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Solved: The computer swallowed my disc!

Q: Solved: The computer swallowed my disc!

We put a disc into the computer and we waited and waited and nothing happened so we opened the disc drive and the dvd wasn't there! We were like WHAT! So we got a flashlight and peered in and its like there. We can see it but it won't come out!!! And this is a new laptop(it's a Toshiba). How do we get it out?! Should we turn the computer on its side and shake it? HELP!!!!!

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Preferred Solution: Solved: The computer swallowed my disc!

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A: Solved: The computer swallowed my disc!

You can try shaking it but if that doesn't work tell us what model Toshiba it is (it will be on the bottom somewhere) and hopefully we can help you to dismantle it and get the disk out. That could void the warranty though so you must decide if you want to risk that.

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When I came back to work from the summer, I was looking at my hdd space, and out of 150GB, I only have 15 GB free. I used WinDirStat (ran as Administrator) to see what was suddenly hogging up all my hdd space, and "Unknown is a whopping 93 GB. Like I said, I did "Run as Administrator", and I have no idea what that is and can't seem to find out with all the system files and hidden files "shown".

Any clues about what to do next?
SysInfo info
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1995 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset, 773 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152485 MB, Free - 18671 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03NVJ6
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: HDD space swallowed up

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Hey,

Yesterday I put my cd in the computer and he doesn't recognises him. So I can't ask him to give my cd back, because he doesn't know that he has one! So I can't get him back!!

Can you help me? Do you know someone who can help me?

Please don't hesitate to contact me.

Greetings Sofie

hey

Can anyone tell me how much inkt the HP DesignJet 500 uses? For example how much inkt does he use on 10m of paper, when it is 100 % colored?

Do you know someone who can help me? Can you help me?

Please don't hesitate to contact me!

Greetings Sofie

A:My Mac OS 9,1 swallowed my cd

On the front of your CD Player you will have a small hole (like a pin hole) use a straightened out paper clip or a piece of wire and push it into this hole,it will release the front door and then you can CAREFULLY pull the tray out by hand and then retrieve your cd.

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I had 6 partitions.

I made 4 into unallocated space & added them to my C:\ partition.

Now I have 2 partitions.
The EFI one is 100% free space.
It is 161 MBs.
I was thinking of merging it too.
Would that hurt ?

A picture---

A:swallowed up 4 partitions

A UEFI system needs a separate Fat32 EFI partition to boot.

I suppose you have noticed your OS partition is showing as an OEM partition?

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Hi,

For a particular usecase, I need to swallow the event resulting from the 'x' (clear icon) rendered for input = text fields;
The click on clear icon should not clear the field and the event should be swallowed.
In my code, event anywhere on the page is swallowed except the 'x' icon click which causes the field to be emptied.

Please indicate how to identify and swallow the event.

Thanks!

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Dear Forum Members:

I received a DVD+R (RW) disc containing JPGs that I can view on a DVD player connected to a television. However, when I put the same disc into my computer's DVD player/burner, the drive merely spins and I cannot access the disc at all. I use the computer's DVD player/burner to burn data onto DVD+R discs all the time, so I doubt that the drive is incompatible with the DVD+R format. I also have no problems reading files from other DVD+R discs.

I also tried using ISOBuster, but that application does not recognize the disc in the drive either. Instead, ISOBlaster simply stops responding (presumably because it continues trying to read the disc).

I would either (i) like to read the DVD in my computer's DVD player/burner, or (ii) extract data files from the disc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
- CluelessNewbie
 

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I made a slideshow with music of a trip my wife made to Italy and my when I inserted a DVD the computer only recognizes the disc as a CD with 700mb instead of 4.2 gbs. I used drive E. I tried Drive F and I keep getting that the disc is a CD of Sinatra, which I played last week. Both drives are driving me crazy. Is there a solution to my problem Thanks, mthumjdo
 

A:Solved: Computer won't recoginze disc

For some reason, Windows Explorer is not "refreshing" the contents of the drive when you change media or media type.

Having packet-writing burning software installed (eg Drag-to-Disc, DirectCD or inCD) has been known to cause this.
Those applications disable Windows "Auto Insert Notification" which prevents Windows from showing the correct content of the optical drive following a change of media. Uninstall any such applications if youhave them & it should fix the problem.

If the above does not apply to you, the Auto Insert Notification may have been disabled by something else so you need to re-enable it manually.
Click Start > Default Programs
Click Change Autoplay settings
At the top, tick the box Use Autoplay for all media & devices
Click 'OK'
 

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Well it does and it doesn't. But it won't go into setup. Was working on parent's computer trying to reformat and start fresh. Done it many times. They had System Commander software installed which I'm not familiar with. It kept popping up and wouldn't allow me to go into bios. So I used a WD floppy and wiped drive.

Checked cd to start first, popped in cd and although computer said bootable cd in drive, it game me Missing Operating System error. Well thats a new one, never saw that before. No matter what I did I cannot seem to get the thing to see XP cd and go into setup. There are two drives present, one a WD ATA and the other a Maxtor Sata. The Maxtor is the larger and the one I'd like to use as primary. I have the WD set as slave.
Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Computer won't recognize XP disc

There's a very short ttwo second window during which you're offered the chance to "Press any key to boot from CD" - miss that and your system goes on to seek a system on the hard disk. Just keep tapping any key except a Function key to make sure you respond to that message in case you aren't seeing it.

 

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My computer refuses to boot from the OS Disc (Win XP Pro). I have tried everything, new keyboard, flashed the BIOS, different and external optical drives, created a bootable Flash drive with the OS on, tried different permutations in the BIOS i.e. setting it to boot from CD Drive 1,2,and 3 nothing works. The OS disc is fine as I have recently used it to re- install on my standbye computer which runs Win XP Pro.

My question is, if the occasion arises and I need to do a clean install can I do it direct from the optical drive? as the drive recognises the OS disc when I put it in and gives me the option to install the system.

Thanks.

shipboard.

A:[SOLVED] Computer will not boot from disc

Quote:





Originally Posted by shipboard


My question is, if the occasion arises and I need to do a clean install can I do it direct from the optical drive? as the drive recognises the OS disc when I put it in and gives me the option to install the system.

Thanks.

shipboard.




If the the drive recognises the OS disc when you put it in and gives you the option to install the system. Then it appears your system is booting from disk.

When you boot from disk you slip the disk in and then restart the computer and it should go to the disk and not do a normal start of Windows XP. Am I misunderstanding you? If so can you explain.

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Every time I start up the intel and xp screens are all I see though I know I need to get into bios or something.

A:[SOLVED] Need help setting computer to boot from disc

What are the specs of the pc? Have you tried booting into Safe Mode? Are there any messages on the screen at all? Post them here.

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Just did some reinstalling of hdds.

The Disc # 4 (dvd duplicates) appears in Disc Mgmt,Acronis Drive Monitor and Minitool Partition Wizard, but NOT in My Computer.

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Solved: Hdd shows in disc mgmt - not my computer

Discpart showing the HDD as offline, but not in Disc Mgmt or BIOS.
 

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OOO! WISE ONES !
Have 6 years old HP with XP on it. Have win7 DVD and new hard disc that I want to put in. Not sure how to do it especially how to do master, slave HD and then how to boot to either Win7 (master) or XP.
 

A:Solved: Two hard disc two windows in one computer

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My friends computer is broken and cannot boot in safe mode or command prompt or normally. How can I create a vista recovery cd for him using my laptop running windows vista basic?

A:[SOLVED] how do i create an xp recovery disc from a vista computer

Quote:





Originally Posted by chris_irwin89


My friends computer is broken and cannot boot in safe mode or command prompt or normally. How can I create a vista recovery cd for him using my laptop running windows vista basic?




Confused?
You thread states how can I create a Vista Recovery CD using your Laptop with Vista Basic.
You Can Not as your laptop maybe different than his computer.

Your Post states how can you create an XP recovery CD from Vista.
In the second case you can not. as far as I know.

You will need the original XP recovery CD or a retail XP CD to reinstall the OS on your friends computer
Does he have a recovery partition (could be Hidden) on his PC?
Bill

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I have a question referring back to the thread/forum (The title/name of thread/forum is in the *Title*). What format do you mean when you say image? Do you mean .iso, .bin, etc.?

Thanks,

Devon West (Stickboy)
 

A:Solved: Can I use A Dell Vista Install Disc on an HP Computer?

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Ok well someone I live with went on a rampage and felt like throwing my desktop around. Anyways, when I go to boot it up and use the Boot disc (XP Home Edition) It goes through but says it can't find the hard drive. Can someone please tell me how to fix this. I know how to open the case of my computer and everything.

All help appreciated
 

A:Solved: Booting Computer Hard Disc Problem

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Hello I have to do a reinstall of Vista Home Basic SP1 On an HP Pavillion, However the only Vista Home Basic Disc I can get is a Dell One, Can I use the Dell Install disc on the HP? Which also has/had Vista Home Basic on it, and I have the key sticker on it to activate the fresh reinstall, and I can get the drivers from HP. So in short Can I get the dell vista home basic disc, and use my HP key for Home Basic, Or would it be somehow incompatible? THANKS IN ADVANCE..
 

A:Solved: Can I use A Dell Vista Install Disc on an HP Computer?

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Hello, The Wife has a Dell XP home, 2gig processor, 1gig ram, 256mg graphics card.

She had curupt files in her OS so we dropped it off at the computer repair store.. On getting it back it ran faster and everything seem to work until she went to install a cd program.. it wouldnt load..

There were 2 cd icons in my computer before the repairs.. Now there are none..

Would anyone know how to get them back?

Thanks in advance,

John-pitbull1
 

A:Solved: Compact Disc ICON"S disappeared in My Computer..

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I have found a plethora of advice on how to do it. They all say to insert a blank DVD, but nowhere can I find anything about size of disc or how to determine size in individual cases. Also, specific recommendations for disc (I have never burned a disc)?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I plan to use an exterior HD for system image.
 

A:Solved: Create system repair disc. Disc size?

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I have to be the most unfortunate person when it comes to DVD burning. Im using Nero Express 6 and a LiteOn Burner. I tried twice and I got an illegal disc error, as you can see towards the end of the ff. report : Earlier today, I used a DVD +R disc and was successful. Any ideas???

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 7/22/2004 5:33:44 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.26 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S>Version: KS04 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244>Version: B101 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Hitachi HTS541060G9SA00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC424 D: CDRom0
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S E: CDRom2
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1014MB (1038712kB)
Free physical memory: 384MB (393344kB)
Memory in use : 62 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

22.7.2006
DVD-Copy on the fly
5:55:35 PM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 126
Reader running

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A:Solved: Error burning a DVD -R disc : Illegal Disc

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After putting the windows XP CD in and rebooting, now whenever the computer is restarted I get the blue screen that says unable to find disc press F3 to exit setup. How do I stop this so computer will reboot normally?
 

A:computer tries to reboot with disc, but no disc

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Machines:
Dell Dimension 4600i
BIOS ver;A12
IBM 10.4gb hdd (ata/ide)
Single partition (ext3) OS linux Fedora LXDE spin
Status: Running

Generic PC (Elderly)
Phoenix Bios
WD400 40gb hdd (EIDE)
Single Partition (NTFS) os XP pro Ver:2002 SP3
Status: Running

Situation:
Need to reconfigure so Generic Box is running 10gb hdd with fedora and dell box is
running 40gb hdd with windows and associated installed apps and data

Action:
Swap Drives

Results:
Generic Box boots Fedora (Some video drvr file need to be installed manually No
longer supplied with Fedora 17)
Runs fine "out of the box"

Dell box attempts to boot MS os on c:
Flashes BSOD (assume BSOD 7b, too fast to read) loops to restart, BSOD, restart, etc
Not unexpected as installed os is using installed drivers for hdware on original Generic box

Action:
Create bootable USB fdd using BartPE build from MS XP (sp3) install cd
Boot Dell box from USB to run "Repair" on C:
Note this is not OEM (Dell) cd. Dell box obtained with linux OS and no XP anything available so built from my own MS XP install disk used to install OS on Generic Box

Results:
Bios recognizes USB and starts boot
Inspecting Hardware
Starting BartPE
Window "Splash" appears with "loading bar" animated
BSOD 7b 0xf7cb0528, 0x00000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000

Action:
Gnash Teeth and Curse
Assume Dell bios not playing well with XP disc other than its own proprietary xp
install.
Search web for similar issue, workaround, ... Read more

A:Solved: Using MS XP disc On Dell machine (Not OEM disc)

Cant you like flash a motherboard with a different bios im not sure how this would work but I woilld figure it could fix the issue
 

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My current system was upgraded to windows 7 32bit from vista 32bit (I bought the windows 7 home premium upgrade disc when it was first released). I am going to build a complete new system. Can I install windows 7 64bit from the same windows 7 disc? Or do I have to buy a new windows 7 disc? Is there a way around buying a whole new disc?
 

A:Solved: New computer build work with old build's Windows 7 Disc?

It won't activate and you will end up in Safe Mode permanently. One machne = one license. You need to buy another full version. But you can do it if you don't use 7 on the old machine. You will just have to activate by phone and explain. Then if you go online with both, one will deactivate and go to Safe Mode.
 

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PLEASE HELP!!

I can no longer burn cd's in iTunes since downloading 8.0.

iTunes told me to delete all other burning software (Nero) from my computer and reinstall iTunes, they said if it doesn't work after that its a problem with windows xp.

I read an earlier thread and deleted the file SPTD which changed the error msg from disc burner or software not found to dics recording not found.

Please help, im not very good with the technical stuff and I don't want to totally ruin anything.
 

A:Solved: Disc burner or software not found/disc recording not found

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Hi there
My laptop is a acer aspire 1640z. I re-installed the xp because I was having problems. I found something, everytime I install a program/application from a disc, after restarting the system the mouse and the keyword don't respond properly and the cpu usge is very high, more than 90%
 

A:why when I install a program in my computer from a disc the computer start to slow do

What program ? What disc ?
 

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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Hi!
I'm new to Win 7 and I have a question, that may seem a bit stupid to the most of you... I bought my first laptop (Acer Aspire 5738G) and it came with Win 7 x64 Home Premium installed on it, but I got no DVD! What do I have to do in order to be able to reinstall 7 at anytime?!
Thanks.

A:What to do when computer came without any OS disc?

Hi csuliga, there is no such thing as a stupid question (for or to anyone), so sorry you'll have to take that back

I would suggest you go back to the store and ask for a recovery version of w7 (DVD), as it should have come with your purchase. This version will not let you installed on any other machines, as it technically isn't a full version. With this DVD you can restore your w7 back to original state should anything goes wrong.

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I just want to know if it's possible and how. I have no desire to backup any data. I already know what reformatting will do. Please do not try to talk me out of it, I just want to know how it's done.

A:How can I reformat my computer without a disc?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cyborger


I just want to know if it's possible and how. I have no desire to backup any data. I already know what reformatting will do. Please do not try to talk me out of it, I just want to know how it's done.


Welcome to the forum,

You can do it without a disc, but you'll need one to reinstall.

This is a good way,

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How do you plan on reinstalling?

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I expect I am stupid, but I simply don't understand why, when you purchase a brand new computer, perfectly legitimately, with a Windows OS already installed, you don't get a disc, so that if at some stage you have to wipe your hard drive, you are able to reinstall your original Windows OS.

If anyone would like to spare the time to enlighten me, I would be most grateful.

A:Why no XP/Vista disc with new computer?

That's something you need to ask your vendor or system manufacturer.

Some of us do get Microsoft XP install CDs with our purchases...some vendors provide such, some don't.

Louis

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Ok the kids new computer has the Windows xp recovery disc on the hard drive. I'm getting a message Windows not starting due to missing or corrupt Windows\system32\config\system. I believe i can recover from the hard drive, bur heres the problem. Can I get all the document i need to access? If i reload all the operating system, will i still be able to find the docs i need? will i have to remember each title? I know they will still be in memory but how hard it it to acces them? Thanks very much, sorry to bother, Steve
 

A:New HP computer no recovery disc HELP

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Recently my desktop pc has refused to boot into Windows 7. It was running fine/normally for 2 months (after a fresh Windows 7 install), then this past Monday (18 May) it shut itself down and I've not been able to get it operational since.

When trying to boot from the C drive my pc goes to the "Windows Error Recovery" screen immediately after the usual "motherboard logo screen." When I try the "Startup Repair" option my pc begins loading files but during this process (after about 15 seconds) it shuts itself down and restarts. This also happens when I try to start windows normally - it shows the "starting windows" screen then restarts itself after about 15 seconds.

What has me stumped: When I try to boot from a disc (I've tried 3 bootable discs that have worked for me before including the official Windows 7 install disc) my pc begins to load it, then restarts itself the same way it does when I attempt to boot from the hdd.

What I've tried so far:
- Loading discs from both my internal drives and from an external USB 2.0 drive
- Disconnecting then Reconnecting the cables for the internal disc drives
- Taking out the RAM and putting it back into place
- Leaving the pc unplugged for an hour
ALL of these made no changes

Note: I AM able to access the BIOS and my pc will idle in the BIOS menu for at least a few hours (I shut it down manually after confirming this)

My motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990 FX (purchased in 2012)
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A:Computer will not boot (from hdd OR disc)

Hello Harvey7,

You could try:
1. Create a bootable USB Flash Drive a try to boot from it, and see if it is still happening.
2. If a Windows Bootable Media is not working, try to create a bootable Linux media.

I had a similar situation about 3 months ago with my desktop
which has a AMD FX-4100, 4 GB RAM and Windows 8.1 Pro.

It turned out that it wasn't getting enough power supply.

My PC would stay powered on for about 5 to 10 minutes then suddenly it would restart.
Check if the same is with you.

Good luck.

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Hi,
what my problem is, is that my computer cannot or will not read any disc like right now im trying to install WoW but my computer just keps telling me to "insert a disc" but when i insert the disc and watch my computer i can see it recognize it as a CD-rom but it cannot open it to view the files also when i try play a dvd it does the same thing but recognizes it as a dvd but cannot open it but when i open it through a media player such as nero showtime it plays the movie but in a very thin screen

Thankyou

A:Computer cannot/will not read disc's

I just found this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929734 i dunno if that is my problem though...

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Hey everyone, return2forever here, and I'm posting because I'm having sort of a problem.

Earlier today, my band and I went to a church to do some recording to make a demo for this bar, so we played our songs and recorded them onto this analog disc burner. I have no idea what kind of burner or any type of specs of the burner.

So when I get into the car, I pop the disc in to see what it sounds like in the car. Disc is read just fine, albeit it takes a little while longer to load than other discs, and plays.

But when I arrive home to rip the CD into the computer, the computer says that the disc is blank! I know that it isn't because the radio in my car can read it. I've tried putting the disc into three separate drives on three different computers, each being a DVD drive. Here is some info on my computer:

System:

Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Computer:

Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
2.40 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM

D: Drive is lightScribe wristemaster that is DVD multi recorder, RW DVD + R DL (whatever that means) and Compact Disc+ ReWritable Ultra Speed.

And lastly I have Windows Media Player 10.

My radio in my car is a Pioneer DEH-2700 (?)

Any help would be extremely appreciated! Thanks!

return2forever
 

A:My Computer Says Blank Disc When It's Not... Please Help!

Did you finalize (close) the disk on the analog burner?
 

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I am working on a Toshiba Satellite C855D (Windows 8 originally) that would not boot. I tried the repair, restore, and recovery but that did not work. So I used a recovery disc from a Toshiba C55D (Windows 8.1) and got it working. The problem I have is the c855d now shows as the c55d. My question is does the product key come from the motherboard or the software. I am working on the c855d for a friend. Thanks

A:Recovery with different computer disc

Shows as the c55d where exactly? If it's on the System screen open regedit and have a look in [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation]
"Model"=
That info is often entered via script or reg file like this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation]
"Model"="K75DE"
"Logo"="C:\\windows\\ASUS\\ASUSLOGO.bmp"
"Manufacturer"="ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
"SupportURL"="ASUS"

For Windows 8.0 and 8.1 the factory OEM key is embedded in the BIOS and is unique to each PC. Custom install media can override that if it has a PID.txt file or an autoanswer file added to it.

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I have a satellite L300 with windows vista and I have pictures on a dvd-r that I need and when I put the disc into the computer it tells me that the disc is blank and asks me if I would like to burn something onto it, but then if I do that it will tell me that the disc is write protected.
I know for a fact that these pictures are on this dvd because I am able to view them using my dvdplayer and xbox 360. I've also taken the cd to a friends house to show them the pictures and it worked first try on their computer, no difficulties what so ever.
Does anyone know why my computer may not be able to read the disk, or does anyone know a way to fix it?
Also there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with my dvd player/burner....I've been able to use all other dvd/cd's that have been put in my computer whether it be to burn something or just to watch/look at something.
 

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Hello! I was trying to clean up my father's laptop, and thought I'd run a check disc. I had it scheduled to run on next restart, restarted my computer, and waited to watch numbers go up. And... It never ran? So I searched online, and found this thread on your forum:

Chkdsk will not run - I did the safe mode work around, and it didn't work. So I went to the second thing, the SFC/scannow thing, and I got this:

2010-11-09 19:05:53, Info CSI 000001c5 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2010-11-09 19:05:53, Info CSI 000001c7 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"autochk.exe" of Microsoft-Windows-Autochk, Version = 6.0.6002.18005, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2010-11-09 19:05:54, Info CSI 000001c9 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"settings.ini" of Microsoft-Windows-Sidebar, Version = 6.0.6002.18005, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2010-11-09 19:05:54, Info CSI 000001cb [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"settings.ini" of Microsoft-Windows-Sidebar, Version = 6.0.6002.18005, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0... Read more

A:Computer won't run Check Disc.

Run the SFC three times, it does not fix all the problems at once.
Did you try step 3? That will reset everything.

If yes, try to run this way


In an elevated command prompt type chkdsk /f
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...nd-prompt.html
Works the same in Vista.

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My machine is Windows 7 64 bit.

If I create a 'system repair disc' from my machine, can I use this disc to fix
a different windows7 computer? i.e. does the repair disc depend on the serial no.?

Also, if it fix other win7 computer beside the one that was created it, can it fix win7 32 bit?

A:use repair disc on different computer

Hello Hamilton, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While you can create a system repair disc and be able to use it on any Windows 7 edition on any computer, it must be the same 32-bit or 64-bit system respair disc as the installed 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7.

You will not be able to use a 32-bit system repair disc on a 64-bit Windows 7, or a 64-bit system repair disc on a 32-bit Windows 7.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I Am Working With A New Computer That Has A Lot Of Memory. I Just Installed Windows Xp And All Went Well Then I Tryed To Download Aol And I Got Message That Said Not Enough Memory. I Tryed Many Other Dics And Get The Same Message It Will Not Download Anything. I Know I Have Memory I Have Never Even Been Online With It Yet Please Help
 

A:Computer Will Not Download AnY Disc

well, don't know why anyone in there right mind would want aol anything, and you don't say how much ram or hard drive memory you have. however you can make your virtual memory larger. go to windows help, look up virtual memory or paging file.
 

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Hi everyone.. Back again, usually posting here once a month because I seem to have computer problems every single month..

Anyways, I can't seem to boot from any kind of disc. When the computer loads, it shows the option to press DEL to enter the settings (BIOS) and then after that it shows the screen where it should say "Press any key to boot from disk", but for some reason it never shows that text, then the Windows XP logo screen appears and then all continues.

Recently I've had a error message when trying to log in with my account and it does't allow me to enter it. So i'm typing from a laptop currently. I checked the Microsoft website and it said the only way to repair it is to reinstall Windows. But, of course with the BIOS and everything set properly and still the "Press any key to boot from disk" doesn't appear, what am I suppose to do?

Also, I have two hard drives. Both contain Windows, but the smallest one, which is the oldest one, does not work properly. The bigger one is the newer one and works perfectly. Now I'm pretty sure by switching the hard drives I believe that it wouldn't matter since the BIOS is the computer itself and it wouldn't change if I was to set the smaller one as the master.

I've reinstalled Windows before on the same computer, but for some reason I don't remember how I got the computer to boot up from the disk.

I've also got my ex-nextdoor neighbour to call me and I to... Read more

A:Computer won't boot from any disc.

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I'm not sure where to post this. I put it here because I have an HP Desktop
with Windows 10 on it.

I left my computer on. Later when I returned to it, it was off. When I turn it on,
it takes a very long time & then I get a black screen with the message that there is
no boot disc or boot drive. Then there are some options I can click on for further
details and hard drive check etc.

Well none of those tell me anything that I understand. So I turn it off again and turn it
back on. This time it boots up normally. My screen save appears, I put in my password
and my desktop appears and everything works normally.

This is the second time this has happened. The first time was maybe one year ago. What is
going on? Why does this happen? How do I prevent it?

Thanks.

PS--Here's the info from SysInfo utility:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 48 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7870 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1844 GB (1764 GB Free); D: 16 GB (16 GB Free); F: 931 GB (443 GB Free); G: 298 GB (124 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2B29
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hi and new here, and I should mention very computer illiterate
I purchased a D-Link wireless router for my daughter's laptop. When I inserted to wizard set-up disc nothing appeared on my screen. I brought the disc to a friends computer and the instructions popped right up on her screen. She already had a router hooked up. Probably a stupid question but, does my router have to be at least connected to my computer before the disc is read? Or, is there some kind of problem? thank you.

A:Computer won't read disc

You have some other problem (CD-Rom), you do not need to connect the D-Link router to start the CD. Infact the CD tells you how to connect the router during setup.
Insert the CD (D-Link) into the CD-Rom.
Go to the control panel and click on the CD-rom
If the CD does not start and shows you a bunch of files, look for SET-UP EXE file and click on that. Your setup program should start.
Does this CD-Rom read other disc.
Thanks,
Bill

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I recently had a problem with Pinnacle Studio not reading the disc writer, in another forum someone said they had this problem also and that if you use pinnacle and Nero 6 this could happen. Suggestion was to uninstall both and re-install Pinnacle and Nero 5 and it worked with finding the dvd burner but now neither the cd or dvd drives will read a disc. If I put in a program disc or a audio disc they don't seem to read it. If I go into "my computer" it shows the drives are there but not that there is a disc in it. I tried going to "start" and "run" to start a program installation but it isn't showing a disc in the drive either. Anyone have any idea on how to fix this? I tried to "restore" to an earlier date but even the restore wouldn't work with me, I tried about 5 different restore points but it kept telling me that my computer couldn't be restored to that point (or something to that effect). If I put in a blank disc Nero will pop up with "what do I want to do" so it has to be reading that there is a disc in the drive just not reading the disc if there is a program or music/video on them.
Help? someone?
Thanks
 

A:computer doesn't see disc?

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Ok basically I have jut finished building my first computer. The only part that hasn't arrived is my blu ray drive so i decided to try using my old computers dvd drive. When i go to BIOS and go on boot from dvd drive it just gives me a message saying to select proper boot device or insert boot media into the selected device. The windows 7 disc is already in the drive. I have tried taking it out and putting it back in when i get this message but nothing happens. What is the most likely problem here? the windows disc is brand new, only just taken it out of the box for the first time.
 

A:Computer won't boot from disc

Have you set the Boot order in BIOS to boot from the DVD first then the HDD?
 

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Hi folks ... my Mother in law purchased a new computer with windows XP preinstalled about a year ago and only just lately I asked her where the XP disc was and she assures me that no disc was supplied with the computer, is there any form of preinstalled XP that does not come with a disc or is the computer shop just doing a shonky.
If they haven't supplied a disc should I report them to microsoft?
 

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How can I get another operating system disk to recover my computer

A:In need of os disc to restore my computer

@Keithis If your computer is an older (vintage) model and / or your computer's Website Support Driver page no longer provides the option to purchase Restore media, then try: Computer Surgeons - HP Recovery Kits The webpage provides an 800 number you can call for help / information. Hint:If you cannot find the information first time 'round when you search, try hunting through the list using the Product Number and / or starting at the left column on the webpage and narrowing the search one bit at a time.   Click the Thumbs Up to say Thanks!Click Post that answers your question "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.  

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How can I get another operating system disk to recover my computer

A:In need of os disc to restore my computer

@Keithis, welcome to the forum. Here is a guide that will help you solve your problem.  Since you didn't provide the model of your computer, I don't know if they will still be available from HP.  If not, try this source: http://www.computersurgeons.com/ Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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