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Computer problems to whom this may concern: When I turn my computer on my computer starts normally, but when you wait for the windows loading screen it says shortly after that it cannot find SYSTEM.INI. then asks if i want to boot from a diskette then gos to the "it is now safe to turn off your computer" screen. What do i do?

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Get orginal xp cd and repair it ok may have to boot into cd

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Won't load windows

You may want to try pressing F11 before the Windows Logo screen and select the option to restore from a previous point.

Using System Restore when Windows 7 cannot start normally Use the following steps when Windows does not open normally.
Show me how
  1. Turn off the computer and wait at least 5 seconds with the computer in a full off state.
  2. Turn on the computer and press the F11 key repeatedly as the computer starts.
  3. Under I need help immediately, click Microsoft System Restore.
  4. Use the steps in the Restoring Windows 7 to a previous point section to use System Restore.

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How to Turn Off Safe Mode on Windows Vista

The Safe Mode is used to detect the technical and software problems in windows Vista. This is an effecting way to diagnosing the problem, that's why most of the technicians prefer this way to resolve the problem. But Safe Mode disables the most of the advance functionality of your computer. So use the Safe Mode only for diagnosing the problem and as you diagnose and repair the problem get back your windows to normal mode. <br /><br />For reverting back to normal mode at windows Vista, an option occurred which has to be select within limited time and if you select the Normal Mode option within this limited time, your windows will revert back successfully but if you waste the time, you have to restart your computer again for getting this option. You can select the Normal Mode option through arrow keys or by pressing the number at which the Normal Mode will appear.<br /><br />Sometime your computer does not display the Mode Selection Menu. This is not a problem you can get this menu and revert back your windows Vista into Normal Mode through the following instructions.<br /><br />Instructions<br />If you want to revert your Windows Vista into Normal Mode from the Safe mode but your system is not giving you option to select the mode, follow the given instructions: <br /><br />Restart Your Computer: To restart the computer you need to take the following step:<br />- Click on "Start" button at the left side of Task Bar. In Safe Mode of windows Vista the Start button appears at the same place where it appears in the Normal mode. Select "Turn Off Computer" from the Start Menu. Then, Select 'Restart" from the pop-up menu.<br />When your computer has been shut down place your finger at F8 key. As your computer starts to boot computer devices for restarting your computer, press F8 key again and again unless a menu appears on the screen. This menu is Mode Selection Menu.<br /><br />Note: If your computer won't give you Mode Selection Menu at the screen that's means you have lost the time of getting option. In this condition restart your computer again and again, and then press F8. <br /><br />When you get Mode Selection Menu on your computer screen, stop pressing F8 key. Now choose the Normal Mode from the list by the following method:<br />- You can select the Normal Mode by pressing the number on which Normal Mode appears in the list.<br />- You can select the Normal Mode manually through the Arrow Keys. Press the down key to reach at the Normal Mode option in the list and press Enter. <br /><br />Then wait for a while to reboot your Windows Vista in Normal Mode. <br />This is the method of changing Mode in windows Vista. You can follow these instructions at any time to revert your windows Mode.

on Jun 24, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Is there a way to change windows xp bios settings after boot up, particularily using the command line?

My knowledge of using the command line is equal to my knowledge about astrophysics. Zero.
You can change BIOS settings in the BIOS Setup utility. After the computer manufacturer's splash screen, (Logo screen), and at the bottom of the screen, are shown the key/s to press to enter BIOS Setup.
Goes by real F-A-S-T. Try to write it down. Let Windows load all the way, then restart the computer.
As SOON as you see the manufacturer's splash screen, start tapping on the key/s to enter BIOS Setup. If you miss this window of opportunity, let Windows load all the way. Turn the computer off normally. (Wait at least 20 seconds) This time as Soon as you press the Power On button, start tapping on the appropriate key/s. (In 2 second intervals) You don't get as far as the splash screen? Then unplug the computer from power. Observe Anti-Static Precautions. Remove the CMOS battery, (CR2032), for 1 minute. Press the Power On button in, and hold it in. Hold it in for a count of 5 seconds. Let go of the Power On button. Do this procedure two more times. Install the CMOS battery. Plug into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on. This procedure will set the BIOS Settings back to the factory default settings, and clear CMOS Error Codes. Post back as to your findings.

Sep 14, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Computer is not screen keeps coming with the message input not can i turn my computer on loads on safe mode.

Input not supported could be the screen having problems. It loads in safe mode so the display driver is corrupt or set to a too higher resolution for your screen.
Adjust it as required.

Jan 08, 2011 | PC Desktops

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When you first start your computer how do get it to read the disc first?

You go into Boot Menu, and set the - first boot device to CDROM.
The computer will then read what is in the optical drive, first.

Computer off, press the Power On button. Watch closely for the blue dell logo.
Looking at the bottom of the monitor screen when the blue Dell logo comes up, you will see - F2 = Setup.
At the top right of the screen you will see F12 = Boot Menu.

This screen goes by F-A-S-T!
As SOON as you see the blue Dell logo press the F12 key.

If you miss this small window of opportunity, just wait for Windows to fully load, then click on Start, Turn Off Computer, and Restart.

If Windows is not loading, then press the CTRL, ALT, and DELete keys at the SAME TIME. (Not shouting)
This will restart your computer so you can try again.

Upon entering Boot Menu you cannot use your mouse anymore, you have to use the keyboard.

The Boot Device Menu has the devices listed, and each device has a number next to it.

At the bottom of the menu, type the number that is next to CDROM, then press the Enter key.

This is Dell Support, and the main page for the Dell Dimension 4700 Service Manual,

Left-click on - Entering System Setup

Should you have any questions concerning this, simply state so in a Comment.

May 03, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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I start my computer but it wont btake me to my windowa it takes me to restart window normal or on safe mode what do i do

hi click restart on normal mode then wait for it to load up properly then shut it down, wait for it to shut down, then switch it back on if it then comes up with this message you either have a problem with windows software or maybe problem with hardware on your computer

Jan 20, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Booting problem

You may have to boot from a CD and make a repair.
Once logged in the CD, choose repair option (Recovery Console), and type these three commands:
1) fixmbr (wait til it finishes)
2) fixboot (wait...)
3) CHKDSK (this will take longer than the previous two.
Your laptop may now boot normally. I think your laptop doesn't have an internal CD-ROM so you may use an external USB CD.

Apr 22, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Have a problem loging in as i have forgotten my password

Hi crazy,

The windows passwords are not easily by passable so follow the steps below and we should get you running.

first we have to start your pc in safe mode, nothing to worry about we are just starting you up in a way where nothing loads and your screen may look a bit weird but that’s normal.

  1. If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
  2. Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
  3. Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  4. Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
  5. Press Enter. the computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
Once you can see the users screen you should see an extra login name called “administrator” click on that. Now hopefully at this point no one has put a password on the “administrator” account.

Once you are in windows you can go to:

Start Menu> Control Panel> User accounts to change anything on the other accounts, like passwords, pictures and even delete accounts that you may not want.
Please stop back if you have any further questions. I am always happy to help.

Nov 12, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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Startup problems

dear shieldsys

oke restart your computer.

after that press F5 while the computer tryingn to on,
choose safe mode option athe first of screen

wait untill your windows, splash in safe modeyou
click start, choose Run.
type C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore\rstrui.exe

enter, select restore my computer to in early time, next
you can choose the date, when your computer in good condition


wait, it restart automaticly

i hope it can solve your problem



Mar 18, 2008 | PC Desktops

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My computer starts but before booting it shuts down.

You may have lost part of your windows program. If you have a system restore disk, you can run a system restore and probably fix your problem.
Some of your windows files have gotten deleted. When windows gets to this point all windows knows to do is restart. A virus can cause this problem.

Mar 16, 2008 | Gateway 310S (2900621) PC Desktop

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