I am wanting to connect my camcorder to my computer but I am using Windows XP and the floppy disc provided is for Windows 95/98. Can someone help me with an update or a suggestion as to what I need to do to get my video on the computer?
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1. Open your PC cashing. 2. Floppy drive has two connections one is power cable and second one is connection with motherboard. 3. Remove the Power cable That comes from your PSU/SMPS. 4. Remove the cable that is connected from the motherboard.
I would first try recovering the computer by pressing f10 as the computer is booting. If the compaq didn't come installed with a recovery partition, or like you said, no recovery discs, then you will either need to find someone who has a windows XP disc, buy an XP disc, or take the comp to the computer shop so they can run the windows xp recovery console.
If you want a really accurate, thorough explanation of why this problem happened in this first place, read this microsoft article here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314503/en-us
Good luck. Hopefully you can find someone that already has an xp disc.
Typically, you use DVD/CD writing software to write files to the disc. There is no 'formatting' involved.
If, however, you want to use a DVD/RW disc as a "big floppy" then you need special software for that. What software came with your DVD writer? or You can use free "Nero InCD", -> Download
Hope it helps.
For OS XP, you must have at least, WinXP Service Pack 2 installed.
Does the Hard Drive have Windows on it? If not, install the Windows Me Floppy disk. Select Run With CD-ROM Support or RUN With Out CD-ROM Support. Any of the two. After it gets done loading. type the following. fdisk
It will ask you do you want to use extended Hard Drive use? Y/N
Press Y. Then you'll get a screen with 4 options. If Windows is on there type 4. And see what it says on your hard Drive.
If you wish to erase Windows and reinstall it, click 3. to delete the partition and it will ask to restart the computer.
Restart the computer and reload to the fidisk screen and press 1. and it Will install a partition "Not Windows" After the Partition is installed restart the Computer and remove the floppy. If it comes up saying No Operating System found. Then the Hard Drive is set to install Windows.
The cheapest Windows XP you can buy Is Home Edition for $99.98, witch some stores still sell, like BestBuy.
If you want to send the Laptop to me I can install Windows on it for you. I have Windows 95,98,ME,2000 Pro, XP Home, XP Pro and Vista Home Basic. Thats if you don't want to spend money on Windows. Just pay for shipping.
Please check If your CD drive is detected on BIOS, if yes then Put a Windows XP bootale CD (checkout for the Service Pack) and choose boot from CD in the BIOS and go for "repair option" after the Agreement "I Agree-press F8" session. complete the installation then try installing the printer.