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startup prob. plz help!
Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:32 AM
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:02 AM
Can you borrow a optical drive from a friend to run the Windows CD?
If you can borrow a drive you may need to enter the BIOS and change the boot order so that the CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:36 PM
on pressing F8 key i am asked to choose between hard disk and cd drive to boot from.
On some systems, tapping the F8 key too early will bring up a boot menu as you describe. My Asus motherboard will do the same.
- If the boot menu appears, select your boot hard drive and immediately after pressing the <Enter> key, start tapping F8.
- This should bring up the Advanced Boot Options Menu. If you wait a split second too long, the computer will attempt to normal boot.
- If successful, select Safe Mode and perform a system restore to a time before the problem started.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:28 AM
[list][*]If the boot menu appears, select your boot hard drive and immediately after pressing the <Enter> key, start tapping F8.[*]This should bring up the Advanced Boot Options Menu.
yes i too have a Asus motherboard. i tried this but still unable to reach safe mode option. same thing happens every time. i don't know what else to try.
MB: asus, processor: AMD 4000+ dual core
Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:19 AM
There is one other way to access system restore.
Using a friend's computer, you will need to create a Windows 7 Repair Disk (CD); same Windows version (i.e. Home Premium) and x86 or x64 bits as your Asus. Following the directions below, you will format a USB flash drive to make it bootable, copy the files from the Repair CD to the flash drive, and then boot your Asus computer from USB.
Navigate to this link: Windows Secrets - Rescue Windows with a bootable flash drive By Lincoln Spector on July 8, 2010.
- Arrow down the page to Build the Windows 7 System Repair undisc
- Follow the instructions to create a repair disc using your laptop. You will need a blank, recordable CD.
- If successful, run the commands to create the bootable USB flash drive.
- Unhide hidden files/folders.
- Copy the contents from the repair disc, to the USB flash drive.
Running System Restore from a Repair CD via USB Flash Drive:
- Insert the USB flash drive into the ailing computer and power on.
- Boot from the flash drive by pressing the F8 key and selecting the USB drive.
- If F8 doesn't work, you will need to enter Bios Setup and change the boot.
- If you are prompted to Press any key to boot from CD or DVD... do so.
- On the first screen, select your language/keyboard and then press Next.
- You may or may not have to select your User Profile and enter your password.
- Sometimes Administrator is shown by default. Arrow down and select your user profile.
- On the next screen, you should see Windows 7 operating system. Click Next to continue.
- The Recovery System Options menu will appear. Select System Restore.
- Choose a restore point to before you made start-up deletions
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