When I turn on my computer I get the message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key." I am not sure what that means because my system came with XP loaded - I have no disk. When I press a key the message repeats. I have two options F1 setup and to exit. When I get to the set up window I don't know what to do because I do not see the C drive. It tells me to select the order in which they should open - one is floppy - the cd rom - Is there something I can do to fix this?
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When theflashdrive isinsertedandis stilldetectedKingston,flashdrivescan berepairedandthe data canbe saved.Cause,there is damage tothe partitiontable
Solution: 1.Savethe data.Tosaveddata,youcan useEASEUSData Recoverysoftware. 2.After the data issaved,tofix theflashdriveusingthe softwareHPDriveKeyBootUtility(SupportWinXP,Vista,7)
How toinstall theHPDriveKeyBootUtilitytothe operating system WinXP: doubleclickthe filecp006049.exe-selectInstall WinVista&7:doubleclickthe filecp006049.exe-selectextrack
How to use the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility
ForWinXP,first way: Insert the flashdrive- openthe HPDriveKeyBootUtility-Next-selectflashdrives-Next-Create NeworReplace...,selectNext-NextselectHardDrive-Create NewFile system,selectNext-wait forthe process is completed-SelectNext- HPfirmwareFlash...,selectNext-wait forthe process is completed-finish.Then,quickformatthe flash drive. ForWinXP,second way: Insert the flashdrive- openthe HPDriveKeyBootUtility-Next-selectflashdrives-Next- selectBackup/Restore-Next-clickRestore-clickbrowse,openfileC:\ProgramFiles\Compaq\hpdkbu\flash\initrd.img-Next -waituntilthe processis complete.
For Win Vista & 7,first way: Insert the flashdrive- double click cp006049.exe-for example, extract to C:\HP Drive Key Boot. Open folder C:\HP Drive Key Boot then double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next-selectflashdrives-Next-Create NeworReplace...,selectNext-NextselectHardDrive-Create NewFile system,selectNext-wait forthe process is completed-SelectNext- HPfirmwareFlash...,selectNext-wait forthe process is completed-finish.Then,quickformatthe flash drive.
Description initrd.imgfiles,theimagefilefor theschemapartitionflashdrive capacity<=2GB.Forcapacity >2GB,example:4GB,8GB,16GB,32GB,etcwhenwe use theinitrd.imgfile,will be changed to2GBcapacity.To restorethe capacity offlashdrives,dotheLow LevelFormat.Tomake the process ofLowLevel Format, use softwareHDDLow LevelFormat Tool.
How to restorethe capacity offlash driveKingston
OpenHDDLow LevelFormat Tool-selectdrive-Continue-clickS.M.A.R.T-clickGetSMARTAttributes-clickthe tabLOWLEVELFORMAT-clickFormatThis Device-wait forthe process is completed-Finish.Then, removethe flashdrive from the computer,theninsert it again.Then do aquick formattheflash drive.Finish
How tosavedata Tosavedata, use softwarefullversion, for example,youcan useEASEUSData Recovery.After the data issaved, do therepairflashdrive.
Repairflash drive Kingston 1.Right-click theflashdrive,selectFormat- selectquickformat.Ifthis does not work, don'trepeat,dothesecond. 2.Format fromAdministrative Tools. WinXP: clickSTART-ControlPanel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-DiskManagement-right clickthe flashdrive-selectFormat-selectquickformat WinVista& 7: clickSTART-ControlPanel- selectViewby:Large Icons-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-DiskManagement-right clickthe flashdrive-selectFormat-Performaquick format-OK.Ifthis does not work, don'trepeat,dothe third process. 3.Formatusing thesoftware,the HPUSBDisk StorageFormat Tool.Make the processquickformat.Ifthis does not work, don'trepeat,dothefourth. 4. Repair the flash drive using the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility (Support Win XP, Vista, 7)
How to install the HP Drive Key Boot Utility to the operating system Win XP: double click the file cp006049.exe - select Install Win Vista & 7: double click the file cp006049.exe - select extract
How to use the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility
For Win XP, first way Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.
For Win XP, second way Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\Program Files\Compaq\hpdkbu\ flash\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.
For Win Vista & 7, first way Insert the flash drive - double click cp006049.exe - for example, extract to C:\HP Drive Key Boot. Open folder C:\HP Drive Key Boot then double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.
For Win Vista & 7, second way Insert the flash drive - double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\HP Drive Key Boot\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.
Description initrd.img files, the image file for the schema partition flash drive capacity <= 2GB. For capacity >2GB, example: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, etc when we use the initrd.img file, will be changed to 2GB capacity. To restore the capacity of flash drives, do the Low Level Format. To make the process of Low Level Format, use software HDD Low Level Format Tool.
How to restore the capacity of flash drive Kingston
Open HDD Low Level Format Tool - select drive - Continue - click S.M.A.R.T - click Get SMART Attributes - click the tab LOW LEVEL FORMAT - click Format This Device - wait for the process is completed - Finish. Then, remove the flash drive from the computer, then insert it again. Then do a quick format the flash drive. Finish
you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP: The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include: IDE0 means Pri master IDE1 means Pri slave IDE2 means Sec master IDE3 means Sec slave
or if you are using a USB insert your usb drive: click start right click on my computer select open you should see your USB drive right click then select format another way is to control panel administrive tools,computer management disk management right click on your drive select format: hope this helps
Right click on "my Computer" and select "Manage" then in the box which appears select "Disk Management. See if you drive is listed in the lower pane of the disk management window. You may be prompted to initialise disk, this may solve your problem, or if the disk is showing then right click and select change drive letter or paths, in the next box select add or change then select a letter from the drop down list andclick ok. Your drive should now show in "My Computer"
Be certain that you are changing the correct drives letter as if you change your boot drive letter you will have lots of problems.
your computer is trying to boot from the new istalled drive instead of the drive containing the operating system, you could try swapping the SATA cables on the mother board, or enter the BIOS by rebooting and at start up, holding the correct key (acording to the manual) then look for BOOT DEVICE some where in the BIOS menu, change the boot device to the correct hard drive (the one containing the operating system)
Hi, looks like you will need to format your hard drive and reinstall windows.
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To install new version of XP. Insert XP CD into drive,
reboot pc pressing F1 button.. This takes you into BIOS, change your primary
boot device to CDrom, save changes and reboot. Select boot from CD once this
appears and wait for files to be installed. Select the part of the hard drive
you wish to use for your operating system (usually the largest) and select
partition this drive. Delete any previous os, and reformat hard drive. (Be
aware this removes everything saved on your hard drive, so always back up
first) Re boot afterwards and reinstall operating system. Hope this helps
go into your BIOS and on the bottom of your screen there should be a (last good config) of (fail-safe config) value for one or=f the F1 to F12 buttons.
also. are you running a 4gb hdd??? or is that a typo? anyhow, XP REQUIRES 2GB at all times free if your hdd is running at less that that (cause its full) your boot up could be messed around. finally make sure that the little plug on your hdd is across the Master or cable select pins not the slave as this can cause probs too. good luck.