TechSpot

ctrl+shift+delete not workin

By bobby123
May 21, 2007
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    its ok doesnt matter about that. Can you tell me what to do with the floppy disk as in how do I get bios to start it?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    First, just try booting your computer with the floppy disk in the drive and see what happens. If that doesn`t work, go into your bios and look for your boot settings. Set them as I outlined in my post #69, then save and exit bios.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    Will it just start with the floppy thing because I have set the pc to do the whole f disk scan thing as I cant defrag without it.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    If the boot priority is set correctly, the computer will automatically boot from the floppy drive first. You`ll need to have the floppy disk in the floppy drive of course. I`m not sure what you mean by the "f disk scan thing"?

    Regards Howard :)
  5. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    howard whenever I used to put a disc into my e drive (dvd writable drive), i used to go to my computer and then format the cd.There is no longer that option. any idea why?
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I`m afraid I have no idea why that is.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    We didnt fix it in hjt did we?
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Not that I`m aware of.

    You are aware that you can only format a cd-rw or dvd-rw disks?

    Regards Howard :)
  9. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    yer its a dvd rw and I have beena ble to format many times but recently last 2 days or I havent been able too.
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Like I said, I have no idea why that is.

    Have you managed to run the hard drive diagnostic utility(Powermax) yet?

    Regards Howard :)
  11. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    I have done the check for bad erros thing. As for the powermax thing it asked me to choose which drive needed scanning so I did and there was no response for ages :(

    Edited by Moderator: Removed quote. There`s no need to quote the post directly above your own, unless you`re only replying to a specific section, in which case you would only quote that section. ;)
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Then what happened?

    I really don`t know what else to suggest.

    The whole reason for advising you to check your hard drive, was because it`s possible it may be failing.

    Regards Howard :(
  13. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    well it was basically just on that screen for a good few mins so I just got rid. I cant understand what to do :( and if u cant then I am buggered.
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Ok, try Seatools and see if you can check your hard drive.

    Regards Howard :)
  15. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    nice one howard, I am defragmenting again so I will run that afterwards.
  16. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    Howard which drives to do I have to test cos when I put powermax floppy and reboot, it comes up with a list to choose from.
  17. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    You need to test your main hard drive. That`s the one with your Windows OS on it and should be the primary master.

    Regards Howard :)
  18. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    whats it called sorry?.

    Btw, my computer suddenly shut down saying there was an error, came up with a blue screen, it did this a lot before we cleaned it as in you told me what to do and I thought the problem had gone but obviously not! :(

    Shall I attach the error logs and if so where can I find them?
  19. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I`m starting to think more and more that you may have a hard drive problem. I suggest you backup your important data ASAP, just in case.

    Can you give me details of the list?

    Usually, the first drive in the list is your primary hard drive.

    Regards Howard :)
  20. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    I missed this comment should have had it saved :(
  21. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    alright howard, how are you, long time no see, I fixed my pc, it was just a faulty cd. Just got back from holiday so thought I would say Hi. How did your house renovations go?
  22. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    That`s good news and thanks for letting us know.

    The renovations went well mate. I`ve been back home for four weeks now.

    Regards Howard :)
  23. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    I told momok about 2 months ago but you were away. The site got cramped and I did my best in solving some problems. Mate I need your advice on laptops if thats ok, I need one to take with me to india, any tips?
  24. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    You`ll need to checkout what voltage India uses, otherwise you might do some serious damage when you try and charge your laptop.

    This might also mean, you`ll need some kind of adapter as well.

    Regards Howard :)
  25. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 391

    well I have found the voltage, now what should I do?

    One more thing, my keyboard seems to have changed to an american format, how can I change it?
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.