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Go into my computer -> right click dvd drive then open -> then choose edit & select all -> then choose edit again & copy -> minimize this window -> right click into empty space on Your desktop screen and left click paste

Or use a third party program like nero - 30 day free trial at www.nero.com

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Can I override the bios at startup so that it will recognize a new hard drive - for linux?


There should be no need to play around with your bios settings. Linux will install on a brand new hard drive as the sole operating system, or on an existing hard drive alongside Windows without any problem.

If you haven't already got a Linux distro, have a look at
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Download whichever version of Ubuntu you prefer (LTS- the long term support version is recommended).

When the .iso file containing the operating system had downloaded, burn it onto a dvd, or install it on a usb drive.

Insert the dvd into the drive and restart or switch off/switch on the computer. The dvd will then kick in and offer you the choice of trying Ubuntu without installing, or a full install.

If you're using a new, empty hard drive just follow the on screen instructions and Ubuntu will install as the sole operating system.

If you already have Windows on your hard drive Ubuntu will give you the choice of either erasing Windows or installing Ubuntu alongside Windows. It's your choice.

Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows creates a dual boot hard drive. At start up you just choose which OS to use - Windows or Ubuntu. If creating this dual-boot system Ubuntu puts a (Linux) boot loader into the Windows OS so that Linux is recognised.

If you save the Ubuntu file to a usb drive you then have to change the bios settings so that your computer uses USB as the first boot device. Then restart your computer so that it boots in from your usb .. and Ubuntu will begin installing.

Whichever you use - dvd or usb - during the installation process Ubuntu will ask you how many GB of hard drive space it should use? You do not need to physically partition the hard drive. Linux will do it for you.

If it's a desktop PC you are using with Windows on the first hard drive and are fitting a second hard drive to install Linux on, or have installed Linux on the second hard drive .. and find that Linux doesn't appear at start up, it's because there's no Linux boot loader in Windows.

I quit using Windows many years ago.

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Nov 01, 2015 | Everex IMPACT GC2500 PC Desktop

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NTLDR is missing?


A missing NTLDR is a common start up error that can appear on the screen while booting a computer running a Windows operating system. This error may occur due to number of reasons.

NTLDR is short for Windows 'NT LoaDeR'. It's entirely involved in the loading of the operating system.

Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk/hard drive that contains no operating system or CD-ROM drive. Firstly what you've got to to is press the Delete key multiple times as your computer boots up until it displays the BIOS screen. Then you will need to find the boot disk priority setting. Make sure this is set to your drive that has Windows on it (as priority 1) and not the CD-ROM drive/stiffy drive or empty hard drive. You can set the CD-ROM/DVD-Rom drive to priority 2 if you like.

Once you have checked that and have set it to your master/primary hard drive (the one that you've installed Windows onto), save and exit the BIOS and on reboot your system should boot into Windows normally.

If you only have one hard drive and the boot disk priority 1 is set to it and you still get this message, then it means that your NTLDR is either corrupted or missing. In the BIOS you will need to change boot disk priority 1 to your CD/DVD drive. Once this is done save and exit the BIOS.
As the PC reboots insert your Windows install disk and let it load.

Hit [R] when prompted if you need to repair system files and then [C] at the 'Welcome to Setup' screen to start the Recovery Console. This will let you copy NTLDR from the CD to C:\

If this fails then you will need to install a fresh copy of Windows on your system. All is not lost though as you can still save your data that is trapped on the NTLDR missing hard drive. If you are not quite seasoned with computers and electronics then this is the job for a PC technition. Simply take your PC down to your local Computer store and explain your situation (Don't forget to take your original Microsoft Windows with you). They will back up your data, re-install Windows and the put all your data back on for you.

on Nov 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to Install an Operating System on an External USB Hard Drive:



You may have an external hard drive you want to use for more than just document backup.
In this situation, you can install an operating system onto your external hard drive. By doing so, you will be able to run your external hard drive as a fully functional operating system.
If your primary hard drive ever crashes, you will have a backup option unavailable to those who simply use their external hard drives as file and document backup.

1) Plug your external Hard Drive into your Computer using the USB cable. Insert the installation disk for your Operating System into the CD/DVD Drive. Turn on or restart your Computer.

2) Boot from the installation disk. You may have to press a key once prompted to boot from the installation disk.

3) Accept the license terms and conditions. Read through these carefully if you wish to understand your legal rights as a user. If you disagree with these terms and conditions, you may want to purchase a different Operating System.

4) Choose your destination drive. Your external Hard Drive will likely be the E: or F: drive. By default, the C: will represent your main Hard Drive and the D: will usually represent your CD/DVD Drive.

5) Begin the installation. Your external Hard Drive will install the Operating System. You will now be able to run that Operating System off of your external hard drive.


Hope this helps.

on Sep 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have a eMachine t5246. My hard drive went bad, very bad, couldn't get it to even get wiped out so. my eMachine disc won't start up. It is the operating disc but every time it says install and...


If the hard drive failed you will first need to replace it with a working hard drive. One that is done, power on the computer with the recovery disc is the drive and enter setup. It should say something like press F9 or F10 for Setup. Look through the menus for "Boot Order", make sure your CD/DVD drive is above hard drive. Save the changes and reboot, you should get a message "Press any key to boot to disc" or something similar, do so, and follow the prompts to re-install windows.

Jul 07, 2013 | PC Desktops

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I want re install windows vista in my computer


To reinstall Windows Vista, 1. Backup your data, if possible. 2. Insert your Windows Vista DVD into your DVD drive, selecting the 32-Bit or 64-Bit, depending on the system. If you are not sure, use the 32-Bit DVD. 3. Turn on your computer, press the key that lea you t your BIOS setup, usually the DEL, F2 or F10 Keys. 4. Find your boot sequence options, and set your DVD drive to boot first. 5. Save changes, restart the computer, make sure the DVD is in the DVD drive. 6. Follow the on-screen instructions, entering your product key, and other information requested. 7. Format your main hard drive if installing to first hard drive, or format the partition you are installing to. 8. Select the drive or partition you want to install to and click next. 9. Wait for system to finish install, system will reboot a couple times. Make sure to take out the DVD after the first reboot. 10. Let setup finish, after final reboot, follow onscreen instructions to create a user account, and other options. 11. Customize and put your files back if needed and enjoy!

Jun 20, 2011 | HP PC Desktops

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How to i replace my hard drive on a presario 5304?


If you replace your hard drive with a new one, you will have to reinstall your operating system onto that drive before you will be able to use your computer normally.

All the HOW-TO INSTRUCTIONS for your computer are found at the following link:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?tmp_task=useCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&dest_page=product&product=93186


First unplug all the cables from the back of your computer and be sure to take note of where they go so you can replace them when you finish.

Take off the side panel from your computer by removing the 2 screws holding it on the back panel of the computer and pulling the side panel firmly backwards. Be sure to lift up up on the big plastic catch if there is one.

Complete details on HARD DRIVE REMOVAL are available at the Compaq Support website at the following link:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph03429&tmp_task=useCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&dest_page=product&product=93186

Remove / replace your hard drive and cables as per the above instructions.

Once you get your new hard drive installed, boot your computer and go to your BIOS screen.
Repeatedly press F1 or F2 or F8 or F10 during startup before anything shows up on monitor.

Change your BOOT ORDER so that your CD / DVD Drive is the FIRST BOOT DEVICE.
Save changes and exit.

Now you can insert the OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALL DISK and reboot your computer to install your Operating System.


Good luck and please comment back and rate if this was helpful.

Feb 04, 2011 | Compaq Presario 5304 (120969-004) PC...

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I have a dell inspiron 530 and trying to play dvd. after i insert in the drive nothing happens. do i need to do anything else? thanks


Some computers do not come with dvd software installed.Do you have a dvd drive installed?If no software for dvd installed you can also use windows media player or realplayer to play dvds.Click start button,control panel then autoplay.Under dvd movie choose player you like to use and click save.Try inserting dvd again to check for playback.

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I think I went to a virus riddled website. My computer shut down. Now when I restart it, it comes on for a few seconds and a blue screen pops up and tells me Windows is shutting down to prevent damage. How...


avg makes a down-loadable boot disk download this and burn to disk select your dvd/cd as your first boot device then and follow on screen prompts. the virus as corrupted the MBR (master boot record ) that may have to be repaired after the virus is removed

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Transfer Email to DVD R


Save the email to your desktop (File - Save As). Put the blank CD or DVD in. Go to My Computer and open the DVD drive. Make sure the window isn't maximized so that you can see the desktop. Drag the mail file into the DVD drive window. Windows may process the file for a few seconds. In the DVD drive window click "Write these files to CD". It will burn file onto the DVD.

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By mistake I bought a dvd rw disc instead of dvd-rw disc and recorded a holiday video on my camcorder with it. I usually then upload the contents of the dvd onto my hard drive (Pioneer) and then download...


Try uploading to your PC then converting it to AVI this keeps quality of video. Then if you want to download to a disk use Nero to convert it to VOB (DVD format) and burn off. You can also use Nero to erase the disk. (Nero 7 or more recent preferably.) You must also be sure you PC DVD read write head can take the DVD +/- RW. CHeck compatability.

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