Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

The driver disk does not open initial set-up installation menu

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • murray7 Apr 17, 2008

    sorry, I mean the cd itself has no effect after inserting into the cdrom

  • Chris  Morse
    Chris Morse May 11, 2010

    Do other CDs work on the CD-Rom drive?

  • Cnythia Miller May 11, 2010

    Please let us know your operating system? Is it a cdrom or cd not working?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 176 Answers

I think the problem is your cdrom drive not your cd driver. Try to open the cd driver to other computer to prove that the cd is ok.Try to clean your cdrom drive maybe the head is block by some dust.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to I run the back up disk on my everex desk top to restore my hard drive


Components check
1.Acquire the backup disk required to perform the function restoration
Observe the back disk for damages either as scratches or dirt particles. Any oberavable dirt particles would require cleaning with disk device cleaner kit acquirable at retail.
2. Acquire time to accomplish the task activity. Restoration process takes time to intitate, thereafter requiring time for the computer system to install known as restoration.

Restoration process

1.The disk software is places into the computer DVD/R driver.
a. computers would have several different driver compartibilities.
b. the most significant is the driver that would accomodate the restore backup disk
2. power off completely the computer soon after inserting backup restore disk in driver and closing firmly.
3. Power on shortly, the computer should recognise a disk medium in disk driver making possible display instructions from which to initiate the backup process.

important notes
1. the computer may power on without recognising any disks inserted in driver.
a. an alternative procedure accessing the disk at the storage location.

procedures of accessing a disk at the storage area on a computer.
1. select the my computer icon on the desktop. The display menu should provide a list of storage areas the computer is capable of performing
2. clicking in the disk driver location display should open up the backup programs area.
3. the options provided makes possible alteration of the computer, including restoration.

Dec 20, 2010 | PC Desktops

Tip

How to do Fast and unattended Setup of OS in multiple machines


<span> <p><span>Here I have an Idea for primary setup of a large lab quickly. Suppose you have to setup a lab where have more than twenty or thirty system but must setup it quickly. At that time if you don't have enough CD Rom drive or not enough OS installer CD then the task will take a long time. To save time at the same moment I like to prepare an unattendent operating system installation. Before this task I must check for presence of some requirement.</SPAN><br> <p><span> </SPAN><br> <p><span>Verify for unattended Installation:</SPAN><br> <p><span><span> </SPAN>To perform an unattended installation from a CD-ROM, the following conditions must be met:</SPAN><br> <p><span>The computer must support booting from a CD Rom<span> </SPAN>The unattended answer file must be renamed to Winnt.sif and copied to a floppy disk so Setup can access it. So must need a floppy disk drive.</SPAN><br> <p><span>The answer file must contain a valid [Data] section. This is explained later in this article.</SPAN><br> <p><span> </SPAN><br> <p><span>Before installation it has some conditions:</SPAN><br> <p><span><span> </SPAN>1&gt; the installation is limited to a single partition.</SPAN><br> <p><span><span> </SPAN>2&gt; you cannot specify third-party drivers during Setup </SPAN><br> <p><span> </SPAN><br> <p><span>Prepare For an Unattended Installation:</SPAN><br> <p><span><span> </SPAN>To prepare your computer for an unattended installation from a CD-ROM, I've followed these steps</SPAN><br> <p><span>First I've created a Folder in local drive & shared it. Then I create setup manager.</SPAN><br> <p><span>I install Setup Manager by following these steps:</SPAN><br> <p><span>I Open My Computer, and then open the Support\Tools folder on the Windows XP CD-ROM.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Double-click the DEPLOY.CAB file to open it </SPAN><br> <p><span>On the Edit menu, click Select All.</SPAN><br> <p><span>On the Edit menu, click Copy to Folder.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Click Make New Folder. Type the name that you want for the Setup Manager folder, and then press ENTER. For example, type setup manager, and then press ENTER.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Click Copy.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Open the new folder that you created, and then double-click the setupmgr.exe file. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard starts.</SPAN><br> <p><span></SPAN> <br> <p><span></SPAN></SPAN> <br> <img src="alokerdas_9.jpg"> <br> <p><span>Then I Use Setup Manager to Create an Answer File.</SPAN><br> <p><span>I open the setup manager & go to create a new answer file.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Then I go to the unattended installation & windows version option.</SPAN><br> <p><span>I have selected the fully automated option & create an answer file.</SPAN><br> <br> <br> <img src="alokerdas_10.jpg"> <br> <p><span>If you want Windows Setup to delete all partitions on the hard disk and to create a new partition, you must include the Repartition command in the Winnt.sif file. Under [Unattended], insert a new line, and then type "Repartition=Yes"</SPAN><br> <p><span>If you omit this line, you are prompted for the installation partition.</SPAN><br> <p><span> </SPAN><br> <p><span>Add a [Data] section with the following entries to the unattended answer file:</SPAN><br> <p><span>Unattended Install=Yes - Value must be set to "yes"</SPAN><br> <p><span>MSDos Initiated=No - Value must be set to "no" or Setup stops during the graphical portion of Setup<span> </SPAN></SPAN><br> <p><span>Auto Partition=1 - If the value is set to 1, the installation partition is automatically selected. If the value is set to 0 (zero) you are prompted for the installation partition during the text portion of Setup.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Save the unattended answer file as Winnt.sif on a floppy disk.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Insert the Windows CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then insert the floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Change the boot order in the CMOS so that the CD-ROM is first in the list.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Restart your computer. When Setup is started from the CD-ROM, the Winnt.sif file located on the floppy disk will be used to complete the unattended installation.</SPAN><br> <p><span> </SPAN><br> <p><span>This is an easy process to save time & effort.</SPAN>

on Feb 15, 2011 | PC Desktops

Tip

How to do Fast and unattended setup of OS


Here I have an Idea for primary setup of a large lab quickly. Suppose you have to setup a lab where have more than twenty or thirty system but must setup it quickly. At that time if you don't have enough CD Rom drive or not enough OS installer CD then the task will take a long time. To save time at the same moment I like to prepare an unattendent operating system installation. Before this task I must check for presence of some requirement. Verify for unattended Installation: To perform an unattended installation from a CD-ROM, the following conditions must be met:The computer must support booting from a CD Rom The unattended answer file must be renamed to Winnt.sif and copied to a floppy disk so Setup can access it. So must need a floppy disk drive.The answer file must contain a valid [Data] section. This is explained later in this article. Before installation it has some conditions:

1> the installation is limited to a single partition.

2> you cannot specify third-party drivers during Setup Prepare For an Unattended Installation:

To prepare your computer for an unattended installation from a CD-ROM, I've followed these stepsFirst I've created a Folder in local drive & shared it. Then I create setup manager.I install Setup Manager by following these steps:I Open My Computer, and then open the SupportTools folder on the Windows XP CD-ROM.Double-click the DEPLOY.CAB file to open it On the Edit menu, click Select All.On the Edit menu, click Copy to Folder.Click Make New Folder. Type the name that you want for the Setup Manager folder, and then press ENTER. For example, type setup manager, and then press ENTER.Click Copy. Open the new folder that you created, and then double-click the setupmgr.exe file. The Windows

Setup Manager Wizard starts: alokerdas_2.jpg

Then I Use Setup Manager to Create an Answer File.
I open the setup manager & go to create a new answer file.
Then I go to the unattended installation & windows version option.
I have selected the fully automated option & create an answer file.


alokerdas_3.jpg

If you want Windows Setup to delete all partitions on the hard disk and to create a new partition, you must include the Repartition command in the Winnt.sif file. Under [Unattended], insert a new line, and then type "Repartition=Yes"
If you omit this line, you are prompted for the installation partition.

Add a [Data] section with the following entries to the unattended answer file:
Unattended Install=Yes - Value must be set to "yes"
MSDos Initiated=No - Value must be set to "no" or Setup stops during the graphical portion of Setup

Auto Partition=1 - If the value is set to 1, the installation partition is automatically selected. If the value is set to 0 (zero) you are prompted for the installation partition during the text portion of Setup.
Save the unattended answer file as Winnt.sif on a floppy disk.
Insert the Windows CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then insert the floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
Change the boot order in the CMOS so that the CD-ROM is first in the list.
Restart your computer. When Setup is started from the CD-ROM, the Winnt.sif file located on the floppy disk will be used to complete the unattended installation.

<SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Courier New

on Feb 15, 2011 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Setup is locked, hoekan ik het unlocken om een verse window xp te installeren


OK ..you have several options ...First ..try to open it up ..and remove the bios battery from the main board..remember to also remove any other power source ..and place the battery back after 30 seconds..This will clear the bios settings and also the password..
If this will not work , you can try to fool the system by inserting the disk ..and start without the hard disk on ..It will take teh next option and will boot from the disk ..and you have to plug the hard disk on immediately ..It may work ..
If the password will be removed by removing battery ..than all you have to do is press f12 for boot menu and start from the disk and install .

Another way is to start windows installation from teh previous windows ..Just open the disk and click set-up ..or install windows..it will start from windows and after loading primary files will restart and continue normal ..
the last option is to remove the hard disk and install a clean operation system in another computer and place it back ..
it will work just fine ..but you will need all drivers for your computer to be installed manually and will also need to be made from a boot-able disk ..and not from recovery ..
Anyway ..try the battery removal and let me know what goes on ..and after that we'll see ..
please try to use English ..even if it is not very good...I will try to understand..

Nov 19, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX520 PC Desktop

2 Answers

When I tried to install windows xp to acerpower desktop computer it gives me a message "set up can not find any hard disk drive press F3" . Thanx for helping me.


This means that you have a SATA hard disk and you need drivers to install the hard disk first and than to continue the installation of windows.
Enter the BIOS and check for a compatibility mode for the hard drive. It should be set on AHCI. Change this for compatibility mode and try to install the O.S.
If you don't have this function, insert the motherboard CD in the optical drive and a diskette in the floppy disk drive. Boot from the CD and a menu will appear. In this menu choose the option that will create you a SATA drivers diskette. After the insert the Windows XP CD in your optical drive. But be careful because you have to install the drivers first. After the installation process is on the way take a look on the grey bar situated on the bottom of the screen. Toward the beginning of this process, a message will appear that says Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.
You have to be quick on the trigger to press F6 to install the drivers. After this step continue the installation as normal.


If you need further assistance or you haven't understood something leave a comment.
Cheers

Jun 13, 2010 | Racer AcerPower F5 PC Desktop

Tip

Virtual memory settings


Windows XP




1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Advanced tab. In the Performance section, click Settings.
3. Click the Advanced tab. In the Virtual memory section, click Change.
4. The hard disk drive that is used for virtual memory will usually be the
5. same disk drive that Windows is installed on. Both the Initial and Maximum settings should be less than the reported Space available on the hard disk drive. The Initial size setting for the virtual memory settings should be approximately 200 MB in size but should be higher than or equal to the recommended paging file size as indicated in the lower section of the screen.

Once the initial size is set, Windows will reserve this amount of space on the hard disk drive for virtual memory and it will not be available to save information on.

The maximum amount allowable can be anything above the Initial size setting, but it is recommended that it be at least twice the Initial size setting

on Apr 27, 2008 | HP Pavilion a1410n (ER890AA) PC Desktop

1 Answer

I run XP on my computer, I installed a new hard drive. But I can't initialize it. Under device manager its detected but it is not listed at MY COMPUTER tab thefore I can't use it. Thank you


Right click on my computer on your desktop, or in the start menu, and select manage.

Then on the management window, on the left side click on disk management, you will have to initialize and format the disk there.

Dec 13, 2009 | ASUS PC Desktops

3 Answers

Would like to set it back tofactory settings


start up the computer and in the bio's there should be an option to press a key like F9 or something to open the repair console...from this menu choose re-set to factory settings...there should be a backup partition on acer hard drives to restore it back...

if this dosn't work bang in an OS cd - boot it up from the bios and follow the on screen instructions - drivers that are not installed will be avalible from acer's website - they are quite good for downloading them

Brentwood IT

Sep 25, 2009 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

Error message: Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37) *** My disk drive disappears or won't read any disk


Your driver may be corrupt so you can try re-installing the drivers for your drive. If you don't already have the drivers then you can download it from you device manufacturers website.
Thanks

Nov 30, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

1 Answer

How do I get my Kodak Easy Share Printer #7330 to print pictured from my Compaq computer?


first install the printer onto the computer, downloading the drivers or using printer disk.
If your printer is already installed on your computer and working you do not need to install it , skip this step.

Then download pictures onto computer, using USB cable.

open downloaded picture by double clicking with left mouse button.
Once you open the picture with picture viewer open file menu and chose print, or click the small printer sign.

If you use oprint preview iit may be easier for you to change printer settings to print the pictures.

Sep 03, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

47 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18298 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...