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Re: won't boot up
The only way to back up yr file is by using an external drive say flash or or external hard drive or u can as well remove the hard drive from the system that refuses to start then connect it as slave to a working one. then u can do ur normal copy and paste.
if yu have a second working system i tell yu how to conect this one as slave. but i think we can make yr system start. i dont believe in systems not coming on.just tell me exactly what yr problem is i promise u we could make it come on now.
expecting to hear from u
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Is this happening on any program you click on? If so it means a virus has changed your program file associations.
Click Start/Control Panel/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore When system restore opens select a date and time that was before this problem started happening. Let the system restore run to completion. Don't worry, System Restore does not destroy any of your data, documents, music, pictures or videos. System Recovery destroys everything and sets the computer back to when you first purchased it.
If the virus won't let you start system restore then turn off your computer and turn it back on, start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Select the safe mode option and when it boots up click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore and from there select a date and time that was before you started having the problem.
If you still have a problem after doing the restore, report back and there is about 30 different little programs you will have to run to get your program file associations set back to their default settings.
When you press the power button do you hear the fan running, hear the disk drive running, see any lights, do you hear the cd drive click once and see the light come on briefly on the cd drive door? If you see all the aforementioned then it is surely trying to boot. Computers don't boot mainly because of the following problems. 1) Bad Power Cord or Power Supply. 2) Electro Static Buildup. 3) Bad Motherboard 4) Bad boot or system files. Remove the Power Cord and the battery if it's a laptop. Press and Hold the Power Button for 30 Seconds. Then replace only the Power Cord and try hitting the Power Button. If it boots you had an Electro Static Buildup. If you have boot or system files that are missing or corrupt normally the system will be telling you that on an error message that appears on the screen. Does your system show you anything on the screen when you press the Power Button? If not you have a Power Supply or Motherboard issue.
It sounds like your boot files are system files are corrupt. You really don't need to do a backup because you really don't need to do a recovery back to the original system when you purchased it out of the store. If you have a system disc you can just repair the boot files by inserting the system disk and rebooting from it. Then let the operating system do a repair by getting to a DOS (Command) Prompt and type in the following command: chkdsk /r It will run for an hour or more and you will notice the percentage of completion going from high to low but that is ok. Just let it run to completion. This process does not destroy your data.
Since you can't boot your system now as it is, there is no way to save your data other than removing the hard drive and slaving it to a working computer, then copy and save your data.
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Doing a recovery will mean you will also have to reload all the programs you've installed since you purchased the computer and reload any printers, cameras, etc. that you've loaded since the original purchase. It's a mess. Try the repair option instead and save yourself the time and headache.
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
Hello, this is how I dual boot my laptop with windows xp and windows 7
1. Backup all you important files, use an external hard-disk if possible
2. Make sure you have two drives or partitions: usually drive C and D
3. Insert your xp cd, do a quick format of drive C and install
4. Boot into windows xp and format format drive D if necessary
5. Insert your windows 7 DVD and follow the prompts. When it asks you to upgrade or new install, choose new installation
6. When you are asked to choose a location choose drive D
7. Complete your windows 7 installation
8. Thats it, you can now install drivers and programs
When installation is complete you will see both os options: windows 7 and previous version of windows (i.e xp)
I have done this numerous times without the need for any other step or software. The only rule is to is to install xp first, then windows 7.
Depends on what you mean by won't boot from DVD or Hard Drive, it sounds like your boot order is what you're looking for help for.
To do this you need to get into your computers BIOS (or "Setup") You can do this by rebooting the computer and the very very very first screen you see tells you how, usually by pressing DEL or F2 or F10.
Without knowing the specific computer you're looking for help on I can only point you in the right direction however keep in mind the BIOS is for advanced users only and you can damage your computer by randomly changing settings.
What you're looking for though is usually called the Boot Order or Boot Sequence You'll need to set whatever device you want to boot from higher on the list (usually with the up arrow or PgUp) If you don't see your device on the boot list then it may not be detected due to failure.
Try rebooting the computer - a cold boot (complete shut off of power and restart). then see if it will mount. It may have arrived with the operating file folder missing or it may have been accidently erased by you.
This unit appears to have a single level directory which holds the boot file to start it up as well as th eaudio files. If th eboot file is missing or was erased it will not work.
However sometimes Windows will forget how to look at it sattachments especially USB items and a restart from scratch will sometimes blow out the cobwebs. A restart won' thurt. Make sure it is a complete power down and not a RESTART (warm boot) or simply re-awakening from sleep mode.