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How do i boot a recovery cd? what are my bios

I have a mcafee reboot disk to remove error 5958 , but it wont boot , it says i need to alter my settings but how do i do this ? and what should i set it to ? and then how do i run the disk ? thank you

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When you are booting, press F12 to get to the boot screen & choose CD ROM DRIVE for the boot drive.

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I get an error message boot failure


Doesn't sound too good.
Try to go into the BIOS of the computer and see if the hard disk is visible there.
To get into the BIOS you usually press either F2, Delete or F10, repeatedly, immediately after turning on the computer.
If the drive is not listed there, I would check the data and power cables are correctly connected to the mainboard and hard disk - unlikely but worth checking.
If its not a cable issue, then the hard disk may have failed.

If the drive is listed in the BIOS, I would test the hard disk for errors using a boot CD - such as Seagate's Seatools disk - its a free download, burn the image to dvd, boot from the cd and test the hard disk. It works on pretty much any disk, not just seagate drives.
If it fails to see the hard disk, I'd remove the drive and test in another system.
If it can see the drive and finds many bad sectors, I'd stop it and seek professional support if you care about your files.
Otherwise, buy a new drive, connect it up the same, and then use the recovery disks you have to install the OS again.

Hope this helps.

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My desktop compaq presario s4300nx starts up , i can accses set up with f1 but cant start recovery with F10 however the F10 button works in setup, no good to me, ...i have recovery disks the pc just...


you will need a Windows boot disk / Windows install disk / WinXP disk to reboot the PC and install / or repair your OS

rescue disk will not boot your PC
to enable that you need to enter the BIOS, press F1, F2 or Del to enter BIOS , then you need to look for the BOOT seq in BIOS, change that to CD DVD drive as the 1st boot device, Save and Exit and insert the boot CD and restart
this should give you the solution

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Computer wont boot, recovery disk doesn't work after reinstalling it says an error has occurred.


There are two ways, choose which is suitable for you: 1) If you deleted a Linux partition and want to get rid of GRUB: - Insert your Windows CD. - In your BIOS settings, select boot from CD/DVD. - After the welcoming screen, type R (to enter the Recovery mode). - At the console (command-prompt/terminal) type: fixmbr - Everything should run fine after that. 2) If you installed Linux and have a problem with GRUB: - Insert your Linux distro CD. - In your BIOS settings, select boot from CD/DVD. - Enter the Live desktop and open a terminal. - Type: sudo grub -Type: find /boot/grub/stage1 (You might receive more than one location. Select the one you want to install GRUB onto) - Type: root (hd?,?) (Where "?" is the location you want to install GRUB) - Type: setup (hd0) (This is to install GRUB onto mbr) - Type: quit (To exit grub) - Reboot and everything should be fine.

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My dell 600 goes into the blue screen and Wont Load (Error mesg)


This is quite common, and easy to fix, I have included a link below to help you.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811014

Insert the Windows Recovery CD into the disk drive and reboot the computer.
Check the computer's boot order. This must be done from the BIOS set-up before boot begins. Pressing "F2" will start the BIOS set up on most PCs. (This is not always the case, and the boot screens will tell you which button will take you to the system set-up.) Make sure that your CD drive comes before your hard disk in the boot order.
Select the drive with the Windows installation you wish to repair when you see the menu to select a hard disk drives. If you have mistakenly swapped a Windows Installation CD for the recovery disk, enter the automated system recovery and place the recovery disk in the drive when prompted to do so.
Select the drive that needs to be prepared. You will be asked for the administrator password. Enter the administrator account password if one has been set up.
Type "expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32." Windows is not case sensitive, but you must spell the commands correctly. This copies the ntoskernel.exe file to the approrpriate directory.
Press "Y" when the program asks if you want to proceed.
Enter the exit command and the reboot the system. Take the CD out of the drive and Windows should load correctly.

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Cannot change boot order in bios


dont know how many times Ive told people that recovery disks are not worth a w""k...
you can still enter bios so can you not choose reset to default.
default settings will detect bootdisks.
other than that you will have to remove the rtc battery..
on some models its located in the mem compartment but in most you have to partially strip down pc to access motherboard..it looks like a large digital watch battery...you need to remove it for a minute or so then replace ..reassemble pc and reboot...there is software to do this but unfortunatly you need the use of the cd as its a bootdisk.
next time you want to recover use xp disk or install recovery software..if you want recovery software for future and lets hope its the near future let me know and I'll give you link for it (send me ur email)

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Sir i have seen that there is ntldr missing


you do have a couple of options. firstly check and double check that you do not have a floppy disk in your PC at boot, if you have remove it.

secondly you are able to restore if you insert the origional win98 cd rom and reboot the pc.( you may need to alter the settings within the bios.
Bios
you are looking to change the boot order so that the CD rom is looked at before the hard disk.
a good order would be floppy disk cd rom then HDD.

hopefully the pc will boot to the win98 cd rom, (from memory you are given the option to repair your installation).
If you do decide to repair the operating system will reinstall from scratch, meaning that you will need to reinstall applications previously installed.

importantly user data will remain, only the operating system will be altered.

you can find more information about this from the following link.

http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2005/12/ntldr-is-missing-press-any-key-to-restart/


hope this is helpful.

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If you can get access to a RipLinux CD there is a little utility called Testdisk that will write a new MBR code to the first block of the drive. I just did this on a Sony PCG-K15 this morning (after cloning the drive just to be safe) that was giving the same error of "LOAD ERROR- Press any key to reboot" and it worked like a charm. The machine booted right up.
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