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You might have a virus in the computer called Win32.dll try solving it using an antivirus

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How do i reset a desktop computer


Dell XP= Press Ctrl+F11 SimultaneouslyDell Vista=F8Compaq=F11HP Desktop Vista=F11Emachine=F10Acer=Alt+F10Remember every manufacture has different function key combination to to a factory default recovery.1.Turn on the computer.2.When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time. 3.In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.4.When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear: The system recovery process was successful.5.Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
N.B F1/F8/F11(Function key Which is located in the top of your keyboard F1 to F12)

Mar 22, 2012 | HP PC Desktops

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Message saying windows did not start properly. recent hardware or software change may have caused


There must be a corrupted software drivers.

For quick solution tried to boot in safemode then perform system restore, if it doesn't work tried to restore the last known good configuration.

How to boot in safemode:
  1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.
  2. Select an option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.
  3. When the Boot menu appears again, and the words "Safe Mode" appear in blue at the bottom, select the installation that you want to start, and then press ENTER.
  4. Once your on the Windows desktop, click on Start>All Programs>Accesories>System Tools then select System restore
  5. Choose the recent date or restore point that your computer is working fine.

How to boot in Last know good configuration:
  1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.
  2. Select an option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.
  3. When the Boot menu appears again, and the words "Last Known Good configuration" appear in blue at the bottom, select the installation that you want to start, and then press ENTER.

Jul 13, 2011 | HP Pavilion a1620n (882780664494) PC...

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Black screen with white arrow


Step 1: Opening a command promptThis error prevents Windows XP from opening. This problem has to be addressed from a command prompt environment. Use the following steps to open a command prompt environment:
  1. Turn on the PC and press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.The Windows advanced options menu appears.
  2. Use the Up and Down Arrow and Enter keys to select Return to OS choices .
  3. Select Microsoft Windows Recovery Console .
    NOTE: If "Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console" is not listed, restart the PC with a Windows XP CD, Recovery Console CD, or Recovery Tools CD in the top CD or DVD drive and open Microsoft Windows Recovery Console. If a Windows XP Setup screen appears when using Recovery Console CD's, press the R key to open the Recovery Console.
    NOTE: If "Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console" does not list and you do not have a CD with recovery console, try the following:
    1. Turn on the PC, and press the F10 key repeatedly at the first screen.
    2. At the Recovery screen, click Advanced Options .
    3. Press the Alt + D keys at the same time to open a command prompt window and skip to step 5.
  4. When the log in prompt appears, press the number next to the windows version (min int or Windows) and type the log on password. Try pressing Enter if you do not know the password.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following: disk part
  6. Press Enter , do one the following:
    • If a table of volume names appears, remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name (usually D or H next to HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO) and press the Esc key.
    • If a disk part prompt appears, type list volume , press Enter , remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name (usually D or H next to HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO), type exit when done, and then press Enter .

    NOTE: If the main drive volume name does not appear in the list, the PC needs to be recovered. For more information, refer to Performing a Full System Recovery in XP .
Step 2: Replacing the file from a backup folderUse the following steps to find and replace the L sass file from the command prompt environment:
  1. Type the following at the command prompt: CD X:\i386 (where X is the main drive letter)
  2. Press the Enter key. If the error The system cannot find the path specified appears, enter the following paths, in order, until the error does not occur:
    • cd X:\Windows\i386 (where X is the main drive letter)
    • cd c:\i386
    • cd c:\Windows\i386
  3. Press the Enter key, and type the following at the command prompt: expand lsass.ex_ X:\windows\system32 (where X is the drive letter)
  4. Press the Enter key, and type the following at the command prompt: cd X:\windows\system32 (where X is the drive letter)
  5. Press the Enter key, and type the following at the command prompt: attrib lsass.exe -r
  6. Press the Enter key, and type the following at the command prompt: rename lsass.exe lsass.bak
  7. Press the Enter key, and type the following at the command prompt: rename lsass.ex_ lsass.exe
  8. Press the Enter key, and type the following at the command prompt: exit
  9. Press Enter and the PC restarts without the error. If the error persists, go to the next step.
Step 3: Recovering the PC If the error still continues, recover the PC .

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Jul 11, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer

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How to reinstall windows xp if files are missing??


actually you can reinstall your xp system but this you can't, why:

the reason
your windows xp system are being updated every month...
the version from original system are being extracted to a new version....

by this time reformat you hard disk...

Jun 18, 2009 | Gateway 310 Series (158920) PC Desktop

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Boot failure at USBd checkpoint


There are 2 steps you can do to fix the problem

1. Change the USB Emulation Setting in the BIOS
NOTE: It is recommended to disconnect any USB devices before performing the following steps.
Restart the system.
Wait until the Dell Logo appears.
At the Dell Logo screen, press F2 right away to enter the System Setup.
The System Setup screen will appear.
Press the down arrow key to highlight Integrated Devices (LegacySelect Options).
Press Enter.
A small box with a list of devices appears in the middle of the screen.
Press the down arrow key to highlight USB Emulation.
The default setting is On.
Press the Space Bar on your keyboard to change the setting to No Boot.
Press the Esc key.
The small box disappears.
Press the Esc key again.
A small box with list of options appears in the middle of the screen.
Make sure that Save Changes and Exit is highlighted in blue.
Press Enter.
The system will then restart.
The recommended changes have now been made to the BIOS.

2. Reset the Dell Dimension desktop System Setup (BIOS) to factory defaults.
Restart the system.
The Dell logo screen appears.
Press F2 to enter the System Setup (BIOS).
The System Setup screen appears.
Press the ALT + F key combination.
Press the Esc key to Save and Exit.
Press Enter to Save changes and exit now.
The BIOS is now set to the default settings.

Apr 02, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000® Pentium® 4...

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Dell dimension e510


Try pressing F10 on startup, if the hard disk had not been formatted this will start the recovery.

Jan 21, 2009 | Dell Dimension E510 PC Desktop

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My friend has a HP Pavilion 533w and when we turn it on it goes threw the loading screens and then to a black screen and nothing happens you can move the mouse and see the pointer but nothing happens...


It is possible that the file Lsass.exe has become damaged or is not properly linked to the other files in the security system. Reset this file by using the following steps:

1. Turn on the PC and press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.
The Windows advanced options menu appears.
2. Use the Up and Down Arrow and Enter keys to select Return to OS choices .
3. Select Microsoft Windows Recovery Console .
NOTE: If "Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console" is not listed, restart the PC with a Windows XP CD, Recovery Console CD, or Recovery Tools CD in the top CD or DVD drive and open Microsoft Windows Recovery Console. If a Windows XP Setup screen appears when using Recovery Console CDs, press the R key to open the Recovery Console.
NOTE: If "Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console" does not list and you do not have a CD with recovery console, try the following:
a. Turn on the PC, and press the F10 key repeatedly at the first screen.
b. At the Recovery screen, click Advanced Options .
c. Press the Alt + D keys at the same time to open a command prompt window and skip to step 5.
4. When the login prompt appears, press the number next to the windows version (minint or Windows) and type the logon password. Try pressing Enter if you do not know the password.
5. At the command prompt, type the following: diskpart
6. Press Enter , do one the following:
  • If a table of volume names appears, remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name (usually D or H next to HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO) and press the Esc key.
  • If a diskpart prompt appears, type list volume , press Enter , remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name (usually D or H next to HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO), type exit when done, and then press Enter .
NOTE: If the main drive volume name does not appear in the list, the PC needs to be recovered.

Dec 26, 2008 | HP Pavilion 533w (P9859AR#ABA) PC Desktop

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Labtop wont boot...only has a blinking curser


1. Turn on the PC and press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.
The Windows advanced options menu appears.
2. Use the Up and Down Arrow and Enter keys to select Return to OS choices .
3. Select Microsoft Windows Recovery Console .
NOTE: If "Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console" is not listed, restart the PC with a Windows XP CD, Recovery Console CD, or Recovery Tools CD in the top CD or DVD drive and open Microsoft Windows Recovery Console. If a Windows XP Setup screen appears when using Recovery Console CDs, press the R key to open the Recovery Console.
NOTE: If "Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console" does not list and you do not have a CD with recovery console, try the following:
a. Turn on the PC, and press the F10 key repeatedly at the first screen.
b. At the Recovery screen, click Advanced Options .
c. Press the Alt + D keys at the same time to open a command prompt window and skip to step 5.
4. When the login prompt appears, press the number next to the windows version (minint or Windows) and type the logon password. Try pressing Enter if you do not know the password.
5. At the command prompt, type the following: diskpart
6. Press Enter , do one the following:
  • If a table of volume names appears, remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name (usually D or H next to HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO) and press the Esc key.
  • If a diskpart prompt appears, type list volume , press Enter , remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name (usually D or H next to HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO), type exit when done, and then press Enter .
NOTE: If the main drive volume name does not appear in the list, the PC needs to be recovered.

Dec 26, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Taking forever to reinstall XP Home Edition


To clear the NVRAM, perform the following steps:

Restart your computer.

At the first text on the screen or at the Dell logo, press the <F2> key every three seconds until the message Entering Setup appears.
The System Setup screen appears.

Press the <Caps Lock> key, the <Scroll Lock> key, and the <Num Lock> key to light up all three lights on the keyboard.

Press the <Alt> and <E> keys at the same time.
The system will emit a beep tone to indicate that NVRAM has been cleared.

Press the <Esc> key, and then press the <Enter> key to save the changes and reboot the system.

Proceed with the installation or troubleshooting that you were attempting

Apr 03, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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