Hi i put windows vista on my comp.i formatted drive installed but the boot up is so slow now.i put a diffrent hard drive in cleared bios checked it was set to master the usual etc.my motherboard is m848a my prossesor is amd athlon tm 64 it did run very fast but its lost it quick boot now can you help please maz
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You may need to change the boot order so that it starts with the CD drive instead of the hard drive. It fairly simple to do, you must enter the BIOS by usually by pressing del or F2 repeatably during start-up, it may vary and the Acer key may be different. Then find something that says Boot, and follow the instructions to put the CD/DVD drive to the top of list or first. Then put your Windows XP disk in and save changes and exit. After restart you should boot from CD and follow the XP installation instructions. You may want to re-enter the BIOS after XP is installed and switch the boot order back to hard drive
FYI some computers have a force boot option in the BIOS that you can use to directly boot from the CD one time for OS install purpose.
put it in your CD ROM then press F10 to get into bios and under
advanced boot priority change your first option to CD and restart ,it
will ask to boot from CD,press enter You will setup process of windows xp,it will ask you where you want to install windows xp,choose drive where windows vista is installed (c:) ,then first choose the option of format this drive using NTFS,it will format your windows vista and will start installing windows xp and in an hour's time it will be done
id reinstall vista ! if you want to do this you need to get in to the bios which u press F2 i believe when the comp first starts up when your in the bios scroll along to boot menu u shud see a boot list with your hard drive at the top ,you need to change your dvd drive to the top so itll boot from dvd , restart your computer with a windows vista disc in the dvd drive and i think it shud give you an option to fix your system if doesnt work then definitly do a clean install of vista using your product code . hope this works
u need to format using a windows 98 sec boot disc. place the floppy in to the comp. switch on the comp. let the disc run, making sure your bios is set to boot floppy first. when disc is finished setting type fdisk then when finished delete drive by pressing 4 .add drive when finished by pressing 1 and following the insturctions. when finished press crtl+alt+del let the comp, reboot the when the disk as finished loading type format c: press yes let it run press crtl +alt+del again then take out floppy disc and put in winpx . as this sounds like you have a virus in your registery
Use the commands FIXBOOT and
FIXMBR in the
"Repair mode" of Windows XP installation or XP Recovery Console for vista Recovery Environment or if you have recovery disk/disc you can use it
That error indicates a partition problem, you need to full format your
harddisk and removing all partion and do a fresh install. Regarding your Win XP CD, just
configure the BIOS to first BOOT to your CDROM
You can format the computer with the restore discs that came with the computer or with windows installation cd. you can format the hard drive / computer in the setup, it will format the hard drive as you go forward, it will ask if you want to format fast or slow etc.
hi, have you checked is the drive detected in the system bios, because if it is detected in system bios only then can vista install on it, start the system and at the blue dell logo tap F2 to enter setup and check if you see the newly installed hard drive on the system bios.
Disconnect the external drive from the PC. (It's possible windows registry is messed up). It sound like your windows system is a bit confused as well. First try resetting the bios. See page 9 in your manual. (Don't forget to set it back to normal). This should allow you to get back into the bios. Go over each setting & adjust as needed. Make sure your primary hard disk drive is listed in the boot order. Advanced Setup Page 30, in manual. If your windows operating system seem is a bit off (OS not installed correctly or driver software not installed correctly). The over-all function of the system can & will run slow. If your primary drive seem to also run slow, the FAT or MBR can be slightly corrupt which will also slow the drive down including file transfer & eventually the drive will cease to function. (The drive can be repaired by doing a full format through windows). Do a fresh install of windows, including the full format, (Not a Quick format) on the primary drive. Even though ECS does include the USB 2.0 driver so does windows update service. If your windows was all ready updated & you re-installed ECS's (2003) USB driver, that may have been enough to screw up windows. If you have data on your current drive & need to get that data off & if you have access to another system you can pull your drive & slave it into another system & remove the data. There is no quick fix. Play it safe. Start from scratch. After windows has been installed & you install the ECS driver software, update windows until there are no updates left. I'm sure your system will regain its speed. Link to ECS web site for P4VMM2 V3.2A . http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Downloads/ProductsDetail_Download.aspx?detailid=272&DetailName=Driver&DetailDesc=P4VMM2%20%20(V3.2A)&CategoryID=1&MenuID=82&LanID=0
Firstly have you set your jumpers on your hard drive setting before placing into computer. If not check if the cd rom is on the same cable, if on same cable then change the jumper.
Have you gone into bios and loaded the hard drive. If a new hard drive you will need to detect it in bios first. Then Save and exit. To go into bios, press f1 or f2 or DEL when you first start computer. Each computer is differentand you'll have to see which you require to press.
After bios is setup, put in your copy of windows xp, or your boot disks and follow instructions to set partition and format drive, then install operating system.
If you are only installing a new secondary drive as a backup, you will still need to detect in bios first. Then load you windows and go to my computer and format the drive using windows.