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How to connect the hard drive
Remove the power cord, remove the case. Look inside the computer where the hard drive sits in the by and make sure the power cable from the power supply is connected good and the Interface Cable that runs from the motherboard to the hard drive is connected good.
How to connect the primary and secondary drives
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to IDE-1 means Pri slave escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
you will have to have master with slave set up
you can find the jumper location next to the power on a hard drive and the settings for plastic jumper location is usually printed on the top of a hard drive
IDE-0 means Pri master IDE-1 means Pri slave IDE-2 means Sec master IDE-3 means Sec slave
single or master :::::
master with slave ::'::
black line between dots is plastic jumper
note the plastic jumper is ' located at the rear of the hard drive between the EIDE and electrical lead/s
Hope this helps you
I deleted windows\system\vmm32.VXD on my
You must either recover that file from a backup, copletely reinstall windows, or use the Windows Recovery disk that came with your computer to repair the partition.
The file in computer missing or corrupted
Will it boot to safe mode? If so, run chkdsk and have it do a through scan and fix all errors. You can do this via a bootable rescue disk or the Windows CD if safe mode does not work either.
If running chkdsk doesn't work, you'll have to extract the missing files from the Windows CD using the Recovery Console. If that doesn't work, then it's time for a repair install using the Windows CD.
Someone gave me this pc and i cleaned it like a
my advise would be to try the update device driver, from the control panel.
Strip machine and get teh make and model number from the MotherBoard - then google for the drivers.
http://www.driverguide.com/ is a good place to start for the drivers.
Motherboard start and freeze at the ''E'' screen
You may have a failed motherboard or power supply. Failure of motherboards (and power supplies) is usually due to breaking capacitors. A few years ago a capacitor company stole the "recipe" for making capacitors from another company and tried to make their own, unfortunately they did not get the ingredients right and the capacitors started breaking after 2-3 years of use. They sold these capacitors at very cheap prices and a lot of computer companies and power supply makers bought them. This is easy to diagnose. Look for capacitors (caps) (they look like little tiny soda cans) on your motherboard (mobo). They should be perfectly flat on top and not bulged or swelling or leaking anything. Also they should not have bursted out the bottom (it is hard to see). The dead giveaway is the fact that you are not getting anything after you changed the PSU. There are a few companies that will repair broken capacitor issues. Also if you add a bunch of extra components without upgrading the power supply you can suffer underpowered situations and that can cause internal parts to fail.
To eliminate some other stuff you could remove the memory and disconnect all the power plugs from the drives and then try to start it up. If it does not change the behavior at all (no beeps, no change in flashing lights) then you probably have motherboard issues. Make sure when disconnecting the memory chips (sticks) that you touch the metal on the inside of the case first to discharge static electricity. If it does change the behavior add 1 component or item back at a time to see what you can find out. Post back with what you find. I am currently working on an emachine with the same issue. It has about 6 bad caps, 5 top bulgers and one bottom bulger.
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