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My computer is stating that a power failure has occurred - and I need to reinstall my information - (I don't have the cd to the computer to reinstall and I have tried everything and cannot get into the computer

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I'm sure you know somebody who can lend you a copy of windows.you can install off any disk many times on different machines as long as you have serial key .

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Ur o.s is corrupted or may be ur mother board has agone bad...if ur notebook is booting up then go ahead and restart the computer if u r uding xp then kep tapping (F10) or if u r using vista keep tapping (F11)......u will have a screen that says "Welcome to recovery manager"
click on the advanced option and and click on system recovery....and click on next......and then select recover with out backing up and click next ..it will reformat the computer......and ur notebook will start from the fist as u took it out of the box

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My dell optiplex gx620 does not start and it shows no. 3 and 4 lights illuminated on its front . what could be the problem.?


One of your memory chips is bad.

Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.

Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of the memory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

Diagnostic Lights caution.gif CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. To help you troubleshoot a problem, your computer has four lights labeled "1," "2," "3," and "4"on the front or back panel. The lights can be off or green. When the computer starts normally, the patterns or codes on the lights change as the boot process completes. When the computer starts normally, the patterns or codes on the lights change as the boot process completes. If the POST portion of system boot completes successfully, all four lights display solid green. If the computer malfunctions during the POST process, the pattern displayed on the LEDs may help identify where in the process the computer halted.
note.gif NOTE: The orientation of the diagnostic lights may vary depending on the system type. The diagnostic lights can appear either vertical or horizontal.

Light Pattern

Problem Description

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The computer is in a normal "off" condition, or a possible pre-BIOS failure has occurred.
The diagnostic lights are not lit after the computer successfully boots to the operating system.
Plug the computer into a working electrical outlet and press the power button.

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A possible BIOS failure has occurred; the computer is in the recovery mode.
Run the BIOS Recovery utility, wait for recovery completion, and then restart the computer.

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A possible processor failure has occurred.
Reinstall the processor and restart the computer.

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Memory modules are detected, but a memory failure has occurred.

  • If you have one memory module installed, reinstall it and restart the computer. (see "Memory" for instructions on how to remove and install memory modules.)
  • If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.
  • If available, install properly working memory of the same type into your computer.
  • If the problem persists, contact Dell.

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A possible graphics card failure has occurred.
  • If the computer has a graphics card, remove the card, reinstall it, and then restart the computer.
  • If the problem still exists, install a graphics card that you know works and restart the computer.
  • If the problem persists or the computer has integrated graphics, contact Dell.

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A possible floppy or hard drive failure has occurred.
Reseat all power and data cables and restart the computer.

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A possible USB failure has occurred.
Reinstall all USB devices, check cable connections, and then restart the computer.

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No memory modules are detected.
  • If you have one memory module installed, reinstall it and restart the computer. (see "Memory" for instructions on how to remove and install memory modules.)
  • If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.
  • If available, install properly working memory of the same type into your computer.
  • If the problem persists, contact Dell.

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Memory modules are detected, but a memory configuration or compatibility error exists.

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An other failure has occurred.
This pattern also displays during System Setup and may not indicate a problem.
  • Ensure that the cables are properly connected to the system board from the hard drive, CD drive, and DVD drive.
  • Check the computer message that appears on your monitor screen.
  • If the problem persists, contact Dell.

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After POST is complete, all four diagnostic lights turn green briefly before turning off to indicate normal operating condition.
None.

Jun 06, 2012 | Dell OptiPlex GX620 PC Desktop

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How to Fix Computer


If you face any problem with your computer system you can either fix ityourself or get it fixed by a computer professional. You need to fixall the hardware and software related errors for proper functioning ofyour computer.

Hardware and software errors
The common problems faced with the computer hardware includes the harddrive failure, power supply failure, motherboard failure, CPU failure,video card failure, USB device failure, and many others. The commonproblem with software includes - programs refuses to install, programdoesn’t load or takes more time to load, software functioningimproperly, operating system failure, incompatible device drivers, andother related issues.

There can be a wide range of problems which might occur in your PC dueto several unseen and even unknown issues like your computer does notturn on, you see a disk error message when you log on to your systemand many others. If you are a Windows user then you can find the helpfor most of the common hardware and software related errors on yourcomputer itself. Microsoft Windows offers a help section mentioningsolution to some of the most common hardware and software relatedissues.

Windows "Help and Support" center
You can have a quick access to Windows help and support centre inWindows XP systems by clicking on the "Start" button followed byclicking on the "Help and Support" center. Similarly, you can alsoaccess the "Help and Support" centre in other versions of Windowsoperating system. The help center carries a database of the most commonproblems and solutions. After opening the help center you can type thesearch term in the search box to find the solution. It will display alist of results on the basis of the search query. It is yourresponsibility to find the best solution for the problem you are facing.

In case of system failure you can carry out some of these troubleshooting steps to solve this issue:

  • Check if your PC is plugged into a power source and it is switched on.
  • Reboot your PC to check if the problem still persists.
  • Restore your system to an earlier state.
  • Scan your PC hard drive for any errors.
  • Check for any memory problem.
  • Check for any device driver related issue.
  • Reinstall the operating system.

Finally if you are still unable to solve the issues then don’t proceedon making some irrecoverable changes, you can avail online help from atech support company who can solve your problems through remotecomputer repair service

on Feb 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Computer will not come on


You don't state what stage the failure occurs at. The most common hardware failure is a bad power supply. Assuming you have a desktop computer, the power supply is a little box that your 120 volt power cord plugs into on the back of your computer. You have to take the case off to access it and replace it if it's bad.

If your computer tries to come on and goes through the BIOS check, it may notify you of some other kind of hardware failure by a series of beeps. You could have bad memory modules, a failed hard drive, or something like that. On older computers, a bad battery on the motherboard can keep you computer from coming on until you go into the BIOS and update the date & time.

A corrupted operating system can also keep your computer from coming on. This can happen after an update has been performed or if you somehow picked up a virus.

May 20, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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Hi I'm running XP pro SP 2 on a MS9121 motherboard and when I shut down my PC, alomst everytime, the system reboots and starts again. The only solution consists in turning off the back switch and I...


This issue may occur if the following conditions are true:
  • You have "automatically restart" selected.
  • The Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.0 or Direct CD 5.0 program is installed on your computer.
uninstall Roxio Easy CD Creator and install again without Direct CD.

Second Option:
Have you turned off APM? If not, right-click desktop, select screen saver tab, click "power" button under monitor power, select APM tab, uncheck "enable APM support." I did that and the system shuts down no problem.

Third option
  1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
  3. Clear the Automatically restart check box under System failure, and then click OK. The error message should remain on the screen so that you can record the error information.

Jul 11, 2011 | MSI E7505 Master-LS2 (MS-9121) Motherboard

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How do you go about to format a toshiba l650 and reinstall windows 7


Hi! If you have the Windows 7 disc just insert it restart the computer. It will boot directly from the disc. Then follow the step by step instructions here.
If you don't have the Windows 7 disc, you have two ways to reformat your Toshiba computer.
Using Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from the recovery partition
In case of a hard disk drive failure, you may be able to restore the drive to the factory default state using the on-disk Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility (in a special partition on the hard disk drive).
You can select restoring the entire hard disk drive to the factory default state, or restoring only the C: drive -- without affecting other partitions (for example, a D: drive) -- or changing the size allocated to your C: drive, and then restore it.
To recover your hard disk drive from a system failure using the utilities stored on your computers HDD, follow these steps:
  1. If the computer is running, shut it down -- by clicking Start, Shut Down, and again Shut Down.
  2. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard and then press the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting three options:
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Sample TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility screen

Restore Original Factory Image (Recommended)
CAUTION:
Restoring a hard disk drive to its factory default state deletes all partitions on the hard disk drive and all data stored on those partitions. All of your files and information will be lost! Be sure to back up all important files first.
  1. Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default state. A confirmation message will appear, indicating that all data will be overwritten and lost during the restore process. Be sure to back up all important files before proceeding.
  2. Click Yes to begin the recovery. A message will appear once the operation is finished, indicating the HDD has been restored.
  3. Press any key to restart the computer.
* The options 2 & 3 are for advanced users.
Hard Disk Drive Recovery using Recovery CDs or DVDs
You may also wish to to run the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from Recovery CDs or DVDs that you have created.

Insert the first Recovery CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive, and turn on the computer. Once the computer is running, the TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting the same three options above. Again Press 1 to
restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default state. Click Yes to begin the recovery. Press any key to restart the computer.

Installing Drivers and Applications
The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer.
To reinstall drivers and applications:
  1. Double-click the "Toshiba Application Installer" icon on the Windows desktop. This utility may also be launched by clicking Start -->All Programs --> Hard Disk Recovery Utilities.

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  2. Click "Next".
  3. Click the item(s) you wish to install. To select multiple items, hold down the Ctrl key as you click your selections.
  4. Click "Install".
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation process.

Hope this helps.

Jun 19, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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On button flashes yellow but wont turn on


unplug the power cable for 10secs. press the power button while its unplug to remove all the electricity in the cpu. connect the power cable and then press the button. if you hear a beeping sound when you turn on the cpu, you have a problem with the motherboard. if no beeping sound, check the 4 diagnostics lights at the back of the cpu, advtrbl5.jpgMemory modules are detected, but a memory failure has occurred.
  • If you have one memory module installed, reinstall it and restart the computer.
  • If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.
  • If available, install properly working memory of the same type into your computer.
  • If the problem persists, see "Contacting Dell" in your Owner's Manualfor instructions on obtaining technical assistance
advtrbl6.jpgA possible expansion card failure has occurred.
  1. Determine if a conflict exists by removing a card (not the video card) and then restarting the computer.
  2. If the problem persists, reinstall the card that you removed, remove a different card, and then restart the computer.
  3. Repeat this process for each card. If the computer starts normally, troubleshoot the last card removed from the computer for resource conflicts (see "Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities" in the Owner's Manual).
  4. If the problem persists, see "Contacting Dell" in your Owner's Manualfor instructions on obtaining technical assistance.
advtrbl7.jpgA possible video card failure has occurred
  • If the computer has a video card, remove the card and reinstall it, and restart the computer.
  • If the problem still exists, install a video card that you know works and restart the computer.
  • If the problem persists or the computer has integrated video, see "Contacting Dell" in your Owner's Manual.
advtrb16.jpgOther failure has occurred
  • Ensure that the cables are properly connected from the hard drive, CD drive, and DVD drive to the system board.
  • If the problem persists, see "Contacting Dell" in your Owner's Manualfor instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Feb 05, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Gateway 310T Audio onboard chip is not


download the sound driver ... get the motherboard model and specification.. their you can see what's the name of sound card you need to download...

after downloading install it..

regards

Mar 17, 2010 | Gateway 310 T PC Desktop

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Solid amber light. No power to the system just the fan runs.


Solid amber light means the CPU is not being powered properly, that is USUALLY a bad power supply. Contact Dell and order another power supply. if that doesnt fix it, you have a bum board. (usually, you will see popped capacitors on the board if its bad). I will say, that in about 70% of these, its a bad power supply. power supplys arent cheap (unless you have a warranty of course) but they wont break the bank. a replacement is likely going to be about 40-70 dollars. I havent priced it, but you can ask dell at dell.com/chat. Good luck.

Nov 19, 2009 | Dell DimensionTM XPS 710 PC Desktop

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My mini dell inspiration laptop sends me an error


This error comes up if the computer is not able to detect the hard drive. Power off the computer. Power it back on and tap the number 2 key 4 - 5 times at the Dell logo screen. This will take you to the system setp screen. Check if you see any thing listed next to solid state drive. If you dont see any thing try reseating the hard drive. Here are the steps to reseat the hard drive.. If you see an entry next to the solid state drive. You'll need to reinstall windows on the computer. If you have been shipped XP you will need an external CD drive to reinstall windows. If the system was sen with ubantu try to download it to a usb drive and boot off it.
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Aug 07, 2009 | Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Notebook

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PXE-E61


Your disk-drive has failed.
So, your computer tried to boot itself over the Ethernet network,
by "broadcasting" a request for booting. When either the network-cable was _NOT_ connected, or when _NO_ computer responded to the "broadcast" message, you get "PXE: media failure".

Take your computer to a qualified technician,
to remove the "dead" disk-drive,
to replace the disk-drive,
and to reinstall Windows.

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