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Running xp home ,phone dialing reboots harddrive

Phone ringing , reboots computer from off setting

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You need to go into your BIOS, and look into the various menu's until you find something to the effect of "wake on ring". Disable it or set it to "previous state" if you can.

It's a feature, which is really quite annoying!

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I have a dell inspiron 531 that had the hard drive formatted by a virus and my disks will not restore vista home


Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu
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I have an acer power fg and i just installed a power supply and a new harddrive now is giving me problems to format the harddrive it says to reboot or media doesnt let me install windows xp help


Well , Insert the windows disk , make sure the boot priority is set to CD/DVD ..boot the windows xp disk and format the hard drive using NTFS full format.
Please reply for any furthur issues

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I brought home a computer from work that was on a T1 line and found the internet just fine. Now at home the hp7800 cannot find the internet. I have Roadrunner service at home.


Going to assume its running XP. Go into device manager. Start>settings>control pane>system>hardware>device manager.
Uninstall the local eithernet card and reboot. Xp should reinstall the card once again when its done rebooting. All settings at this point should be at defaults and should have a differnt hive in the regestry as well as a new name. (Local area connection 1 will say 2 or 3 now. ). Try then. If not call your ISP (Roadrunner)

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I have a dell gx 260. orked great for 1 month when


Hello there:
It looks like to me that your bios is not recognizing the harddrive or is not set up properly like user settings or default settings
I would first go into bios and make sure that the bios is set to the harddrive that is installed.
And also in the boot sequense look on this and see if the harddrive is listed there if it is make sure that it is the top one and not the bottom one than save and reboot the computer when it boots back up it should tell show your harddrive and cd rom if connected properly than if all is good now just continue with your xp[ installation or what ever you were doing ok
I hope that this is very helpful for you
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Error loading o.s windows xp


If you want to try booting from safe mode, start the machine and press F8 until you get a boot menu, but you getting the 'Error Loading OS' message sort of suggests your relative may have wiped the harddrive before handing the machine off to you, which would mean there will be nothing there to recover from.
Sounds as if the PC is set to boot from the harddrive, so your easiest fix would be to get into the bios settings at startup and set your 'boot order' to read from your optical drive (cd or DVD) first- Put YOUR copy of XP in and away you go!
Another option would be to go to bootdisks,com and download a Win'98 boot floppy image with CD-Rom drivers, & unzip the image to a 3.5 floppy, but that's the long way around.

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I have an hp pavilion a1410y. the computers harddrive doesnot do anything but make noise so i installed two other harddrives out of other computers one of the harddrives has xp professional and the other...


The reason it wont boot from your other hard drive is because windows is expecting some different hardware on *********** bored, gets stumped and falls down.

On your computer there should be a license sticker. This will be rectangular with a green pattern on it. It will have your product key for what ever version of XP you are licensed for. You can place the drive which matches your version in your computer. Then, in order to get that install running on the new board, you will need an OEM copy of the appropriate windows disk. you may have received one with your HP, or talk to your geek friends who may have one.

to repair the load, boot off the cd. You will come to a window where you can press R (dont press R) for recovery console, F3 to quit, and Enter to continue. Then you will see a license. Press F8 to accept it. Then you will see a thingy that says "serching for previous versions of microsoft windows". Then it will show you the partions on the drive. select the OS one, usually marked "C". And there should be an option to press R for repair. Now you can press R. It will ask you for a product key. That is the one on the license on the side of the computer, also known as a COA (Certificate of Authenticicty). It will ask you for some other things too, like user names etc. Then you get to go hunt for drivers on the HP website. Lots of fun.

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Reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition on Gateway 500XL


it is all to do with the installation. You will need to install windows freshly. the disks you are using sound like they are recovery disks but if you have formatted your harddrive then they may not work.

if you have a windows disk and are trying to load it and are having problems doing this then let me know

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Connecting to Internet using a dial-up modem


can you connect that modem first, to a phone line, and run a telnet or dial connection from control panel or accessory ?

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NTLDR is compressed


Try this:
Insert the Windows CD (the oryginal one) into the CDrom drive, and restart tyour PC. When the compter bootsagain select an option that are required to start the computer from the CD if you are asked to do so. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. When prompted type "1" or if you have a multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER. Now you should be at the comman prompt and ready to repair the ntldr file. Now all you need to do is enter the following commands (in order) and each command on a new line just like you see them here:
cd \
attrib -c ntldr
exit
The PC should reboot now and everything should work just fine.

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