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Booting and error messages Thinkpad 385xd2635

When I boot up the machine, I get 3 error messages; 00161, 00163, & 00301. Also, after rebooting to DOS, I can't go back to 98. It's been a long time since I used DOS, so I've forgotten how to do this. Can you help?

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All cmos errors , dont worry , hold f1 while booting up then just hit enter enter enter enter,cmos is only the clock . then when the machine starts to run hold or tap f1 again and u should go to bios settings. from there on its pretty simple to program what u wanna do.

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I FORGET MY IBM THINKPAD LENOVO T60 BIOS PASSWORD, NOW HOW I ENTER IN BIOS. PLZ GUIDE ME. S.VIRANI


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Remove to your BIOS password download the CmosPwd, and follow the mention below instruction.
Typical Usage for DOS and all Windows users:

1) Identify your BIOS manufacturer (usually displayed at boot-up)

2) Start in DOS, or start a DOS session in Windows 95/98/ME. For Windows NT or Windows 2000 boot from a DOS or Windows 95/98 boot disk (you can find boot disks at www.AnswersThatWork.com), and run CMOSPWD from your boot floppy (or another floppy).

3) C: [Enter] cd CMOSPWD [Enter]

4) Type CMOSPWD at the DOS prompt and press Enter.

5) CMOSPWD will display a list of possibilities. Use the possibilities itemised against your BIOS manufacturer. Remember :

a) For AWARD BIOSes, use the Numeric Keypad (with NumLock ON).
b) AWARD 4.50PG BIOS always accepts "AWARD_SW", or "d8on", or "589589".
c) Old Phoenix BIOSes will accept "phoenix".

6) If the standard method does not work, then try to kill the CMOS password with CMOSPWD /K (and press Enter), and then see if you can get into the CMOS without a password. If you can, you successfully "killed" the old CMOS password. DO NOT KILL THE CMOS ON LAPTOPS!


Aug 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My computer msi brand is automatically restarting and some problem are appear but i cant read becouse it is continusly restarting...i rem the time when im not in my mood and keep badtrip to my computer so...


You have two options to remedy the problem. You really need to access the computer in Safe Mode and view the System Logs to determine the offending piece of hardware or software or virus. But your real question is how to stop the reboot. Use the F8 Key during boot. Right after you turn the computer on, start hitting the F8 Key. The Windows Boot MEnu will appear. at this point you can do one of two things to try to fix the problem. You can enter the computer in Safe Mode which load Windows with only the minimal necessary hardware and software drivers.If you want to see the error message, choose option 8 which tells the computer not to automatically restart after an error. This will enable you to determine the error message on the screen and prevent the system from just going through an endless loop of starting, erroring-out and restarting..

F8 (during boot) Holding F8 when booting displays the Windows Boot Menu
SHIFT (during boot) Holding SHIFT down when booting forces Windows into Safe Mode

Let me know if I can be of any other assistance to you

May 15, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 7 Professional for PC

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How to remove one operating system in dual boot?


-right click on my computer, select properties
-move to the advanced tab
-under 'startup and recovery' select settings
-in the new dialog box you have a couple of options:
-if you wish to leave DOS on the machine, but not see the option screen you can simply set the 'time to display list of operating systems:' to 0 as winXP should now be ur default OS
-if the removal of dos is your goal, then click edit
-first save a copy of the notepad file which opens 'boot.ini' just incase you make a mistake
-now there will be a lines similar to:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

*There will also be a line for dos here under [operating systems] something like 'multi(1)disk(0)partition(#).....'
-check that your default line points to XP, as it does above
-now erase the line with the other OS, in this case DOS 7.1 ie. 'multi(1)' NOTE *the entire line may be more than one line in notepad*
-save the file
-then you are free to erase the folder associated with the erased OS NOTE *if a mistake was made, you may wish to do this as the last step*
-reboot your system and its done.

-upon any mistakes load into either DOS or XP, etc which ever is easiest (or still remaining on your system)
-copy the old boot.ini over the modified one, and try again
-good luck

Feb 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I haveMicrosoft Windows XP Professional on my computer and in the last few day then i put my computer on its say windows installer can find why is thay


I am assuming your mean it cannot find the installation of windows...

it sounds like the boot record has become corrupted.

With the install disk in the cd rom, load your pc and choose to Boot from CD - you may need to go into the BIOS to change the CD to be your first boot device (you get to the BIOS by pressing F10 on start up)

When Windows goes through its blue loading screen follow the screen prompts until you can see the option to "Press R to repair a windows installation".

Press R

When the DOS prompt appears on the screen choose the Windows installation you wish to repair (usually 1 and press ENTER)

When prompted for the administrator password either enter the password you have specified or if you have never set a password press ENTER

Type:

FIXMBR
Choose Yes
Press Enter

Reboot yuour PC.

Hope this helps...

If not please provide the exact error message in a post

Feb 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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So, I'm in the middle of playing guitar hero 3 on my computer, then I get a blue screen. I reboot, and I get a bluescreen, rinse repeat. Long behold, I probably have a boot sector virus. So, I grab my xp...


As you are accessing the internet you must have another computer. If so, remove your hard drive install as slave in the other machine backup your data and reformat. If you do't have another machine maybe a friend could help.

Oct 30, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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Can't repair bootsector in XP PRO


You can try this, with the pc running, open case,touch the metal case with one hand and the other hand unplug the drive. Now shut down
the system,unplug the system and hit the power button until the lights die. Plug in the drive and reboot the pc, go into bios and go to
boot. Check to see the drive is listed boot order. reboot and see if it boots.

If you can get into user account you can set admin password, then try restore cd then run fixmbr in dos.

If you can, get HDD Regenerator, and you can check the drive for errors, them run it again and repair them if possible.

But no, most of the time something causes the file to corrupt and lose boot not a bad sector on the hard drive.

Apr 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 for...

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How to get to a MS-DOS prompt.
Reason: If Windows or the computer is not operating properly, it may be necessary to get to a MS-DOS prompt to diagnose and to perform additional troubleshooting on the computer.
Solution: MS-DOS users
Windows 3.x users
Windows 95, 98 and ME users
Windows NT, 2000 and XP users
Windows Vista users
Other PC Operating System users

MS-DOS users If you are running MS-DOS with no other operating systems, the computer should be booting into a MS-DOS prompt automatically unless you have a shell or other program loading automatically. If the computer is not getting you to a MS-DOS prompt, reboot the computer and as the computer is booting, press the F5 key when you see the message "Starting MS-DOS" or the MS-DOS version. This will load the default standard MS-DOS. If you successfully get to a MS-DOS prompt and would like to prevent the computer from loading the program that is preventing you from getting to a MS-DOS prompt, or if you would like to fix possible error messages you may be receiving when booting the computer, edit the autoexec.bat and/or the config.sys files.

Windows 95, 98, and ME users If you are able to get into Windows 95, 98 or ME, you can get to a MS-DOS prompt by following the below steps.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type "command" and press enter.
This will open a MS-DOS shell. However, if you are attempting to troubleshoot an issue with the computer and are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98we suggest you restart the computer into MS-DOS. To do this follow the below steps.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Shutdown
  3. Choose the option to restart the computer into a MS-DOS prompt.
If you are unable to get into Windows 95 or Windows 98 to get into a MS-DOS prompt, follow the below instructions (Windows ME does not have this option).
  1. Reboot the computer
  2. As the computer is booting, press the F8 key when you hear a beep or when you see "Starting Windows 95" or "Starting Windows 98". Windows 98 users sometimes may find it easier to press and hold the left CTRL key as the computer is booting.
  3. If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.
Microsoft Windows 95 Startup Menu
============================= 1. Normal
2. Logged (\BOOTLOG.TXT)
3. Safe mode
4. Step-by-step confirmation
5. Command prompt only
6. Safe mode command prompt only
Enter a choice: 1
F5=Safe Mode Shift+F5=Command prompt Shift+F8= Step-by-step confirmation [N]

4. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only.
Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista users If you're running Windows NT, 2000, or Windows XP and need to get to MS-DOS prompt follow the below steps.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run or click in the "Start Search" field if you're running Vista
  3. Type "cmd" or "command" and press enter.
Additional information about the difference between "cmd" and "command" can be found on document CH000395. If you're attempting to get into a MS-DOS prompt to troubleshoot the computer boot the computer into safe mode. Additional information about how to get into safe mode can be found on document CHSAFE. Windows 2000, XP, and Vista users who are unable to boot the computer into Normal Windows mode or Safe mode can also enter the recovery console to manage their computer from a prompt. Additional information about how to do this can be found on document CH000627. Finally, if you are experiencing issues getting into Windows NT, 2000, or XP, it may be necessary to run troubleshooting steps from a MS-DOS prompt. It is recommended that the Network Administrator get into the MS-DOS prompt by using either a standard MS-DOS boot diskette (note: will not be able to access data using a standard MS-DOS bootable diskette) or the ERD diskettes created after the installation of Windows NT, or boot from the Windows XP CD.

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Dec 06, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Xp hangs .we rebooted the xp machine but it agin got hanged .when we login and click any icon like IE .it hangs


Reboot computer in safe mode by pressing f8 key at boot. Select safe mode. Run your spyware removal program to clean of spyware. Then run your antivirus to check for and clean viruses. After complete restart computer normally. If it boots to desktop and can access the internet, update your virus scan and run another scan & clean. If this does not work boot computer with your xp cd, select r for repair console. At the dos prompt type fixboot then hit enter, and y. Then type exit to reboot. If that does not work reboot with cd same steps as before except type chkdsk c: /r  and ht enter. After done exit to restart.

Hope this helps... please comment if further assistance is needed

Oct 26, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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