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Need to reboot a netbook using the CD provided but it has no disk drive. How do I connect the netbook to another computer with a dvd drive?

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You need an external CD drive for this process

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Forgot password, does not have cd rom drive, need to restore to factory settings. How???


Hi there,

How to obtain Vista Recovery Media and/or use the Vista Recovery Partition on your computer to put it back to Factory Settings.


There is no legal free Vista download available.

Contact your Computer Manufacturer and ask them to send you a set of Vista Recovery disk/s.


They normally do that for a small $ cost.


Also, ask them if you have a Recovery Partition on your Computer/Laptop to restore it to Factory settings.

See if a Manual came with the computer, or go to the Manufacturer's website, email or phone them for info on how to do a Recovery.


Normally, you would press F10 or F11 at Startup to commence the Recovery Process..


Another way I have seen on some models is to tap F8, and go to a list of Startup options, and start a Factory Standards Recovery from in there, by selecting the Repair computer option.


Also ask them if it is possible to make Recovery Disk/s from the Recovery Partition in case of Hard Drive failure or System Crash.

They will tell you how to do that.


Each Computer Manufacturer has their own way of making Recovery Disk/s.

Or borrow a proper Microsoft Vista DVD(not Dell, HP, etc).
A proper Vista DVD contains all Vista versions.
The Product Key determines which Vista version gets installed.

There are 2 Vista disks: one for 32bit Operating System, and one for 64bit Operating System.


If a clean install is required with a proper Vista DVD (not HP, Dell Recovery Disks):


Go into your Bios/Setup, or Boot Menu, at startup, and change the Boot Order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the Boot Order, then reboot with the disk in the Drive.


At startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, to go into Bios/Setup, or F12 for the Boot Menu


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918884

MS advice on doing clean install.

http://www.theeldergeekvista.com/vista_clean_installation.htm

A Tutorial on doing a clean install


http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_install_03.asp


Windows Vista Installation Super Guide


After installation > Go to your Laptop/Computer Manufacturer's website > Drivers and Downloads Section > Key in your Model number > Look for latest Vista Drivers for it > Download/install them.


Save all Data, as it will be lost during a clean install.


Post back if it is not working we will be happy to help you.
Hope this helps.
Cheers!!!!

Jan 09, 2011 | Compaq tc4400 Tablet PC (RL875AW#ABA)

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Cannot access windows forgot password. I have an old work tablet and forgot my password for windows so I can get to my homescreen. Help


try this link:



http://www.fixya.com/support/r5393255-windows_password_recovery



If you have lost windows password, the best thing for you is creating a password reset disk.Actually,when you add a password to your pc,the first thing you should do is creating a disk in case you lost the password.But how to make a password reset disk after you have lost the password ? Follow these
You need to prepare:
1:A blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive
2.A computer which can link to internet
3.A program called Windows Password Key
Then let's begin
Step 1.Login to a PC which can link to internet,Download and install the program from in that PC
Step 2.Run the program and burn to CD/DVD OR USB flash drive
Step 3.Turn to your locked PC,insert the newly create CD or USB to your drive.Reboot the Computer and then follow the instructions,it is very easy to use.

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Lost user password in XP with networking set-up on HP

The best way to do this is using the Offline NT Password & Registry editor.
You can download it at the following link: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

This utility will enable you to reset the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista etc. system.
The link above includes some directions on how to use this utility.

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Nov 17, 2010 | Fujitsu Stylistic ST4120P Tablet PC

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Unable to install OS on Hard drive. Error PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable. PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM. Invalid partition table


When your computer failed to boot from the disk-drive, it tried to connect to a network-accessible "boot-server" via the Ethernet adapter.

However, if there's no cable connected to the computer's Ethernet port, you will get the "check the cable" error-message.

So, your real problem is "invalid partition table", which means that the very first record on the disk-drive is either missing or corrupt.
That first record contains the "partition table", which lists the size of the hard-drive, and the size of each partition (usually only one) on the hard-drive.

So, you'll need to buy an adapter that has a USB-plug on one end, and a connector for your "SATA" or "IDE" hard-drive at the other end.

Remove the hard-drive from your computer, attach it to the connector, and plug-in the USB connector to a USB port on another computer, and then use software to delete and then reconstruct the partition table.

Or, the hard-drive is failing, and must be replaced (maybe under warranty???).

Oct 22, 2009 | Panasonic TOUGHBOOK CF-18 Tablet PC

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Need to install new os for motion computing m1400 can anyone help


I suggest Windows XP Pro...
You can open a lot more programs than what you can on Windows Vista with the same amount of RAM etc....
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Or you could go for Vista.
Is there a CD Drive does it connect to PC?
I have no idea how to work these.
If it connect's through USB Insert a Windows XP disk into your Drive reboot your PC and install it to remove able Drive.
If you want to ensure that it does not scrub your PC copy then disconnect your PC's Hard Drive.
Sorry if I make no sense I am tired.
Hope it help's.
-Tom.

Jul 14, 2009 | Motion Computing M1400 CENTRINO 1.1G 512...

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Recovery CD not loading onto Hard Drive.


Your optical drive is not reading the disk properly - a common issue as time goes by. Replace drive with a good known working unit and your recovery operation will take place.

Mar 27, 2017 | Itronix GoBook XR-1 Tablet PC

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HP Tochsmart DVD-RW drive not playing cd's /dvd's


The best player is Video Lan Controller (VLC) is plays everything.
You need the RIP command as you have not a data disk but a multimedia disk (.CDA) file.

Jun 13, 2017 | HP Pavilion TX2000Z Tablet PC

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DVD-RW not recognising blank disk


Usually HPs are good with +R DVDs unless things have change over the last year or two.

Whats the model number on your computer?


Aug 09, 2008 | Tablets & eReaders

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Installing windows without DVD


The hard disk is not recognized from USB because of SATA drivers not present on XP setup disk.

That happens because the BIOS uses a SATA controller that is not included in Windows XP install disk.

Usually you can solve the problem going to BIOS settings and changing SATA/RAID settings.Check your BIOS settings, and disable SATA RAID mode.This is done in different ways depending on the BIOS.

On HP/Compaq computers for example you press F2 on startup to enter BIOS, then disable SATA mode on bios settings.
On other makes the procedure can be slightly different.


Another way to fix the problem, is by creating your own XP setup disk with SATA drivers included, see:
Resolving "Setup did not find any hard disk drives" during Windows .

Mar 17, 2008 | Toshiba Portege M205-S810 Tablet PC

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Portege 3500


Hi

You can obtain the Recovery disk from Toshiba. Toshiba hotline number 1-800-457-7777 (US) 0844 800 6020 (UK). You need to provide your computer's part number correct to get the matching recovery disk. Usually they charges $39.95 including shipping to your address in US. Alternately you can go to http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/generic_content.jsp?service=UK&ID=Support_Homepage_uk

Good Luck

Dec 29, 2007 | Toshiba Portege 3500 Tablet PC

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Can't install XP


It could be bad RAM, but it could also be drive error.

Try running chckdsk.exe

If the drive is ok, try copying the win xp cd to the HD and try to install from the HD

First, you need to copy your Windows XP Setup CD contents to your harddrive. I recommend saving the xp install files/folders to a separate partition than where you're going to install xp to (ie. have setup files at d:\winxp\ and then install xp to c:\ drive)

restart your computer with the win 98 boot disk
at the command prompt change to the drive with the xp files
ie. cd d:\winxp\i386\
type winnt to start installing
install as usual

Dec 28, 2007 | ViewSonic Tablet PC V1100

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