I started to have problem with my second hand laptop when i encountered viruses, i decided to reformat my drive, when i installed my new xp software, and started to install mp3s there are no sound coming from its speakers, i dont have back ups when i bought this please help me
Re: im having audio trouble with my toshiba laptop
Give some more details abt ur Laptop, like Brand Name and all the stuff, i thnk u need to install the sound card drievrs to ur Hard Ware, Go to Controll Pannel then Click of Sound and Audio Devices. If ur sound card drievrs are installed, u can chane the setting on the first tab and the third tab (Volume and Audio) ,,, Try it friend
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It possible that it is a virus so you better to scan for another anti virus software or installed another anti virus software that could cope to detect the said virus. If does not work try to reformat your computer but before that you need to back up first your important files then reformat it to disappear permanently. Hope this simple solution could help you to solve your problem. Mam/ Sir don't forget me to rate me up, I really appreciate what grade you have given to me. Thanks a lot and God Bless.
It's possible that it's a hardware problem or your computer is infected by a computer virus. Does it restart when you see the windows XP logo or when you are in the desktop? or Does it restart before seeing the windows xp welcome screen? Since this is a laptop it may be hard for you to reseat some of the internal devices inside in your laptop so we could start isolating the issue from the hardware and to the software.
First try to power cycle it, turn off your laptop remove the battery, any external connection like external mouse, external hard drive and monitor and press the power button for 15 seconds after that put the battery in and turn it back on without the external devices plugged in. (if it turned on without a problem that's good-possible that one of the external devices are causing it to keep on restarting, to isolate it you can just put the external devices one-by-one and start the computer, if it start occuring you know who is causing the problem)
If you can disassemble your laptop you can try to remove the hard drive, then turn on your computer, if your computer didn't restart that means that the problem is with you hard drive, possible that the software installed in it is faulty or the hard drive itself (try plugging it back in properly let's see if it'll work, if not, you may need to buy a new hard drive or before buying one, you can try to plug your hard drive to a different computer (acting like an external hard drive) and backup all your important files and reformat that hard drive, after reformatting it you can try to plug it to your laptop again. (if that hard drive is not detected to another computer meaning that it's faulty)
If that didn't resolve the problem, you can try to reseat the memory testing each memory chip and slots, processor.
Put a Windows XP disk (has to be the full version not an upgrade) into the CD drive and the computer will ask to "press any key to boot from CD". Press a key. Follow the prompts, It is important to delete the partition when asked. Then recreate it. Format the drive with NTFS file system. The setup will go on to reinstall windows automatically.
Now, the only challenge is to reload any software drivers for components Windows does not find automatically. This is a little tricky. Do google search of Acer drivers or go to www.drivers.com.
Also, remember all your software programs need to be re-installed. For example, your Microsoft Office (word, excel, etc). Any games, any virus protection, Quickbooks, etc. The printer software also needs to be re-installed. Hopefully you still have the original disk or if its a Hewlett Packard go to their website.
Don't reformat it just yet. Tell us what OS you are using, and I can try to help. I will assume you are using WIndows XP or Vista - what you can do, assuming you have kept your PC up-to-date, is try to run the inbuilt Microsoft anti-malware program. Click Start, Run, type MRT and press Enter or click OK. You should get the February 2009 version of the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool. Do a quick scan and see what comes up. If anything is found, reboot and repeat the process doing a full scan (can take several hours). That should fix and remove the most common virus infections. Let me know how you get on.
If you still need to reformat, you need to use the Dell recovery CDs that came with your laptop. These were a blue recovery/drivers CD and a purple CD for Windows XP sp1 or a green CD for Windows XP sp2. Not sure about other versions of Windows. There is no magic button to reformat with Dell laptops.
If you want to format your harddisk and reinstall windows just start your laptop, with the xp installation disk in your cd drive. make sure the bios is set to boot from cd choose for clean install in the installation screen and select to create new partitions and format them with filesystem ntfs.
reboot you machine after cancelling all the installation set up details
Follow the instructions that follow as if you are installing Xp afresh (install, Accept terms,) then choose drive to install XP on (the one with current XP or else others) press delete (D) and follow the instruction to accept
After deleting choose Install XP and chose to format your disk the way you want Fast/Slow to FAT/NTFS
Please note formatting is deleting everything (EVERYTHING) on that disk preparing to store new information as a blank HDD i.e. you will lose everything on the disk viruses, bad stuff and all your valuable data on it
to perform a clean install of your XP. follow this steps.
1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer. 2. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. 3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup. 4. When you see the End-User License Agreement, press F8. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP. This would be your c:\ drive
note: when formating the drive do not choose the quick format option.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.