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My computer has crashed and I would like to use my device with my new computer but dont have the startup cd available, due to vacationing for the next few months. Is it possible to download the startup software online or to just get the startup cd from somewhere?

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Change boot cd rom bios300


Your IBM 300 series desktop computer is normally set to boot its operating system directly from the installed hard disk drive.
There are some cases where you may want to boot from a different device, such as loading from the floppy drive to install a new operating system.
In order to change the boot order on the IBM computer you need to access the Basic Input Output System (BIOS) menu.

Close any applications that are still running.
Turn off the IBM 300PI computer and then turn it back on again.
Tap the "F1" key when the "Configuration/Setup Utility" prompt appears at the bottom of the screen.
Tap the down arrow key four times to highlight the "Start Options" entry.


Press the Enter key.
Highlight the "Startup Sequence" entry and then press Enter again.

Scroll down and highlight "First Startup Device."
Press Enter. Scroll through the list of available boot order devices.
Highlight the device you want to use, such as "CD Drive" or "Floppy Drive," and press Enter.

Press the "Escape" key twice.
Highlight "Save Settings" and then tap Enter.
Power off the IBM computer and then power it back on.

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Using Recovery CD's to Start Over! ***WARNING: ALL FILES WILL BE LOST WHEN...


Using Recovery CD's to Start Over!

***WARNING: ALL FILES WILL BE LOST WHEN PERFORMING THIS!!! PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL FILES ARE BACKED UP!!!***


1. If you have all of the Recovery Disks (Operating System Disk, Software Disk, Driver Disk) shipped with the system, you need to first put the Operating System Recovery disk in the CD or DVD ROM (the one that says the Windows Operating System on it).

2. Start the computer and you should see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...

NOTE:
If the Install Windows page does not appear and you are not asked to press a key to start (or "boot") from CD or DVD, you might have to specify that your computer use its CD or DVD drive as the startup device. This means that you need to set the CD or DVD drive to be the first startup device in the basic input/output system (BIOS). Occasionally, as with HP Pavilion laptops, you can press F9 or some other Function key to designate a temporary boot device. This key may different between systems.
Newer computers usually display a startup (or boot) menu. On the startup menu, select "BIOS setup," or "BIOS settings," or something similar.

Warning

Updating the BIOS is an advanced procedure, and if an error occurs, your computer could stop working. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions exactly.

Note
Procedures for updating the BIOS vary depending on the manufacturer. Check the information that came with your computer or go to the computer manufacturer's website. Each computer has its own startup (or boot) options and access to the BIOS setup. If your computer does not have a startup menu, look for a message that says "BIOS setup," "BIOS settings," or something similar, and then press the appropriate key when prompted to display the BIOS setup screen.
The BIOS setup screen appears. On the BIOS setup screen, select the option called "Boot order," or something similar. Select your CD or DVD drive as the first startup device. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS
Restart your computer, and then start Windows from the installation CD or DVD as previously described.

3. Depending on the type of Operating System you have, the next steps will be different. For Windows XP, a blue screen will come up and drivers will be loading to begin the installation process. For Windows Vista and Windows 7, when the Install Windows screen comes up follow all the prompts as per your needs. The installation, especially for Windows 7, is very straight forward.

4. A screen should come up now preparing the Windows Installation. Simply follow the prompts, making sure to wipe the previous windows installation completely before continuing with the current install.

5. When the installation is complete you should verify that all the drivers were loaded completely. For Windows XP go to Start>>Control Panel>>System>>Device Manager and make sure no yellow circles with exclamation marks are showing. For Windows Vista and 7 go to the Start menu (6c22571.gif )>>Control Panel>>Device Manager.

6. If so, you will have to go to your manufacturer website to download the missing drivers. Go to the support section and put in your express service code or model number, or use the auto-detect feature if it is available and it will tell you what you have available to download.
When in doubt: download and install everything. The worst that can happen is it will say it isn't compatible or already exists and won't install. Also ensure you run ALL windows updates, even optional ones. The only exception to this is with Windows 7 updates. A whole bunch of language packs are available which do not have to be installed, unless you need them! There should be approximately 34 of these language packs.

Hope this helps. I will include more specific information as I come across it.

Good Luck and as always, if you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself please consult a professional.

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on Jan 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Computer crashed switched it off and on and its not reading discs now


This is a common error ........this error occur due to the internal defect caused by crashes in the cd you used
you can fix this easily don't worry .......... their are repair guide available for Sony Ps3 you can download it and solve your problem just like that ...... Click this link
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I had a system crash and have just recovered xp


CHECK YOUR SOUND CARD DRIVER FROM THE DEVICE MANAGER
IN THE COMPUTER PROPERTIES, IF DRIVER IS INSTALLED
CORRECTLY.
if the driver is not installed buy a universal xp driver cd and install your drivers.
IF THE SOUND DEVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE THEN UNPLUG YOUR SOUND CARD AND REPLUG IT
WELL.

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Computer is TOOOO SLOW


probably due to all of the stuff in your startup folder a new pc comes with. the less stuff in your startup the better. you may need a memory upgrade of 1GB or less. I would go at least to 2GB of RAM

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T2899 emachine startup cd needed ill pay$$$


what you need is to reinstall windows not a start up cd any win xp cd will do

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Any cd rom device can read cd-r's.
Your disk could be scratched or your cd rom or cd/dvd device may need a firmware update. Basically updated software that tells the device that it can read the encoding on the disk that you are trying to view.

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When you say "it isn't bootable from the cd", do you mean the cd isn't a bootable cd?, or the computer isn't configured to boot from a cd? If the latter, I suggest obtaining a bootable ME cd, but if the computer isn't configured to boot from a cd, depending on the computer motherboard, you will need to access the bios setup, either by pressing the 'DEL', 'F1', or 'F10' key during boot, then under a section called 'boot' or 'advanced-->peripherals' should be the settings on changing the boot sequence, if it's set to this sequence:- 1........REMOVABLE DEVICE 2........HD 3........CDROM 4........NETWORK (not available on some systems) You will need to change the sequence to:- 1.......CDROM 2.......REMOVAL DEVICE 3.......HD 4.......NETWORK (Not available on some systems) Then press the relevent key to 'save & exit', this will enable you to use an ME bootable cd to re-install ME on a clean hard drive.

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