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Old 04-06-2012, 06:47 AM   #1
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Hi, I am Bernard and my wife laptop, a Toshiba A100 running Windows XP is locked-up. I just get a dash and cannot enter anything with the keyboard. I bought several years ago a CD called Hiren' BootCD and I can start the computer using Smart Boot Manager 3.7.1. and selecting the option boot from hard drive.
To be safe I would like to copy this software or fix the boot reccord on my wife computer. Can anyone help me. I am not a computer expert but my wife and friends think so !!!!

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Old 04-21-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
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58 peoples saw my message but unfortunately no one seems to have an answer. Hope some one can help me in the future.

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Perhaps you should try posting this in the software section instead of here under the Software Articles section.
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Moved it, maybe someone who knows will see this now.
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Hi, I am Bernard and my wife laptop, a Toshiba A100 running Windows XP is locked-up. I just get a dash and cannot enter anything with the keyboard. I bought several years ago a CD called Hiren' BootCD and I can start the computer using Smart Boot Manager 3.7.1. and selecting the option boot from hard drive.
To be safe I would like to copy this software or fix the boot reccord on my wife computer. Can anyone help me. I am not a computer expert but my wife and friends think so !!!!

Bernard
Sounds like the computer is trying to boot from somewhere else. Go into the BIOS and make sure that the primary hard drive is set as the first boot device.
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Thank you very much, I tried to change the bios to the hard drive but every time the computer get stuck and gives me a blinking dash in the top left of the screen. By mistake I used Norton Utilities V 15 to reset the bios and since then I have to boot with my old cd.

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If you go into the BIOS and select "Load Defaults", that should undo anything Norton did.
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Hi, I am Bernard and my wife laptop, a Toshiba A100 running Windows XP is locked-up. I just get a dash and cannot enter anything with the keyboard. I bought several years ago a CD called Hiren' BootCD and I can start the computer using Smart Boot Manager 3.7.1. and selecting the option boot from hard drive.
To be safe I would like to copy this software or fix the boot reccord on my wife computer. Can anyone help me. I am not a computer expert but my wife and friends think so !!!!

Bernard
For making copy of that boot cd you need to create image of that cd by using nero software.
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Thanks for your answer. I have tried to reset the Bios, a Phenix version V 2.30,
and still cannot boot. The computer gives me 2 tiny beeps before it starts and then gives me a blinking dash in the top left corner and 30 seconds later the CDROM turns off.
I have switch to administrator and since then the computer does not want to start even with several Boot discs I ordered.

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Does it say anything when it POSTs?
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