Every time I turn on or restart my computer there is a black screen with a message that says a problem has been detected with the hard drive and to consult the troubleshooting section of my user's manual but I don't have one! (this computer was given to me) it also says press enter to continue so i do, and 50% of the time a blue screen pops up and does all this scanning and then the black screen comes up again and i press enter again and it goes to my desktop. i can use my computer, but it is slow and does really funny stuff. can you help?
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Turn it on.
Hit the ESCAPE (or TAB) key to replace that colourful logo with the technical details of the computer's POST (Power On Self Test) messages. Look for any messages, such as "unable to boot from disk drive" or "disk-drive not detected". Also, remove any CD/DVD media from the CD/DVD drive. Also, remove any 3.5-inch diskette, and disconnect any USB memory-sticks BEFORE you turn it on.
When you get a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) on your computer this can be very frustrating.Below is the info you need to get from a BSOD because the way that Microsoft words the message a lot of people miss the real important parts. With the right information this will helps tech support help you address your problem quickly.
The first thing to look at is the error message.A lot of times you will get a message like the one below that states "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA".In the case of this BSOD the error screen the error code is a generic one of 0x00000050 so we have to rely on message that tells us that the problem was with the memory or the page file.
The next thing to look at is the error code.Note you really do not need the info between the parentheses for standard trouble shooting.
So with both pieces info this will help tech support figure out where the issue is at and where to troubleshoot.
Note the file name that the BSOD list normally is not important in troubleshooting the in most cases it just point to the point where Windows had the problem.
Hi do you here any noise from the hard drive? If so you should backup your data and buy a new hard drive, install it on your pc and install windows and all of your programs again. This is because the noise you hear means that your hard drive is getting broken Let us know if you solved your problem
When you press the Power button to start the boot process, the LED lights glow while the computer verifies that there is sufficient electrical power to activate the hardware.
& Solution: When you press the power button, the LED lights on the
computer do not glow or the LEDs blink briefly and then stop. There is
no sound of the fan or hard drive spinning, and the screen remains
blank. The computer will not start if there is insufficient battery or AC adapter power.
The BIOS queries various hardware components used for the startup boot process.
& Solution: When you press the power button, the LEDs glow but
there is no fan or hard drive sound. The LEDs may glow briefly and then
The LED lights blink, stop, and then blink a
second or third time, but there is no sound from the computer and the
screen remains blank. The sequence of the blinking lights indicates a
specific error code.
A series of beeping tones is heard. The sequence of beeping tones indicate a specific error code.
a hardware component has recently been replaced, or if the PC has been
jarred or shaken, there may be a loose connection to the memory chips
or hard drive which prevents the computer from starting.
The BIOS loads the basic input (keyboard) and output (advanced LEDs / display screen / boot drives) devices into memory.
& Solution: When you press the power button, the LEDs glow, the fan
or hard drive sounds, are heard, but then the boot process stops and a
black screen - with an error message - displays.
The boot check has detected a communication error or conflict with a hardware component that must be corrected.
The BIOS loads the Windows operating system and starts the services
that allow low-level control of all of the background operations.
& Solution: When you press the power button, the LEDs glow, the fan
or hard drive sounds, are heard, the HP or Compaq Logo displays on a
black screen, but then the boot process stops and a blue screen - with
an error message - displays.
The boot check has detected a hardware driver error or a software conflict that must be corrected.
Control is transferred to the Windows loader to initiate the display of the advanced settings in the Windows environment.
The Windows logo displays during this step.
& Solution: When you press the power button, the computer performs
all the steps in the boot process, but after the Windows Logo displays,
the moving Windows progress bar or the rotating cursor stops moving and
the boot process stops.
An error message may display on a screen with the Windows logo. In some instances, there is no specific error message.
A black screen appears and the computer attempts to restart.
The Windows self-check has detected a software conflict that must be corrected.
That means that the hard drive is not detected properly on the computer.
Start the computer and keep tapping F2.
You will get a setup utility.
Press F9 and hit ENTER.
Press F10 and hit ENTER.
Now restart the computer.
If u still have the blinking cursor on that black screen, u need to check your hard drive.
If u are gettng some other error in windows or just a black screen, try doing recovery.
Recovery will wipe off all your datas in the computer.
For doing it, keep tapping Alt+F10 as soon as u turn on the computer.
If u are succesful, it will give a message that windows is loading files.
Just follow the prompts.
Keep me posted on the status of the issue.
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This error message- "No bootable device. Insert boot disk and press any key" means -
The PC cannot see a boot file/disk on either the hard
disk or floppy drive.
Check the floppy drive and remove and floppy disk.
If there was no disk in the floppy drive then it is a hard disk problem.
Check the BIOS to see if the hard disk is detected, if not open the case and
re-seat the data cable on the hard drive and also where it connects to the
motherboard disk controller.
If it still gives this error message and the BIOS does not detect the hard
drive, then the hard drive is probably faulty.
A further check on the hard drive, remove the hard drive and connect it to an
USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port, if this
computer does not detect it as an external storage device then the hard drive
To get the computer working again, install a new hard drive in your computer
and then install Windows on the new hard drive plus the computer's device
drivers and your programs.
the hard drive could have failed..Try a hard start to see if it will react. Do you get any beeps?? a warning beep or beeps may indicate a hard drive failure. Try to get into C-Mode set up. click alt/cntrl/del as you turn on the set.or alt/cntrl F10. Hard drive failures can happen if ther is to much written to the drive or just a plain 'Crash'.
Have you take note the error message about the operating system? does it say a corrupted windows file?
With regard to the error message about F1 to continue, i would say that your hard drive is looking for the operating system. There is a possibility that your operating system is corrupted due a virus infected file or a system file was accidentally deleted from your computer or it could be an issue with your hard drive itself.
You may need to check also if your hard drive is detected by computer. You may call your computer manufacturer if your system still under warranty. In case the hard drive need to be replaced.
I suggesst to run a system diagnostics first to check if the hard drive still functioning before you run windows repair using the operating disc you have with your system.
The message "can,t read disk" is indicative of a defective hard drive in the eMachine. In most instances, this refers to a hardware problem and can only be corrected by replacing the defective hard drive and re-installing the Operating System as well as all other software/applications. This can be verified by entering the CMOS/BIOS set-up and trying to manually detect the HD. If it even manually detecting and the HD will not show up, then the defect has been confirmed.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.