Computer Support Forum

iPAQ h5450 - Possible to Upgrade Operating System?

Question: iPAQ h5450 - Possible to Upgrade Operating System?

Evenin' all,Would anyone knoe whether it's possible to upgrade the operating system on these units? I personally would expect so, but I thought I'd get some expert knowledge.If they can, how wasily can this be done?Thanks lots!

Relevance 100%
Preferred Solution: iPAQ h5450 - Possible to Upgrade Operating System?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: iPAQ h5450 - Possible to Upgrade Operating System?

Possible? Cheap?

2 more replies
Relevance 91.84%

The built in speaker on my HP Ipaq H5450 is just too quiet and is a "known" problem - I want to use it for in car Sat Nav ( with Navman 3450 ) but can't hear the voice prompts ! Does anyone know of a suitable external loudspeaker solution that can be plugged into the loudspeaker / microphone socket either with or without amplifier etc ?Many thanks.

Answer:Ipaq H5450 speaker to quiet - Need an ext option !

try battery powered speakers for cd walkmansthey will just plug into the headphone socket.10 or so

3 more replies
Relevance 59.45%
Relevance 59.45%

I have an HP m8517c with vista 64 is there a driver that would allow me to upgrade to windows 7, 8 or 10?

Answer:upgrade operating system

Normally Windows 7 will run OK on a Vista PC.  You can run the Windows Upgrade advisor to check.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20Take a look at the Windows 10 advisor herehttp://www.intowindows.com/download-windows-10-upgrade-advisor/ Keep in mind, it is not a free upgrade for any of those.

1 more replies
Relevance 59.45%

have gateway fx 6800 with windows vista premium 64 bit what os can I upgrade to?
 

Answer:operating system upgrade

Run the Upgrade Assistant to see if Windows 8.1 is compatible with your hardware and software.
 

1 more replies
Relevance 59.45%

I wanted to upgrade my OS from windows 2000PRo to Windows XPpro.  All system requirements are met, with the exception of those of the Bus Clock.  I have it at 100 megahertz, and 300 are needed.  How would I go about changing that, or should I just wait and get a new computer?

Answer:upgrade operating system

Where are the bus clock requirements for XP ? ?http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/upgrading/sysreqs.mspx

11 more replies
Relevance 59.45%

I am running an old computer with ME. I am going to get XP. However there appears to be an upgrade version of XP and the whole XP operating system. I assume that the upgrade option will be easier to install. Which is the best and easiest option?.Any comments gratefully received

Answer:How to upgrade from ME operating system to XP

If you want to keep all your old programs and settings, go for the upgrade.If you want to start afresh with a clean installation of XP, nothing saved, go for an oem or retail copy of XP. You can always burn your old data to cd\dvd.Make sure your ME computer has enough grunt to run XP. A 1ghz cpu and 512Mb of ram is a good starting point.

4 more replies
Relevance 59.45%

Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook AH512 Intel Pentium B960 6GB 750GB HDMI 15.6" Laptop

This post is related to the laptop detailed above.

This is a new laptop, as yet unused, still in its original packaging. The laptop has installed Windows 8, which I would like to upgrade to Windows 10. This should be easy enough, as I've already performed the upgrade to Windows 10 on my desktop computer without any problem. However, before doing anything to this new machine, I'd also like to add a second operating system, Windows 7, to the same hard drive, and would be very grateful if anyone reading this post could explain, in very simple terms, how I would go about doing this. Ideally, I'd like to be able to choose which operating system to use each time I start the laptop. Please include as much detail in your reply, with step by step guide. All constructive responses welcome. Many thanks.
 

Answer:Upgrade to W10 and add a second Operating System

9 more replies
Relevance 59.04%

Can someone please help me upgrade my computer to a 64-bit Operating system. I am using now Windows 10 Pro but my system is still 32-bit Operating system, x64- based processor. Can I upgrade to 64-bit OS? If so, can someone help me how?

More replies
Relevance 59.04%

I bought my daughter an Acer Aspire One D257 - despite the fact that it came with Windows 7, but only 1GB of RAM. I really wanted an XP machine, but it seems they no longer do them. I know that W7 Starter was supposed to be much more able to run in 1GB than full-up W7 - but I was still nervous.
Well, inevitably, the netbook hangs periodically - just becomes unresponsive for a few seconds. Given that it's pretty new, the only cause seems to me to be W7 thrashing around in too little memory.
So, what to do? I could upgrade the RAM to 2GB. It'll support that, and I've found a video of a guy doing it on YouTube. It doesn't look too painful - but I'm very nervous about pulling small PCs apart and putting them back together.
Alternatively, I could downgrade the netbook to XP. I'm well versed in installing XP - but the problem that occurs to me is the driver problem: if XP isn't supported on the machine, will I be able to identify and downlolad all the XP drivers I'll need? I've found a couple of very helpful sites, and I think it's do-able - although the sites refer to the slightly earlier model in the Acer Aspire range.
But before I take the plunge, I thought I'd ask the wizards of the forum what they'd do - or, in fact, if any of them has come across this problem before, and how they fixed it?
Anyone?
PS: a third option I'm thinking about is to dual boot the machine, which is easier to do when W7 is already installed than when XP is already installed. That way, unless I inadverte... Read more

Answer:Upgrade RAM or downgrade operating system

I have a HP Mini 210 that came with 1Gb RAM and Win 7 Starter. It was slow. I upgraded to 2Gb RAM and Win 7 Home Premium with the result that it is a delight to use. It will never be a speed machine but it is perfectly useable. Personally I would upgrade the RAM first, try again and if you are still unhappy then revert to XP. I would be interested to read what others have done.

10 more replies
Relevance 59.04%

I have a Dell computer that has Windows XP.  Want to upgrade to another system but not sure where to get upgrade or how to do it.   As you can tell, i am not very computer savvy.  Get alot of messages that say my system is too old .   How to upgrade to windows 7 or 8 at least?

Answer:Need help to upgrade window operating system

Postalpuff,
Upgrading from WinXP to Win7 or Win8 depends on your system. You can click the .link below to select your computer from the list. You then can click Drivers to see if there are any drivers available for your computer.
Support.dell

1 more replies
Relevance 59.04%

Hello all! I was wondering if you guys could help me with my big big problem. My brother got a laptop for me from Japan. And it is just a second-hand piece. My problem is that it is in Japanese. The whole thing, Window 2000 is in Japanese. SO i was wondering if i can upgrade this into Win XP English form...PLease help me...i really need to use the laptop for my school. The laptop is an IBM R32 series.
 

Answer:Operating System Language Upgrade

7 more replies
Relevance 58.22%

I have a Pavilion desktop s3750t. It runs on a Vista operating system. I want to know if it is possible to upgrade it to a newer operating system so I can purchase a new printer? If so how much will it cost or can I do it myself? 

More replies
Relevance 58.22%

I have a Small Form Factor Business PC HP Compaq 8100 Elite, with Intel Core i5-650 3.2GHz and 2GB of RAM (no. 2 x 1GB 240pin DDR3 SDRAM Unbuffered DIMM DDR3-1333 - hynix HMT112U6TFR8C-H9 https://www.skhynix.com/products/computing/view.jsp?info.ramKind=20&info.serialNo=HMT112U6TFR8C&posM... The operating system is Windows 10 to 32b. In the Hardware Reference Guide for PC Installing Additional Memory is reported:Installing Additional MemoryThe computer comes with double data rate 3 synchronous dynamic random access memory (DDR3- SDRAM) dual inline memory modules (DIMMs).DIMMs The memory sockets on the system board can be populated with up to four industry-standard DIMMs.These memory sockets are populated with at least one preinstalled DIMM. To achieve the maximum memory support, you can populate the system board with up to 16-GB of memory. DDR3-SDRAM DIMMsFor proper system operation, the DDR3-SDRAM DIMMs must be:industry-standard 240-pin ? unbuffered non-ECC PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 MHz-compliant or PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 MHzcompliantunbuffered ECC PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 MHz-compliant (Z200 SFF only) ? 1.5 volt DDR3-SDRAM DIMMs The DDR3-SDRAM DIMMs must also:support CAS latency 7 DDR3 1066 MHz (7-7-7 timing) and CAS latency 9 DDR3 1333 MHz (9-9-9 timing) ? contain the mandatory JEDEC SPD information In addition, the computer supports:single-sided and double-sided DIMMsDIMMs constructed with x8 and x16 DDR devices; DIMMs constructed with x4 SDRAM are not supportedNOTE: T... Read more

Answer:Problem upgrade memory with Operating System to 64b.

@Peppe_Valenza I am not surprised by the response from Kingston.  The memory density issue was mentioned message #2. Try some other memory manufacturers and see if you can obtain the proper memory dimms.      Thanks for posting on the forum.

10 more replies
Relevance 58.22%

Hello, I'm looking for some advice please as my computer is broke and I'm stuck without it.
Last weekend it just stopped working, I used it in the morning with no problems then in the afternoon I turned it on and it wouldn't start up, long story short is I ended calling Dell and they have told me that my computer has automatically upgraded to Windows 10 but my Dell XPS 7100 isn't compatible with it, now I have no operating system at all!
I paid them £119 for a years support and another £30 for a Windows 7 ultimate disc which they say I'll receive tomorrow (Friday)
I use my computer for work as I'm self employed and need to prepare quotes and invoices etc for my customers, I've been all week without it now and am fuming that this has happened, I didn't even want Windows 10, why would it upgrade automatically? It's cost me a lot of time and has now cost me money and I don't even know if all my files will be there when it's working again.
Just thought to vent on here and see if anyone has any advice, I'm also not happy that I've had to pay for Windows 7 ultimate again as I already bought it once with my computer but it seems it was preloaded so I didn't get a disc which I now need to reinstall, Dell support said they will assist with the reinstall and then block Windows 10 from trying to do this again! Great now I feel under attack from the Windows 10 upgrade :-/

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade has deleted my operating system

Run your W7 disc and you will probably loose everything on your computer. I would wait and see what information that you get on here first.
In the meantime does your computer try to start or is it just dead.

10 more replies
Relevance 58.22%

Hi
My CPU is capable to 64bit platform but when i try to boot 64bit windows 10 it says that this operation cannot be done on this computer or something like that. I tried to boot 32 bit windows 10 and worked perfectly. What should i do? Help please
 

Answer:Upgrade from 32bit to 64bit operating system

What make and model of CPU do you have?
If the the CPU supports EM64T or AMD64 features then it can run 64 bit Windows. Tools such as CPU-Z or SiSoft Sandra can check your CPU for you.
 

2 more replies
Relevance 58.22%

Helping a friend on his Acer Aspire V5 laptop that was running an OEM Windows 8 to upgrade to 8.1.

After selecting the Upgrade to Windows 8.1 via the store, the system went through it's install procedure, however after it does an auto reboot, it gives you a blank screen with the message No Operating System found, in the upper left corner.

But, you can turn the machine off and back on, and it will boot just fine. However if you select restart it does the same thing "no operating system found", on restart and again you must power down and power back on.

I have searched for fixes, but all seem to point to some sort of re-install process. I am not to crazy about the idea of re-installing to factory settings or doing a repair back to Windows 8 and attempting to upgrade again, are their any known shorter fixes for this?

And if I do go back to Windows 8, and try to upgrade again, what is to say it won't happen again?

Answer:No Operating System found after Windows 8.1 upgrade

Try running Startup Repair up to 3 times: Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

12 more replies
Relevance 58.22%

I recently upgraded my system's graphics card and processor to an FX 6300 with an R7 250X. I had some issues with my old OS, so I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro.

After these upgrades, I'm now getting various different BSOD's (Blue screen of death) upon boot and while using the machine. For example, NTFS_FileSystem_Error, Kernel_security_check_failure and several more which I cannot remember off the top of my head.

In addition to that, I get error messages on start-up for various different programs, sometimes Google Chrome fails to launch, and I'm unable to use any of the Windows Metro apps - they simply launch and then crash.
Iv'e got all the latest drivers, I've ran an HHD check within windows, and a RAM test using memtest86 and nothing abnormal was found. I can play games when I'm not getting BSOD's at solid FPS, which shows me that all of my new hardware is not at fault.
It's getting to the stage where I'm considering downgrading to Windows 7 again.

I'd appreciate any help that I can get on this. Thanks in advance. I can post anything else that would help you guys out with troubleshooting.

**System Specifications:**
Gigabyte GA-73LMT USB3 Motherboard.
AMD FX 6300 Hex-Core @ 3.5 Ghz.
Windows 8.1 Pro.
Sapphire R7 250X 1GB GDDR3.
8GB Corsair RAM (2x4)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD.
Generic 500Watt PSU (Maybe the cause...)

Answer:BSOD's After Hardware & Operating System Upgrade

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Please follow the instructions here >> Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista and post back with the requested information.

1 more replies
Relevance 57.81%

I upgraded my system from a 1.8GHz,3gig ram to I5 with 8gig ram, reloaded windows 7 and the damn thing's physical memory goes 80%+ and sometimes BSOD, any help to solve the problem?

Answer:BSOD after hardware upgrade and operating system reload

When you say to reloaded Windows 7, does that mean you re-booted Windows or re-installed Windows.If you reinstalled Windows 7 it was completely unnecessary for a RAM upgrade, Windows would have picked up the extra RAM without any intervention from you.The first thing to do is check them memory is properly seated and is compatible with you motherboard. Then run a memory check.http://www.memtest86.com/Stuart

4 more replies
Relevance 57.81%

Hi....when i go to load up win7....it is asking for signed RAID drivers to be installed......i cannot see the hard drive to enable win7 to continue...can anyone help please?

Answer:Qosmio F32A upgrade operating system from XP to Win7 pro

Download the RAID driver from Toshiba web site (if Windows 7 32 or 64 bit is supported on your model) and burn to CD. When windows asks If you want to load drivers you should be able to swap cd's to access the driver and continue.

2 more replies
Relevance 57.81%

I hope this will help all the other user out there struggling to get their M.2 ssd to work with their HP Envy 17 laptops. I will give a step by step instructions on how to install and how allow the bios to recognize the m.2 ssd in slot 0, and how to install or run windows 10 off your m.2 ssd. 1. Download the latest updates from HP Envy from HP - I used Internet Download manager to download all the updates as of June 15, 2016. (Bios, drivers, software) http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers 2. Install your M.2 ssd Boot into Windows - Right click on My Computer on your desktop and select Disk Management, and  Format Disk 0 If you want to do a clean install and you did not update your HP ENVY with the latest software and drivers this is the screen you will see when you try to intall Windows 10 on your m.2 ssd. The bios will not see the m.2 and will not allow you to select it in BOOT options.  Instead of doing a clean install, I highly recommend using the Samsung migrations software, it will clone your DISK 1 (2tb hard drive) to Disk 0 (m.2 ssd). After successfully migrating your Drive C to your M.2, when you reboot your m.2 ssd should kick in. Right click on My Computer on your desktop and select Disk Management, you will notice now that Drive 1 is offline, it will conflict with your m.2 ssd drive, don't worry, you can right click on disk one and select go online, you can then start to delete main partition, I have not yet figu... Read more

More replies
Relevance 56.99%

I have a Dell e6510 that was running Windows 7 Pro. I received the windows 10 upgrade after reserving a copy a few weeks back. Before the updated I made sure my windows update was up to date. I kicked off the upgrade to Windows 10 and left for work. (I figured everything would be updated by the time I got home). When I got home I checked my laptop and saw the error, "An operating system wasn?t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don?t contain an operating system, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart". I shut down the computer for about 15 minutes and turned it back on. Still received the same error. I only have one drive in the laptop so I had nothing to disconnect. I inserted my Windows 7 Pro Disk in the drive and did a LEGACY BOOT from the CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive.
The Windows 7 Menu came up and I hit next and was given to options

Install NowRepair your computer.
I selected repair your computer. System recovery options appeared and I selected restore your computer. Then I received an error saying ?To use system restore, you must select which windows installation to restore. Restart this computer, select and operating system, and then select system restore.
I closed the window and let the computer restart. Received the error "An operating system wasn?t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don?t contain an operating system, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart"
Since I have another laptop running Windows 10, I created a USB Boot... Read more

Answer:An operating system wasnt found after Windows 10 upgrade attempt

SuperCycle said:

I have a Dell e6510 that was running Windows 7 Pro. I received the windows 10 upgrade after reserving a copy a few weeks back. Before the updated I made sure my windows update was up to date. I kicked off the upgrade to Windows 10 and left for work. (I figured everything would be updated by the time I got home). When I got home I checked my laptop and saw the error, "An operating system wasn’t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don’t contain an operating system, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart". I shut down the computer for about 15 minutes and turned it back on. Still received the same error. I only have one drive in the laptop so I had nothing to disconnect. I inserted my Windows 7 Pro Disk in the drive and did a LEGACY BOOT from the CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive.
The Windows 7 Menu came up and I hit next and was given to options

Install NowRepair your computer.
I selected repair your computer. System recovery options appeared and I selected restore your computer. Then I received an error saying “To use system restore, you must select which windows installation to restore. Restart this computer, select and operating system, and then select system restore.
I closed the window and let the computer restart. Received the error "An operating system wasn’t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don’t contain an operating system, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart"
Since I h... Read more

1 more replies
Relevance 56.99%

I'm new here so pardon if there is any mistakes.

Anyhow I am currently using windows 7 (not a fan of windows 8). Since windows 10 is released I wanted to install and try it.
Initially I installed windows 8.1 in my D:\ drive (works normally as far as I can tell), and upgrade it to windows 10. I am keeping my windows 7 in drive C: as I do not have any other working computer if the installation failed.

So halfway upgrading from windows 8.1 to windows 10, the upgrade failed and a restart is needed. When restarting I tried to reset the installation but even that is failed. When restarted again there is no operating system in that drive (drive D: ) ??

Currently I tried to reformat my drive D: (windows 10) with my current windows 7 (installed in drive C) but it says the volume is in use by another process but it refused.
Summary
Drive C: - windows 7, still functioning properly
Drive D - where windows 8.1 is located and upgraded to windows 10 but failed, currently cannot detect any os when i boot from drive D: , and cant format the drive.

I know its really stupid and complicated the way i installed my windows 8.1 with my windows 7 intact, but I'm worried if the installation failed, I have no backup computer to fall back. Is there any suggestions that I can do?

Answer:Windows 10 crashed during Upgrade. Unable to detect operating system.

Try booting Windows 7 to Safe Mode (F8) then see if you can format D: from there. Do a quick format, full format is not needed.

1 more replies
Relevance 56.99%




Currently my operating system isVista Service Pack 2 32 bit. How can Upgrade to Windows 8 or 10



More replies
Relevance 55.76%

Ciao to everybody.Sorry for my bad English!I'm an italian who try to package my HP Desktop- an HP Slimline h5450 DD PC ITL -'cause tomorrow I got to leave it (defective pc, still under warranty,)for repair. Please SOMEONE can help me to know HOW USE the packaging provided (HP just send to me) to pack my unit? Thanks, thanks, grazie. cosimino. 

Answer:HP Slimline h5450 DD PC ITL

The correct name is: HP Slimline 450-a201nl

1 more replies
Relevance 55.35%

Can anyone suggest a browser upgrade for an older IPAQ H2200?
It is running Windows CE.
Some sites are not showing up, I believe it's because of the older browser version.

Thanks
 

Answer:Older IPAQ H2200 needs browser upgrade

This may help:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=100773&prodSeriesId=322908&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=2008
 

3 more replies
Relevance 54.53%

i have an ipaq hx 2000. i have recently acquired an ipaq navigation system (Navteq). the problem i have is that when i launch the navigation programme from my ipaq the programme freezes when i get to the iaccept part. i have done hard reset and soft reset and the problem is not resolved.could anyone help?

Answer:ipaq navigation system

Hi teezaSorry I can't help with your partic problem but have you tried posting in the bus support forum for ipaqs? - there are some very helpfl threads/replies:click hereI hope this helps point you in the right direction.

1 more replies
Relevance 54.12%

This may should like a stupid question but I am not sure so I felt that i should seek assistance from on of the most reliable places I know of.

I have a system that I want to give away but i cant give it away with the current operating system as it is under educators license. Currently the system is running windows xp pro. It is possible to put my older operating system back on the machine. I have been told that I can't by several people but I figured if anyone would know the people in here would ..


I appreciate any and all help with this.

Answer:operating system question about going back to prior operating system

yes you can. if you have NTFS and want to put back win98 or winME you need to format the volume with FAT32. you can use a win98 or winME startup diskette. or you can download one from www.bootdisk.com .

http://www.evozero.gamma.timdorr.com...asic_disks.htm

5 more replies
Relevance 54.12%

Hi-I bought a used Dell Optiplex 780 with no o/s installed to replace my old Dell Dimension 3000.  I have a brand new copy of Windows 7 to install on it.  I've reinstalled xp on my old computer 2 or 3 times so I'm not completely new to this but, I thought I'd try to find out as much as possible before I begin.  Any advice will be appreciated.  I am wondering - when I connect the keyboard, mouse and monitor to the Optiplex with no o/s, will it recognize the components so that I can begin the installation of Windows 7?

Answer:installing operating system on computer with no operating system installed

Yes

3 more replies
Relevance 54.12%

Hey all! I am pretty new to this kind of Win7 issues, so I hope some of you will be able to help. Story goes...

After few hours of gaming the computer died. (It happened right after switching keyboards.) Now, on every setup BIOS(?) comes up with list of options (F2 enter BIOS, F11 boot options, F6 Flash etc.). After that a black screen with error message comes up: Missing Operating System.

I tried rebooting from USB (since I have no disk-drive) and I keep on getting the answer: Error Loading Operating System.

Any ideas?

Thx
 

Answer:Missing Operating System/Error Loading Operating System

All unlikely, but possible - (a) your HDD died. (b) your bios became corrupted (c) your HDD boot sector became corrupted (d) your HDD partition is corrupted.

Does the drive spin up when you switch on (feel it)?
Check the bios to see if the HDD is reported correctly and is at the top of the boot order.
Find a bootable CD - an OS installer, or create Easeus partition manager bootable CD http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm and boot from it. What does the HDD look like with Easueus?
 

1 more replies
Relevance 51.25%

hi. i have 2 hard drives. and and windows xp home one each one of them. how do i uninstall one of them without causing problems with the other operating system.
 

Answer:How do i Uninstall one operating system with multiple operating systems

could format one drive from another...take all data needed from one to another
 

1 more replies
Relevance 51.25%

 i purchased a new ideapad y550 in january and i want to upgrade my operating system with windows 7,i want to go for free upgrade is it possible to get a free upgrade.Pls suggest what to do if free upgrade is not available.

Answer:i want to upgrade my operating system from windows vista to windows 7

free update expired on february 28th, order upgrade version from microsoft or contact lenovo for more information

1 more replies
Relevance 50.43%

My Operating System Is Not Listed in Select an operating system and version to see available softwarmy operating system is windows 8.1 but register site only show the windows 8

Answer:My Operating System Is Not Listed in Select an operating sys...

Dear Customer, windows 8 and 8.1 use the same base kernal so the drivers will need to be identical.yes, they are the same drivers.  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

1 more replies
Relevance 50.43%

I'm trying to fix my friends Hp and I usually know what im doing. But here I have no idea what to do.

I tried going into the bios to change the boot order to cd to format and I can't. Can anyone tell me what to do.

-I changed out his hard drive with mine and it does nothing. just posts and goes to a black screen instead of trying to boot and blue screening as it usually do when you change hardrives between two computers

-Changed the Ide cables no luck.

Any ideas
 

Answer:Error loading operating operating system

9 more replies
Relevance 48.38%

Ran F12 to regain Operating system - long version. Says computer passes everything but there's no operating system found. Did this Twice. Tried "Operating System" CD that came w/ Studio 17 laptop. Hit option to run via CD & never got anywhere after an hour. Tried Reinstall Hardware disk that came w/ laptop. It shows Vista, but laptop came w/ Windows 7. See where it shows the system's checking things out, but never get anywhere. HELP!
 

Answer:No operating system found but it's operating

9 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

Hi all,

Installed a DVDRW drive but comp crashed when installing some software and it stopped detecting my Primary Master and Slave drives. I've fiddled about with the Master and Slave configs and have managed to get it to detect my HD and DVDROM.

I've unplugged my DVDRW and my small HDD and am trying to get windows to load up.

After using FDISK /MBR an rebooting, I get "Missing Operating System".

Tried installing Windows XP after formatting, it seems to have installed but it's not loading.

Current config:

Slave: Pioneer DVDROM (not the DVDRW)
Master: Seagate 80GB (C: = 15GB) & (D: = 61GB).

D: has files on there that I'd like to recover. Too big to put on floppy.

I've run a search for similar problems and tried some of the solutions but no good. Any ideas? Thanks
 

Answer:"Error Loading Operating System" to "Missing Operating System"

12 more replies
Relevance 46.74%

I have an old HP Pavilion 8260 that I got for free which is having some odd issues. Any time I try to boot, I get one of these 2 errors (first it was always Operating System Not Found, now it's Missing Operating System).

Here are the steps I've tried so far: I tried to boot from a floppy with a disk I know works; tried to boot off of the CD Rom; Tried disconencting everything except Floppy, CPU, and RAM; Tried resetting the BIOS by selecting "Set to Default" and by pulling out the CMOS battery (it was after doing this that it switched to the Missing OS error message).

The hard drive is dectected in the BIOS, as is the CD Rom and floppy drive. It properly recognizes the amount of RAM.

I am fresh out of ideas, even though I'm generally pretty good at this. If anyone else has any advice, it's greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:"Missing Operating System" or "Operating System Not Found" errors...

7 more replies
Relevance 45.92%

Hai,

"Missing operating system" massage is coming when i start my system and i am not able to start. I think because , i had given "mark partition as active" option for one hard dive (E) in disk management when last time i opened. it did not have any data. i did not know, this will make any problem. Now i am not able to boot windows re installation dvd also. i can only take BIOS settings. please any one suggest any way for rectifying this problem ASAP.

Answer:Missing operating system" error massage when system starts

Try disconnecting all drives except for your main drive and powering your system back up.

6 more replies
Relevance 45.92%

Hi am after some help if possible please
My Asus X401A laptop did a windows 10 update on the evening of 13 April but when I went to use it the following morning it was stuck in an auto repair loop
Tried all the fixes but couldn't get out of the dreaded loop
When I turned the laptop on this morning the following appeared on a blue screen
Recovery
Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
The operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors
File:CEA.SYS.System Error Code:0xc000000d
Choose one of the options below to address this profile
Press Escape for Recovery
Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for start up settings
Have tried all of the above and still get same message
Any help gratefully received, also if I can get in and delete Windows 10, would I lose any files currently on my C drive i.e. files photos etc?
I currently do not have an installation CD as laptop was bought pre-installed .Laptop has been working fine until last update
Reds
Kevin

Answer:Missing CEA.system file 0xc000000d - The operating system couldn't be loaded

Few suggestions here: Your PC needs to be repaired.

1 more replies
Relevance 45.92%

Can you help me. I have a Inspiron M301Z laptop that originally had Windows 7, but I installed the free Windows 10 upgrade.
I needed to have a ?System Restore? after it finished and rebooted, I got the error message ?A operating system wasn?t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don?t contain an operating system.
A full diagnostic test found no problems.
I would prefer to reinstate the original Windows 7 and Dell drivers, but I assume installing Windows 10 removed the Windows 7 installed on my motherboard.
How can I reinstall an operating system?
Robert (kingsthorne50).

Answer:After system restore: error message ‘A operating system wasn’t found’

Did you run an extended (takes a couple of hours) diagnostic on the hard drive - or just the quick one?

1 more replies
Relevance 45.92%

Please can anyone help?
In task manager I accidently closed an explorer process, the laptop then crashed. So I closed it down, then it now is unable to find the operating system. Can anyone offer any advice on how to help it find the files it needs to boot?

Can this be done by using the command prompt? Start up repair ran for over 24 hours with no success.

Thanks!!

Answer:Operating system can't be found computer loading with system recovery options

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

Do you have your Windows Vista CD?

2 more replies
Relevance 45.92%

Hey guys:

I'm an idiot!!! Last night I deleted my System Volume Information folder off of a Raid-0 set of hard drives. As I mentioned, this raid set is not drive with my XP on it. This is just a drive for storage of pictures, video, and other programs I prefer not to have on my C:\. I did take go as far as to turn off System Restore before deleting it. Now when I boot up I cannot access the drive at all. It tells me that "The drive is not formatted. Do I want to format it now?."

I don't want to do that and I am wondering if there is a way to create a new System Volume Information folder so I can access the drive again???

Thanks

Answer:Deleted System Volume Information Folder on a Non-Operating system drive???

I think you are connecting the dots...where there is no connection.

Deleting a system volume folder...isn't possible by me, even when system restore is not used (I always disable SR immediately after a clean install). Even though the folders are empty and I don't have SR employed, the system won't allow me to delete these empty folders.

I believe that the problem is your RAID setup...perhaps you ought to try to repair it.

Louis

2 more replies
Relevance 45.92%

Hi,
When i start my pc, i get a 30 second count down to either choose an operating system or system restore. if i choose windows xp professional, everything is fine. when i choose restore point, i get "INF file textsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 14. setup cannot continue. press any key to continue".
choosing last known best settings hasnt changed this situation either.
basically i just dont want to see this screen, it prolongs the computer start up. i just got it today as a refurbed hp desktop from buy.com. i tried system properties, advanced, startup settings and unchecked both boxes, as well as clearing the boot.iti file to no avail.
a rep at hp that was nice enough to just give me an opinion said i need the disk that came w the pc, which i obviously cant get. any ideas?
thank you so much for your time.

Answer:Choose operating system at startup-windows xp or system restore

You probably could purchase the disk from the manufacturer. They make a lot of money selling them to people.

Post the manufacturer & model of the computer, and verify the exact text of the message. That message is odd.

5 more replies
Relevance 45.92%

This morning I attempted to perform a system restore on my other computer. I legally own Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition and was using the 3 system restore CDs provided by my manufacturer at the time I purchased the computer. If it matters, the computer is a Sony VAIO AMD Athlon.

I inserted the disk before booting up the computer, and everything seemed to go fine. The system restore screen loaded and I chose to do the recommended system restore, erasing all the files from my drive and restoring to the computer's original configuration.

It began performing the normal "Restoring Drive C:" operation. About 20 seconds into the restore, I received this error message:
Disk Access: Sense Operation Failed

I hit "Okay," the only button available. I then received a message saying the system restore failed and my operating system may not perform correctly (what an understatement). I removed the system restore CD and rebooted my computer. I now get an error message, "The operating system has failed to execute." I can't do anything, except try to do another system restore, in which I receive the same "sense operation failed" error from before.

I tried calling their tech support to which I was told (after waiting 20 minutes to speak to someone) that because my limited warranty had expired, I would have to pay $19.99 per call to have it fixed. Yeah, right. Neither Sony nor Microsoft's online tech support pages were at all helpfu... Read more

Answer:XP system restore failure... operating system failed to execute

Hi;
I would guess that your CD is scratched or unreadable for some reason or that the CD Rom isn't reading properly. Give it a good wiping.
I would just format and reload XP if you have a fully licensed disk. Takes 39 minutes or less and you'll have a nice clean install and you get to start over. However....... if you have only restore disks I am unsure as to whether you can do an install from them.
Papa1
 

3 more replies
Relevance 45.92%

I just had a new hard drive installed on my computer by professionals due to hard drive failure and after re-installing my software from CD/DVD backups seem to be having similar problems as in the past. I may have some software/hardware conflicts.

The Help and Support seems to be loading VERY slow. I had problems with this previously. (see earlier threads and attachments). The was not happening after my initial re-installation so some of my software or other changes made are causing this.

I have a Windows XP Pro DELL computer from June 2004. I brought my computer to professionals and a diagnostics indicated a "failing" hard drive (Maxtor). I had a new 120 GB drive installed by them and had them re-install Windows XP.

I re-installed Norton Internet Security 2006 with ONLY their firewall running.(LiveUpdate was run too) I did not install Zone Alarm free due to compatiblity problems. I did install Windows Defender but was told not to run it with Norton due to possible compatiblity problems. After using Microsoft Update to get Service Packs and other updates I re-installed most of my programs from CD's DVD's..

I had other problems when trying to reinstall Microsoft Office '97. My Outlook Express was replaced with Microsoft Outlook. (I should have done a custum install)

I do remember that about this time I also turned off some services that I did not seem to need in MSCONFIG. I have since turned those services back on and re-installed MS Of... Read more

More replies
Relevance 45.92%

If I change my operating system to linux and delete my old operating system entirely, will I be able to still use system restore to change my old operating system back?
Please help. All help is appreciated.

Answer:If I change my operating system to linux, can I still use windows' system restore?

The simple answer is no. If you remove an OS then you can not use it to do a restore because it is no longer there to run the restore program. What I would recommend would be to have a duel boot system.

2 more replies
Relevance 45.92%

I am having trouble with xp home edition operating system. Everytime I go into window, I immediately get this message "XP SYSTEM SHUTDOWN NT AUTHORITY SYSTEM" and the pc shutdown within 60 seconds. Please help - Thanks

Answer:[moved from Other Operating systems]Xp System Shutdown Nt Authority System

it sounds like the blaster worm virus i will move you to security,ms have a patch for it
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833330
follow the 5 steps here
http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

2 more replies
Relevance 45.51%

I have a HP G42 Notebook laptop preinstalled with Windows7.Yesterday i did a System Recovery using the HP utility as described at below link(Section: Recovery from the Windows 7 desktop screen):http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01867418But after recovery my laptop won't start. It shows a black screen on startup with below error:An operating system wasn?t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don?t contain an operating system.

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restartThe laptop didn't came with a Genuine Windows CD/Recovery Disc neither i can download the Genuine copy of Windows 7 from Microsoft Site as its a OEM copy. I have checked with HP support team for Recovery Disc and they will get back to me after the availability of the same.I have a Bootable Live Linux CD using which i am able to run linux and able to view disc partition. Is it possible to create recovery disc on Linux?Is there any other solution which i can try?Note: Windows is not working

More replies
Relevance 45.51%

I have been reading the forums and it seems that my win7 desktop has an issue with the system restore virus/worm/trojan. I was searching the web for information on teens huffing chemicals using Firefox & Google search. One of the pages began playing some annoying video, when I went to close it out I was presented with the same windows and warnings described in this post http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-windows-vista-recovery

normally I would not post on forums concerning issues such as this. I prefer to find the fix myself but the malware seems to have taken itself to a new level on my desktop. I cannot even get F8 to work. The computer launches the MSI screen that offers the press delete to get to the bios and tab to switch to post but only the delete button works then if I let it load all of the way I just get a back screen with the little DOS line flashing but I cannot type anything onto the screen. The only keys that seem to work are control alt delete to restart the computer.

I have been reading through a lot of posts on these forums concerning this issue but have been unable to find one quite the same as my present situation. It would be great to be able to save the information on the hard drive but I just spent a year in Korea and while I was gone my wife misplaced the backup and start-up disks for the desktop.

Is there any hope or should I just trash the hard drive and start over with the desktop?

Thank you

Answer:system restore virus operating system will not load

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

26 more replies
Relevance 45.51%

Do you know anything, like what i should do?

Acer Extensa Laptop 1.9GHz 2GB 120GB
 

Answer:System continuously crashes when installing operating system

At what point in the installation does it crash. Like, what does it say it's installing on the screen when it crashes?
 

5 more replies
Relevance 45.51%

I installed a Windows XP Home Edition SP2 in my Windows XP Professional Edition. When my computer restarted I saw that I have 2 operating systems. I realized my mistake, so I did a system restore on Windows XP Pro. I had set it before I installed Win XP Home. When I restarted again, it then boot in Windows XP Pro.

While I was using the computer, it gave a warning that I was low of space. So I had my disk clean up. Then I did the Disk Defragmenter, it said I only had 14% of space and it wont be able to defragment because it needs at least 15%.

Is the Win XP Home still there? Or did the system restore delete it? If it's still there how can I delete it? What do I do?

Answer:Help! Does system restore remove an installed operating system?

i assume you installed it on it's own partition so format it

1 more replies
Relevance 45.51%

Hey guys. I have an Acer laptop with Windows 7 that has crashed and will not boot. I do not have a Windows 7 CD nor do I have the money to pay for one. When my computer boots up, it says "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" and I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and it loops back around to that page. I created a System Repair Disc and that boots up fine. When the System Recovery Options come up, no operating system is listed for me to choose. I can't do anything from here and I have not found any solutions so I came here. Any help is appreciated!

Answer:Operating system does not show up in System Recovery Options

Try this: Bootmgr is missing - Fix

4 more replies
Relevance 45.51%

Hi. My system has caught the "system security" virus where a screen pops up every minute or so saying my computer is infected. I ran Norton, didn't find anything. Ran Malware and 5 Rogue files were found so I thought it was gone but I rebooted and it is still here. Here is my HJT log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:52:55 PM, on 12/28/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\... Read more

Answer:"System Security" Virus - slow operating system

Please download RSIT by random/random and save it to your Desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSITBefore you click "Continue", make sure you change the List files/folders created or modified in the last 3 monthsClick Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt and info.txt in your next reply.NEXTPlease download GMER and unzip it to your Desktop.Open the program and click on the Rootkit tab.Make sure all the boxes on the right of the screen are checked, EXCEPT for ?Show All?.Click on Scan.When the scan has run click Copy and paste the results into a Notepad >> save it and attach in this thread.Post me these logs in your next reply.. Post each log in separate post..1. RSIT log.txt2. RSIT info.txt3. Attach GMER result..

2 more replies
Relevance 45.51%

While doing some heavy video work, I managed to overheat my system spectacularly, resulting in the smell of burning plastic, all my fans going at 100%, all lights on the PC going off and all buttons becoming unresponsive.
I pulled the side off to see what was going on and found a desert of dust in there. Possibly somewhat foolishly now that I think about it, I left it running with all the fans roaring away and directed my desk fan inside the case while I went and got the vacuum cleaner and an air sprayer and got most of the dust out. (Still with the system running. No, I didn't touch anything while doing this. The vacuum was held well out of the case, just to suck up the dust cloud.)
I then rebooted it and it died in exactly the same way soon after. Through subsequent repeated crashes, I have established that it goes off at roughly 1 minute and 42 seconds after the "Do you wish to enter Safe Mode?" screen is dismissed. Any delays (such as being in the BIOS) prior to and on that screen do not affect the timing.
Very oddly, safe mode works perfectly, and I can't see the bios complaining anywhere (not that I am remotely familiar with the BIOS.)
I have tried:
Booting normally - crashes
Booting into Windows Recovery - crashes
Booting into an Ubuntu LiveCD - crashes
Resetting the BIOS - no change
Taking the top fan off the CPU heatsink and removing the cubic meter of dust somehow compressed within the fins - The BIOS reported the CPU running 30C cooler than ... Read more

Answer:System blacks out less than 2 minutes after loading any operating system

16 more replies
Relevance 45.51%
Relevance 44.69%

Hi I started my PC up today and as it boots up in goings into the Windows setup program rather than the usual sequence. It also gave a 0198 Security - Unauthorized BIOS update attempted which I have now sorted out as per the Lenovo web-site. Does anyone know why the system thinks it must set up Windows? Thanks 

Answer:System wants to reinstall Windows operating system

I'm not sure what you mean by "Windows setup program", but if your PC is trying to boot into PXE, then check to make sur eyour mouse and keyboard are securely connected. In fact, I'd suggest removing and re-installing. The last M50 IBMs I used were setup in the BIOS so that if there wasn't a keyboard attached, it would try to PXE boot rather then booting from the HDD. This is because that's the sequence that was selected for an "error boot" in the BIOS. Hope this helps!

1 more replies
Relevance 44.69%

I am trying to do a system recovery back to the original condition and I have taken what I need to save. I have talked to HP tech twice and 1 told me I need to buy a special automated recovery cd from them. The other said not to do that and I need to use the two cds I have (1. operating system cd, 2. Applications and Drivers dvd). Operating system is Windows XP professional on a HP laptop.

I have completed the following steps. Can any one tell me if I am doing the right thing?
1)I put in the operating system cd and shut down the computer.
2) I started it back up useing the cd (by hitting any button when it asks).
3) I press Enter on the next menu to "set up windows xp now"
4) I press F8 to agree to license agreement
5) I press ESC "to continue installing afresh copy of windows xp without repairing". Below it has the following highlighted "C:\windows "microsoft windows xp professinoal"
Here is where I am unsure about what I am doing is correct. Below it has highlighed "C: partitional [NTFS] 95k < 18k MB free". It asks if I should:
A) set up windows on the selected item
B) create a partition in the unpartitioned space
C) Delete the selected partition

WHen I press D to delete the partion (I assume this means a complete recovery back to original conditions). It says this : "The partition you tried to delete is a system partition. System partitions may contain diagnostic or hardware configuration or other manufacturerd-sup... Read more

Answer:Question about using Operating System CD for system recovery

Yes, you can delete the partition; then create a new one in the same space and format it and continue the installation. The warning you see is just that you are about to delete the partition containing the current XP. The drivers CD will have everything additional you'll need, but after you regain internet access you may want to download from HP's web site and install the up-to-date drivers.
 

1 more replies
Relevance 44.69%

Hi, I have three operating systems on my pc. I only recently installed a windows 7 64 bit on a ssd but after doing so, I had to do a system image recovery to my windows 8 installation from a date prior to the new windows 7 install. This Windows 7 is not on the list of operating system options in system startup so how do I add it?
Thanks
Robby

Answer:How to add operating system to system start-up list

Hi,

Post the full screenshot of diskmgmt.msc and the result of bcdedit /enum all
Explain where your Windows 7 is.

5 more replies
Relevance 44.69%

im looking to upgrade my desktop from an xp to 7. system builders are very cheap which concerns me. What is the difference from a system builder and the regular version

Answer:system builder vs. regular operating system

Hi
Ok basic difference is that the system builder (OEM) is supposed to be sold with hardware only.

Other differences.
1. Retail windows can be removed from one computer and put on another legally.
2 System builder is tied to the Motherboard and is not allowed to be moved by Microsoft. I have in the past had to call in on a OEM where the motherboard went and was discontinued to get them to activate with the new hardware.
3. System builder will not upgrade VISTA like the upgrade version will do, It will do a clean install always except that it will do a upgrade of itself if started from within windows. Sort of like a repair install. If you boot off of it, it will only do a clean install and will offer to move your old windows and users folders to a windows.old directory.

That is the main differences off of the top of my head.

So nothing wrong with the system builder version for a new computer, It is what I used.

One other thing you will have to reinstall all your software and settings when you go from XP to Windows 7 as they do not do upgrades that retain those things even the upgrade version will move your old windows and do a clean install.

Good Luck
Roger

4 more replies
Relevance 44.69%

Hello everyone,

I am trying to do a system restore from the install disc because I can't boot. I followed this tutorial: System Recovery Options using method two. At step 5, the only operating system listed is Vista (which I don't have and never have had). If I select it and try to continue, it tells me that that version of windows is not compatible with the install dvd I am using. If I try to continue without selecting Vista, it tells me I have to select an OS. I have also tried startup repair to no avail.

Background information: This is on my early '08 Macbook Pro. I was using windows 7 professional x64 through boot camp. A few weeks ago after updating virus definitions for AVG, windows would no longer boot. I found that it was an issue with the update and that a system restore would solve the problem. Unfortunately, I can't get system restore to work properly.

I would appreciate any help. Happy Holidays!

Answer:operating system not found in system recovery

Are you using a genuine Windows 7 install disc? Have you tried booting into safe mode? Are you running RAID?

3 more replies
Relevance 44.69%

I am trying to reinstall win 7, but when i get to the point where I have to choose partition, there is no partition to install win on. And I am not allowed to create any new partitions. Any ideas on how to proceed.

Answer:System partition deleted and no operating system either.

Work through the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.

Is this an EFI BIOS? Look in BIOS setup for settings for CSM, Legacy BIOS, EFI, UEFI to enable or Secure Boot to disable. If an EFI BIOS the disk needs to be booted as an EFI device, then delete all partitions to reset the hard drive formatting.

1 more replies
Relevance 44.69%

Hi everyone... I'm here begging for your knowledge to help me out of this mess my computer has got me into.I'll try to keep it short.I got the blue screen of death on Friday night, for no reason at all. I made a vista recovery disk from Neosmart as I was getting nowhere with the F8 key.Everything went fine from these instructions HERE, recovery disk loaded and went through the motions... however when it got to the part with the System recovery options, I didn't have any system on my list.I also don't know where to find one in the drives... it just wants me to keep opening folders, so I can't even select the whole C:So I click NEXT.Nothing there in the following list works.I've seen a post simalar to this one on the site but here's where my problem differs.In the command prompt the directory isX:\Sources> and not X:\windows\system32which wont allow me to type in any prompts giving me this message everytime ' ...... is not recognized as an internal or external command, orperable program or batch file'Sooooo what do I do???Anyone that can shead some light on this, I'll be soooo grateful. I'd hate to have to reinstall everything and loose all my stuff and I've no clue how I could even back them up as the system wont even start up without the recovery disk.

Answer:Operating System missing in system recovery

I'm so sorry to bump... but could anyone pleeeeeeease help me with this, I've searched and searched all over the internet and just can't come up with a solution.

Anyone

3 more replies
Relevance 44.69%

Hello,

My PC won't boot so I wanted to do a system recovery. But when I try to do that, my OS is not listed. I clicked on load driver but I couldn't find it there as well.

More details that might be helpful:
My driver shows up in the BIOS just fine.
I get no error messages when trying to boot my PC. (Just a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top left corner of the screen)

Thanks

More replies
Relevance 44.69%

I was performing a system restore from the disk supplied with my Sony Viao laptop when I recieved an error message Cannot lock image 1.1lock. Then it froze. Had completed 1% of restore. Now when I boot I get a black screen with the words Operating System Missing. What happened and what can I do now?

Answer:system restore: operating system missing

click here - "Operating System Not Found" or "Missing operating system" error message when you start your Windows XP-based computer. G

1 more replies
Relevance 44.69%

I used to think that there was something up with the 'system' file running in processes because it often times dials out to something when I'm connected to the net.

Before my fresh reinstall and putting in COMODO 4, I attempted to block system but it gets to the point where after system has tried to get through for several days the computer stops functioning properly.

So this time I left system alone but COMODO, through it's own default set up, has been blocking something called 'system' and 'windows operating system' which persistently knocks at my firewall.

So I am asking, is COMODO, through it's own default instict, in the right by blocking these?

And if these are trojans, where can I find and delete them? My scanners don't pick up the files and COMODO will not show a path to the files that are making these attempts on my firewall.
 

Answer:System / Windows Operating System - COMODO

7 more replies
Relevance 43.05%

I am trying to up grade the ram on this computer, what is the best possible combination to use? I saw a video that said if I had a 64bit operating system I could up grad to 16 gigs of ram, is this correct? Also the touch pad is very sensitive and I have to reset my settings all the time what gives?
 
Ernie
 
[Personal Information Removed]

Answer:HP Pavilion dv7 4183cl, upgrade ram for 64 bit operating sys...

No you have a dual core first generation Intel Core processor so the maximum RAM is 8 gigs. 

1 more replies
Relevance 43.05%

I have had my Dell 8700 for little over a year and have had problems from the beginning.  I am 72 years old, and I am at my wits end!!!

A hard drive was replaced in the summer of 2015, but I have still had problems with the computer shutting down and my having to refresh it to factory setting.

I thought updating to Windows 10 would solve some problems, and I did this in October, 2015.  Everything was fine until a couple of months ago.  The end result was when I tried to refresh the computer to factory defaults, it went back to 8.0 or 8.1, and I evidently lost something in the process.
Now, I cannot update to Windows 10 and when I tried to resinstall the Dell Operating System, I get for both:  "WE COULDN'T UPDATE THE SYSTEM RESERVED PARTITION."
I DO HAVE A SYSTEM BACKUP ON 20 CDS (MADE WHEN I HAD WINDOWS 10).  Could I reinstall the system with these backupdisks?  How do I do that?  I also have a Dell 2 Boot USP stick, I have a recovery stick, too, but it semed that when I used this, I received a message that not all files were recovered
What should I do at this point? 

Answer:Error message when trying to update to Windows 10 or to reinstall operating system 8.1: We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

On MBR disk, Windows 10 requires a 500MB system reserved partition, while 100MB in Windows 7, so you can try to extend system reserved partition.
In disk management, you can only extend partition using the unallocated space next to its right side. so even if you shrink D: drive, the option to extend the efi partition is still grayed out. My suggestion is to use a third party software, AOMEI Partition Assistant, both the standard (free) or the Professional(paid) version can extend partition as long as there is unallocated space on that hard drive. to see more information read:
Fix "We Couldn?t Update the System Reserved Partition" Error
www.disk-partition.com/.../couldnt-update-system-reserved-partition-4348.html

1 more replies
Relevance 43.05%

When I tried to install 64bit operating system I got the message that my computer is not compatible for 64bit OS.
My computer spec is as under:
1 Intel Core2 quad Q6600 2.40GHZ CPU;
2. 3 GB of RAM - DDR2;
3. ASUS P5QPL-AM mother board;
4. SATA HD.
As for as I know 2GB of RAM is the minimum requirement for 64 bit system. Correct me if I am wrong please.
All that I wanted to install 64bit Windows8 preview on the 2nd partition of HD along side 32bit windows 7 which failed because of incompatibility. I did install 32bit successfully.
Any idea please?

Answer:System competibility for 64 bit operating system

You don't say which 64 bit OS (W7 or XP) you are installing but the installer will check and is generally correct.
Have a look at the requirements for both:
W7 minimum requirements
XP minimum requirements

5 more replies
Relevance 42.64%

Hi, tgis is the first time I am here. I need your help!

I have following:

Dell Dimension 8100, P4, 1.7Ghz
RAM: 512MB
Operating System: WINDOWS ME

I want to do following:

I have bought the full version(RETAIL) WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL. I want to backup all my DATA FILES and "clean install" WINDOWS XP on this computer.

What are the stelp, precautions and anything else I need to take?

Anyother suggestion will be helpful.

Please help!

Thank you.

Answer:Want to upgrade operating system from "WINDOWS ME" to "WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL"!

Hi,
1. Back-up all your data.
2. Put CD into CD ROM (you may have to boot from CD). "Do not upgrade" do a clean install.
3. Click HERE for instructions on installation.

As you go along and if you have questions, just ask.

1 more replies
Relevance 42.64%

Is anyone else suffering a complete negative loss of performance following upgrade to Windows 10? I note there aren't any Win 10 drivers available yet. Are they to be released?

More replies
Relevance 42.64%

I have 2 desktops at home which I want to network together so the children can access the web at the same time for homemwork. One rune on Xp, the other on W98. The W98 is a P3 with 256k ram. I want to know if it's feasible to completely wipe clean the hard drive, including the operating program on this machine and re-install Xp on it. If it is, how do you go about it.

Answer:Complete upgrade/change of operating program.

click hereIt will be a bit sluggish with only 256K RAM - see if you could add more click here

1 more replies
Relevance 42.64%

After Windows 8.1 upgrade the Function keys for brightness are not operating.

I've downloaded and installed all new software including that for the function keys without result.
Brightness is not working in power plans or in change pc seetings.

PS. Followed also the installation order file for Win 8.1 update.

Would appeciate any help.

Model: Satellite L875-12J

Cheers Tasos

Answer:Satellite L875-12J: Win 8.1 upgrade - FN brightness key not operating

I'm having a similar prob.

They work but you have to push the FN key, same for the volume.

This is annoying as I adjust these all the time.
I checked the settings in Toshiba Desktop Assist System Settings and they are correct.

2 more replies
Relevance 42.23%

Hey guys I was wondering that if I was going to do a fresh install other than formatting the HD is there anything else I need to clear that like stays to the motherboard.

Someone told me that the registry stays with the computer not the hard drive?

Answer:New operating system

Hiyya CZ and welcome I think someone is having a lend of you mate unless they meant your edition of the OS is chained to the mobo - forever!

By that I mean that when you installed it the first time the motherboard is linked to that activation code which is why you cannot put it (the OS) on a different machine's board.

Having said that if the board gets fried or irreversibly damaged then most times a quick call to Microsoft and explain to them the situation as I did fairly recently they will let you put the edition on another board

The registry mate is just part of the OS

3 more replies
Relevance 42.23%

Hi FolksAt present i have an AMD xp 1800, 256mb ddr ram, 40gb hard drive,which operating system would be most secure! i'm currently running Windows MEi.e. my wife is a therapist and has confidential files, at present these are not computerised. she is looking to convert to a computerised system.she doesn't want me or the children looking at them for confidentiality reasons,is there an operating which i can set permissions on files and foders, create each member of the family a secure log on and also limit which programs my children can accesshope there is enough information hereMany thanks JohnPS i am also a keen games player so i need an operating system to take this into account

Answer:Which Operating System

Its gotta be XP.....theres a whole host of new security features that aren't on ME, plus you have the option of logging on as different users, so that way you can restrict certain things on the PC.

6 more replies
Relevance 42.23%

i rebuilt my desktop with an intel dg45id board a brand new hd and a pro core2 duo proc. i am trying to install the vista disc i bought and i can't get the driver software. ive tried downloading xp onto an external hd and cant get the pc to boot from it. and when i used the disc it said i need to find driver software but its nowhere on the disc please help me with this problem.
 

Answer:new operating system help

Is the BIOS set to boot from the CD/DVD before the hard disk?
Slightly puzzled why you should need driver software to install on a new, blank hard disk, and why you go back to a downloaded XP version instead of sticking with vista.
If the vista is a genuine licenced disk, you shouldn't have a problem
 

2 more replies
Relevance 42.23%
Question: operating system

morning allim building a new pc at the mo and will be buying windows xp home edition could i use Ubuntu as my o/s instead of windows and save my self 60. p.s. how do i make the click here link appear on my post?cheers

Answer:operating system

Have you used any Linux distribution before? If you haven't you should try it first as some can't get on with it. I use Xandros and now never use Windows at home.If you want to insert a click here just enter the URL and the site will change it into a click here, try it.

7 more replies
Relevance 42.23%
Question: Operating System

I have 3 computers that go online in my home/office. They all use XP-SP3. They are behind a new router and have updated AV software. They are backed up weekly with Macrium Pro. My computer literate friend tell me I should update to Win7 or later. I do not have the time and/or ambition to learn Linux well enough to run my home/office.

I wondered if the MG crowd had any ideas or suggestions.........

Thanks,

Al
 

Answer:Operating System

Your friend is right.
If you have to replace a motherboard on one PC, you will in all probability also have to replace the CPU & RAM. And you'll have to buy a newer version of Windows. In the mean time, keep you're AV up to date and install a firewall like Privatefirewall.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/privatefirewall.html

FYI I use Windows XP only offline.
 

7 more replies
Relevance 42.23%

Okay, so yesterday around 11 am my computer asked me to update my internet explorer, so I clicked okay. After that a "Security Tool" scam thing uploaded on my computer and said that I had all these viruses and tried to get me to give them my information and junk and it would take care of the problem. I read a couple of things on how to get rid of the virus and after a couple of hours it seems to have totally screwed up my whole computer. Now, when I restart it with my Windows 7 installation, it says I have no Operating System. I can get into the BIOS menu but, that doesn't seem to help. What can I do?

Answer:No Operating System?

You should have a recovery partition and you were probably asked about creating recovery disks when you first started using it (most do not). Check your manual, there should be a specific 'F' key to press while booting to access the recovery partition. This will bring you back to your original new condition so if you need to save any files, you should do this first. You should be able to save your files using a Live Linux CD and save to a USB drive.

6 more replies
Relevance 42.23%
Question: Operating system

Hoping somebody can help me, i recently bought a used laptop, the coa is for windows 7 home premium, laptop has had windows 7 ultimate installed and i keep getting message saying windows is not genuine, how do i revert back to home premium, i have the product key for this.

Answer:Operating system

Everything you need is in these tutorials. And all you need is 1 blank dvd or a 4 gig flashdrive.

Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

First thing, download the iso image from here.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/w/microsoft_os/3316.2-1-microsoft-windows-7-official-iso-download-links-digital-river.aspx

While it`s downloading, start reading the tutorials.


Has windows been activated ? How to check.

start>right click computer>properties

6 more replies
Relevance 42.23%
Question: operating system

Hello all, i am new to programing well i do not know nothing about programing. My question is how does one goes about making a operating system. if you know a good website where i can get some basic info on this subject

here are my questions and i thank you for answering them

1-what what programs should 1 learn like etc.c,c++ or something als
2-what level of schooling does 1 has to haw in order to accomplish this goal.
3-can it be done alone, or help is needed.
4-what do people look in operating systems

thank you all
 

Answer:operating system

See http://osdev.org
Any particular reason you want to create your own OS instead of use one thats been in development for years?
 

3 more replies
Relevance 42.23%

How can I go from a 64 bit system to a 32 bit system.  Got a used laptop 7741 and have alot of old programs that will not run on 64 bit.  

Answer:How can I go from a 64 bit operating system to a 3...

you need to install an x86 OS version.

2 more replies
Relevance 42.23%

Hello All, I have actually formatted my laptop (ideapad model z560) with full format. How do get my factory setting Operating system. Is this possible if yes please provide me a solution. Now I'm using pirated OS in my laptop and I want to upgrade to windows 10 but while updating to windows 10 its is asking the key. So I'm using a pirated OS I don't have a original key of windows. Kindly help me with this issue. Delete Message   

Answer:Re: Operating System.

I have actually formatted my laptop (ideapad model z560) with full format. How do get my factory setting Operating system. Is this possible if yes please provide me a solution. Now I'm using pirated OS in my laptop and I want to upgrade to windows 10 but while updating to windows 10 its is asking the key. So I'm using a pirated OS I don't have a original key of windows. Kindly help me with this issue. 

3 more replies
Relevance 42.23%
Question: operating system

Is it true? is there another windows operating system coming out.If so whats it called.

Answer:operating system

LongHorn. click here

3 more replies
Relevance 42.23%

Hi there,I have managed to format a second hard drive that I have installed, with the FAT32 file system.My main hard drive is formatted with the NTFS file system and the operating system is Win XP.I wish to run older DOS-based programs on my second (FAT32) drive. (e.g. Tomb Raider 1 etc).Is it possible to install an operating system for the drive from my WIN XP cd? Or must I find a DOS based system to install on it?If I need to install an older DOS based system, do I have to use windows or is there anything else out there that would do?Thanx for your time

Answer:second operating system

Just install DOS on the other drive.

4 more replies
Relevance 42.23%

Dear sir my friend  sent me  Lenovo U410 from china and i couldnt find the COA sticker of genuine OS.my fren had installed windows 7 (pirated version) because at the time of purchase it was installed os but in chinese language when i asked him for the genuine sticker the shopkeeper told him that the laptop has inbuild wid genuine os and if the one key rescue button is pushed it automatically goes to genuine operating system.but im afraid to do so because i dnt know chinese so i want to ask u that if the os display the chinese languge can i change it in english or not? please help

Answer:About Operating System

hi Uday_1,
 
What the storekeeper said was right. OEM's have an embedded product key on the motherboard that by pressing the One Key Recovery button, the unit will restore the original OS of the system. From there, you can use Belarc Advisor to extract the product key (which you don't need to do since it will preactivate your OS right away).
 
The One Key Recovery button will only work if the hidden partition is still intact. If your friend wiped it out by installing a non-genuine copy of Windows, you can contact lenovo to obtain a standalone english version of the recovery disc (fees may apply).
 
If the preloaded OS came with a Windows 7 Ultimate, you can change the chinese language to english by installing Multiple User Interface (MUI) Language Pack.
 
 
Hope this helps

1 more replies
Relevance 42.23%
Question: operating system

hi guys i have just acguired a compaq presario sr5027uk and trying to install windows xp operating system on to it. i now its a old operating system but i like it over all the others it will load in but i carn`t find any drivers for it.  eg: vga, sound, dose anybody know wear i could get them looked on hp site none there. thanks in advance for your help

More replies
Relevance 42.23%
Question: Operating system

Hi guys i needed an OS for my socond hand laptop hp elitebook 8440p and is there a free download of this out there? THX

More replies
Relevance 42.23%
Question: operating system

error loading operating system

Answer:operating system

when i star my computer with windows xp then i got message error loading operating system. how to solve it problem

1 more replies
Relevance 42.23%

Hi,eveyoneI am new in this forum and a begginner of computers.I need your help on switching operating system. I am currently running vista but I want to switch to windows xp.Installing or changing an os seems a big and complicated task to me .That is why i need your help. Please tell me how to install an operating systemThanks in advance

I'm running Windows 7 can you backup your computer in safe mode

Answer:Operating system help

laptop or desktop

first gather all the drivers together for xp for your system to make sure they are all available

3 more replies