I was given a bare bones gaming computer for X-mas. It came w/ no OS. Obviously, I have a working computer. It is running Windows XP Home. I also have a "Motherboard" Support CD( 2.9 S )that came w/ the machine. Can you tell me if it is possible to get this thing up and twitching w/ the materials I have on hand? If no, can you direct me to a reasonably priced what-ever-it-is I need to aquire to get the ball rolling? Heres the specs on the new machine:
AMD 64 Bit Technology Processor.
ECS Solid Capacitor Motherboard.
DDR Dual memory Chips.
7200RPM Hard Drive.
ATi Rage128 Pro + TV in/ TV out.
1 Year Manufacture Warranty.
This Multimedia PC, sold fully assembled and ready for OS installation right out of the box. It is a great system for any PC user that would like to enjoy a better Computer experience. The System is brand new and sold in it's original packaging. OPERATING SYSTEM IS NOT INCLUDED Monitor Keyboard and speakers are for visualization purpose only
Motherboard: ECS 755-A2
Socket 754 for AMD K8 Athlon 64 processor ,High-performance Hyper Transport CPU interface. Support transfer rate of 1600/1200/800/400 mega-transfers per second .
Cipset:North Bridge: SiS® 755,South Bridge: SiS® 964 .
Memory:2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM socket support up to 2 GB ,Support DDR400/333/266/200 2.5V DDR SDRAM
4 x Ultra DMA133/100/66 devices, 2 x Serial ATA devices, RAID0 & RAID1 configuration
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Yes, I would check all connectors and remove all devices to the bare bones and see if it boots up. Then re-install cards one at a time to see if you can isolate the problem to a specific card or device.
There is another possibility - the disc that came with your Gateway laptop was only intended for that machine. Most PCs today do not come with a true OS disc like they did years ago. The discs today are "recovery discs", that have a recorded image of the hard drive that is present on the machine, Then the manufacturer makes a BIOS mod in the machine to allow you to reload from that disc in the event of a HDD failure or software crash. Additionally, many of these discs will not have all the drivers that an OEM OS disc has. Lastly, just because you have the product keys that came with the machines, that doesn't necessarily mean that you have legal right to a copy of the OS. Many businesses buy corporate licenses. This is one reason why the machines are erased (data is obviously another). You are legally required to obtain your own copy of the OS and install it.
it's possible to install windows 7 on your Sony VAIO PCV-RS226 PC Desktop, but your 512Mb memory are insufficient to run properly the operating system. Windows 7 have a power graphic, if you still use a small memory your PC will work very slowly. The solution is:
install more memory to work fast (2*512Mb or more)
don'nt install a game that use more memory, it fatigue the machine and can cause an intermittent problem.
freezing up of a computer system is typically caused by incompatible software to hardware or a hardware not recognised by the operating system (OS) . usually a conflict like this is illustrated by error message of blue screen , if its video or memory related.
i would say you may have a corrupt OS installed , in which case, i would reinstall the fresh OS
and work your way up to installing the peripheral drivers.
what is your computer model and what OS are you using ? i can further assist you
Start the computer, and watch for the screen at the bottom to indicate to press F11 or to run setup. Once here, You'll see a file menu. Press F9 on each one and save the defaults. Once you reach the last, Exit Menu, press F9 and press yes to save defaults.
Press Exit again, and exit saving settings.
The computer will restart again. If the OS (operating system) does not load still, restart the computer again, and press F1, or the indicated F command shown at bottom of screen to go into Loading List.
This list will allow you to start the computer and operate in "Safe Mode". NOTE: some programs will not operate or run in safe mode,however you should be able to downlaod the appropriate driver.
If this does not work, insert the Operating System CD and re-install from the start - if you are prompted for repair or install, select Install.
Please let me know if you need further assistance.
The easy way is to do this via the vista os CD or an old xp one.
You will need to reboot your PC as it starts up look out for 'boot options' and select boot from your cd drive. If you do not get this option then please reboot again then go into boot options and select your CD rom or DVD rom to be your boot device.
For both options after making the change and your have your CD i, you will be given to option to press any key.
make sure you select to reinstall windows, at this point you will be be given the option to format your hard drive.
If you need more info or the PC is a laptop with out a CD Rom / DVD rom let me know and I will go over other ways to format your hard drive.
when the os gets booted you will be given option as to choose the operating system.for example if you have windows xp and ultimate installed at boot time you will be asked to choose one of them.thus you can find out the total number of os in your pc.
what operating system are you using it is possible that its not compactable with your operating system, check for the soft ware compactibility and run it in compactibility mode with your operating system if it doesnt work, please get another game.
You can take it to a repair shop or you can buy an OS disc. Its fairly simple to install the OS disc. Windows XP is 100$ and Vista is approx 150. If you take it to a repair shop, you might get charged around the same price but you won't have a OS disc still.