Well this 5200 is having a weird issue. It is not working the config in the bios is correctly, does not let me recover from disc, or when I hit F8 to have access to screen with safe option is not working. It gave me a message missing *.dll I do not recall at this moment try to search online with no luck, I have a lot of info I do no want to loose picture videos from my kids etc,,, Any easy solution
Based on the information that you gave us...You can't access your BIOS for reconfiguration. To go to BIOS settings, try to press DEL or F2 button when you see the LOGO of the manufacturer..
Then change its Boot Sequence: 1st Boot - Optical Drive..2nd Boot- Floppy (if there's one) and 3rd Boot - Hard Drive.
If your BIOS is protected then you need to shutdown your computer,
1. remove the powercable,
2. open your Desktop CPU,
3. look for the CR2032 Button battery,
4. locate the jumper near this Battery with CLEAR CMOS label.
5. change the setting of this jumper by removing the jumper and mount it on the other setting. Maintain for 5 seconds and then remove it back from its original setting..
Note: dont forget the original setting of this CLEAR CMOS jumper. Also never to POWER ON your Desktop while the jumper is at CLEAR CMOS setting. This will destroy your motherboard.
6. Connect the power cables and power ON your Desktop and you will encounter an error on BIOS setting. press DEL button or F2 to configure BIOS.
7. Then change BOOT SEQUENCE of your Desktop to boot to Optical Drive or CDROM first and then press F10 to Save and Exit.
Check your keyboard if its working well otherwise get a GOOD Known keyboard or a new one.
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Most BIOS have a key to let you choose what to boot from (F10 or F12 or somethinbg). If that does not work, try hitting F8 on startup for other boot options. Also, maybe go into the BIOS and there might be an "auto detect drives" feature. Good luck.
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I did not read through the responses, but if your problem is not among those addressed, try booting to safe mode, and see if you can correct the problem (F8 during post sequence). If you are unable to restore to an earlier Windows configuration that works (or if it still will not boot), I would suggest you reset bios to default (Press Del upon post, or F1 on some machines). Select default settings (listed differently for different bios configs), and follow directions (usually press F10 to save). I hope this helps you resolve your problem. Your problem could be OS (sometimes repaired by the first method), or bios config (repaired by the second method).
Assuming you already tried pressing F8 on boot up and trying to get it into safe mode to run a disc check and that did not work?
This is a configuration file that can only be repaired by the use of OS installation CD, which if the laptop is booted with the disc in the drive and the bios is sett o boot from the DVD drive first, will give you the option to carry out a repair of the installation
Insert your system recovery disc to repair your startup.
1. Change your Bios to boot from disc: When
your computer powers on, hit F2 (on some computers, F8 on others). Use
your arrow keys and move to the right to your BOOT option. Hit the down
arrow until you select your CD/DVD drive. Look at the bottom of your
screen, and it should say to change the option hit F7 or F8. Use the
specified keys, and move your CD/DVD drive above your hard-drive. Save
2. Boot from your disc. Insert your system
recovery disc and restart your computer. Let the recovery disc load. If
the option comes up to hit any button to boot from CD/DVD, then hit any
button. Once it loads, it should come to a spot where it wants your
language. Select your language, then select the option "Startup Repair". Click on it, and let
it repair the startup. If it automatically starts correcting your startup then great! If not, then select your operating system from the list and click the Repair Startup option. Restart your computer, and hopefully it will boot
from your hard-drive correctly.
Hope this works.
If it continues to boot from your recovery disc, then using the same
method in step 1, go to your bios, and move your CD/DVD drive below your
Insert your system recovery disc to repair your startup.
1. Change your Bios to boot from disc: When your computer powers on, hit F2 (on some computers, F8 on others). Use your arrow keys and move to the right to your BOOT option. Hit the down arrow until you select your CD/DVD drive. Look at the bottom of your screen, and it should say to change the option hit F7 or F8. Use the specified keys, and move your CD/DVD drive above your hard-drive. Save your settings.
2. Boot from your disc. Insert your system recovery disc and restart your computer. Let the recovery disc load. If the option comes up to hit any button to boot from CD/DVD, then hit any button. Once it loads, it should come to a spot where it wants your language, then select the option "Startup Repair". Click on it, and let it repair the startup. Restart your computer, and hopefully it will boot from your hard-drive correctly.
Hope this works.
P.S. If it continues to boot from your recovery disc, then using the same method in step 1, go to your bios, and move your CD/DVD drive below your hard-drive.
Try to boot the computer is Safe mode with command prompt by pressing F8 as soon as the computer reboots. on the command promt type: c:\ren config.sys config.old and also c:\ren autoexec.bat autoexec.old , now restart the computer, it should take care of the issue.
first open cpu cabinet and check RAM memroy refix ram memory. When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios. Then load optimal defaults. then save and exit. This error comes when there is error on harddisk or motherbord chipset issue. For fix error on harddisk you have to run "chkdsk /r" command but if you not even reach to that stage then there is issue with motherbord . But first try to delete all partition on harddisk if data is not important. Then run setup of winxp again. Let me know if you need more assistance. Thanks.
This may be an unrecoverable issue. The bios are very touchy, it's the built in programming that allows the computer to work, never do a bios update directly from the internet, download, save, then run. If the loss of power corrupted the bios, in most cases they cannot be recovered, and since the bios is what tells the machine to power and run, cannot be reloaded. You will probably need to replace the motherboard. Take it to a tech (Bestbuy as a last resort), tell them what happened and see if he/she can recover it. Techs have diagnostic discs for this, however and again, if it won't power due to corrupt bios, the disc won't do any good and they'll probably tell you the same, motherboard replacement. I hope I'm wrong on this and it's just something simple.
If i remember correctly, The Compaq ProLiant doesn't have a boot time BIOS configuration
system. You can't hit F2 or F10 or DEL on boot to get to the BIOS. Instead,
you have to use DOS/Windows programs for BIOS configuration. You will need the smartstart (anywhere from 350MB to 600MB download) and firmware maintenance CDs (somewhere around 350MB) for your model of Proliant. You can download it from HP. Just start at support.hp.com, select your location, then search on your model.