What To Do When Windows Won't Boot-Up

Written by otis f cooper

When Windows fails to boot it is normally caused byrepparttar installation of a program or device which caused a conflict with one or more other programs. This will no doubt give you plenty of heartache if you're not certain which program caused Windows to not boot up.

If you recently installed a program or application and know where it was installed,you may be in much better shape as for as correctingrepparttar 107820 error. Here are common ways to correctrepparttar 107821 problem of your computer not completely booting up or not booting up at all.

If your computer will not boot-up at all,hopefully you have made a good emergency boot disk. You can always make a windows startup disk by creating one from another computer running Windows 98 or Me.Performrepparttar 107822 following if your computer........

Won't Boot-Up At All

FIRST......Put your boot floppy disk inrepparttar 107823 floppy drive and turn onrepparttar 107824 PC.On some computers, you may have to accessrepparttar 107825 bios and selectrepparttar 107826 Boot priority to your A: drive.Save any changes and select "Start Computer without CDROM support" and press Enter.Once you are atrepparttar 107827 A> prompt,type dir c: and press enter.

SECOND....If your programs and other files are present,your hard drive is good.Try to repair or restore your system Registry by followingrepparttar 107828 steps below.This may repair Windows,the Config. Sys and autoexec.bat files to whererepparttar 107829 PC may boot up normally.

THIRD......Ifrepparttar 107830 above procedure did not correctrepparttar 107831 problem of your computer not booting up,type in "fdisk /mbr" and press Enter to restore your master boot record.Type "Scandisk C:" to checkrepparttar 107832 hard drive for errors that may have occurred. You can also type "Sys C:" to hopefully restore files needed to boot up your computer.

FOURTH......Ifrepparttar 107833 above procedures fail to repair your computer,you can repeatrepparttar 107834 first part of step one above and select "Start Computer With CDROM Support" re-install Windows.

Making A Windows XP Bootable Floppy

Windows XP users should create a boot disk now by placing a formatted blank diskette inrepparttar 107835 A: drive, open Windows Explorer torepparttar 107836 C:,select Tools,Folder Options ,show Hidden files and and folders,then View Tab.

Setting Up a Linux Modem

Written by Stephen Bucaro

---------------------------------------------------------- Permission is granted forrepparttar below article to forward, reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website, offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as long as no changes are made andrepparttar 107819 byline, copyright, andrepparttar 107820 resource box below is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- Setting Up a Linux Modem

By Stephen Bucaro

Almost all modems manufactured today are software modems, usually referred to as "winmodems". Even though we pay a lot for a winmodem, they are cheap to manufacture because they use very little electronics. The functions that should be performed in hardware are emulated by software. This places an extra processing burden on your computer's CPU. Winmodems will not work with Linux unless you can locate a special "Linmodem" driver.

A hardware modem contains its own on-board controller and DSP circuits. This takes a major processing load off your computer's CPU. A hardware modem will make your dial-up connection work much faster. Hardware modems are difficult to find and very expensive. Hardware modems will work with Linux.

Some hardware modems known to work with Linux:

Zoom 2920 Fax Modem 56K PCI $76.00 Actiontec PCI56012-01CW 56K Voice Faxmodem PCI $75.00 ActionTec PCIV921201CW Call Waiting Internal V.90/V.92 Modem $59.99

On rare occasions Linux will locate and configure your modem during installation, but most likely you will have to configure it manually. If your computer is plug-and-play (PnP) compatible,repparttar 107821 BIOS should detectrepparttar 107822 modem on power-up and allocate resources to it. To determine which resources were allocated torepparttar 107823 modem, log in as root and click onrepparttar 107824 "Terminal emulation program" button onrepparttar 107825 task bar. Inrepparttar 107826 terminal window that appears, typerepparttar 107827 following command:

cat /proc/pci

Inrepparttar 107828 screen output that results, locaterepparttar 107829 entry for your modem. Below is a possible example:

Bus 0, device 9, function 0: Unknown class: Lucent (ex-AT&T) Microelectronics Unknown device (rev 0). Vendor id=11c1. Device id=480. Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. IRQ 11 Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=252. Max Lat=14 Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x80100000 [0x8010000]. I/O at 0xdc00 [0xdc01] I/O at 0xe000[0xe001] I/O at 0xe400[0xe401]

Recordrepparttar 107830 IRQ number andrepparttar 107831 first I/O address.

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