My computer was working and than i was trying to install a different OS when the CD got stuck in the drive. i got the CD out and now it just has a folder with the apple smile face on it and a question mark flashing on it and i cannot get any of the disks to work on it.
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Zap the PRAM. Hold down (P) (R) (OPTION) (MacLogokey) on keyboard and press the Power Button. Hold these keys down until you hear the chimes 6 times. Also take the battery out for an hour. If this does not help, put the Mac OS (9 or X) and hold down the (C) key as you power up. This will usually get the unit to boot from the CD. Go on and re-install the OS. WARNING! You may loose all of your data doing an OS install. I don't know what kind of Mac you have but I've had problems sometimes installing OSX on the old beige G3s but it is possible. I think I had to update to 9.1 then 9.2 to make it work.
1) select a new boot drive/folder holding down the "alt" key during the boot sequence, it'll show you a grey screen with one icon for each bootable drive on your Mac;
2) choose one icon to boot from that drive;
3) after desktop appears, open the "Startup Disk" system preference pane and select the right boot disk/folder;
If you are lucky you have only one boot disk/folder, and you can't make choose from drivers.
This solution works with new Apple computers, if you have an old Mac with MacOS 8 or early you need a boot/install MacOS CD to start your Mac, then open the "Startup Disk" system preference pane and select the right boot disk/folder.
The cd changed your startup disk in the prefs so it can't find a startup drive. I've seen this a few times. Try zapping the P-ram or rebuilding the desktop, both require holding down two or three keys, right after pushing the start button I forget which keys do what at the moment but usually that gets it to look for the system folder.
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You said Safe Mode wopnt boot and you have a black screen, but that the D drive won't open? Do you mean the CD /DVD Rom drive won't open or the D drive in My Computer (Computer in Windows Vista and higher) won't open?
Are there any error messages on the screen? One thing you can try is to install the same OS or higher over the one you have installed now. If you install Vista or higher in this manner, the Install will create a folder called WINDOWS.OLD on the C: drive that contains all of your old files.
Ok well there is quite a large number of things this could be.Try going into your "Computer/My Computer" folder and clicking on a drive named "Removable disk" if you have one. If there is no removable disk drives that contain your pictures then try these things.
First thing could be that your camera isn't on. Try following instruction that came with the camera to see what you do when you plug it in. Many cameras have specific buttons that need to be pressed when plugged in.
Number 2 would be that your camera is not compatible with your OS. I am both a windows and mac user myself, and I know that depending on what you are running, certain cameras may not work on windows or mac. Check your camera's user guide to see what is supported, and check your computer to see if you have a supported OS.
On windows go to Start>(Right Click) Computer/My Computer> Properties- and A window should come up displaying info. about your computer. At the top it should say what OS you are running.
On mac go to (Apple logo)> About this Mac- A window will pop up displaying your OS in bold letters and the Model of that OS right under it. The OS I am running right now is Mac OS X 10.6.4 for example.
The third thing that comes to mind is drivers. Most cameras come equipped to automatically install the required drivers when plugged in, but yours may not be doing that. If the camera came with any install discs, insert them and try to install the drivers. If it didn't do some googling to try and find some drivers for your particular OS.
The fourth thing is that the drive your camera is being recognized on needs remapped. Do some googling to figure out how to change a drive location in windows. What this means is that your camera is set to be recognized on drive X: for example. Well your computer isn't set up to read drive X: it's only set up to read A:, B:, C:, and D:. You need to change the camera's drive to be drive D: or something instead of X:. This way the computer will read it.
The final thing could always be a defective cable. If this is the case, try a different cable.
There are still multiple other things, but try these first.
well if you know what kind of a card it is go to drivers guide and make a free account and down load the software for the card but before you install it go to your device manager and make sure that the card is completely uninstalled then the computer should say found new hard ware copy the folder that has the software in it to your desk top and then when the computer asks go to install from specific place or folder then go to desktop and highlight the folder and install it from there you may need to open the folder and click on a folder that has your os on it (if there is one) if you have any other problems or need help just send me a message
Hello, Your Cruzer Micro has what ie called U3 Smart technology. It has a small OS that can run application from the Cruzer. That OS appears in Windows explorer with the icon of a CD. In addition to that you have a regular mass storage drive. If you click on the CD the LaunchPad of the drive launches. This allows you to run installed applications (Skype, and others), explore the drive. It is a mini operating system. I think tou should launch it and learn how to take advantage of its functionalities. You can install Firefox, OpenOffice.org, and other software (free and otherwise), and run the software from you Cruzer. All is kept on the Cruzer: files, bookmarks, browsing history. When you leave a public computer you take all your information with you. You can also secure it with a password, in case you lose it. I encourage you to discover the U3 Smart technology.
Yes, that is very weird.
First thing I would try is tossing the preferences. Find the file "com.apple.DiskUtility.plist" in your home directory "Library/Preferences" folder.
If that does not work: Do you have more than one volume on your computer? Does this happen with every volume?
You could also try to boot from the OS CD (or the restore CD that came with your computer). Disk Utility is available under the "installer" menu. Don't run the installer, just look for the "disk utility". If that also does not work, then there may be something wrong with logic board.
Marginal hard drive, hard drive cable, or hard drive controller (on motherboard).
Other suspect parts may be the CD ROM drive you're trying to run the OS install from. It may also be flaky, causing you to think you're loading the OS, but not really and not reporting errors until you discover the OS is not completely installed.
First thing to do is pull the HDD and cable out, reseat firmly and try again. May as well do the same for the CD/DVD drive.
If XP will not install from the CD or if you have a new drive with no operating system onit yet try these:
Install Windows XP from the hard drive with Windows 98 already installed:
Boot Windows 98 Insert the XP CD into your CD reader Explore Windows XP through My Computer Copy i386 folder to C:\ Go into C:\i386 folder and double click on winnt32.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive
Install Windows XP from DOS (ie. no OS on a new hard drive):
Boot with a Windows 98 Start Up disk Insert the Windows 98 CD into the CD reader Run smartdrv.exe from the Win98 directory on the windows 98 CD (file caching) Type cd.. to back up to the root directory Insert Windows XP CD into the CD reader Copy the i386 folder to C:\ Go into C:\i386 folder on C: and type winnt.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive.