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My Sony Viao PCV-RX540 no longer boots to windows. I can get it into the DOS manual mode for Safe Start etc. But I keep getting a message "No fixed disks found". Even with the Sony Recovery disc in I get the same results. As fars as I can get is a a:\ prompt. I'm assuming I might need to replace the hard drive, but the Sony Parts Department no longer carries this drive. Is there another compatible drive that I can install? Thanks

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Yes, the hard disk has died and must be replaced. Since it's a generic PATA disk , any other PATA disk you can find will work on your desktop.

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HI,

You can try restarting your laptop and then hitting F8 repeatedly and then choose LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION.If this doesn't fix the issue then you will have to go for a recovery.This is the only way to fix the issue.

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My sony vaio pcv rs720g stays in windows xp logo when booting ....what do I do to fix this.......recovery disk is not helping...


AS YOU START THE SYS. JUST KEEP PRESSING THE F8 BUTTON EVEN BEFORE THE XP LOGO COMES. AND YOU GET A MENU THERE. SELECT SAFE MODE AND PRESS ENTER. IT WILL BOOT IN SAFE MODE. THEN RESTART. SHOULD BE FINE ELSE PLS REPLY WITH THE ERROR STATUS

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When attempting to start my desktop computer (sony vaio pcv-rx540), I got the 'we apoligize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully...' error message. From doing a little research I'm...


try starting it in safe mode(f8 while starting up and restore from there), if not you might have to boot from the recovery cd, and last but not least reinstall windows

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HP Pavilion N5445 will not boot into XP. While booting then Windows Logo is displayed for a couple seconds and then a blue screen flashes momentarily (too fast to read), then give a display of...


Boot your computer with that disk then enter in dos prompt then type in prompt "chkdsk /r"
Then press "y"
then it fix error on harddisk after complete that process resatrt computer then check.
if you still face same issue then you need windows disk then boot computer with that windows disk and follow direction then choose "r" for "Repair previous windows then it repair your windows then you get your windows again.
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My Viao will bootup and then restart after a couple of minutes. This continues until I finally unplug the PC.


Boot loops when the op sys is corrupted.
Can you get into safe mode f8 key and see if it is stable if not reload the OpSys.

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When I try to boot up my Compaq Presario model no SR 1420UK, I get the message: “Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows...


You can download the hal.dll file from this site www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?hal most of the windows missing dll files you can find here.

Also download windows nt or xp boot image from the net and create floppies or cd rom from that to boot up.

IF YOUR HARD DISK IS AN FAT32 PARTITION ITS VERY EASY AND YOU CAN USE WIN98 BOOTDISK WHIHC IS SINGLE DISK AND CAN ACCESS THE WINDOWS SYSTEM FOLDER AND COPY THIS HALL.DLL FILE.

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How to get to a MS-DOS prompt.
Reason: If Windows or the computer is not operating properly, it may be necessary to get to a MS-DOS prompt to diagnose and to perform additional troubleshooting on the computer.
Solution: MS-DOS users
Windows 3.x users
Windows 95, 98 and ME users
Windows NT, 2000 and XP users
Windows Vista users
Other PC Operating System users

MS-DOS users If you are running MS-DOS with no other operating systems, the computer should be booting into a MS-DOS prompt automatically unless you have a shell or other program loading automatically. If the computer is not getting you to a MS-DOS prompt, reboot the computer and as the computer is booting, press the F5 key when you see the message "Starting MS-DOS" or the MS-DOS version. This will load the default standard MS-DOS. If you successfully get to a MS-DOS prompt and would like to prevent the computer from loading the program that is preventing you from getting to a MS-DOS prompt, or if you would like to fix possible error messages you may be receiving when booting the computer, edit the autoexec.bat and/or the config.sys files.

Windows 95, 98, and ME users If you are able to get into Windows 95, 98 or ME, you can get to a MS-DOS prompt by following the below steps.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type "command" and press enter.
This will open a MS-DOS shell. However, if you are attempting to troubleshoot an issue with the computer and are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98we suggest you restart the computer into MS-DOS. To do this follow the below steps.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Shutdown
  3. Choose the option to restart the computer into a MS-DOS prompt.
If you are unable to get into Windows 95 or Windows 98 to get into a MS-DOS prompt, follow the below instructions (Windows ME does not have this option).
  1. Reboot the computer
  2. As the computer is booting, press the F8 key when you hear a beep or when you see "Starting Windows 95" or "Starting Windows 98". Windows 98 users sometimes may find it easier to press and hold the left CTRL key as the computer is booting.
  3. If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.
Microsoft Windows 95 Startup Menu
============================= 1. Normal
2. Logged (\BOOTLOG.TXT)
3. Safe mode
4. Step-by-step confirmation
5. Command prompt only
6. Safe mode command prompt only
Enter a choice: 1
F5=Safe Mode Shift+F5=Command prompt Shift+F8= Step-by-step confirmation [N]

4. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only.
Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista users If you're running Windows NT, 2000, or Windows XP and need to get to MS-DOS prompt follow the below steps.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run or click in the "Start Search" field if you're running Vista
  3. Type "cmd" or "command" and press enter.
Additional information about the difference between "cmd" and "command" can be found on document CH000395. If you're attempting to get into a MS-DOS prompt to troubleshoot the computer boot the computer into safe mode. Additional information about how to get into safe mode can be found on document CHSAFE. Windows 2000, XP, and Vista users who are unable to boot the computer into Normal Windows mode or Safe mode can also enter the recovery console to manage their computer from a prompt. Additional information about how to do this can be found on document CH000627. Finally, if you are experiencing issues getting into Windows NT, 2000, or XP, it may be necessary to run troubleshooting steps from a MS-DOS prompt. It is recommended that the Network Administrator get into the MS-DOS prompt by using either a standard MS-DOS boot diskette (note: will not be able to access data using a standard MS-DOS bootable diskette) or the ERD diskettes created after the installation of Windows NT, or boot from the Windows XP CD.

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Xp wont start on sony vaio v94vq


Try booting into safe mode completely. Then shut down completely. Unplug for a couple minutes and plug back in and see if it will boot normally. If not, then go back to safe mode and use a restore point in XP. If that does not work then either XP is corrupted or the hard drive is going bad. You can try restoring your system with the restore discs. NOTE: This will erase all data, pictures, letters, financial info, etc. you have saved.
If that does not work then you can try replacing the hard drive.
Hope this helps!

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Locked in windows start mode


it may be mother board problem.but you can try once
start your pc keep on pressing F8 key to get screen you have mentioned . select to boot your system in the safe mode it takes some time to boot it will show (multi disk 0) .once you get enter into the OS, go to programs-- accessories--system tools--system restore and restore your computer in earlier date.

if it again show the blue screen you will have to take the system to the technician try this and let me know

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