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#1 12 years ago

Ok now I'm so pissed I can't see straight. So let's begin with me doing what I was told to do in my thread about vista transformation pack 6. Well I did the thing where I re-installed windows but that wasn't my intention. WHen i started the thing up it sayd press f10 for system restore. I figrued that was where i could set it back to a date but noooo. It goes off and re installs everything which I'm ok with since it all worked out. Well for some reason I must have messed something up because my internet wasn't working. Long story short I got the idea in my head where I had to first remove my netgear thing outa my PC then install the program that runs it, then put it back in and the wireless network thing should work. (acording to the guide). SO I open my case and my GPU is too close to it so I decide to take it out first. Then i take out thing Netgear thing (of course the PC is off). Then I turned my PC back on ready to install the program. Well, it get nothing....nothing comes up period. So I just about fainted because I had messed something up with my other PC and it wouldnt even get to the logg in screen. SO i figured maybe its because I took out my GPU. I put it back in even though now it would be a real bitch to put the netgear thing back in. I turn it on again. Yay the blue screen comes up saying "HP Invent" then it goes to a black screen saying "dist boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". Now I get sick again and find myself here asking desperatly what do i do?? God I just want to get my PC back to normal again...




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#2 12 years ago

Was your PC unpluged when you did this stuff or was it just turned off?




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#3 12 years ago

If you are able to open your bios you should reset the boot priority. Something might have been changed and or it might be trying to boot off of a random cd thats in your tray.

Also, do you understand there is a difference between hitting, "Turn Off Computer." And unplugging it right? There is a reason why computers have an lcd on the motherboard lit when its "off"




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#4 12 years ago

Have you checked to make sure the drives connections are secure? Everytime I move my PC, or go inside of the case, I have to reconnect my power cables to my drives. Unfortunately the plugs are just too loose.

Disconnecting;3560911Also, do you understand there is a difference between hitting, "Turn Off Computer." And unplugging it right? There is a reason why computers have an lcd on the motherboard lit when its "off"

To elaborate. Many modern PCs don't shut down completely. They go into a soft power mode. About the only thing the PC can do in this mode, is listen for "Power On" commands. Such as from the Network, or power button. This allows you to boot the computer, from another computer, in another room.

Unforunately, this means that there is still power going through the PC. And if you add, or remove something, the computer may try to power up, or it may short something. Which is why you should always shut the computer down, unplug it, and then press the power button to clear the remaining charge.




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#5 12 years ago

Thanks for the responses I'll give em a try but what does it mean when it says somethint about a system disk? does this mean anything or give me something i can do or is it just BS'ing me like its confused or something?