Forgive bad typos writing on a iPod got no working pc too use
Blue screen with no error codes in xp
Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:26 PM
Forgive bad typos writing on a iPod got no working pc too use
Posted 06 January 2010 - 10:13 AM
IF SOMEONE COULD HELP ASAP THAT WOUlLD BE GREAT AS I HAVE A DEADLINE DUE SOON FOR MY UNI WORK AND NEED ACCESS TO THE INTERNET
Posted 06 January 2010 - 10:43 AM
Second have you tried to boot into the Advance boot Options Menu and try Last Known Good Configuration That Worked or even Safe Mode?
You need to do a backup of the data files just to be sure. You can do this by using a Linux live cd. I am including those steps for now.
Get Puppy Linux from my signature below...Get puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso download it and burn it to cd
if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files get Burncdcc from my signature...it is a small FAST no frills iso burning program...
NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start BurnCDCC
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start
make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....
put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....puppy will boot and run totally in ram...if your hardware is is good working order you will know...
after you get it running and your at the desktop...you take the puppy linux cd out and then you can use the burner to copy all your data to cd/dvds
you can also use it to backup your data to a external usb harddrive..just have it hooked to the computer when you boot up with puppy...
quick guide for saving data...music..files on a system that will not boot using puppy Linux..
after you get to puppy desktop..
click on the drives icon...looks like a flash drive...top row..it will list all the drives connected to
click on the red icon for the drive you want to mount...in this case its a flash drive ...puppy will
mount the drive..the drive icon turns green when its mounted...
minimize the drives mounter window..you will need it again in a few minutes..
drag the right edge of it sideways to shrink it to its narrowest size...about half the width of the screen...then drag the window to the right edge of the screen...
now click on the icon that looks like a filing cabinet (kind of yellow) on the main drive...it should
already be green..
you will see a list of all the folders on the main drive Usually your C: drive..shrink that window to
the narrowest you can..about half the width of the screen...drag that window to the left side of the screen...
at this point you should have 2 windows open on your desktop..the flash drive on the right side..
go back to the folders on the C: drive...click on the documents and settings folder...then your user
name or all users..find the folders that has your data..
drag and drop the folder with the data you want to make copies of to the flash drive window...
your options are to move ..copy ect...JUST COPY..if its to big you will have to open the folder and
drag and drop individual files until the flash drive is full...(I have a 120 GB external USB drive for
big data recovery jobs and a 4 GB flash drive for the smaller jobs)..after you get the files copied to
the flash drive...
Click on the drives mounter you minimized earlier
UNMOUNT THE FLASH DRIVE by clicking on the green icon..you will once in awhile get error messages when
unmouting the drive..ignore them..when the flash drive icon turns red again its safe to remove the
flash drive..trot on over (stroll if you want to look cool) to another computer and plug in the flash
drive and copy all the data files ( I drag and drop) to the other computer..
make sure the other computer can read them...
now delete the data on the flash drive...take it back to the misbehaving computer and plug it in
again..click on the drives icon again and repeat until you have all your data transferred to the working
[b]Thanks to happyrock
Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:19 AM
Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:50 AM
Copies rarely work since they will usually be missing files. It will also fail most of the time as you are experiencing.
Firstly it's a xp copy
Did you change the boot sequence in the bios so that the cdrom is the first boot device and the hard drive is second? After changing the boot sequence did you click F10 to Save and Exit? Once that is done you will be prompted to click Y to Verify Save and Exit. System will reboot on it's own then and you should receive a message that says Push any key to boot to cdrom. Are you getting this message?
Can you borrow a XP disk which must be Home Edition from a friend? As long as you have your Reg key then any Home Edition cd will work.
Linux does not use windows but loads to memory so unless your memory is faulty there should be no problems.
I am offering this suggestion as it has proven to help in most cases to help save the data on the drive.
Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:29 AM
Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:33 AM
The live cd you reference is probably BartPE or a linux based cd.
1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-2.11.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-2.11.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:
8. Locate memtest86+-2.11.iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:
10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run.
The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:
It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.
This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.
The following image is the test results area:
The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
Edited by rshaffer61, 07 January 2010 - 10:37 AM.
Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:45 AM
Thank you kind regards
Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:10 PM
Posted 08 January 2010 - 05:34 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE
Posted 08 January 2010 - 05:47 PM
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