What was the "DL" you did? I want to make sure I never "DL" it..
I got my Dell computer back today and all I had was a corrupt Windows 2000 software. My friend would not tell me how he got the unit to boot to a cd prompt so he could run "repair" Windows 2000. He said that one of the downloads I did my Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 caused the software to become corrupt. He said it was not the memory chips nor the registry nor the power supply nor the disconnecting the power. It was Windows 2000 operating system that became corrupt because of Microsoft's updates. Maybe I should send the bill to Microsoft.
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*From:* Huntress <mailto:sanneumann@xxxxxxxxxxx>
*To:* pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Sent:* Sunday, December 19, 2004 9:59 AM
*Subject:* [pcductape] Re: STOP error (moved to Freelists)
He's saying that he has had this happen on a few Dells recently and the problem was with the RAM contacts becoming dirty so you have to take them out and clean them with a pencil eraser and put them back in. The "dirt" is actually carbon deposits that can be caused by voltage fluctuations. :-)
----- Original Message ----- *From:* trapper <mailto:trapper@xxxxxxx> *To:* pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *Sent:* Saturday, December 18, 2004 11:41 PM *Subject:* [pcductape] Re: STOP error (moved to Freelists)
Are you saying that a re-seating of his memory is all that is needed??
David Emery wrote:
I have run into a few Dells lately that I have had to remove and clean the memory with an eraser and reseat them, caused all kinds of problems from no boot to erratic problems. Sorry I didn't see your post earlier. Dave At 02:19 AM 12/18/2004 -0600, you wrote:
*I cannot boot to bios.*
*I cannot boot to A drive.*
*I cannot boot to my CD drive.*
*I cannot boot to my DVD drive.*
*I was able to run Dell's dynastic (I used Ctrl+Alt+D keys) and
both drives are ok. I still cannot boot to bios nor any
drives, although I do see the light come on when I turn the
computer back on; that is the A drive lights up and the CD
drive lights up (the DVD drive does not light up), yet the
system will not stop on A nor CD drives. It will only go to
the blue screen with the error message.*
*I no longer have possession of the machine; it's in my
friend's computer repair shop.*
----- Original Message ----- From: DGrell7446@xxxxxxx <mailto:DGrell7446@xxxxxxx> To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, December 17, 2004 7:58 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: STOP error (moved to Freelists)
In a message dated 12/17/04 1:49:56 PM Central Standard Time, ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
I'm thinking the same thing. I'm thinking the
registry is corrupt and maybe non exist. Maybe a
virus or Trojan delete my registry. A good lesson in
all this is to make a copy of the registry and put it
on a cd for safe keeping. But, my issue is, I cannot
get to an A nor CD prompt.
Carl My crash was caused by an inproper shutdown. Check your bios setup for the first boot device and set it
to what you would like. When I totally wiped the drive (I could not get the repair
program to run) and reinstalled I had to boot from the 4
floppy disks that I made from the Win2000 make a disk
directory and then it directed setup to the CD and it
installed Win2000. If you have not made these disks and need a NTFS boot
disk (to read your hard drive so you know that it is ok) go
to NTFS.com (hope that is the correct address) and get one.
That is where I got one and was able to read my hard drive.
Alot to the disk that I was not sure of, it is a neat disk tho. HTH De
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