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Post by wildeyesk7 on Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:13 am

friend gave my son a computer that he erased the hard drive completley,tryed to put xp disk in and it omly gives me message to remove disk or media and press any key to restart but it does nothing just keeps giving me that message how do i restore this computer

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Re: cannot download operating system

Post by dil_09 on Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:52 am

hellow wildeyesk

Kindly Check Wethere floopy is insterted in floppy drive or not . if it is plz remove and second kindly check that wethere hardisk is detected in the bios or not as this error is either for floopy or hardisk detection

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Re: cannot download operating system

Post by wildeyesk7 on Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:47 am

i did both of those things no floppy disk in and i stilcannot do anything keep getting same messagevery wierd

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Re: cannot download operating system

Post by Nazzgull on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:33 am

Hi,
When you start computer, press DELETE on your keyboard to enter BIOS mode.

Go to Boot Sector, and change this options to look like this:
Primary Slave - CD/DVD Rom
Secondary Slave - Hard Disc


Save it with F10 and press Y as Yes.

Put your Windows CD in CD/DVD Drive and try to install windows.



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Re: cannot download operating system

Post by wildeyesk7 on Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:47 am

when i turn on computer i get option to press F2 or F12 for boot menu i press setup i get info as follows
system time correct
system date correct

diskette drive A 3.5 inch, 1.4MB
Primary Drive0 Hard Drive
Primary drive 1 unknown device
Secondary drive 0 off
Secondary Drive 1 unknown device

boot sequence enter (I have hard disk c checked)
system memory 384 MB RDRAM
AGP Aperture 128 MB
Cpu info cpu speed Compatible
bus speed 100MHZ
ProcessorOID FOA
Clock Speed 1.7 GHZ
Cache size 256KB
integrated devices ENTER
PCI IRQ Assignment Enter
IRQ Reservation ENTER
System Security ENTER
Keyboard Numlock on
Report keyboard errors Report
Auto power on Disabled
Remote wake up off
low power mode disabled
ac power recovery OFF
fast boot On
suspend mode S3
system event log Enter
asset log.................................
It says press esc to set up then it tells to remove disk and press any key to restart and thats all i get am i missing something I know it is older but i am confused why i cannot do anything to this computer thanks fo any help u can give me

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