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My computer is not booting up when it turned on.

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If you see a blinking light in the back of your power supply, then its a bad power supply. If you don't see anything, it can be many things. What I've done in the past was unhooked almost everything down to barebones where it's just the power supply and the motherboard connected along with the PC case cables. If you're not use to opening your computer, take it into Geeksquad, they have replacement parts that they can test your computer out with to see what the bad part is.

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Unplug it and then aim a hairdryer at the back of the PC (at the fan) for 3 minutes. Works for my HP SR1350NX.

That should get it going. However, you'll probably have to turn off hibernation. In my case, every time it hibernated, I'd get the blinking light. Shut down manually...no problem. Probably need to replace power supply eventually, though I've been rolling with mine as is for 6 or 8 months.

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I have IBM P3 and i want to change win xp but its not booting pliz help me and it doen't give me option of booting


Turn the computer on. Keep your eyes glued to the bottom of the monitor screen. This usually comes by fast, so keep your eyes peeled.

When the computer manufacturer logo screen comes up, look for the -> enter CMOS Setup, or enter BIOS Setup, <- key to press.

Write it down.
If Windows loads on your computer, allow it to load, and run for a few minutes.
Turn the computer off normally.
WAIT 20 seconds, or so; then turn the computer back on.

AS SOON AS you press the Power On button, start tapping on the enter BIOS Setup key. (Or enter CMOS key)
Tap in 2 second intervals.

If you hear beeps ignore them. They are Stuck Key Error Code beeps, and it is you that is doing it.

Once you get into BIOS. look for Boot Options.
In Boot Options set the first boot device to CDROM.

http://www.hiren.info/pages/bios-boot-cdrom

REMEMBER, you have to Save Changes, or it will be like you have done nothing at all.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

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Can't boot from flashdisk


USB thumb drives give you the ability to mobilize information, but they also have the power to act as a boot disk for both Windows and Mac computers. If you have a bootable thumb drive that you want to boot your computer from, you can easily set it up in the BIOS menu of your Windows computer or through the boot menu in Mac's OSX.

Plug your USB thumb drive into the computer. Boot the computer and follow the on-screen prompt to enter the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) menu. You should "Press a certain key Usually the DEL or the F2 key to enter BIOS setup" or something similar when you turn your computer on. Follow the directions to enter the BIOS menu. Scroll over to the "Boot" menu in the BIOS screen. Change the primary boot device to USB port or something similar depending on your BIOS menu. Restart the computer with the USB thumb drive in the USB port. b> Mac b> Plug your USB drive into your Mac's USB port. Turn on the computer while holding down the "Option" button on your keyboard. Wait for the boot menu to appear with all of your bootable devices shown. Use the mouse to select your USB thumb drive from the boot menu. Wait for the computer to boot using your thumb drive. Hope this helps.

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How to open compaq presario sr1420nx computer


You have a virus in your computer. Boot the computer, immediately hit the delete key until you can get to the setup screen and it will allow you to format your drive.

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My computer is unable to boot in any of the options, what do i do?


Booting problems with your laptop occur when the computer gets infected by a virus or when there are underlying hardware problems.You can use several troubleshooting techniques before taking the laptop to a service center for repair.

1. Turn on the laptop without pressing the power button too long, to prevent it from turning on and then turning off. Also make sure that the laptop has enough battery power to boot up.

2. Unplug any external drives connected to the computer. These include flash drives, external hard drives or any CD or DVD in the optical drive. Listen closely as you boot the computer. If the laptop is emitting ticking sounds and refuses to boot up at all, the hard drive or another internal component may be damaged. Consider bringing your laptop to a service center.

3. Turn on your computer and boot to "Safe Mode" or "Last known good configuration" if the computer powers on but displays an error before it boots the operating system. If this is the case, the laptop may be infected with a virus.

4. Use the "System Restore" feature in Windows to restore the operating system to an earlier time. Note, however, that this will not work for those whose computers have the "System Restore" feature disabled. Click "Start," "All Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools," and then "System Restore." When the dialog box appears, click on the box for "Restore my computer to an earlier time," and then "Next." Select the restore point that you want and follow further instructions.

5. Resolve a "blue screen" problem. This error screen appears before booting, and is caused by several factors such as virus infection or hardware failure. Read the error message to determine what factor caused the problem. The error message should include troubleshooting tips.

6. Consider repairing the operating system if the computer does not boot at all. This procedure will repair the operating system without erasing your data and settings. Access the Resource list for instructions on how to repair Windows.

I hope you find it very helpful. Thank you for using fixya.

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What is the word rebooting?


Depends on how it's used.

1) "Boot your computer up", may refer to simply turning the computer on.

2) "Reboot your computer", may refer to turning the computer completely off, waiting 20 seconds, then turning the computer back on.

3) The Windows operating system has a Boot Record, which is located on a Boot Sector on one of the Platters in the Harddrive.
These are the basic Windows files.

The computer can also be booted off of another source than the Harddrive.
It can be booted off of a Floppy Drive disk, USB thumb drive, CD disk, or from the internet, to name a few sources.

Therefore it can also mean to reboot off of one of the above sources, instead of the Harddrive.

1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booting


2) http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm


3) http://computer.howstuffworks.com/bios2.htm

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When I attempt to turn on my Dell 2300 computet, I get a message saying that NO BOOT DRIVE DETECTED AND MUST PUT IN WINDOWS DISC AND HIT F1 TO REPROGRAM COMPUTER. I have already reprogrammed the computer,...


Sounds like the boot order in the bios is wrong, go into the bios, change and SAVE it, dont just exit without saving.
If you still get problems, get a new cmos battery,
I always have cd/dvd rom as 1st boot then Hard drive, and disable other boot devices

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My emachine computer will not allow me access it comes on and then it will pop up with techical error followed by six zero and I want to know what can I do to fix it


It seems that your installed copy of Windows has gone "beserk".
Turn the computer off.
Turn the computer on.
Keep pressing the F8 key, until you see the Windows "boot-menu".
Choose "Safe Mode", and see if it will startup, in a minimalist way.

If not, then insert the eMachine "System Recovery" CD-ROM.
Turn the computer off.
Turn the computer on, and tell the computer to boot from the CD device, rather than booting from your 'C:' disk-drive.
Choose "Repair Windows", and see if your installed copy of Windows can be "repaired".

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Turn the computer on no matter which button i push


You may have a defective keyboard. A defective keyboard will stop the boot up process. Try another keyboard and see if that fixes your problem.

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Dell dimesion 4600 won't boot up


u try to just hold in power button shut down all way for min then back on

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