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Q: [SOLVED] keyboard [email protected] get ".

cp repaired fit new keyboard now i want @ i must press 2. can anyone help

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Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] keyboard [email protected] get ".

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.)

A: [SOLVED] keyboard [email protected] get ".

hi, if you look in control panel, region/ languages (I'm not using the xp computer at the moment so can't remember exactly how the folder is named), you should be able to change to your correct region.

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my pc is acting up, it has been working fine for over a year now. i have an asus a8n5x mb amd x2 4200+ an ATI x1900xtx 3 GB RAM and a Raptor hard drive. when i went to turn on my computer a couple days ago i turned it on and it is like frozen at the screen "press delete to enter bios" and my keyboard wont work . its like the keys i hit dont have any effect.

please help asap
pwnage_07 thanks
 

A:Computer frozen at the screen "press delete to enter bios" and my keyboard wont work

do you have a USB keyboard or a PS/2 one?
 

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When we press s on keyboard we get snip and sketch tool and i cant type letter s which is very annoying,
please let me know how can i disable this ? already i have uninstalled still problem persists

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I am currently unable to start one of my desktop machines.

Although a working keyboard is connected, the error message "Keyboard Error. Press F1 to resume" is displayed on startup. Pressing F1 starts the XP Pro splash screen but startup does not complete- it simply returns to the error message. I have tried starting in safe mode but same story.

This error occurs even when starting with no keyboard connected.

Background info - old machine - AMD Athlon 600MhZ, 192MB. No recent changes to hardware build. Recently this same machine has been displaying the message "ATAPI Incompatable; Press F1 to Resume" on startup- in which case pressing F1 solved problem.

Do you think my hardware is failing? Any suggestions please???
 

A:"Keyboard Error: Press F1 to resume"

Keyboard controller on the motherboard could be defective. If it is defective you meed a new motherboard. Can you access the BIOS once the keyboard is plugged in?
 

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Hello,

I am having the most peculiar issue.
My computer responds just fine to my PS2 keyboard durring the Post as well as BIOS. But as soon as I try to install windows and the "press any key to boot from CD" dialog comes up my computer refuses to respond to keyboard commands (the 3 periods appear and it states that it can not boot).

I tried multiple Keyboards all the same issue.

You help is so much appreciated,
- Erik

A:"Press any key to boot from CD" does not respond to Keyboard

Create boot disks, floppies. Thats how I get around issues like that, with
xp, and 2000. Takes six floppy discs.

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OS: Windows 7
Keyboard: Logitech G11
Attached to one of the 4 USB ports at the back of my PC - returns error on all 4.
Attached during active OS, meaning autoinstall of driver software, on all 4, and attached during shut down PC, meaning no autoinstall of driver software, on all 4 of the ports.
Yet, this error message which has never occured to me before:

Code:

1 AMD North Bridge, Rev 62
Initializing USB Controllers .. Done.
4096MB OK
USB Device(s): 1 Keyboard, 1 Mouse, 1 Hub, 4 Storage Devices
Auto-Detecting Pri Master.. AThrI CDROM
Auto-Detecting Pri Slave... Not Detected
Auto-Detecting SATA-1 ..Hard Disk
Pri Master : TSSTcopr CDDVDW SH-SZZZA SA00
[Indent] Ultra DMA Mode-4
SATA-1 : Maxtor STM3250310AS 3.AAF
[Indent] Ultra DMA Mode-6, S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status X
Auto-detecting USB Mass Storage Devices ..
Device #01 : Generic USB SD Reader *HiSpeed*
Device #02 : Generic USB CF Reader *HiSpeed*
Device #03 : Generic USB SM Reader *HiSpeed*
Device #04 : Generic USB MS Reader *HiSpeed*

Keyboard not found
[COLOR="Red"]Please press 'F1' key skip warning message,or 'Del' Key enter Setup![/COLOR]
Also, the BIOS isn't really helping me any further, everything related to USB seems to be enabled.

The keyboard IS functioning though, hence the weird message:

Keyboard not found, press KEY to continue.

All default keys on the keyboard work as they should, I am able to press F1 on it and Del to enter the setup, but still it's being read as i... Read more

A:Keyboard not found - Press F1 to skip or press Del to enter setup

Sorry to do so, but this post requires a bump.
 

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Hello,

I encountered a problem and found a solution and just wanted to put it on the internet for posterity.

So I have a Samsung SSD 850 EVO. I'm actually running Vista 64 Ultimate but ran across a relevant thread about this seemingly hardware issue here, so....

I started with a fresh OS install on my new SSD, everything updated and working normally. I was formatting a seperate HDD using disk manager.

The computer was frozen (or maybe not and I was impatient and wanted to do something else) so I casually pressed the "reset" button

When the computer reboots, I get the "A disk read error occured Press ctl+alt+del to restart" message.

Pressing ctl+alt+del just reboots computer and the same screen comes up again.

I run the Vista repair utility on the install disk - no help. Importantly, however, the repair utility saw the Vista installation just fine (and after I ran it repeatedly it told me there were no errors). I tried doing a system restore, which it says ran successfully, but that did nothing to solve this problem.

I mess with bios settings, change disk settings from RAID (when I installed it was with an older raid drive in same SATA ports) to IDE, to ACHI - no help.

So before trying a fresh Vista install on the SSD out of desperation (before deciding SSD had gone bad), I decided to install vista on a different HD in a dual boot configuration with the intent to then attempt to view my SSD from within the second Vista installation and see... Read more

A:Samsung SSD - "A disk read error occured Press ctl alt del - SOLVED"

Did you run the RebuildBCD command including exporting the BCD to create a new one, from Step 5 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start? That tutorial contains everything known to start the OS.

Rescue installs are interesting because of the access you get to the stranded OS and how in many cases they will configure a Dual Boot or allow you to do so with EasyBCD. Once you had your dual boot, what commands did you run exactly to remove the rescue install from it? It is likely the rescue install restored your SSD install's boot and if it was able configure a Dual Boot then I'd think RebuildBCD could have done the same.

The only reason we don't use it more as a troubleshooting method here is because it's a gambit that only sometimes works and since one has to reinstall the OS anyway, why not focus on doing a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 that 95% of users don't have anyway?

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Hello,
When I am using my computer, I will occasionally need to delete things, so I simply press the "Delete" button on the file. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to work so well anymore, as about 1/10 times it restarts explorer.exe and all of my explorer windows are gone. It does not display an error message before or after as a popup. If I right click and say delete, it does not restart (but rarely, it will restart explorer.exe if I simply right click). In Event Viewer, each incident comes up as Event 1002, the source as Winlogon, and the type as Information. The Event says:

Quote:




The shell stopped unexpectedly and Explorer.exe was restarted.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.




This problem has not come up until last night, and the only thing I have installed in the last few days was Bioshock (it was previously installed on the system and I did not have this problem, so I assume it has nothing to do with it).

What should I do to fix it? My system specs are on the side.
Thanks for any help!

A:[SOLVED] Explorer.exe sometimes restarts when I press the "Delete" button

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

What antivirus program and antispyware program are you using?

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I recently built a new PC, however I'm having a problem installing Windows XP onto my SATA drive. It works perfectly if I use an IDE, but this is what happens with SATA:
-Goes to the setup screen and puts on the necessary files.
-Asks me to format.
-Starts the 15 second restart timer, then restarts.
-I change the boot order to HDD first.
-It tells me "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" when it's supposed to continue with the installation.

I've tried the drivers that came with the motherboard and no-go. I've also tried with no drivers and it still gives me this error. One time, I believe it said something about "Boot", but it flashed on the screen too fast and restarted to see what it said.

EDIT: If I made a direct copy from an IDE drive onto this SATA one, is there a chance that might help? If there's a driver issue, it would have all the drivers needed on the Hard-Drive wouldn't it?

Motherboard: Asus A8N-VM CSM
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700 1MB L2 Cache
Case + Power: Antec Sonata II 450w PSU
RAM: Crucial Rendition 1GB PC3200 x 2
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 300GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATAII
GPU: Radeon 9600 XT AGP
 

A:Solved: SATA installation in XP = "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart"

Fixed it simply by making a clone of my IDE drive on my SATA drive :-].
 

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I finally have run out of patience and need to ask for help.
My microsoft keyboard works perfectly with my laptop, yet when I plug it in to my desktop computer.

The key with the " and ' symbols on them (the key immediately to the left of the enter key and 2 to the right of the L key) needs to be pressed twice for either of the symbols to appear. And when this keyboard key is pressed the 2nd time, I get the symbols twice, that is "" or '' instead of " or '

Can someone please suggest a solution?

The desktop computer is a "Medion"computer, I have checked that the keyboard is set up for English (United States) and to the best of my ability, all the settings on my computers for keyboards are the same, yet this problem only occurs on the desk top computer (the desk top is running windows 7, where as my laptop is XP)

Would appreciate some assistance, this is a small frustration, but an annoying one, having to press the key twice, then delete one of the symbols in order to get the desired " or '.

thanks in advance
Dave
 

A:Solved: strange keyboard problem, need to press a key twice

You might try going to the computer manufacturer's site and see if they have any drivers for the WIN 7 .... if so I would update to those.
vicks
 

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So, I'm using a burnt CD-R of windows XP w/ SP 2 I downloaded from MSDNAA. This is actually the second copy burnt from the same iso. I'm running Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon, so that's on the MBR, and there is about 50 gigs of unpartitioned space sitting on the primary hard drive. My combo drive is IDE, my hard drive is SATA, and my motherboard uses the P35 chipset.

Now, to the actual problem. I pop in the disk, set the first boot device to be the optical drive, it gets to the "Press any key to boot from CD...." message. I press a key. Nothing happens. A few details on what exactly "nothing" is: In contrast to when you don't press any key, no more trailing .'s occur. However, the cursor keeps blinking, so the system is totally hung. But there are no noises, nothing new pops up on the screen, etc. Nothing happens.

I'm thinking the ISO may be bad (though I did directly download it from microsoft), but I've also heard of people unable to install specific versions of windows from not being able to boot from the CD under similar conditions.
Anyway, any help you could provide would be very much appreciated.
 

A:"Press Any Key To Boot From CD" Hangs when I press a key

How did you manage a direct download from MSDN of XP?
 

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specs of my pc
gigabyte uefi motherboard 
intel dualcore processor
2 gb ram
1TB Toshiba HDD
asus DVD RW
logitech k100 usb keyboard
logitech usb mouse
past weeek my windows afftected by virus and  it become slow i decided to format and perform a clean install
i inserted my win7 cd and selected dvd for booting. it showed PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOOT  FROM CD/DVD...
i pressed enter twice but nothing happend my old win7 started to log on screen 
i thought it was an cd problem i tried another cd and usb stick it wont work. i tried the cd on my friends lap and it worksi changed boot options related to keyboard legacy its looks perfect but wont work
i resetted bios with cmos battery and loaded optimized settings then boot
i have tried ps2 keyboard it wont work

PLEASE HELP ME  

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This afternoon, all of a sudden, I couldn't log into Outlook, Gmail, enter an address in IE or use Google. Whenever I entered a "r" the "Run" box would appear and whenever I entered an "e" the search box would appear. Most of the letters worked OK but a lot of them brought up something else. This has never happened before. I tried using "System Restore" all the way back to 12/31 but that did not help. I have been running ESET NOD32 (it's 97% finished and although it hasn't found any virus infections, it has located numerous errors opening files.)

Then, all of sudden, the situation corrected itself and I was able to log into Outlook and Gmail and use Google.

Has anyone heard of this? l thought I would post this problem to see if there is anything I can do to correct the situation rather that hope that it corrects itself.

Thanks in advance for all suggestions/comments.
 

A:Solved: Keyboard bringing up "Run" and "Search." Can't log into e-mail or use IE

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Hello,
I really need your help. I have exams coming up soon so need to get back on my computer as soon as possible. I have a notebook with windows XP. The model is Compaq mini CQ10-400.

When I switch the notebook on it displays the "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"... message. I cannot get on my computer passed that screen, apart from when I press escape after pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del. It gives me 4 options ... " F1 system information, F2 system diagnostics, F9 boot device options, F10 BIOS setup."

There is no disc drive so what should I do, and what is the easiest way to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

The only way to fix this is to use startup repair from the Windows XP CD.

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Hello,
I really need your help. I have exams coming up soon so need to get back on my computer as soon as possible. I have a notebook with windows XP. The model is Compaq mini CQ10-400.

When I switch the notebook on it displays the "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"... message. I cannot get on my computer passed that screen, apart from when I press escape after pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del. It gives me 4 options ... " F1 system information, F2 system diagnostics, F9 boot device options, F10 BIOS setup."

There is no disc drive so what should I do, and what is the easiest way to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

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Hello,

I need help with this Diskette issue please. "Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure"
I've had this problem a few times in a couple of years and I have been able to fix the error by pressing F2 and going to the SETUP. And I've done this with no issues. But this time I thought I fixed it but now I get this new error: "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". After I press Ctrl+Alt+Del it takes me back to the same error massage "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Need help please. This is a Dell Desktop, Windows XP.
Thank you.

Sue
 

A:"Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure" Error Then "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl..."

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I have already tried the EASE ACCESS option but could'nt find to stop this Short Cuts as these keys are well working in My virtual machine , Can any one suggest the answer of it.

A:Keyboard shorcuts opens, when i press R it opens the RUN Command window & when i press E it opens the My computer , How should i remove these shorcuts. When i use these keys in my Virtual machine it works fine, Kindly guide me in this issue

Hi ABDUL WASI,
Thanks for the post!
It seems the shortcut keys are messed up. Did you get this issue before?
By default, Win+R is used to open Run command, and Win+E for opening Computer. It seems these shortcut keys are changed. Now, if you press Win+R or Win+E, which windows will show?
If you figure out which application used this two shortcuts keys. Right-click the application, choose Properties - Shortcut Tab, what's behind the Shortcut key box? Change it with another shortcuts key.
Also fully scan your computer, and if you have a backup, a system restore could help you come back to a nearlier time.
Regards,
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your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I don't know why they changed this. I hate the navigation pane you get now when you use Crtl + F instead of the Find & Replace. It's a real "pain", yes pun intended. Now I know Find & Replace is Crtl + H but after x number of years using Ctrl + F I just can't get used to switching. Plus, it's still Ctrl + F for searches on websites, etc. so it's very confusing.

So my question is, is there any way to change the keyboard shortcuts so Ctrl + F would bring up Find & Replace like before?
 

A:Solved: Keyboard Shortcut for "Find & Replace" in Word 2010

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I have recently installed a Logitech Keyboard/Mouse combo, the keyboard being a K520 unit. I have set up all the special "F" keys and "Hot" keys, to open various programs, etc., and these work perfectly - until I shut down the computer. When I restart it, none of these special keys function, causing me to open the Logitech "Mouse and Keyboard Settings", and click "apply", which gets them working again. Does anyone know why the keys do not remember my settings upon shutdown, and how I can avoid this? Many thanks.
 

A:Solved: "F" Keys on Logitech K520 Keyboard not working at Startup.

Was advised to Uninstall/re-Install Logitech SetPoint, which I did and all seems to be fine now! Marking as Solved.
 

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I have two MS Sculpt Ergonomic keyboards on two different computers (A lenovo T450s with 64-bit Win 7 and a self-built Intel-based desktop with 64-bit Windows 10) and both are exhibiting the same behavior.  Namely, if CTRL or ALT are held down for a
few seconds, they "stick" on.  The key itself does not stick, but Windows acts as if the key is still being held, even after being released.  Pressing the "stuck" key again toggles it off.  This only happens with the CTRL
& ALT keys that I have seen.
StickyKeys and ToggleKeys are not enabled.
The behavior is consistently reproduceable.
Both machines have the most recent version of the MS Mouse and Keyboard Center installed.
Removing everything under Keyboard in Device Manager and rebooting has not resolved the issue.
The behavior does not occur with the integrated keyboard on the laptop, nor does it occur with a USB keyboard.
Someone online hypothesized that this behavior was the result of the keyboard simply stopping the sending of the pressed key after a key is held for a period of time (assumedly to prevent something sitting on the keyboard from draining the battery).  This
can be seen in something like notepad...if I hold a letter key down, it repeats for about 3 seconds, and then stops.  Perhaps this is what is happening with the CTRL and ALT keys?  After being held down for a few seconds the keyboard stops sending
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Ok, a while ago, my PC worked fine until one day I booted and it was extremely slow loading all startup programs. Eventually it froze up completely and I was forced to restart. Every time I rebooted it would restart itself whilst the loading screen for windows came up, or get through to the login screen but have mouse disabled, OR actually select my login but only ever load my desktop picture after hours and nothing more.

I tried to use my windows disk but to no avail. There was a file error. Anyway somehow through the cmd I got it to check the disks etc and it worked fine after a blue screen which checked files in 3 steps (I forget how I got this).

Then once again after a couple of weeks I am on my computer when it suddenly lags badly, grinds to a halt and everything freezes. I am shortly after forced to restart it. This time however just before the windows loading screen bit it says

"A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

Now once again I cannot run the windows disk due to the same error, (I will get the name if necessary.) Furthermore beforehand I was able to boot in safe mode (i.e press F8, select the boot device, then press F8 some more and then get the list of CMD, last known config, safe mode etc etc), whereas now, I get the error prior to this. As far as I can tell, all I can do is play with the BIOS on the computer, which I know a bit about but not enough to know a blatant error. Needless to say I have tried resetting to... Read more

A:"A disk read error occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Sounds like your Hard Drive might have died. Try making a Hard Drive diagnostic Boot Disc for your brand of HDD and try that. http://www.techsupportforum.com/f234...es-302602.html

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My computer has recently started giving me an error message that says "A disk read error occurred. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart." during startup.

The first time this came up I took it into the repair shop the morning after. They turned the computer on, it started normally, and after keeping it overnight they returned it to me saying that they could find nothing wrong with it.

It worked normally for about 2 days after that and then when I was using it the system suddenly became unresponsive. I was forced to turn it off via the button on the front of my tower, and when I turned it back on the disk read error message came back up.
The next morning when I turned it on it was fine.

This process of it becoming unresponsive, giving me the error, and being fine by the next morning continued for a couple of days until now when it only shows me the error.

Help?

System Specs
Model: Gateway E4300 6-Bay Desktop
OS: Windows XP Professional SP3
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz (2CPUs)
Memory: 3GB RAM
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT
Drives: C:/,D:/(backup),E:/(external)
 

A:"A disk read error occurred. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart."

Do you have backups? First thing I would suspect is the hard drive is dying, or at the very least, some important boot sector info is going bad. Try a utility boot disk of any variety like Parted Magic Live CD or make a UBCD4Win CD if you have access to a windows XP disc or image, or use a Linux LiveCD, to see if you can get access to the contents of the drive if need be. Or alternately, pull the drive and attach it as a secondary data drive to another system and see if its readable.

Based on the results of your attempts at access, further advice can be given as to what to do about the drive if that indeed turns out to be the problem.
 

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When I searched this, Google came up with zero results. I have no idea what "EBIPO" is, and neither does the internet, apparently.

Two days ago, I was in the process of verifying Windows 7 (because I got the "windows 7 is not genuine" message) and then when I restarted as I was asked, that message came up and I haven't been able to get into the computer since.

I have tried booting directly from a Windows 7 disk, and the computer skips past it and returns to the message. I've tried putting a recovery .iso on a flashdrive and booting from that, and still, nothing. It will not boot from anything whatsoever, no matter what I put first, disable, enable, etc in the setup thing.

I have no idea what to do at this point, because I can't get into the computer for the life of me, and I can't lose the files I have on there. Not again. This computer was a gift from my grandparents, and not even three months later, I've somehow effed it up.

Please, if you could offer any advice or solutions to this, it'd be greatly appreciated. If there's any buttons I can press to manually start from the CD or flashdrive, that'd be helpful, too, considering it refuses to follow the boot sequence I've set up (CD/DVD > USB Flashdrive > Internal HDD... I previously only had CD/DVD on, and then I switched it to USB Flashdrive, and later Internal HDD, and neither one works).

Dell Latitude D530
Windows 7 Ultimate x32

I can't tell you any more than that, I'm sorry.

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A:"EBIPOS is compressed, press ctrl+alt+del to restart" - Startup Error

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Vyce


When I searched this, Google came up with zero results. I have no idea what "EBIPO" is, and neither does the internet, apparently.

Two days ago, I was in the process of verifying Windows 7 (because I got the "windows 7 is not genuine" message) and then when I restarted as I was asked, that message came up and I haven't been able to get into the computer since.

I have tried booting directly from a Windows 7 disk, and the computer skips past it and returns to the message. I've tried putting a recovery .iso on a flashdrive and booting from that, and still, nothing. It will not boot from anything whatsoever, no matter what I put first, disable, enable, etc in the setup thing.

I have no idea what to do at this point, because I can't get into the computer for the life of me, and I can't lose the files I have on there. Not again. This computer was a gift from my grandparents, and not even three months later, I've somehow effed it up.

Please, if you could offer any advice or solutions to this, it'd be greatly appreciated. If there's any buttons I can press to manually start from the CD or flashdrive, that'd be helpful, too, considering it refuses to follow the boot sequence I've set up (CD/DVD > USB Flashdrive > Internal HDD... I previously only had CD/DVD on, and then I switched it to USB Flashdrive, and later Internal HDD, and neither one works).

Dell Latitude D530
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I have a home built machine with an Gigabyte Mother board, 4 GB of RAM, Pentium D 3.4 GHz proc, Zalman 650 watt power supply running Winoidws 7 32 bit with all the latest updates, however, BIOS is unconfirmed. OS drive is a 650 GB SATA with plenty of space (at least 400 GB free) and the CD/DVD Rom is IDE.

My GPU card needed cleaning, so I removed it by disconnecting the Mobo power cable, the GPU powe cable (to the card) and the ATX 12v cable (this was necessary to remove the GPU card).

After cleaning and replacing the card, and assuring all the connectors were securly fastened, I received the above error.

Windows will occassionally get past the start up logo and the screen will go black with only the mouse present (slow start up?) OR the drive light will just be lit solid with the occasional access flicker.

What I have tried:
Ran the OS System Recovery Utility from the Boot disc. Took a while, said it fixed somethings, but still get above error.
Reverted Mobo BIOS settings to default.
Tried to run CMD.exe in the syetm recover tools in the Win 7 boot disc for dskchk and run "FIXMBR" or "FIXBOOT", but since I know nothing about DOS, couldn't figure out how to get it to check my SATA drive or past X:\services.
Tired booting without external HDs and CD's in USB or Rom drives.
I have been planning on wiping my drive anyway to get 64 bit Win 7 on the machine, but would like one more boot from my C:\ for a quick back up (luckily I back up every othe... Read more

A:"A disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart."

Using another system - one that that one cannot touch (no offense), download Killdisk and use ImgBurn to burn the CD-R or DVD-R ISO (or other - I always use -R).

Then boot your system up with KillDisk and you'll see the menu - 1 of the options (apologies, don't recall which off hand) will allow you to view partitions to see what's on them.

If you can boot from that, then use non-MS OS (Linux ?) to copy files out. I am unfamiliar with Linux and procedures, but I will be glad to request help if you can view the drive with KillDisk and find files you wish to try & save.

That was some "bickering thread", BTW - I guess some need HUGE fonts like that either to emphasize their point (like some YELLING) - or maybe they lost their glasses!

One thing I can tell you - the error message that you are receiving is IMHO purely related to the DVD/CD drive - CTRL-ALT-DELETE will not re-boot the hard drive. It is from the days of DOS and floppy drives. You are probably receiving that message b/c the system cannot find what it needs on the hard drive to boot - i.e., it is not recognizing it a MS Windows installation. It also could be the media - the DVD/ CD.

KillDisk - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

For info - KillDisk WILL NOT automatically start deleting files when you boot with it - you'll see the menu.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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After my Gateway LT280u loads the F2 and F12 screen a black screen Follows saying:
"A Disk Read Error Occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"
I have tried and tried again to get it to start.
Will take any advice to try to fix Computer problem
(It seems F8 doesn't work when pressed either)

A:"A Disk Read Error Occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Have a look at Option 2 in this tutorial, which explains how to run a disk check from a command prompt.

Disk Check

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Its me again........
I had my second laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

My problem occurs when I try to downgarde [clean installation] to Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit (using CD / DVD installation). This is what I do: -

1. Select "Custom (Advanced)"
2. Select "Particion 2 (Primary)"
3. Then it erorr at "expanding the Windows files". (I forget what the erorr) & told me to restart.

Then, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart error appear.

Then what I do after that is, try to install the with my other version of Windows, the Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (this one using USB for Installation), I repeat the same way as above, and really surprised me everything went smoothly, no error.

If is the DVD ( Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit ) is main problem, but it when okay on my dad & bro pc & I just bought it 3 months ago.

This problem is not a new problem for me, but already this already thousands times this problem occurs when I try to make a "clean installation" on my first & second pc.

Plus, both are still consider a new laptop [1st laptop - 2009 & 2nd laptop 2011 ]

If you want to say that my DVD Player is the problem,it very strange to me because I've tried to install other programs like Avira and everything went smoothly except for a Windows installation DVD.

Usually , the installation went good on USB but always problem with DVD , although the DVD is a new one.....

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A:"Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart" error and Clean installation Erorr

What do the drives look like when you try to start the install? I always prefer to have blank hard drives, and then use diskpart to partition the drive the way I want before letting Window's installer to continue.

On an unrelated note, what programs do you have that aren't compatible?

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Dell Dimension E520. This is obviously a hardware problem as this error comes up as soon as the POST hands off to the hard disk.

On a cold boot, I get "Disk Read Error, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart your computer". Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del restarts the system and it always starts up and runs without incident after this point. Performance and everytng else is plenty acceptable and error free.

I have run Seatools on the Seagate hard disk and it passes all tests.

What is causing this error?

How can it be prevented?
 

A:"Disk Read Error, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart your computer"

The E5xx series has had numerous BIOS updates to fix things. Go here( http://support.dell.com/support/top...t_central?~ck=ln&c=us&cs=04&l=en&lnki=0&s=bsd ) type in your service tag number and add it to your favorites. In Downloads, see if there is a newer BIOS.
 

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My brother game me a lenova computer. Vista operating system, and some free antivirus software.

I got a message from Security Essentials that I didn't like, and since I assumed it was just an antivirus program, I deleted it and installed Panda.

Then I got a message saying Activate Windows. It would go away after a few seconds, so I never clicked on it. Besides, Windows was working just fine.

Just put the computer to sleep, tried to wake it up, it wouldn't wake up.

Did a hard restart.

Now, the screen comes up with the message, To interupt normal post, press enter. I press enter, nothing happens.

The little green light that should flicker to indicate hard drive is churning away does not flicker.

I put in the System Restore disk, and hit F12, and now it gives me the "To interrupt normal ost, press enter.
Below that, the Entering boot menu

Finally after about 5 minutes the boot menu came up and I was able to boot it using the system recovery disk.

I'm used to a Mac reboot where it will just start up and show me the hard drive etc.

But what this boot disc wants to do is reinstall Windows entirely, which I don't want to do.

Is that my only option?

Thanks for any help.

(And yes, I'm a newbie and should not have been messing with things I know nothing about!)

A:Monitor frozen on "To interrupt normal post, press enter"

And I see this message finally showed up. I'd posted it about 10 minutes ago, it never showed up, and in that time the computer had finally booted up of its own accord and it's now back to normal.

But for how long?

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Hello,
well the title pretty much says it all.
I had been getting BSODs always, but I knew how to 'control' them (since I newly installed 7, I just had to start my PC, and once Windows ran and I could login, I restarted it.. and everything worked fine.. no BSOD). However, this time, I just felt like giving it a try the first time (login in without the restart), and well, I shouldn't have.

I got a BSOD, which by then I thought was normal, but then when the PC restarted, at the black controllers-screen I get the message "A disk read error occurred - Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

This I couldn't avoid: if I restarted I got to the very same screen and so on; I've searched for help in other places (some mention changing the slave/master functions of the hard drive and so on.., but none work), so I come to you.

Please, I urgently need your help. Thank you in advance.
Chris

A:"A disk read error occurred - Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Your hard drive has failed. Replace it.
Disk read error refers to the "hard disk".

Sorry.

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Hello All,
A friend of mine gave me a few computers- because his office was upgrading all of their systems-
I reformatted many of them and installed windows me (they are too slow to support xp), but I am having a problem with one.
Originally it had windows 2000 pro as the os( I didn't have the password to log-into the computer) So I ran fdisk, formatted the hard drive, then tried to install the new os but I keep getting the error message upon booting that "invalid system disk, remove then press any key to continue".
I thought the cd-rom was bad so I replaced it, I changed the boot sequence, used a floppy to boot, even got the hard drive manufacturer's utility program to prep the drive for the os but even that doesn't work.
Am I missing something?
Does the fact that I didn't have the password to enter the computer have anything to do with this?
I used this same method for installing me on all the other systems and they are fine, but this one is an issue.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 

A:OS Installation: "invalid system disk, remove then press any key to continue"

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I'm lost. Honestly. I thought that there was nothing I couldn't do with the internet at hand, but this has completely stumped me. So, yeah...that's the message I get when I boot up. I've practically disassembled my PC to see what's up...visually speaking nothing looks wrong, it's all clean, everything's plugged into the right place, so that shouldn't be the problem. I can't access safe mode, it just won't let me, nor can I reinstall XP (it says "system is analysing your hardware" and then the screen goes blank and nothing happens). I've done diagnostics five times and apparently nothing's wrong. I don't care what happens to my files, there's nothing on there which I'm desperate to save, I just don't want to have wasted all of my money. Any help? I'm sure I can give hardware information if necessary.
 

A:"A Disc Read Error has Occurred. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to Restart"

You may have to Format your hrd drive and clear off the old installation of windows first.

You cant get to the area of installation that would allow you to do that. See if you can download from the hard drive manufacturer, who-ever that may be, thier hard disc maintenance tools. Such as Seatools for Seagate, or MaxBlast for Maxtor. Creating a bootable disc of which ever one youneed to use you should be able to partition and refomat the hard drive as these will boot with out attempting to boot from your hard drive. Also you can run a HDD test from the same disc telling you if you have a gone bad hard drive.
 

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I have a problem that I was wondering whether anyone could help me with. : D

Here's the deal, I am a semi noob when it comes to computing in this sense and this is my situation:

My computer became seriously screwed yesterday and so I restarted it a couple of times by holding the power button - this then did something bad to fundamental parts of the computer. On boot up, my computer would hang at the POST screen just before detecting drives.

I read on the internet to unplug the CMOS battery and replace it. That worked, and the computer now recognizes that I have two 160GB HITACHI Deskstar Sata 2 hard drives, the computer also recognizes that they are in raid 0 configuration.

But when it comes down to booting from these HDDs it gives me the "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart." error. It just tries to boot from CD, then if there are no CDs it tries the Hard disks and I get this error.

I also cannot boot from the XP install CD, it just says "Press any key to boot CD" and when I do it just gives me the disk read error again.

I have absolutely nothing on this computer so I don't have any data to lose, I can do whatever this end so even the most drastic things don't matter.


Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have to offer. : )



My system config is:
Motherboard : ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X nForce 590 SLI
CPU : AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Dual Core
Graphics : Gainward Bliss 8800gtx
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Hi,

I tried to install windows 7 on my computer and it caused an error and would not load. So i tried to install a fresh copy of windows XP SP3. When the computer performed it's normal reboot during the installation the computer hangs during the BIOS and gives the following error message "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart".

Any suggestions on how to fix this.

A:"A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart"

It sounds like the HDD is failing. Restart with a Windows disc again and do a Full Format, not a Quick Format. The full format will identify any bad sectors and mark them as such and not copy data to them. If there are too many bad sectors, then it will not format. You will need to buy a new HDD.

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Hello,

This will be my first post on this forum.

A couple of weeks ago I bought a Toshiba SATELLITE CL10-B-103 for my son. This CL10-B-103 had Windows 8.1 installed. This evening I planned to do the installation of the Windows 10 Upgrade because Windows 8.1 announced it was ready for the upgrade.

The proces went slowly but smooth and with no issue until now...... Since the laptop is equipped with only a 32 GB HD the upgrade proces informed I had to stick in a USB Stick. After this the proces continued smoothly but slowly, but that was no issue because I had the whole evening. However after the first restart of the system when it was at about 60 or 66% of the installation proces this error message showed: place the external storage and press OK. This is very strange since the USB stick was not removed at all and was still in the system. The more strange it is, is that both the OK-button as the Cancel-button are not selectable. Not via the touchpad and not via a Tab or an Enter.

Some online Windows 10 community post mentions that via the BIOS the system should be booted from this USB Stick. I have tried to restart the system with DEL, F2 or F8 but I could not get into the BIOS and was not able to change the boot sequence.

After each 'restart' the same error message appears. It does not matter whether the USB stick is in it or not.

So, my conclusion is my CL10-B-103 is hanging/is in a loop. I do not know how to proceed.

Please, I really can use some help.

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A:Windows 10 Upgrade hangs on "place the external storage and press OK"

Since it seems I cannot modify/change a post I reply to my own post now.....

The issue seemed to be solved. When I was able to use the touchpad I could push the butten OK and the upgrade proceeds now.

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upon starting my computer,the screen says "wgmiu is compressed, press ctrl, alt., delete" acreen blinks and then goes right back to wgmiu is compressed, wont go any farther...any ideas? Thanks.

A:"wgmiu is compressed, press ctrl, alt., delete" message

  
Quote: Originally Posted by h2ounderground


upon starting my computer,the screen says "wgmiu is compressed, press ctrl, alt., delete" acreen blinks and then goes right back to wgmiu is compressed, wont go any farther...any ideas? Thanks.


Hi h2ounderground , welcome to the forums , i have a feeling you;ve been infected with a virus i did a search for "wgmiu" and the only legible result was the post you made on Microsoft answers , i will have to pass this one over to the security experts of the forum

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When I using "Ctrl+C" and "Ctrl+V" to copy, paste sth in notepad, the file folder and notepad will crash. The task bar will disappear and recovery in several seconds. But it works fine after I reboot the computer. Does anyone know the reason? Thanks.

A:Notepad and File Folder crash when I press "Ctrl".

nobody met this?

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So today my computer was turned on and said the above and not do anything but sometimes it would get on to chrome and shortly there after freeze.
 

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recently installed windows 7 on an old Gateway 510 x. Wanted to put XP Pro back on it so went ahead booted from disk, formatted, the computer restarted as usual to complete installation but never made it past "press any key to boot from disk...". I let it sit for like an hour (even though I knew time wouldn't help). What could be the problem? I read somewhere about pressing F6 when the XP cd first loads to install SATA/RAID drivers but my drives are IDE. Also if I do try to "press any key" after the formatting has finished and the computer restarts nothing happens. The only fix i've found is to put in the windows 7 dvd I have and reformat with it - then reboot with xp disk. Then when I push "any key" to boot from disk the usual XP setup dialog blue screen comes up. Anyone have any ideas? I've googled my brains out trying to get an answer so this is my last resort.
 

A:XP installation hangs "press any key to boot from disk...." forever

The only thing I can think of is a bad XP Install disk although it will boot when you first install which is the only time you should "press any key".. Other than that it could be something with your keyboard not being sensed at that time, try a different keyboard. Problems like this are sometimes only solved by process of elimination.
 

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Everyone when i press personalize when i right click on the desktop it will show explorer.exe unspecified error.. and in control panel/appearance and personalization the icon "Themes" is gone.HELP!!!

A:When I press personalize it will show "explorer.exe unspecified error"

I would first run an sfc scan to check any problem with system files
Start>type cmd>right click then run as administrator>type sfc /scannow>enter

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Would also run some virus scans

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im not sure if i put this on the right forum. but when i start my computer up, a message comes up along the lines of "press F4 to setup up raid something something hard drive" i dont need to setup a raid configuration and that screen stays there for about 20 seconds. is there a way to disable that from appearing on startup?
 

A:annoyance at startup > "press f4 to setup raid" (moved from XP)

What changes preceeded this? Did you install any drives?

I'm going to move your question to the hardware forum. Personally I have no experience with Raid setups.
 

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I have a problem. There are some pages I would like to post on the net but the problem is that the pages go on forever to the right off the screen when I save them from notepad. I can use word and it works fine but it puts so much extra juuuuuunkkk!!!!!! in my pages!!!!

Does anyone know of a program that will give me the ability to set boundaries or margins that when reached instead of wrapping around it will edit the document and press enter instead?
 

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Hello everyone, wasn't really sure where to post this but since I'm trying to install windows 7 here I am. A while back my hard drive died, it said a partition was corrupt. I was having problems with the computer locking up during the recovery console at the time. So I bought a new hard drive and plugged it in, all I got was a black screen with a flashing cursor, I tried installing windows 7 on it with a retail disc and it locks up at the "press any key to boot from cd or dvd" screen. When that didnt work I placed the hard drive in another computer that I'm borrowing and it installed just fine, so I reformatted it and put it back in my computer, along with the optical drive from the loaner comp. just to make sure it wasn't my optical drive failing. Still the same thing. Ive tried installing windows xp on it, locks up on a blue screen that says windows xp install and nothing else. Ive made sure all the cables are connected. Ive tested the psu with a multimeter and get the correct voltages out of it. I tried running memtest86+ and it freezes it at test 7, and when I tested I used one stick of the two ram sticks that I have. when I go into bios and mess with any of the settings it locks up when I try to save and exit. Ive tried resetting the cmos that didnt help the problem. Ive tried setting the cd drive to boot in the boot option screen, that doesnt seem to do anything to fix it. Ive taken the ram out and started the computer to see if I get a bee... Read more

A:Can't install windows, computer freezes at "press any key to boot from CD/DVD"

All stock except the psu ? You mean it's failed before? Looks like it's failed again then....any time some component fails twice is the time to start looking for why ?......
 

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I have given my 40GB ATA HDD to my friend to fetch some movies he has got in his 160GB SATA HDD. He configured my HDD as secondary master and copied all the movies to mine. Later he removed my HDD and rebooted the system to find that his HDD isn't booting up. He says that his HDD isn't being detected in the BIOS. The well known error message "No bootable device found. Insert system disk and press Enter" appears every time he tries to boot his system. What can the solution other than formatting?? ( Formatting isn't favourable as there is critical data in the HDD).
Please help me..
 

A:"No bootable device found. Insert system disk and press Enter"

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This error happens every time I try to boot my PC.

First sign of something going wrong was the wireless internet not connecting to any network, after rigorously scanning fr viruses there was a trojan my anti-virus software could not get rid of. Occasionally, my system starts up if I'm lucky, but having this problem I have left my PC off for quite some time, came back to it today and it turned on fine although being very slow. Also, when the computer starts it makes a little beep noise but being on the desktop it kept repeating the noise over and over as if it was stuck in a loop, then after around 5 minutes the blue screen error message came up, after this it just keeps displaying the disc boot failure message.

I have no idea how to fix this as I am no computer boffin, any help would be highly appreciated!

Thanks, Sam.

p.s im using a different computer to the one im trying to fix if this isnt already obvious
 

A:"Disk boot failure, insert system disc and press Enter"

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I have a problem that I was wondering whether anyone could help me with. : D

Here's the deal, I am a semi noob when it comes to computing in this sense and this is my situation:

My computer became seriously screwed yesterday and so I restarted it a couple of times by holding the power button - this then did something bad to fundamental parts of the computer. On boot up, my computer would hang at the POST screen just before detecting drives.

I read on the internet to unplug the CMOS battery and replace it. That worked, and the computer now recognizes that I have two 160GB HITACHI Deskstar Sata 2 hard drives, the computer also recognizes that they are in raid 0 configuration.

But when it comes down to booting from these HDDs it gives me the "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart." error. It just tries to boot from CD, then if there are no CDs it tries the Hard disks and I get this error.

I also cannot boot from the XP install CD, it just says "Press any key to boot CD" and when I do it just gives me the disk read error again.

I have absolutely nothing on this computer so I don't have any data to lose, I can do whatever this end so even the most drastic things don't matter.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have to offer. : )

My system config is:
Motherboard : ABIT FATAL1TY AN9 32X nForce 590 SLI
CPU : AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Dual Core
Graphics : Gainward Bliss 8800gtx
RAM : 2GB Corsair something or other.
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