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I need to access the BIOS to reboot and install Microsoft Original XP; I had my laptop reformated and they put a counterfit copy of XP in. I have the XP CD ready but the computer does nothing so it is recommended that I go through the BIOS. It came as a surprise that the Bios has a locked Password which I never set up; so I dont have the password. Can you offer support or give me a pass to overide it as I cannot continue using my Microsoft XP.

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  • Curtis Hamilton May 11, 2010

    What is the model number and manufacturer of your laptop? It might be possible to clear the CMOS or flash your BIOS to fix the problem.

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Unplug the power to your computer and take out the battery if it's a laptop. Then open it up and take out the battery on the motherboard for about 15 to 30 seconds put the battery back in and it should be cleared.

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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


hope this helps

Oct 05, 2012 | Dell Latitude D530 PC Notebook

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My syestem display the error message like as u r syestem is victime of software counterfiting problem plz tell me how to resolve...........


If this is an original or a genuine Windows XP. Reenter your key or contact MS for help.
If this is a bootleg copy, please purchase a genuine one.

Mar 25, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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How to solve pci.sys error during reformating of the hard drive


You have two ways to solve the problem of "Pci.sys Is Missing or Corrupt"
Error Message When You Start Windows.

1.Booting with WinXP CD to access the Recovery Console’s Repair option,
and then copy from WinXP CD the missing or damaged Pci.sys file to
Systemdrive:\Windows\System32\drivers folder , Exit and Reboot.

start the recovery console and type:
set AllowAllPaths = true
expand d:\i386\pci.sy_ c:\windows\system\drivers32 /y
If you don't type
set AllowAllPaths = true you can't access the windows folder.

2. Booting with WinXP CD and then perform a Windows XP Repair Reinstall
of the currently installed system.

If you need detailed assistance post with details of your Operating system
[WinXP Home vs WinXP Pro and the SP status i.e SP1 or SP2 ]

See
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=319136

Jan 12, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Install older version of windows xp professional


Hello.

First do this.....

Reboot the computer and enter bios by..
When the blue DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately
You might have to try this a few times since you have to be really quick,

In system setup (bios)
Set CD Drive as first device in the boot sequence. Press F10 then chose "Y" to save.

1. Put your old XP CD in and reboot.

2. After reboot if asked if you want to start on cd chose yes.

3. start Win Xp installation from your old XP cd.

4. delete partiton 1 on your C: hard drive

5. create new partition

6. Start installation and format the c:drive

7. Follow the installation instructions,,,

Hope this helps.

Regards...
/Tech5508

Feb 16, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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I rebooted my operating system windows xp-sp2.now in my leptop the com port is not showing.instead of this only bluetooth port is detecting .how i will solve this problem??


I would suggest that you run diagnostics on your pc to isolate the issue and identify if it is caused by a hardware failure or caused by a software glitch on the system.

You can also try to repair the OS if the problem lies within the platform itself.

Please follow instructions indicated herein....

XP REPAIR INSTALL

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the
boot order in the system BIOS. Check your system documentation
for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the
options below This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.
do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the
Recovery Console, press R", (you do not want to load Recovery
Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP
installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing
Windows installations.
5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and
press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options,
read Warning #2 below!!
6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.
Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.
Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your
applications and settings will remain intact.

Blaster worm warning: Do not immediately activate over the internet
when asked, enable the XP firewall
[ http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283673 ]
before connecting to the internet. You can activate after the
firewall is enabled. Control Panel - Network Connections. Right click
the connection you use, Properties, and there is a check box on the
Advanced [ http://michaelstevenstech.com/xpfirewall1.jpg ] page.

7. Reapply updates or service packs applied since initial Windows XP
installation. Please note that a Repair Install using an Original
pre service pack 1 or 2 XP CD used as the install media will remove
SP1/SP2 respectively and service packs plus updates isssued after the
service packs will need to be reapplied.

Service Pack 2 link. Copy and paste link into your browser.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-
4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

Jan 03, 2009 | Lenovo R61 T7300 Notebook

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You may be a victim of software counterfiting.


you have a illegal copy of windows, which is common in india, maybe the seller can help you or buy a real copy.

Dec 28, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Xp professional keeps asking to insert the disk


TRY TYPING Chkdsk in the run command box and hit enter let it run the reboot and try again.richardm69

Dec 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Os keep restarting. on boothing the laptop, the windows starts and the user interface loads. when ask for username and password, on entering the username and password, the laptop restarts.


Hi,

From my point of view I think the Operating system needs to be Repaired and below is a guide on how to repair
  1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
    Windows XP to run on your computer:

    To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

    To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

    To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
  3. Press ENTER to start the Windows Setup. DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you DO NOT want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
  4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
  5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read WARNINNG #2
  6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact. After the installation is over the system will reboot.

Enjoy

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Oct 22, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario 2200 Notebook

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My laptop is not switching on


  1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
    Windows XP to run on your computer:

    To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

    To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

    To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
  3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. note.gifTo Repair Install, press ENTER
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  5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read Warning#2!
  6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Oct 22, 2008 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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