What To Do When Windows Won't Boot-Up

Written by otis f cooper

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Now you uncheck "Hide Protected Operating System Files (recommended).You will see a warning and click Yes and click OK.Copyrepparttar files ntldr,ntdetect.com and boot.ini ontorepparttar 107820 disk.Removerepparttar 107821 disk and label itrepparttar 107822 Windows XP Boot Disk.

After making your boot disk,recheck "Hide protected operating system files and folders (recommended)" inrepparttar 107823 Folder Options dialog box.

To userepparttar 107824 disk when Windows XP won't boot,placerepparttar 107825 disk inrepparttar 107826 drive,and unto re-booting,the computer, Windows simply bypassrepparttar 107827 basic boot files onrepparttar 107828 hard drive and continue to boot up.

If The PC Won't Boot Pass Windows

FIRST......If your Operating System is Windows Millennium,turn onrepparttar 107829 computer and immediately press and hold downrepparttar 107830 CTRL key.Oncerepparttar 107831 startup options appear,releaserepparttar 107832 CTRL key. Select Safe Mode and press Enter.You are now in Windows limited version.If you know what caused your computer not to boot,you can now either change or delete that program.

SECOND....Repair your Registry by selecting Start,Run and typing "scanregw /fix" and press enter.This will fix any damage done torepparttar 107833 Registry. You can also restore your registry which replaces your current registry with an earlier copy that was backed up by your computer.Click on Start,Run and type "scanregw /restore" and press Enter.

To repair your Windows 98 Registry,hold downrepparttar 107834 CTRL key as you startrepparttar 107835 PC and select "Command Prompt Only".Type "scanreg /fix" and press Enter and "scanreg/restore" to restore a previousely saved copy ofrepparttar 107836 Registry.

If you have Windows XP,press F8 after rebootingrepparttar 107837 PC should Windows freeze while booting up. You can select "Last Known Good Configuration" after rebooting to allowrepparttar 107838 computer to bootrepparttar 107839 last backed up files.And you can choose "Safe Mode" to remove any files you know causedrepparttar 107840 operating system to hang up.

Otis F. Cooper is solely dedicated to boosting the knowledge and confidence of every computer user that is serious about knowing computers.Use his informative articles and videos to understand every aspect about the PC.Read more about his formula for pc training at http://www.ultimatepcrepair.com

Setting Up a Linux Modem

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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Linux uses a device file to communicate with a modem. Device files are located inrepparttar /dev directory. A modem must use one ofrepparttar 107819 serial ports (/dev tyS0 - /dev tyS3). First determine which serial port to use forrepparttar 107820 modem. You should use ttyS1 because ttyS0 is usually assigned to a back panel connector.

To configurerepparttar 107821 serial port, userepparttar 107822 setserial command withrepparttar 107823 information that you recorded above. Usingrepparttar 107824 example values above, you would typerepparttar 107825 following intorepparttar 107826 terminal window:

setserial /dev tyS1 uart 16550A port 0xdc00 irq 11

You can verify thatrepparttar 107827 modem is working by sending itrepparttar 107828 command to dial. For example typerepparttar 107829 following intorepparttar 107830 terminal window:

echo "atdt5555555" > /dev tyS1

If you hearrepparttar 107831 modem dial, closerepparttar 107832 connection by typing:

echo "atz" > /dev tyS1

If you didn't hearrepparttar 107833 modem dial, make sure you haverepparttar 107834 modem speaker turned on by typing:

echo "atv" > /dev tyS1

Then try dialing again.

To have Linux automatically configure your modem at boot time, addrepparttar 107835 setserial line that you used above torepparttar 107836 file /etc/rc.d/rc.local

Assuming that you are usingrepparttar 107837 GNOME window manager, click onrepparttar 107838 "foot" icon onrepparttar 107839 taskbar to openrepparttar 107840 menu. Select "Programs" and openrepparttar 107841 "File Manager". In File Manager, navigate torepparttar 107842 directory /etc/rc.d and right-click onrepparttar 107843 file rc.local. Select "Open with..." inrepparttar 107844 popup menu. Inrepparttar 107845 "gmc" dialog box, select "gnotepad+" and click onrepparttar 107846 "OK" button. Atrepparttar 107847 bottom ofrepparttar 107848 file, typerepparttar 107849 setserial command line and then saverepparttar 107850 file.

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Sometimes configuring a modem is not as easy in Linux as it is in Windows, butrepparttar 107851 alternative is to continue to use Windows and beg for Bill Gates permission to upgrade your hardware (XP product activation). ---------------------------------------------------------- Resource Box: Copyright(C)2002 Bucaro TecHelp. To learn how to maintain your computer and use it more effectively to design a Web site and make money onrepparttar 107852 Web visit http://bucarotechelp.com To subscribe to Bucaro TecHelp Newsletter Send a blank email to bucarotechelp-subscribe@topica.com ----------------------------------------------------------


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