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I get the message on my screen when starting win xp pro -"manufacturing diagnostic mode"-and then have to wait in order to press the f9 key that give the option of starting the OS with my hard-drive.

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Run a scan disk. You might have a bad boot sector.

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SOURCE: ASUS m2n32 won't allow me to go into setup; shuts down...

Try to reset your BIOS by removing the button cell located at your motherboard and put it back. Check the SATA connector of your hard drive and make sure it fits right. Boot the machine and set-up to "boot from CR-ROM". And install new WINDOWS XP.

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SOURCE: Blue Screen c000021a

boot system into safe mode. locate the icon for my computer. right click and go to properties. locate the computer name tab and select it. find the radio button for "change" and click it. rename the computer to something considerably shorter then what you have. the system cannot boot and complete the logon process if the computer name is longer than 200 "bytes"

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SOURCE: Can't System Restrore Dell Inspiron 531.

This can usally be sorted by inserting your Dell windows OS restore disc & choosing the repair option.

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SOURCE: Can't factory restore dell inspiron 531 (windows xp).

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Dell bootmgr is missing


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I should somehow help your computer.

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Hi My have been running win xp pro until it crashed. I used another win xp pro cd to reinstal but now is asking me for the validate my win xp. I don't have the original cd thats is why i used another xp...


Hello,

Your license is still valid but you have to call Microsoft ( 1-800-805-4440) and provide them your product id so that they can generate the a new windows XP key for you or may be they will offer you Windows 7. Anyhow, you do not have to buy a new Windows XP key.

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NOTE- installing win xp again will cause you your saved data lost. if you dont want to loose your data then just format 'c' drive of your laptop.
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Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.
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