Question about E-Machines M5405 Notebook
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Can't restore my computer
Here's your GEEK-steer …
Is the DVD you mention the manufacturer/reseller's recovery disk? You'll readily know because its user interface screens will display NON-microsoft business name such as eMachine's, etc. Or is it an actual Microsoft Windows Operating System (XP, Vista, etc.) installation disk?
If it is not the Microsoft Windows disk AND you have no other means of recovery/restore [such as a drive image backup (Norton Ghost, etc), registry recovery (i.e., ERUNT), etc.], then you'll need to perform an in-place Windows "Repair install" (if XP)/"System Restore" (if Vista). However, you can only do this if you have a Windows installation disk. Did one come with this particular eMachine computer?
If you did NOT receive one from the vendor who sold you your M5405, you NEED TO CONTACT THEM AND INSIST UPON ONE. This is an ALL-TOO-COMMON situation that all system buyers need to put a stop to by not accepting anything less than their own disk [for the very reason you need it now!].
If you get nowhere with that (or you can't wait for it), you CAN use any other Windows disk you can get your hands on from someone you know with the same version you're running (XP, Vista, etc.). However, YOU WILL NEED YOUR WINDOWS AUTHENTIFICATION CODE to complete the repair. You can NOT use the user's code from whom you borrow the disk.
Assuming you have (or will soon have) a Windows installation disk:
Insert in into your CD/DVD drive, then boot your system. Then, for step-by-step instructions, refer to the following as applicable:
There's a lot of very busy clutter and info there, but the operative section begins at "XP Repair install".
IMPORTANT: After completion, you will need to bring your system up to date with all critical security patches/hotfixes released since the date of the disk you used in this procedure. Do this immediately after you successfully boot into Windows, but make sure you have a firewall running before you go online to perform these updates.
TIP: After you wake up from this bad dream and all is once again serene in your computing world, take some necessary steps, so you never have to rely on this very primitive recovery method again.
1. Get "Emergency Recovery Utility NT" (ERUNT) to accommodate recovery from any future Windows Registry caused boot-failures. It is ESSENTIAL and FREEWARE, so there's no excuse not to add it to your recovery arsenal.
2. Employ a (system) drive and data backup system via a third-party software. There's an endless array of choices, but I cannot recommend highly enough that it be "image" based. "Norton Ghost" and "Acronis True Image" are two of the biggest boys on that block, and either are solid choices. They may cost you a few dollars, but nothing compared to the loss related to computing downtime, time and aggravation of recovery, and most importantly your precious, irreplaceable data. A word to the wise is sufficient.
Good luck, and please post back with a status report and/or any further questions you might have. Especially if you do download and install ERUNT … I can give you a couple GEEK tips to optimize it.
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Posted on Dec 15, 2008
SOURCE: Dell Inspiron E1505
Run a diagnostics.
Make sure laptop is off.
Press and hold Fn key and press power button at the same time.
The PSA test will start and it will give you display test first then after the memory and hdd test. complete the test and wait until it gives errors like 0141 / 0142 / 0146.
If you get one of these errors try reseating the hdd. Then run again the test. If still fails then replace the hdd.
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
Since, for your laptop you are downgrading the operating system from Vista to XP then with HP notebook.
You need to disable Native SATA support in BIOS utility and go ahead with the installation. To disable the SATA support you need to follow the below steps:
== Disable SATA native support:
1. Turn on or restart the notebook.
2. Press the F10 key when the "HP Invent / Compaq" logo appears on the screen. This will open the BIOS menu.
3. Select the "System Configuration" tab.
4. Select "Disabled" for the "SATA Native Support" item.
5. Press F10 to Save and Exit. Choose Yes for "Save configuration changes and exit now".
For more information on this visit the below link from HP.
Problems with SATA Drivers When Downgrading From Vista to XP
if you get any problem while doing this then plz get back. Actually you need to do lot of things to downgrade from Vista to XP on HP preloaded vista operating system.
Let me know if you find any difficulties doing this..
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Posted on May 24, 2010
SOURCE: laptop issue
You've not posed a question, this looks like a cut and paste of the typical report from a blue screen crash.
Just follow the instructions :-
1) IF THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE SEEN THIS ERROR SCREEN RESTART YOUR COMPUTER.
2) IF THIS SCREEN APPEARS AGAIN FOLLOW THESE STEPS: CHECK FOR VIRUSES ON YOUR COMPUTER.
3) REMOVE ANY NEWLY INSTALLED HARD DRIVES OR HARD DRIVE CONTROLLERS.
4) CHECK YOUR HARD DRIVE TO MAKES SURE IT IS PROPERLY CONFIGURED AND TERMINATED.
5) RUN CHKDISK /F TO CHECK FOR HARDDRIVE CORRUPTION, AND THEN RESTART YOUR COMPUTER.
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
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