot can get a copy disk of her to do what i need to do

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You will need the Recovery Disk(s)

You can call HP (compaq) and order one... it will cost you about $16.00us

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Boot manager what should i pick i dont have the disk so do i choose ide way or network boot


Choose your hard disk probably your ide, got to bios setup by pressing delete and look for boot sequence or boot order, set the 1st boot device to your Hard disk. But if it doesn't solve the problem your operating system is corrupted and need to reformat and install a fresh copy of operating system.

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Boot problems and their possible causes & resolutions


Symptoms:
Black screen
"Invalid Partition Table"
"Error loading operating system"
"Missing operating system"


Cause:
Corrupt Master Boot Record (MBR)

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixmbr" to repair the MBR

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Symptoms:
"A disk read error occurred"
"NTLDR is missing"
"NTLDR is compressed"


Cause:
Corrupt boot sector

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixboot" to repair the boot sector

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Symptoms:
"BOOT.INI is missing or corrupt"
"Boot device inaccessible"
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll"


Cause:
BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "bootcfg /rebuild" to repair the BOOT.INI

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Symptoms:
"Windows could not start not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"


Cause:
Corrupt/missing system hive

Resolution:
1. Boot into Recovery Console and run "chkdsk C: /f" to check the system disk for errors and fix them, then reboot.
2. If the error continues and System Restore is enabled, copy the system hive from the last restore point into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
3. If the error continues, copy the system hive from \WINDOWS\REPAIR into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
4. If the error continues, perform a repair installation by booting from the Windows installation media


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Symptoms:
"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk, Check boot path and disk hardware."


Cause:
Boot volume (with Windows folder) is not accessible as defined in BOOT.INI

Resolution:
Check the boot volume is accessible

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Symptoms:
Dual-boot 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows system reports "NTOSKRNL.EXE is corrupt" trying to boot into 64-bit Windows

Cause:
System volume contains an older boot loader than the boot volume requires - e.g. XP SP2 installed after XP x64

Resolution:
Copy NTDETECT.COM and NTLDR from XP x64 installation media to the root of the system volume

on May 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Lost install disk for Mac book pro My 13" Mac book


You will need some install disks to even begin working on your issue.
Your options:
  • Find someone with the same model MacBook Pro and borrow the disks.
  • Buy a copy of Leopard (10.5) or Snow Leopard (10.6) and use them. If you are going to buy a set you might as well update to Snow Leopard (10.6)
  • Check eBay for install disks but make sure they are for the same model MacBook Pro.
  • Contact an Apple service center and purchase a replacement set of install disks.
Once you have a install CD, I would recommend backing up your system by making a disk image of the hard drive to an external drive. Then doing a clean install and then using the Migration Assistant to restore your user files to the clean install on your hard drive.

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When i was partitioning my hard disk ,my battery has finished then when i have turn on my note book ,the machin wants the recovery disk but i had not this disk would you please help me ,thanks, ali


you will need the rescue disc that you should have created BEFORE you attempted to partition also partitioning a hard drive whilst on battery power alone was a very foolish thing to do. install the partition software you used on another pc and create a recovery disc with it. Then put that into the laptop and boot from it, hopefully it will attempt to recover the lost partitions, but dont be too hopeful of it actually doing it

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How do i retrieve my back up disk after a complete crash and restore, I have lost all my files and microsoft office which holds all my contact and invoice info. The disk created at the time will not boot...


Will the computer start and boot up at all? You said you did a restore.

If it will, you may be able to insert your backup disk after the computer boots and use Windows Explorer to view and copy your files back on to the hard drive.

If the computer won't boot, you can reinstall Windows and after it boots then try to use Windows Explorer to see if you can retrieve the files.

Mar 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Question is this that is this solution right? There is a fresh hdd , no cd rom , no floppy drive, no flash and network boot in pc. i want to install win98 . someone told me that take out ur hdd from laptop...


Hi bud , Why dont you just burn the Setup for 98 too a disk , then in your PC settings when you boot , Set too boot from Disk , and put the 98 Disk in , And follow the setup and it will install no problem and save you alot of trouble , Hope you come right
Happy new year bud :)

Jan 04, 2010 | Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition for PC

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Hello, I have 2 Operating Systems in a computer namely Windows XP(SP3) in C:\ & Windows Server 2003 in D:\ . I've deleted the file BOOT.INI accidentaly form X:\ drive(X:\ means all drives like...


Hi,
That's not a virus. Boot.ini is a default file needed for Windows OS to boot.
Fortunately, you can recreate the boot.ini files

This is a sample of the above Boot.ini file with a previous installation of Windows 2000 on a separate partition. [boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

Simple way to add operating system on a separate partition:
At the command prompt, type: bootcfg /copy /d Operating System Description /ID# Where Operating System Description is a text description (e.g. Windows XP Home Edition), and where # specifies the boot entry ID in the operating systems section of the BOOT.INI file from which the copy has to be made.


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Compaq Presario 5WV270 Has No Oprating System


installing windows 95 on your pc would require you to have a bootable disk (either a floppy or cd)
insert your bootable disk and go to bios settings --> once you start your desktop pc, press Del key
then go to Boot menu and select your frist boot to floppy or cd (wherever your bootable disk is) then exit and save changes.
once your pc boots from the bootable disk goto C:
then make a directory (let's say Win95) --> C:\md win95
then press enter
then goto that directory which you've just created ---> C;\cd win95
then press enter
then copy your windows 95 disk on this directory
once you finished copy, run setup
be sure to remove your bootable disk the next time your pc restarts or change the boot sequence (again in Bios settings) to your harddrive as first boot
hope this helps

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Acer aspire 4240-398


You lost your boot disk or boot sector on your hard disk, check you hard disk are ok they may be crashed, replace it and reload new os

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My power company killed my power to install a new meter. My two PC were downloading files off the net when the power was shut off with out warning. when i tried to restart them PC #1 showed a DISK BOOT...


Yes, a loss of power CAN cause your hard drive to not function when you turn it back on; as an experienced PC tech I've seen it many times before. However, your problem likely could have been solved had you booted with a boot CD and ran a chkdsk command.

Jun 21, 2008 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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