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Please help me with this Frozen PC...

The computer freezes as soon as you turn it on giving you the beginning acer screen with two options:- Press Enter for Setup & Press F12 for Boot menu. None of these options work because the system is frozen and the only recovery disk we got with the PC is a blank dvd-r

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  • cesarbodey Feb 27, 2008

    Thanks a lot computafixa, your a geeza

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If you don't mind losing all of your data, get a windows XP install disc, boot from it, and see if you can install a new copy of the operating system. If this is not an ooptuion, google "Bart PE" download this program, run it and let it burn to a CD. Next boot from said CD, and run the command prompt. now type in "CHKDSK C:/r" and let this run. Once it finishes, take the disk out and reboot. THis should fix the problem, best of luck dude ;)

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Turn the computer on. Keep your eyes glued to the bottom of the monitor screen. This usually comes by fast, so keep your eyes peeled.

When the computer manufacturer logo screen comes up, look for the -> enter CMOS Setup, or enter BIOS Setup, <- key to press.

Write it down.
If Windows loads on your computer, allow it to load, and run for a few minutes.
Turn the computer off normally.
WAIT 20 seconds, or so; then turn the computer back on.

AS SOON AS you press the Power On button, start tapping on the enter BIOS Setup key. (Or enter CMOS key)
Tap in 2 second intervals.

If you hear beeps ignore them. They are Stuck Key Error Code beeps, and it is you that is doing it.

Once you get into BIOS. look for Boot Options.
In Boot Options set the first boot device to CDROM.

http://www.hiren.info/pages/bios-boot-cdrom

REMEMBER, you have to Save Changes, or it will be like you have done nothing at all.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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Computer common problems easy fix.


The most common problem with computers is them freezing up.
When applications dont load or freeze up.
The easiest way to fix most problems is usually just the simple act of "rebooting" the computer.
Most of us already know that.
but just in case you dont heres how.
when the computer seems frozen and you seem to have waited longer for it to unfreeze than it takes for bread to toast.. you can try the following.
press and hold the crtl anf alt buttons and double tap the del button.
on older computers using windows 98- 2000 and millenium editions it will usually reboot the computer. also works with older versions.
with xp and vista you will usually fet a differernt screen that will allow you to choose various options.. choose restart.
another way is to click on the start button located on the bottom left of your screen and choose restart option. if the computer is so frozen that nothing works you can press and hold the power button unti lthe computer shuts down.. wait 30 seconds and turn the computer back on..if that doesnt work then you may have to turn of the power switch..but only if you have to..with laptops you will have to take out the battery. when the comp reboots the computer should be unfrozen..if not you will need more help ..just ask us..

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How Do I get into Safe Mode on a Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop


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I have a compaq presaario SR2030NX destop computer it has a windowsXP. when I was recoving the computer it was frozen.I turned off it.I turn on but computer is black screen.I try to recovering again...


Press F12 right after you turn the computer on, this should give you boot options, select boot from CD, press OK and you may get a prompt displayed to "Press Enter To Boot From CD" You should be good to go from there. I hope this helps. Good luck and have a pleasent day.

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My PC doesn't load


Restart computer. Watch closely at the bottom of the screen for an F command.

This F command will allow to enter setup.

When computer is loading, start pressing F12 repeatedly until setup is opened.

When setup opens, you'll see a file menu that runs across the top of the screen. It will start from the left and move to the right - press F9. When prompted, select "restore default settings". Move to each file menu and press F9 and set "default settings".

When you come to the Exit menu, do the same thing, then select the Exit Menu, and choose the "Exit Saving Settings" option.

Once it exits, it will automatically restart and begin the loading process into Windows (or your operating system).

If the OS does not load, you will need to re-enter setup: under the file menu, search for an option that will allow you to enable a second F command which should be F5 or F10. Once this is done, go to exit, and select "exit saving settins".

The computer will begin loading, but you will want to restart the computer - watch again at the bottom of the screen for the new F command - remember what it is when you are in setup, and begin pressing it as before with the F12 command - the F5 (F10) will bring you to an option menu for starting the computer - select the "start in safe mode" option.

If the computer does not load in safe mode, you will need to format the hard drive and re-install the Operating System.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Try going to the horses mouth (Acer) next time. From their on-line support:
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To disable the Chassis Intrusion Alert, please follow the steps below.
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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
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  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:

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