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Computer is not reading the start up disk. I can't get to the start up wizard

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    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    If you go to my computer and select the CD drive, does it read it then?



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If you are trying to boot to a start up disk then you may need to check your bios settings to make sure that the drive you are trying to boot from is 1st in the order. I dont know what computer you have so I can't tell you how to get into your bois but you can try the delete key when the computer boots or may an ALT key. You may even see a quick message on how to get into the setup when your computer boots up.

(NOTE: Use caution when modifying your Bios settings.)

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Disk read error on mc clientpro 375


1: Download a disk read error repair tool,install this error repair tool.
2: Open disk read error repair tool and scan you computer for free
3: Then click the Repair All Button again and your done! It is very easy to repair disk read error.

Here are the url of disk read error repair tool:http://www.RepairErrorInstantly.com/ttfi...


or rather than doing this try the alternative which is windows own repair


click start right click on my computer you should see your drive usually C: select properties click tools check now tick both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery on any


bad sectors or you could tick one box and wait until its finished then return and tick the other box
then select check now start should schedule this task when restart

do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
also download a registry cleaner


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JetClean tidies your registry, gets rid of junk files, deletes broken shortcuts, and attempts to give your computer that like-new feel again.



hope this helps

Nov 08, 2012 | MPC Computers ClientPro 375 (9557751) PC...

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How to create a password recovery disk


How to create a password reset disk
To create a password reset disk for your local user account, use one of the following methods.

Requirements
The following methods require one blank, formatted floppy disk.

Use a computer administrator account
If you logged on to the computer by using an administrator account, follow these steps to create a password reset disk for a user account:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, click User Accounts.
  3. In the User Accounts pane, click the account that you want to work with.
  4. Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard, and then click Next.
  5. Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  6. In the Current user account password box, type the password for the user account that you chose in step 3, and then click Next.

    Note If the user account does not have a password, do not type a password in the Current user account password box.

    The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.
  7. When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Next, and then click Finish.
  8. Remove and then label the password reset disk. Store the disk in a safe place.
Use a limited account
If you logged on to the computer by using a limited account, follow these steps to create a password reset disk for your user account:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under Pick a category, click User Accounts.
  3. Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  6. In the Current user account password box, type your password, and then click Next.

    Note If your user account does not have a password, do not type a password in the Current user account password box.

    The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.
  7. When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Next, and then click Finish.
  8. Remove and then label the password reset disk. Store the disk in a safe place.
How to log on to the computer by using a password reset disk
If you forget your password, you can log on to the computer by using a new password that you create by using the Password Reset Wizard and your password reset disk. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. On the Windows XP logon screen, click the user name that you want to use. The Type your password box appears. Press ENTER or click the right-arrow button. You receive the following error message: Did you forget your password?
    You can click the "?" button to see your password hint.
    Or you can use your password reset disk.

    Please type your password again.
    Be sure to use the correct uppercase and lowercase letters.
  2. Click use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts. The Password Reset Wizard permits you to create a new password for your user account.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Insert the password reset disk into drive A, and then click Next.
  5. Type a new password in the Type a new password box.
  6. Type the same password in the Type the password again to confirm box.
  7. In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint to remind you of your password if you forget the new password.

    Note This hint is visible to anyone who tries to log on to the computer by using your user account.
  8. Click Next, and then click Finish. The Password Reset Wizard quits, and you return to the Windows XP logon screen.

    Note The password reset disk is automatically updated with the new password information. You do not have to create a new password reset disk.
  9. Type your new password in the Type your password box, and then click the right-arrow button to log on to the computer.
Troubleshooting
  • The password reset disk cannot be used to reset the password on another computer.

    The password reset disk that you create can only be used with the computer it was created on. For example, if you have two Windows XP-based computers that have the same user names and passwords, a password reset disk that you create on the first computer cannot be used to reset the password on the second computer.
  • The password reset disk contains sensitive information.

    Other users may be able to use the password reset disk to gain access to your computer. For this reason, store this disk in a safe and secure location.

on Jun 21, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 7/Vista/XP?


Forgetting Windows password occurs more often than the users would like to think. So if you haven't created a password reset disk for your user accounts, it's time for you to take action. A password reset disk enables you to reset Windows password if your Windows password is forgotten. If you have no idea, just look at the following instructions.

Windows 7/Vista Password Reset Disk

If you are Windows 7/Vista user, you can create a password reset disk to reset Windows password as follows. Just 6 steps:

1. Enter Create a password reset disk in the Start search box.

2. Press Enter to pop up the Forgotten Password Wizard.

3. Insert a USB flash drive and click Next on the Forgotten Password Wizard.

4. Select the right device store the password information of the use account which you are logged on.

5. Enter the current user account password.

6. Wait while wizard creates the password reset disk. Click Next when it 100% finishes and click Finish to exit.

Windows XP Password Reset Disk

If you still use Windows XP, just take the following steps for reference to create a password reset disk to in case of the need of Windows password recovery. Just 4 steps:

1. Click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts.

2. Select the target user account and click Prevent a forgotten password on the left pane. The Forgotten Password Wizard will appear.

3. Insert a USB flash drive and click Next on the Forgotten Password Wizard.

4. Follow the wizard to create a password reset disk.

Windows Password Reset Disk Tips

1. The created password reset disk should be kept in a safe place as anyone can use it to reset Windows password without any limitations.

2. When you enter a wrong Windows password, the Password Reset link will appear under the password box. You can simply click the link to start Windows password recovery with your created password reset disk.

3. If you forgot Windows password without such a disk, you can reset Windows password by a Windows password recovery tool like Windows Login Recovery.

on Jan 06, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Installing a web cam creactive


Hello,
  • 1)Insert the software and drivers disk into your CD/DVD drive. If an auto play window pops open, select the "Install" option. This will begin the installation wizard automatically. If the auto play option doesn't start, go on to Step 2.

    2) Double-click on the computer icon on your desktop or navigate to "My Computer" by opening up the Start menu and selecting "My Computer." A window will pop open. Right-click on the drive were the disc is located, for example DVD Drive (F:). Select the "Install" option to start the installation wizard.

  • 3)Plug your webcam into the desired USB port. If you have not installed the drivers, the device driver wizard will begin searching for the drivers on its own. Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 utilize the plug-and-play option and will automatically find the drivers for you. However, it is recommended to install the drivers from the disc or from the Creative Labs website.

  • THankyou.

Jun 13, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Computer shuts down


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  • Step 4 If you can hear the computer's fan or hard-disk drive, or if you can see indicator lights on the main unit but the monitor stays dark, make sure that the monitor is connected to a working power source, that it's turned on and that it's securely connected to the computer via the video cable.
  • Step 5 If the monitor and computer have power but the computer displays a "Non-system disk or disk error" message, check to make sure you didn't leave a disk in the A: drive. If you did, eject it and restart the computer.

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  • Step 5 If the monitor and computer have power but the computer displays a "Non-system disk or disk error" message, check to make sure you didn't leave a disk in the A: drive. If you did, eject it and restart the computer.

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  • Step 4 If you can hear the computer's fan or hard-disk drive, or if you can see indicator lights on the main unit but the monitor stays dark, make sure that the monitor is connected to a working power source, that it's turned on and that it's securely connected to the computer via the video cable.
  • Step 5 If the monitor and computer have power but the computer displays a "Non-system disk or disk error" message, check to make sure you didn't leave a disk in the A: drive. If you did, eject it and restart the computer.

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  • Step 4 If you can hear the computer's fan or hard-disk drive, or if you can see indicator lights on the main unit but the monitor stays dark, make sure that the monitor is connected to a working power source, that it's turned on and that it's securely connected to the computer via the video cable.
  • Step 5 If the monitor and computer have power but the computer displays a "Non-system disk or disk error" message, check to make sure you didn't leave a disk in the A: drive. If you did, eject it and restart the computer.

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    Jul 06, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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    How to Recover Windows XP Password with Password Reset Disk?


    Windows XP not only allows you to set a strong password to protect your computer, but also enables you to create a password reset disk to recover Windows XP password. So if you forgot Windows XP password, it is no need for you to reinstall computer. However, Windows XP has been released for several years and used by majority PC users, but there are still some PC users do not know how to create a password reset disk. Here I will show you how to create and use Windows XP password reset disk to help you to perform Windows XP password recovery.

    To create a Windows XP password reset disk, you need to prepare a USB flash drive in advance before you follow the steps to create a password reset disk on Windows XP.

    Step 1: Click Start button to select Control Panel.

    Step 2: Click User Account on the following Windows screen.

    Step 3: Select the User Account you want to create password reset disk for.

    Step 4: Click Prevent a forgotten password.

    Step 5: The Windows Password reset wizard will come up, Click Next.

    Step 6: Insert your USB drive in computer. The next box will say Create a Password Reset Disk and ask you to insert your blank formatted disk in your floppy drive. Click the Next button.

    Step 7: Enter your password at the Current User Account Password Box and click Next.

    Step 8: Windows XP will create the password reset disk. When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Next.

    Step 9: Click Finish when the forgotten password wizard box prompts you to do so.

    When the Windows XP password reset disk is created, a file named userkey.psw will appear on your USB flash drive. You only need to create a disk for your Windows XP login password once. No matter how many times you change your password, this disk will always allow you to create a new one. Please remember to keep it in a safe location. And when you forget your password, you can use this USB flash drive to recover Windows XP password. Below are the Windows XP password recovery steps.

    Step 1: Start your computer to enter the Windows XP log on screen.

    Step 2: Type an incorrect password in the Password box, and then press Enter.

    Step 3: In the following Logon Failed dialog box, click use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts.

    Step 4: On the Welcome to the Password Reset Wizard page, click Next.

    Step 5: Insert the password reset disk, and then click Next.

    Step 6: On the Reset the User Account Password page, type a new password twice.

    Step 7: In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint, click Next, then click Finish.

    Now your Windows XP password has been reset. You can log on your computer with the new password. And if forget to create a password reset disk, you can still perform Windows XP password recovery with Windows password recovery software like Windows Login Recovery. It can help you recover Windows XP password by burning a bootable CD / DVD or USB flash drive. In addition to perform Windows XP Password recovery, it can also help you recover Windows administrator password, standard user password on Windows 7 / Vista / Server 2008 / 2003, etc.

    on Sep 26, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    Password Recovery Disk


    Hi,

    Take preventive measures against losing user-level passwords.

    It doesn't matter if you never again remember a Windows user password. Thanks to XP's Forgotten Password Wizard, your conscience will be free and clear -- should your mind happen to accidentally misplace your user password.

    I highly suggest you create a password recovery disk the minute you create your user account. Why? In order to create a password recovery disk you're going to need your password. Write it down the minute you create your user account and then proceed to creating your very own password recovery disk.

    Here's how to launch the Forgotten Password Wizard:


    Single-click Start menu, Control Panel, and User Accounts.
    Click your user account name.
    Under Related Tasks on the left, click "Prevent forgotten password" to launch the wizard.

    Now that you've launched the wizard, let it walk you through creating the recovery disk. Make sure the disk you use is formatted and in the drive. After it's finished creating the disk, label it and stash it away for an emergency.


    If you happen to forget your password, all you need to do is click your user icon at the logon screen. Even though you don't have your password, go ahead and click the green arrow just like you would to finish logging on to your computer. This will launch a little yellow dialog box directing you to use your password recovery disk.


    Good luck!

    Bhautesh.

    on Feb 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    Does any one have gateway GT5220 Installation disk ?


    Create an ASR Floppy Disk loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); The following steps can create an ASR floppy disk from an ASR backup operation: 1. Format a 1.44 megabyte (MB) floppy disk and insert the disk into the floppy disk drive of the computer. 2. In System Tools, start the Backup program. When the Backup and Restore Wizard is displayed, click Next. 3. Click Restore Files and Settings, and then click Next. 4. In the What to Restore dialog box, select the media that contains the ASR backup. Ensure that the media is inserted. 5. Expand the Automated System Recovery Backup Set that corresponds to the ASR floppy disk that you want to create. 6. Expand the second instance of the drive letter that contains the system files. Expand the Windows_folder/Repair folder. 7. Click the following files from this repair folder: Asr.sif and Asrpnp.sif, and then click Next. 8. At the Completing Backup or Restore Wizard screen, click Advanced. 9. At the Where to Restore screen, set the Restore Files to: dialog box to Single Folder, and then set the Folder Name dialog box to the root of your floppy drive, for example, "A:\". 10. Click Next. The other options in this wizard are optional and do not affect the transfer of files to the floppy disk. When the wizard is finished, the files are copied to the location that you had previously specified. The ASR floppy disk is ready for use in the event of an ASR restore operation.

    NOTE: The Asr.sif and Asrpnp.sif files must reside on the root of the floppy disk drive to be used during a ASR restore operation. Starting the Windows Recovery Console loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To start the Windows Recovery Console, use one of the following methods: • Use the Windows Setup floppy disks or the Windows CD-ROM to start your computer. At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press F10 or press 'R" to repair. After you start the Windows Recovery Console, you receive the following message: Microsoft Windows(R) Recovery Console

    The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.
    Type EXIT to exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.

    1: C:\WINDOWS

    Which Windows Installation would you like to log on to
    (To cancel, press ENTER)? After you enter the number for the appropriate Windows installation, Windows will then prompt you to enter the Administrator account password.

    Note If you use an incorrect password three times, the Windows Recovery Console closes. Also, if the Security Accounts Manager (SAM) database is missing or damaged, you cannot use the Windows Recovery Console because you cannot have correct authentication. After you enter your password and the Windows Recovery Console starts, type exit to restart the computer.

    When you use Windows XP Professional, you can set group policies to enable automatic administrative logon.

    Use the Winnt32.exe utility with the /cmdcons option to add the Windows Recovery Console to the Windows Startup folder. This procedure requires approximately 7 megabytes (MB) of hard disk space on the system partition to hold the Cmdcons folder and files.

    Aug 02, 2008 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

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    Password Recovery Windows XP


    Take preventive measures against losing user-level passwords.

    It doesn't matter if you never again remember a Windows user password. Thanks to XP's Forgotten Password Wizard, your conscience will be free and clear -- should your mind happen to accidentally misplace your user password.

    I highly suggest you create a password recovery disk the minute you create your user account. Why? In order to create a password recovery disk you're going to need your password. Write it down the minute you create your user account and then proceed to creating your very own password recovery disk.

    Here's how to launch the Forgotten Password Wizard: Single-click Start menu, Control Panel, and User Accounts.
    Click your user account name.
    Under Related Tasks on the left, click "Prevent forgotten password" to launch the wizard.
    Now that you've launched the wizard, let it walk you through creating the recovery disk. Make sure the disk you use is formatted and in the drive. After it's finished creating the disk, label it and stash it away for an emergency.

    If you happen to forget your password, all you need to do is click your user icon at the logon screen. Even though you don't have your password, go ahead and click the green arrow just like you would to finish logging on to your computer. This will launch a little yellow dialog box directing you to use your password recovery disk.

    on Dec 17, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    Create a Password Reset Disk


    If you’re running Windows XP Professional as a local user in a workgroup environment, you can create a password reset disk to log onto your computer when you forget your password. To create the disk:
    1.Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
    2.Click your account name.
    3.Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password.
    4.Follow the directions in the Forgotten Password Wizard to create a password reset disk.
    5.Store the disk in a secure location, because anyone using it can access your local user account.

    on Dec 15, 2009 | PC Desktops

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