blue screen


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Today we are going to be talking about how to get rid of a blue screen that a friend had encountered on his computer an, he was running Windows 7 on a  HP Pro book 4520.

below is the error:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer

If this is the first time you’ve seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps:

check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the Manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.

Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer. Press F8 to select Advanced startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

For technical support to this problem, call Windows help line: +1-855-4843589

technical information:

***stop: 0X0000001e(0XFFFFFFFFC00000094,OXFFFFFF800C07
4DIE,0X00000000000,0xFFFFFFFFFFD)

 

One of the computer programs I came across was  called PC Accurate Pro”  First thing I did was to   to remove PC accurate pro, since the blue screen is not going to allow this to be done, you have to go into what is called “Safe Mode with Networking” To get here you have to restart the computer, and hold down the F-8 key, once the computer has loaded, then you have to log into the Administrator account, go to Programs and Features on Windows 7.

After trying this and having no luck, the next step you might want to try is System Restore, to get here, under  the control panel, click recovery, Click Open system restore on the right side of the screen.

system-restore

click NEXT this will take you to another screen, which will give you a list of system restore points. Each restore point will cover a certain program,  in order to find out which programs will be affected, Microsoft has provided a tab where you can check this. Click the “scan for affected programs” Tab

last-system-report

 

Once you have decided which  restore point you want to use, click on that Restore point. 

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click NEXT and click FINISH. This will start restoring your computer to that particular point.

 

I found that system restore was unsuccessful for me, so the next step was to check the computer’s Hard Drive. To get here, Go to  the start button,  CLICK on the COMPUTER tab, RIGHT CLICK on the hard disk Drives, this will open a menu then click on PROPERTIES.

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Once here click on the TOOLS tab

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Go to where you see ERROR CHECKING near the top of the Window,

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Click CHECK NOW, and this will open up a new menu.

check-disk-options

check the two boxes AUTOMATICALLY FIX FILE SYSTEM ERRORS and SCAN FOR AND ATTEMPT RECOVERY OF BAD SECTORS, Click Start button to continue( Make sure you only do this once a month, this is really rough on the hard drive)

schedule-disk-check

 

Here you schedule the disk check the next time you restart the computer.

Should this not work, the last step would be to go directly to the  HP Website, or which website pertains to your computer.

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To update the BIOS to the Motherboard,  you will normally type in the product name or number, the number that the manufacuter  is interested in what is called the service Tag.

Then look around the top of the webpapge, click on support, drivers and download, after clicking this, the page should show a list of current drivers for the Audio, one should be the Bioshp-4520-dowload-pageClick on this and download BIOS update, and you should be up and running.

 

God Bless,

Putting God first,

 

God Gets the Glory!!!!

HP Mini 110-3518cl


HP Mini-Note 2133, Asus Eee PC 701 and Everex ...
HP Mini-Note 2133, Asus Eee PC 701 and Everex Cloudbook (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, we will be doing a recovery on a HP Mini model 110-3518cl. After plugging in the computer, switch on the power which is on the right side of the computer, hold down or press the ESC key.
You should see the starup Menu
F1 System information
F2 System Diagnostics
F9 Boot Device Options
F10 BIOS Setup
F11 System Recovery

Once you press F11 you should see the Recovery Manager. There you will be given three choices.

The first box gives you the option to choose:
Microsoft System Restore
System Recovery
Minimized image Recovery

2nd box allows you to run a computer checkup

3rd box is for if you wish to back up your files

If you wish to continue click on System Recovery

The next page gives you the option to back any files before restoring the computer. If you wish not to back up your files, click where it says“Recover without backing up your files.”

After making your selected choice, then click NEXT. A warning will prompt you to make sure to disconnect any devices except for the power and the mouse. Click OK.

You will see Welcome to Recovery Manager, click NEXT to begin.

The computer will start the process of restoring the computer to Factory settings. This may take a while, so you might want to go and do something else. This should take around 20 minutes.

After recovery is complete click FINISH. Install any software to protect your computer, I have provided some links to help you with this process.

Ccleaner

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Below is a link for Free AVG- Antivirus

http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

Below is a link for Free ZoneAlarm Anti-Virus

http://www.zonealarm.com/software/free-antivirus/

Below is a link for Free Avast Anti-virus

https://www.avast.com/en-us/index

Malware Bytes prevents and searches types of Malware that you may have inadvertently loaded inside your computer. If your computer is acting weird, run a scan of Malware Bytes. Below I have provided a link for a Free Malware bytes.

https://www.malwarebytes.org/free/

SpeedFan


A couple of weeks ago, we talked about how to keep your computer cool, by keeping the fan free of dust, that includes all the ports on your laptop especially. I figured it would be a good time to look into a product called “SpeedFan” This monitors your fans, allows you to make adjustments in control of the fans, it also gives a reading on how the temps are on your CPU, and the ability to check the health of your hard drive.

Instead of downloading from speed fan.com use the link below. It is much faster and easierspeedfan 1
http://download.cnet.com/SpeedFan/3000-2094_4-10067444.html

After downloading, make sure you decline the extra products you don’t want installed on your computer. Take it slow as go through each one.

You have several settings to choose from.

Disclaimer: the feature Clock(is used for over-clocking the processor) Before you try to over-clock the processor, make sure you know what you are doing or you will fry the processor, thus destroying your computer.  Info, Exotics, and Chart are the other features in the program

Some or most will have  SMART (Self-monitoring analysis  reporting technology)used to monitor  to let  know when their  hard drive might be failing, so, you can prepare for it by placing your files on discs, such as DVDs or CD‘s.

To enable this you need to go into the BIOS;(Basic Input Output System) In order to get here restart your computer. On the Splash screen look for   the F  key to reach setup. Once you have arrived at  the BIOS. Look under the main tab, we are using a Phoenix Bios. So, if you’re using a different Bios. You are looking   for Hdd Smart. We want to enable it, and than press f-10  to save.

Now, open Speed Fan, click on SMART, on the drop down tab, select your hard drive, and click short test or Extended test tab to see how healthy your hard drive is.

Under the Exotics tab, is where you can monitor your fans, hard drive and CPU temps. Just click on the tab “show the Magic

Under the Charts tab, you are able to see how each part is doing from hard drives, to fan speeds, to Temps.

The reading for the temps is Celsius, if you would like  Fahrenheit for your settings,  click configure, under the tab Minimize, than  Options, click the radio button from Celsius to Fahrenheit ,  then OK.  By pressing F-1, you will able to use the help feature. You can make adjustments to the speed of the fan, or just leave the settings where they are.  Your choice.

Putting God First

God Bless

 

 

 

 

 

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What is a hard drive anyway?


 SATA  and ATA/IDE Hard Drive Today, we are going to be talking about the hard drive.   What is a hard drive, you  ask. Well,  It is basically a device that stores all your files, including the Operating system, music, pictures, games, and so forth.  Sometimes files get corrupted, and this can create problems for the hard drive. To be safe  a disk check,once a month will help, along with  a disk fragmentation, and disk cleanup.  Do not do a disk check but, once a month, this is very hard on the drive.

As an  extra precaution, Make sure to  transfer all your files on Compact Discs, or DVDs.  That way, should the hard drive die you will be ready. To help keep the hard drive from getting over-cluttered, you can you Ccleaner put out by Piriform. They also offer a  disk Defragmenter called  Defraggler. for disk recovery, they offer Recuva. All these programs are free.

Should you ever start to hear your hard drive making a scratchy noise, this will be the first sign that there is a problem. It may take time before it finally gives out. Hard drive’s are quite inexpensive. Usually run about 50-70 dollars at Bestbuy .

So, to find out what the computer looks inside and find out what that hard drive looks like. Let’s open up the computer. First thing, unplug the computer from the wall-socket.  After you have disconnected the mouse, Keyboard, Display and any USB devices, lay the computer down on a work table, attach the Electrostatic discharge band to your wrist. Grounding the alligator clip to a piece of metal on the computer.

To tell you about the Electrostatic discharge band click here:  https://infotechcomputing.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/warning-use-this-before-working-on-a-computer/

Once you have slid off the cover, you’re going to see many parts. How do you figure out where the hard drive is located? Well the hard drive is thinner, than say an optical drive. On the front of the optical drive you will see the button that slides open the tray, when you want to listen to your favorite  music on a Compact Disc, or CD which is what everybody calls it. Same thing if you want to watch a Movie, DVD, Blue-Ray.  SATA Hard Drive (2)

The Hard drive even though it is enclosed, it  will look different.  It may be inside   what is called a Bay, or it could be by itself such as a SATA Hard Drive. If it is a SATA the wires will be color coded,  IDE(Integrated Drive Electronics) will have a wide 40 pin Ribbon, known as a IDE Interface Cable.

Now, if you are using two  IDE/ATA hard-drives, there is a small plastic connector, that you have to remove from one place to another, on the back of the device. this is known as a Jumper. either case, there are four settings:  single, Dual Master, Dual Slave,  or  cable Select.

Remember this is only if you are using two hard drives. If you are only using the one, set the jumper to Master Setting.

On a SATA device, the computer has what is called auto-detection, which does the setting for you.

This link gives an in-depth illustration on the history of the hard drive

http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/h/harddriv.htm

This is a link on   how to make adjustments using jumpers on an IDE hard drive.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000413.htm

 

What is a NTLDR, and why is mine missing?


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NTLDR (Photo credit: albjimenez)

 

The NTLDR(New Technology loader) is launched by the Master Boot Record, known as the MBR. Then the NTLOADER will launch the operating system on the computer. Sometimes, files get corrupted and then you have to reload the ntldr. You do this by accessing the recovery console in Windows.

 

You will normally see this error message:NTLDR is missing, Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to start”.You will find if you try to just Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to start, it will restart the computer giving you the same error message

 

To get started you are going to need a Windows XP operating Disc. Take the disc and place it inside the CD-ROM tray,restart the computer, if this is unsuccessful, power down the computer, by pressing in on the power button, until the unit switches off. Then restart the computer.

 

Once it comes back on you should see the words: ,……hit any key to boot from CD.

 

Press the Enter key, you will see a “Windows Set-up” screen. it will start to load Windows files after this is done, You will be presented with a few options, to either load Windows, use the Recovery console, or F-3 to exit set-up.

 

Since we are going to use the Recovery Console, press the letter “R”, you will now see the DOS also known as command Prompt screen.

 

if you do not wish to use the Recovery Console you can op-out .

 

It will then ask which operating system you wish to use. if you only have the one operating system, type in” 1″, it will then ask for a password, if you don’t have a password, just click the” Enter” Button.

 

At the C:\Windows Prompt,

 

type in HELP, this will give you a list of directories: if you like to have the computer to check the hard drive, at the C: \windows prompt, type in chkdsk This will check the hard drive, .

 

Once it has checked the hard drive,it will display the words  “the volume appears to be normal and has not been checked.

 

To do this type in / P if it is too close, it will give you an error message, “The command is not recognized” this would mean, that you did not leave a space between the back-slash and the letter P.  When the computer is done checking, it will display what it found.

 

To fix the Ntldr that is missing.

 

type Copy D : i386\ntldr c:\

 

type Copy D : i386\ntdetect.com c:\

 

copy D (this is the letter for this CD drive)

 

If you need to find out what hard drive letter  is on your computer, this is, type in “map” (without the quotes) this will give you all the devices on the computer, and those letters assigned to those devices

 

i386 (this is the windows system file)

 

C:\ (is the letter to the hard drive, you may a letter, that is different)

 

Press enter, you may be prompted to overwrite the ntldr, and ntdect.com type Y for yes.

 

It should tell you” 1 file copied” do the same for the ntdect.com

 

To exit the system c:\windows type “Exit”(without quotes)

 

.If the computer restarts and everything works out, you have fixed the NTLDR, however if it says that it copied the NTLDR, but it still claims that NTLDR is missing, you can do two things, try clean install or buy another hard drive, if you have any extra partition’s try deleting these.

 

below is a link to do a clean install

 

https://infotechcomputing.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/how-to-do-a-clean-install-for-windows-xp/

 

Press f-1 To continue F2 to enter setup


Today, we are going to discuss on how to possibly get rid of the

Press F-1 To continue, F-2 to enter setup”  error message. IMG_0341 (2)

I was working on a Dell Dimension 9100,   I had just finished re-installing the Operating System Microsoft Windows XP, restarted the computer and then the error message appeared. I have seen this in the past and really wasn’t sure on how to get rid of it, one of the ways, is usually to

replace the CMOS Battery. Below is a link how to replace the Battery. This goes in-depth.

https://infotechcomputing.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/changing-the-cmos-battery/

Replacing the CMOS Battery didn’t work this time, so I restarted the computer. Pressing F-2, I was able to boot into the Bios Menu.  After going through all the different sub-Menu’s, I came across “Post Behavior” My Bios is a Phoenix bios yours might be something else.

So, I came across four different things to try. They were:  Fast Boot, Num lock Key, Post Hotkey and Keyboard Error

Now, depending on the circumstance or system. this may or may not work.

 When I got to Keyboard Error.  I  set  it up as to not report keyboard errors.

Pressed enter, than saving upon exiting, which is  usually ESC(Escape Key,) F-10 to save settings.

Restarted the computer and the error message was gone. To be sure I restarted the computer, no error message was present.

I Hope this helps you out.

God Bless