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My laptop does not want to boot, it ask a bootable disk, I created one with ISO image, when I insert that cd, it asked me to press any key, and if a press any key it will brought me to many option including boot the first hard driver and boot from the second driver, if a choose any of the two driver to boot, it gives the error which read that it cnt read the master boot file, what can I do? thank you for you understanding in this regard.

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Try this.. with your boot cd in the drive restart your computer. When you see the acer logo screen come up hit f2 to enter into the setup mode. Arrow over to the option that says boot at the top of the screen. arrow down to your cdrom and hit f5/f6 to change it to be next to the number 1. arrow over to exit and click save changes and exit. It will reboot your computer and the settings will change to read your cd first and you should be able to boot up with your cd now. To change your settings back when you are done, do the same thing, f2, enter setup, hit f10, it will ask to load setup defaults and exit, say yes and you will be back to normal.. Hope this helps!

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For that you need to set first bootable device as cd/dvd rom in bios. When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or del or ALt+F2 key to enter in bios then go to boot menu and set first boot device priority as cd/dvd rom then save settings and exit from bios then it boot with bootable disk. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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I have had to format hdd (latitude d530) xp pro) but cant find original disc i got with laptop


You can make a bootable Recovery Console CD by downloading an ISO file and burning it to a CD.

The bootable ISO image file you need to download is called:

xp_rec_con.iso


Download the ISO file from here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?ueyyzfymmig

Use a new CD and this free and easy program to burn your ISO file and create your bootable CD:


http://www.imgburn.com/

Here are some instructions for ImgBurn:


http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=61

It would be a good idea to test your bootable CD on a computer that is working.


You may need to adjust the computer BIOS settings to use the CD ROM drive as the first boot device instead of the hard disk.


These adjustments are made before Windows tries to load.

If you miss it, you will have to reboot the system again.


When you boot on the CD, follow the prompts:

Press any key to boot from CD...


The Windows Setup... will proceed.

Press 'R' to enter the Recovery Console.


Select the installation you want to access (usually 1: C:\WINDOWS)

You may be asked to enter the Administrator password (usually empty).


You should be in the C:\WINDOWS folder.

This is the same as the

C:\WINDOWS folder you see in explorer.


The Recovery Console allows basic file commands like: copy, rename, replace, delete, cd, chkdsk, fixboot, fixmbr, etc.


For a list of Recovery Console commands, enter help at the prompt or read about the XP Recovery Console here:


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/recovery_console_cmds.mspx?mfr=true


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You may not have created a partition on your hard disk. To install OS in your PC.

1. Insert your bootable CD in your CD/DVD-ROM Drive.
2. Press any key to boot from CD. Setup will then load the necessary files.
3. Once everything is loaded. Press "C" to create partition. You can specify the amount of disk space on your primary partition. You can also create another partition for the remaining disk space.
4. Select the partition where you want to install your Operating System then press "Enter".
5. It will prompt you to format the partition. Choose NTFS format and press Enter.
6. Once complete, it will reboot your PC several Times. If you're ask to press any key again to boot from CD...DO NOT press any KEY...Just wait for it to load. And it will continue with the setup.
7. Just follow the next steps...

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Iv switched my toshiba laptop on and its says no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key? do you know why this might of happend and how i should repair it?


sounds like hard drive
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  3. Download their self booting diagnostic CD iso image.
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Unable to install XP OS to MSI lap top


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if it doesnt works, try this....
u can log in to the setup by pressing del key or F2(depends upon make and model) and change the drive booting order...change the first booting device as CD/DVD and second booting device to HDD...
now it ll prompt you to hit any key to start from CD/DVD....
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Dear i have send some instruction of need a password.
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3. At the end of the installation process enable the "Run Windows Key" check-box and click the "Finish" button. Windows Key will be launched automatically
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3. Enter you name and set your own password for the bootable CD (you may set an empty password). Click "Next"
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5. Insert a blank CD, specify your burning drive from the list and click "Next"
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Then ur system is ready with Windows.
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Hello


The Bios should not be your problem and the MBR doesn't have anything to do if you didn't play with Windows installations or with any utility to create an image of your hard drive.

 

To understand where the problem is coming from:

- Ask someone to go to http://www.knoppix.org/ and download a Knoppix CD

- Create a bootable CD from the ISO downloaded

- Enter in your Laptop BIOS settings and change the first bootable device as the CD/DVD

- Insert the Knoppix CD and boot your Laptop

- Knoppix will start and ask boot:

- Just hit Enter

- When Knoppix has finished and it's running you will have a nice graphic interface

- click on the HD icon on the desktop and see if you can see your files, if not you have a bad Hard disk

- Knoppix has also a utility to test the memory too.

 

If you tryied to install another copy of Windows or you made an image using some software like Ghost, you have to:

- boot from a floppy disk (Download and create from here http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm, I suggest Windows 98 SE)

- At the prompt type FDISK /MBR and press Enter

ATTENTION: If you type something different you may distroy all your files on your hard drive 

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