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Bios help i am trying to figure out how to get into the bios system so i can get the harddive to boot up first as i have a corrupt file that I need to repair...

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Mos laptop has the the F1 key pressed at start up for the bios set-up to be displayed. depending on your laptop brand, try also pressing either the F10 or F11 key. Restart ur computer and try alternately those keys mentioned above.

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Im on my pc and im wondering where i can find a free download that can help me i get this message on my toshiba satellite a85s107... File missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system\


Assuming you already tried pressing F8 on boot up and trying to get it into safe mode to run a disc check and that did not work?

This is a configuration file that can only be repaired by the use of OS installation CD, which if the laptop is booted with the disc in the drive and the bios is sett o boot from the DVD drive first, will give you the option to carry out a repair of the installation

Jun 21, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite A85-S107 PC Notebook

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Operating system not found HP Pavilion dv2-1039wm


The operating system is stored on the hard drive. If the BIOS can't find the O/S then the hard drive is damaged or the windows installation is corrupted. Boot to the BIOS screen and see if you can see the hardrive listed on the information tab. If you can see the drive, you either have bad sectors on the hard drive or a corrupted boot file. You can insert your windows disc and start the machine. Click install now, choose language and on the next screen click 'repair computer'. Choose 'startup repair' this will rewrite the windows boot files.

Mar 27, 2012 | HP PC Laptops

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My acer laptop turns on, then tells me to contact the systems administrator. If I try to continue it shuts down. at one time I recall reading that the files have been currupied. is there anything I can...


It sounds like the Windows boot files have become corrupted. That could happen for several reasons, but if you're willing to just reformat/reload the operating system, we're only concerned with one of those reasons.

There are some viruses that can corrupt boot files. If that's what happened, then reformatting/reloading the OS will take care of it.

On the other hand, it could be that your hard drive may be failing. When you reformat/reload, the Windows system will tell you if it finds errors on the drive.

The following is from the Acer manual for your machine as to how to access the BIOS and enable a hard disk recovery:

To activate the BIOS utility, press during the POST; while the notebook PC
logo is being displayed.

Boot sequence

To set the boot sequence in the BIOS utility, activate the BIOS utility, then select
Boot from the categories listed at the top of the screen. [You should set the CD/DVD drive to be the first boot device, in case you need to reload from a DVD]

Enable disk-to-disk recovery

To enable disk-to-disk recovery (hard disk recovery), activate the BIOS utility,
then select Main from the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find D2D
Recovery at the bottom of the screen and use the and keys to set this
value to Enabled.

[End of manual quote]

If you're not able to restore from the hidden partition on the hard drive, which may happen if the drive is damaged, then you'll have to try to restore using a Windows DVD.

Hope that's helpful.

Jan 12, 2011 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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What causes" ntldr"?


NTLDR fail is either corrupt files or a bad disk drive. Check my tip for how to repair software. If it is a hardware error, don't use the computer and get it to a local shop that can recover your data and replace your disk drive.
My tip: http://www.fixya.com/support/r6101870-windows_xp_failed_start_because_recent
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Jim

Oct 02, 2010 | Dell Lattitude D600 Notebook

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I have a Acer Aspire One Netbook it has come up with a NTLDR is missing i have restart it put it comes up the same can you help me plz


Causes:

   1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
   2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
   3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
   4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
   5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
   6. New hard disk drive being added.
   7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
   8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
   9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
  10. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.

Solutions are here: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

Let me know if you need some help

Sep 11, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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Why the massage "bootmgr missing" while starting my computer? Is it the BIOS or HD problem? My BIOS Version is 1.0E-3181-8A20/37980800


Boot Manager

A boot loader, also called a boot manager, is a small program that places the operating system (OS) of a computer into memory. When a computer is powered-up or restarted, the basic input/output system (BIOS) performs some initial tests, and then transfers control to the Master Boot Record (MBR) where the boot loader resides. Most new computers are shipped with boot loaders for some version of Microsoft Windows or the Mac OS. If a computer is to be used with Linux, a special boot loader must be installed.It also allows multiple operating systems to be booted from the same computer.

This file contains the information where the system file is located.

The message you are encountering could be due to corrupt MBR or Corrupt hard drive.

Usually CHKDSK command fix this problem but as you can boot the system you will bot be able to run the command.

Download "Hiren's Boot CD" using the link below

http://hirens.longcomputerservices.com/Hirens.BootCD.10.1.zip

extract the downloaded file with winzip or winrar and burn it in a CD.

now boot the system using that CD (set your BIOS to boot from CD-DVD ROM).

you will have access to repair tools for Hard drive, MBR fix etc etc.i recommend you fgo for CHKDSK command

it will solve your problem.

Jan 20, 2010 | NEC PC Laptops

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Emachines notebook m5310 corrupted bios recovery


Solution 1: Boot-block BIOS
Modern motherboards have a boot-block BIOS. This is small area of the BIOS that doesn't get overwritten when you flash a BIOS. The boot-block BIOS only has support for the floppy drive. If you have a PCI video card you won't see anything on the screen because the boot-block BIOS only supports an ISA videocard.
Award: The boot-block BIOS will execute an AUTOEXEC.BAT file on a bootable diskette. Copy an Award flasher & the correct BIOS *.bin file on the floppy and execute it automaticly by putting awdflash *.bin in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
AMI: The AMI boot-block BIOS will look for a AMIBOOT.ROM file on a diskette. Copy and rename the correct BIOS file on the floppy and power up the PC. The floppy doesn't need to be bootable. You will see the PC read the floppy, after about 4 minutes you will hear 4 beeps, this means the transfer is done. Reboot the PC and modify the CMOS for your configuration.
Solution 2: Get a new BIOS chip
Contact your motherboard manufacturer to see if they sell BIOS chips. Some motherboard manufacturers send them for free.
Contact a company that sells pre-flashed chips, like Unicore Software, FlashBIOS.ORG, BadFlash or BiosWorld
Solution 3: Hot-swapping
Note: I'm not responsible for any damage this method may do to you or your computer !
Replace the corrupt chip by a working one. The best option is to take the working BIOS chip from a motherboard which has the same chipset although that's not absolutely necessary. It just has to give you a chance of booting into DOS. Before pulling the working BIOS chip out of it's original motherboard, set the System BIOS cacheable option in the BIOS to enabled.
After you have put the working BIOS in the motherboard with the corrupt BIOS boot the system to DOS (with a floppy or HD).
Now replace (while the computer is powered on) the working BIOS chip with the corrupt one.
Flash an appropriate BIOS to the corrupt BIOS and reboot.
Note: Use a flasher from MRBIOS. They are known to work best. You can find them at ftp://ftp.mrbios.com
Solution 4: (for Intel motherboards)
Change Flash Recovery jumper to the recovery mode position (not all products have this feature)
Install the bootable upgrade diskette into drive A:
Reboot the system
Because of the small amount of code available in the non-erasable boot block area, no video is available to direct the procedure. The procedure can be monitored by listening to the speaker and looking at the floppy drive LED. When the system beeps and the floppy drive LED is lit, the system is copying the recovery code into the FLASH device. As soon as the drive LED goes off, the recovery is complete.
Turn the system off
Change the Flash Recovery jumper back to the default position
Leave the upgrade floppy in drive A: and turn the system on
Continue with the original upgrade


Oct 14, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Aspire 9500 doesn't start - cursor and drive indicator blinks


Generally the bios setting will be set to check the primary Hard disk for the Operating system and then move to the CD/DVD drive . It looks like your system is not finding the hard disk. Thats why its moving on the CD drive and trying to read it.

Possible issues :

1) Hard Drive crash
Solution : Nothing much. You need to replace the hard drive and reinstall the OS.
2) Hard Drive connection issue.
Solution : Open the chasi and try to figure out if the hard disc is properly connected.
3) Corrupted OS or boot file
Solution : Try to repair the OS use the OS cd and run the repair option.
4) Bios setting to treat CD drive as the primary media.
Solution : Use the F10 option in the Bios to change the primary Media.

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Feb 07, 2009 | Acer Aspire 9500 Notebook

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How to repair Toshiba Satellite in safe mode+ blue screen IQRL error


BIOS – the Binary Operating System may be corrupted – Use of Safe Mode to boot system.

a. Try starting the computer in the safe mode. Restart the computer and see the point to which it boots up before you get the blank screen.
b. Press F8 as the computer starts to boot. (For HP and Compaq computers with VISTA, use F10, For HP Pavilions with XP or earlier version of OS, use F1). Use the arrow keys to select the safe mode and press Enter. Remember that NUM LOCK should be OFF for the arrow keys to function.
c. If Windows launches before you can choose the safe mode, restart computer and go to step a.
d. You can choose “Safe mode with command prompt” option if you know how to use MS-DOS
e. You can choose “Last known good configuration” to go back to the last known safe shutdown state.
f. If you have added any drivers or corrupted any files the last time you used the computer, the safe mode will help you get back to the state before the changes, when the computer was running smoothly.

7. BIOS – the booting software may be corrupted – Use of Recovery Console to boot system

a. If the recovery console is already installed on the system, one of the options you see while the system is initially booting up will be “Microsoft Windows Recovery Console”. If it’s not already on the system, it can also be accessed through the network during “command prompt with network” option in safe mode.
b. Recovery console can also be installed at the time of need from the CD-ROM. Go to the following link for additional info : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301645
c. Recovery console helps to Enable or disable services. If Windows informs us during boot up that a file is corrupted or missing, then we can use the Recovery console to copy files from a CD to the computer to repair the corrupted or missing information.
d. You can also recover the system by reconfiguring a service that may be preventing your computer from starting correctly. (FIXMBR, FIXBOOT, etc)
e. For a list of Recovery Console commands, search : http://www.microsoft.com/

Just click below for more information;

http://www.geekswhoknow.com/articles/reasons_you_get_a_blank_screen.htm

Hope this may help;

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VOTIT

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Sep 06, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

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