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You have recovery cd then recoverd it other wise you go for the new o/s

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I used my webcam once and now it shows only a black screen what can i do its an MSI U135


click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there
if you are have trouble with your webcam

click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers or update driver xp

click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll to image devices expand right click to update driver in W7


software if you dont have the driver you will need to download one here are a few you could try although i could not find one for windows 7


Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right.

But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash and Quicktime software are installed and up to date.
But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing.

Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c - Windows Vista: DirectX 10).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Which-version-of-DirectX-is-on-your-computer


hope this helps

Aug 22, 2012 | MSI Wind U135-644US Black Intel Atom...

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Three simple ways to recover Windows XP password


This may happen when you attempt to log in to your Windows XP and you realize you lost the password. Just because you can't remember or some hackers had change your password.


It's easy to gain access to Windows after losing user account password. Just simply login as the computer administrator and go to control panel->user accounts. There you will be able to reset the password for any of the systems user accounts.


Howerver, things will get more tricky if you have lost Windows administrator password. It's a sickening,powerless feeling to be locked out of your own computer though this happens more often,everytime we feel so helpless.What should you do in facing this situation.You have tried everything you could but failed.


This problem of Windows XP password recovery often troubles most PC users, especially for those who have little computer skills. For this, following are three simple ways on how to recover Widows XP password to help you login your computer again.


Method 1: Login as Safe Mode


Start system and press F8 key when Windows is starting up. Then select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and enter. Choose Administrator,the default password may be blank if you don't set the default administrator password before.Then you will enter into doc Command as following.



Type " net user net user xxx 12345 /add " (xxx is the locked account name and 123456 is the new password set on this account).Then you will see the Command Completed Successfully.


Method 2: Using A password reset disk


Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten password by using ""Reset Disk"". If you created a Password Reset Disk in past, you can use that disk to recover Windows XP password as follows.


Step 1: Start Windows and click your username when you get to the Windows XP logon screen. Type the password wrongly.


Step 2. Press Enter and you will see the error message about "Did you forgot your password?

on Dec 23, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Wont boot in safe mode


start your laptop before booting windows press f8 button continuously

ndows 2000 / XP users

bulb.gif If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.

To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

Once you're done in Safe mode if you want to get back into Normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally. Click here to get additional information about getting out of Safe mode.

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 users

bulb.gif If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.

To get into the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Safe Mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

Trouble Getting into Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

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Laptop comes on. Writing comes up to start stating -start up windows safe mode ect or choose this one etc I do that and once I enter password it goes and says welcome and then a blue screen


G'day trex440,

Sounds like you've got a corrupt windows.
Laptop brand model?
What version of windows are you running. eg xp home xp pro vista etc.?

Try a chkdsk command first via your windows disc.
boot from your windows disc for now.

Cheers
pcfixit

May 06, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Cisco VPN Client Error


Hello
Try to switch off the Cisco VPN Stateful firewall.

Apr 19, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I have a Gateway 3520 laptop. I formatted the hard drive and installed XP on the drive. After powering on the laptop. You see Windows XP logo and when the hard drive tries to boot I see a blue screen...


Do this:
Start the computer in safe mode.
If it starts OK, then click on Start and Run and then type in msconfig.
In the next window go to the startup tab (upper right of the window).
When the tab opens, at the lower right, click on disable all.
Now restart the computer normally.
If you had a bad motherboard, it would not start in safe mode.
One of the items that showed up in the startup tab is causing the problem. You can run msconfig when running normally and enable the things one by one until you find the one causing the problem.
Oh--BTW--after running msconfig, when you start Windows, you will get a message saying the the utility had been run. You have to click the little box at the lower left of the window, or it will throw you right back into the configuration.

Apr 18, 2009 | PC Desktops

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HP LAPTOP PROBLEM


Hi there

As knotbeerdan says you may need to repair Windows.

If the laptop is Windows XP, find a Windows XP system disk (the restore disk it came with or any system disk.

Put it in the CD drive and start the laptop.

When it gives you the option, type in R to repair Windows.

It may come to C: prompt.

Type in "chkdsk". This should check the hard drive for errors.

After this restart the laptop. Hopefully Windows will run properly again

Dec 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

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A recent mac laptop with Tiger & bootcamp/win XP will connect to the internet via a Netgear DG834G adsl modem with ethernet cable in tiger & XP but only in xp with wireless. Any advice? JL


If I understand you correctly you have an Intel based MAC, with the boot-camp boot manager, so you can choose to boot either from the native MAC OS or from Windows XP.

The system works fine from the MAC OS, but the (wired) ethernet does not work from XP.

1) When you boot into XP mode, the XP operating system is in
charge and the MAC OS is dormant.

2) Check the XP device manager to see if the ethernet NIC
(network device) is properly installed and if the device
drivers are functioning.

From Windows XP:

Right click My Computer ==> Properties => Hardware ==>
==> Device Manager ==> Network Adapters =>
==> Your network controller

Right click on your network controller ==> properties

Check the device status !!!

2) If the device is NOT working properly, you may need to
download and install a device driver for this card.

3) If the device IS working properly, you may need to run
the NETWORK SETUP WIZARD from the control panel:

START ==> Control Panel ==> Network Setup Wizard ==>
==> Next.

4) Assuming you are connecting to DSL with a login password,
use the: "My computer connect to the internet through a
modem" option.

If your DSL is always on, or if you use a local router to
connect to the DSL modem (the router does the work)

Then you choose the: "My computer connects to the
internet through another computer or a residential gateway"
option.

Martin

Apr 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Can you tell me if a Linksys Router will work with Windows 2000(Millenium) - XP or Vista. I have a Linksys Router Model # WRT54G. My friend also has a Linksys Router (I dont know model # of that one. He is...


This should work fine. Report here with the specific problem that are being encountered and we should be able to determine whether or not the actual hardware has a problem.
Dan

Mar 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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