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8510p, reboot virus. crashed system. no system recovery done or
All versions of windows up and including windows vista are no longer supported.
This creates lots of problems trying to recover or install an older version of windows.
An IT friend as a favor may attempt a recovery but will take older versions of software. Mother boards etc can be swapped out etc and some parts/software available on line.
Most commercial computer repair may not be your least expensive choice.
Suggest finding an older computer used with windows 8 installed. Windows 10 takes a different hardware to get good performance and is usually not compatible to older machines.
The used market is filled with very inexpensive computers. Make sure if you elect to find a previously used it has some warranted!
If files are still intact on the old drive you may be able to install drive as a second slave drive and retrieve.
If you attempt to replace drive and do a fresh XP install (original generic discs) confirm that the (Windows Microsoft) numbers on the label of the lap top are ledge-able. The numbers are the licences required to register the software even if the XP is out of date you will likely be required to on line register with Microsoft.
Hope this helps
on Jun 26, 2017
Cannot detect via my computer
Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
Please explain your query in a bit detail. What error/ fault exactly, you are facing..
Make Sure, that you are connecting the device properly, and the device is not disabled from BIOS, also the device didn't have any hardware error/problem. Hoping to hear from you soon.
on Jun 28, 2011
Hi, I have one IBM
if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
hope this helps
on Jun 06, 2011
..pls teach me how to
You need to purchase Windows Vista, once you have the disc with you, then you can start the Widnows installation process. during the process you can choose to format your hard drive and install Windows.
on Feb 28, 2011
MY 40GB USB2.0 cannot be
In that case the disk or its case has died. Take the disk out of the case and put it directly in a desktop. If now it's recognized and accessible then the case has died - if not then the disk itself has died.
on Aug 28, 2010
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