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The cmos battery is probably dead. You'll need to open the desktop apart and swap the battery on the motherboard out. Radioshack usually has them in stock but you might want to call to make sure before you make the trip out ;)
Once you've swapped the new battery in, check the bios settings to make sure the date and time are correct, boot order, etc. etc.

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Install windows 95 from floppy

Microsoft Windows 95 employs the use of a bootable floppy disk to begin the installation of the Windows 95 operating system or to troubleshoot problems with the system. Microsoft Windows 95 uses the MS-DOS system to boot the computer first and then loads the Windows 95 operating system onto the machine. Windows 95 Boot Disks may be created in one of two ways: The Startup disk may be created from within Windows or a boot disk may be created from a free downloaded boot disk image. After the boot disk is created the disk may be used to boot the computer and install or troubleshoot Windows 95.

Click "Start" and then click "Settings" in Windows 95. Click the "Control Panel" option. Click "Add and Remove Programs." Click "Startup Disk" and then click "Create." Insert the blank floppy disk into the disk drive. Click "OK." The operating system will create the Windows 95 boot disk. Click "OK" when the disk is finished. Create the Windows 95 Boot Disk using Downloaded Boot Disk Image Open a Web browser and navigate to the boot disk image site (See "Below"). Download the Windows 95 boot disk image and save the .EXE file to the desktop. Click the .EXE file to unzip the enclosed files. The formatting application will start. Insert the blank floppy disk into the disk drive and click "OK." The Windows 95 boot image will be created on the blank floppy disk. Use the Windows 95 Boot Disk Insert the Windows 95 boot up disk into the computer's floppy disk drive. Power the computer down by clicking "Start" and then clicking "Shutdown." Power on the computer with the Windows 95 boot disk in the floppy disk drive. The computer will boot up into MS-DOS to enable installation or troubleshooting of Windows 95.

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Problem with my PC's working

There's any number of reasons why you would experience such problems and also various solutions that might work.
- One of the keys on your PS2 connected keyboard might be stuck and your PC's BIOS assumes you're trying to boot from your floppy drive at the boot up sequence. Check your motherboard's manual for what key that might be and visually inspect it if it's stuck or there's signs of any el. conducting liquids under it or around its base. If such is the case, try rocking the stuck key gently until it gives and returns to its proper position or help it up with a toothpick. You can also use a dull tipped tootpick or soft cotton earbud to clean underneath it, if needed.
- Your PC's BIOS is set so that floppy drive is your first boot device and you forgot to remove non-system floppy disk in it. Remove the disk from the drive and see if your error disappears.
- Your floppy disk drive (FDD) might be corrupt and causing other el. problems on your motherboard, possibly including confusion in the sleep states of your PC. Try disconnecting the power cord off your FDD and see if that helps.
- If you don't really need your floppy disk drive, go to your motherboards BIOS (see manual for how to do that or follow on-screen instructions at boot-up sequence) and either disable your FDD completely, or change the boot-up order so it's not listed before your optical drive and your hard drive. Save changes and reboot.
- Your floppy disk drive might be dead and your motherboard's controller has problems reading from it (regardless if there's disk in it or not). Disconnect power cord and the signal cable from your floppy drive and reboot your PC.
Of course, it could be something else and you'll have to clarify exactly what error codes you get. Still, maybe one of the suggestions above do the trick ;)

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My sound driver is not working properly.After reinstalling windows xp sp3(clean install),i couldn't hear the sound.The device Manager is showing Multemedia and Audio controller and could insatll the driver...

Go to the web site of what ever PC you have ( Dell, HP or what ever the PC is ). At the web site you should find section that says drivers and support, or something like that. It will have you select your make and model. You should find the correct drivers there.

Hope this helps.
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Device manager says floppy is working but on boot it shows problem recognizing drive and the floppy drive will not run a diskette or format one

the floppy drive in the device manager refers to the controller on the board, NOT the drive itself. if the controller on the board can SEE the drive, Windows says its fine. Id suggest a new drive. theyre only about 20 bucks, and easy to install. I'd order a new floppy cable as well (just to be sure). Those are usually only an extra dollar if you buy it online in one shipment.

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Don't have floppy disk drive but I get floppy diskette se failure

Go to the control Panel > Device Manager > scroll to drives, right click on "A" drive and disable it. You can also go into the computers BIOS settings....usually the Delete key when you see the manufacturers splash screen on boot up. When you are in the BIOS, go to the computer peripherals and disable the A drive if it is listed. Hit F10 and reboot.

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Msi 848p neo v motherboard problems.

Once you reset the bios everything goes to manufactures default settings. You will need to make some changes within the bios. You'll need the help of the manual. See page 3-20.
If your operating system is loaded on to the ATA IDE drive make sure you set bios settings as follows:
Connect the ATA IDE to MB primary master IDE port.
Connect the ATA SATA drive to the MB's first SATA port.

ATA Configuration
Set as, [P-ATA+S-ATA]
S-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the SATA controller.
P-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the IDE controller.
On-chip IDE configuration, "ATA Configuration = [P-ATA+S-ATA]".
Next go to Boot menu. Make sure the ATA IDE drive is chosen as boot device three.
First boot device [Floppy] (If you have a floppy disk drive connected.)
Second boot device would be [DVD/CD-ROM] drive. This should be connected to the MB's secondary IDE port & the DVD/CD-ROM drives Master/Slave jumper, set to Master.
Third boot device [ATA IDE drive]
If your boot drive is the SATA drive than set: third boot device to the SATA drive.
(Hard disk drive with operating system loaded on it).
Save your changes & exit the bios.
Keep in mind all ATA SATA drives are seen as Master drives. SATA drives are seen by the SATA controller & in order by their connection to the SATA port number.
Save & exit the bios. The system will auto restart. Windows should start.

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I formated my work station ibm now i try to install os xp but it required adaptec aic 7901 ultra 320 sci drive now what i have to do

On another PC go to the adaptec web site and find the drivers to match your operating system and hardware. When you boot from cd there is an option when the OS install first starts that says something like Press F6 to install additional drivers. (I'm working from memory here but you will know it when you see it) I did this recently for SATA drivers but the procedure is the same. The problem is that the drivers need to be on a floppy disk and I could find no way around this. My machine did not have a floppy disk. So I went digging in the old dead junk machines lying around my office until I found one. I copied the drivers to the floppy using another old still working machine then temporarily attached my new found floppy drive to the machine I was tyring to rebuild. I didn't bolt it in. It was just sitting there temporarly. Once the drivers are in you won't need the floppy again. Make sure the floppy drive is recognised in the bios before you boot from cd. Hope this hepls and let us know how you go :)

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Whenever i shutdown my computer and restart it again only a black screen with mouse pointer appears in the welcome screen and then only if i change the first boot-in device to CD Rom i am able to log in,...

Hello my name is Tim Ehrhart and I believe If this pc has a floppy drive (3.5 mm) and it is first on the boot sequence then it sounds like it is a bad floppy drive and needs either removed or replaced, try setting the dvd drive to be first in the boot sequence and save it so it is always first. also try testing your floppy drive. hope this helps you out

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Dell Dimension 4600 will not reconize cd or dvd drive

  1. ensure the drives are jumpered Cable select.
  2. Boot to the BIOS, turn on Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, Numlock. Then press ALT+E (You should hear one beep) then ALT+F (You should hear one beep) if you have no floppy disk drive, turn off the Floppy Drive and the diskette controller the ALT+B to save and reboot.

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Emachines t2542

Assuming you didnt leave a floppy disc in the drive causing windows to boot from floppy, if you have disconnected the drive you have to tell the bios not to look for the drive. Press F2 or Del while the pc is booting up and in the first window may be the option Halt on all errors, dissable this if it is enabled and also there should be a section to check for the floppy drive on boot up (this can stop the boot sequence if not found), dissable this also, this part could be in the main window where it shows the date and time or in the advanced cmos settings. If you have changed anything save settings and exit. Any pc will boot without the floppy drive, so there must be something stopping it from booting and at the moment it points to the floppy.

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