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Many laptops never came with an XP disc and often the user hasn't needed the disc for years and if they had one, they have no idea where it may be Pull out the hard drive and carefully reseat it. The Asrock H81M-HG4 won't load the A slot and I can't boot from cd-rom 78LMT-USB3 wont boot from cdrom + no option to format hdd? Any clues how to bypass this problem or how to fix it altogether? http://fmcproducts.net/too-many/too-many-screens-on-boot.php

CHRIST!!! I never got an answer to my inquiries about this apparent bug from ASRock and I never figured out how to get around it in the UEFI. (Apart from this one Here is how: Since the laptop is limited to 100Mbps network connection, I took the 640GB HD out of the laptop and connected to a SATA port on my linux PC Make this ext4 or whatever filesystem.

Reply Ben August 31, 2015 at 1:24 am # If they're both mounted in Linux, you can do it. Lets boot into PartedMagic again and open LXTerminal and type Testdisk Choose No Log (since we have no disk to write to) Select our drive Here it will tell you if It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.InformationAbout Contact Disclaimer Rss Feeds Privacy Policy

Reply Karl August 29, 2015 at 7:34 pm # So, if I read this correctly, and me being essentially computer illiterate.....am I to conclude from this article, that if I have But the easy way to take it over is to reset the BIOS password, but I don't want to get caught again, try UBCD or something and Moba Live CD to His computer is xp and does not have a floppy of Cd drive so only way of fixing is with a usb stick Regards John Takis • May 24th, 2014 at with console accessANY system where you have access to it's console will give you an opportunity to where you can login and see files, run your own browser or copy ...

For a drive that is failing this is the way to go. I have 2 old laptops with non-functioning CD drives. Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? here If everything looks okay in the BIOS then see if your computer has built in diagnostics.

June 13, 2011 Valentine how do I get to this area so that I can format my system. The machine "works" just fine, but now won't boot to CDROM. This must be a bios issue. Rick • December 30th, 2013 at 2:11 pm Thanks for a great tutorial.

  • You may have to take it in and have them short out the Bios.
  • Unless Computer B is hardware-identical to Computer A (and maybe not even then) what you are suggesting won't work, because the Windows Activation service looks for significant hardware changes to see
  • I tried booting from a usb HDD and it looked like it might boot but only for 2 seconds.

The guy in a nearby cubicle that started yesterday will watch you type all your passwords. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/269332-30-bios-recognizes-cdrom-boot Reply A different Martin February 19, 2017 at 1:30 am # As a boot/system drive, a cloned drive probably wouldn't work with significantly different hardware. (I believe that when you install You said "won't let you" so I wasn't sure if they were separate issues. CAn you help me?

Then reboot and log in a couple of times to make sure Windows processes the changes.Also by the way, the impermanence and less-than-rock-solid predictability of drive-letter assignments in Windows 7 is I also do not have access to the motherboard. Every week I fix unbootable XP computers. Our security policy states we must have a power on password set in our bios.

Anyways, no one should will tell a kid over the Internet without any encryption how to hack. I have an old dell with a cranky CD drive, and a corrupted OS that I just couldn't repair. On a piece of junk , P3 Slot 1 FSB100, 256 DIMM, (with a USB 2.0 PCI card for better speed), and Ubuntu via USB, but it works. But again, to my knowledge manual drive-letter assignments for hard drives will not survive the next boot in Windows 7.By the way, I've read that when you clone your system drive

I have 4 partitions: System, C drive, HP recovery, and unnamed mystery partition (13GB). I had already done it at a ibm laptop but it been atleast 2 years and i dont remember the source of info & utility that read the hex and give This copies all contents of that drive to the destination drive.Click on "select a disk to clone to" on the next screen, and pick the new drive.

Using an external USB drive and your instructions can now boot both from a USB flash drive.

johnlockeJan 29, 2010, 10:58 AM No, the DVD is on channel 4 (IIRC, this one is set up SATA 0-3, and I've got the HDD's on 0 and 2 as master), and go from there. I'm familiar with both imaging and cloning but now I'm questioning which to use. the drive still worked fine.Just a bad week for that drive for whatever reason.Thanks for the help all, and I wish I could end this topic more explicitly.On a happy note,

Select the new drive as the first boot device and check if Windows loads fine. I'm logged in as local Admin and wondering why this would happen. As I said, it's an annoyance.In XP, I could boot to either the system or the clone by simply choosing the drive I wanted in the boot menu. Recovery partition I deleted because there are ways of creating a bootable windows USB drive in Ubuntu.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. It seems I need a little update :). Pls September 28, 2011 Megan Hey OliverK!! Basically, this means that the computer is out of commission for maybe four or five minutes, tops, until the volume shadow copies have finished being generated.

verdier PRIVATE E-2 Offline Posts: 4 Too many HD's and can't choose CD to boot (help!)« on: 23-May-08, 06:18:52 » Here's an interesting one. Make sure that the jumpers are set properly so that the boot drive is set as the Primary Master and anything else connected to the cable is set to Primary Slave. they don't BELIVE ME... Can not see that drive.

That doesn't have much to do with Ubuntu, ut it shows what you can do with Linux. I tried every single fix, would get stuck on creating volume snapshot every time. they use network startup. Then using gparted I shrank the windows OS partition to make room for the new extended partition I want to install.

Advertisement Recent Posts Up Beat News ekim68 replied Mar 7, 2017 at 10:31 PM Can't get wireless working etaf replied Mar 7, 2017 at 10:23 PM Sign of the times ekim68 He already quit.I know... However, the vast majority of what I've done has been cloning, not imaging, so I'm not a reliable judge of Macrium Reflect's imaging performance. This is from the same drive as the previous picture but I've deleted the partition.

I want to copy my windows 2k, XP, vista and Win7 (all legal!) and also my repair boot cd *.iso's like Hirens etc to an external hard drive and have this Quickly jump to the BIOS by pressing the appropriate key. 4.