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Re: Compuiter Helps - Boot Disk

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  • kotrlarj@juno.com
    Hey Listers: And then you have us, (me), whose boot disk was dead and had to get computer repairman to make new one. Good advice and information from Sir John.
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      Hey Listers:

      And then you have us, (me), whose boot disk was dead and had to get
      computer repairman to make new one.

      Good advice and information from Sir John.

      Richard Jerome Kotrla II

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      --- In texasczechs@y..., Lois Petter Pereira <loispereira@s...> wrote:
      > Sir John you need to add this to the computer class
      > "John L. Mikeska" wrote:
      > > Hi TexasCzechs, Sir John is putting on his Professor's robe today
      > > giving a few hints on what to do in case your computer will not
      > > 'Boot-Up'. IF you feel comfortable of having knowledge of what to
      > > in such cases, you can pass to the next posting. This will be for
      > > members that want to know but don't know what to do or even ask
      > > to do. Seriously... Boot-Up: This is a strange terminology to
      > > people new to computers. 'Boot Up' is the term meaning 'turn on
      > > computer'. Many things occur when the power switch is turned on.
      > > hear buzzes, beeps, whirring, lights flickering, monitor having
      > > terminology scroll across it, and finally the famous Microsoft
      > > waving, if everything is in good shape. A lot of activity goes on
      > > first minute the power switch is turned on and if all voltages are
      > > correct, the t's crossed, i's dotted and the warrantee hasn't
      > > expired, the system starts. But, that's another story. The
      > > tell a repairman much about what is wrong with a computer is it
      > > not start. What does boot-disk have to do with boot-up? If you
      > > not experienced your computer freezing up during boot-up, just
      > > It will, sooner or later. Just happens! Most of the time you can
      > > push the reset button and let the computer try booting again. If
      > > you've ever heard someone say "Do a warm-boot". You just did it.
      > > do not turn the power off, the hard drive does not stop spinning -
      > > just cutting the electricity to the BI/OS. (Don't worry what the
      > > is now - but you do have one!) If the computer does not complete
      > > cycle and brings up the Windows program. Might get a little
      > > but don't scream yet. Do a 'cold-boot' after couple warm-boots and
      > > they do not work. A cold-boot is turning the power switch off and
      > > waiting 10 to 20 seconds before turning the switch back on . I've
      > > always read to wait 20 seconds until few weeks ago, and I will
      > > wait that long, if needed. Purpose of the cold boot is to remove
      > > power from the machine and if the problems is something minor, the
      > > cold boot will remove it. Why wait 20 seconds? Computer hard
      > > manufactures state turning the power switch back on BEFORE the
      > > drive stops spinning causes more wear on the hard drive than
      > > else. They refer it to a 'shock'. With the newer hard drive
      > > at 7,200 RPM (revolutions per minute), I wait the full 20 seconds!
      > > The cold boot normally will fix the problem, be it booting up,
      > > not connecting (working properly) or other 'quirks'. Now, if it
      > > start up, you may need to use a Boot Disk or Start Up disk. A
      > > will usually be displayed on the monitor stating improper
      > > system, or operating system not fund, use the Start Up disk. I
      > > everyone has made a startup disk, or has one that came with your
      > > computer if purchased from a retail dealer. If not, let's make
      > > and those who do have a start up disk, don't go away yet! MAKING A
      > > BOOT-DISK: Put a blank floppy in the A drive. From the Desktop,
      > > which is the screen on monitor when Windows finishes booting up,
      > > on Start, move your cursor up to Settings. Another menu opens to
      > > right when your cursor is on Settings. Move the cursor and click
      > > Control Panel. The Control Panel opens up and on the top row of
      > > third from the left, is Add/Remove Programs. Click on Add/Remove
      > > Programs and a new menu appears again. (See, you are getting your
      > > hard earned moneys worth after all!) Note across the top are
      > > tabs, with the right tab titled Make Startup Disk. Click on it
      > > follow directions to make the Startup Disk or Boot-up Disk. This
      > > sounds like a lot of things to do, but just you can do it. I am
      > > enclosing a picture of the Start-up disk tab at end of this
      > > in case it may be confusing Label the Boot Disk just that - Boot
      > > Disk. I'd suggest you label it whatever your operating system is
      > > Win 95, 98 First addition, second addition, or whatever. Some
      > > operating systems require the boot disk be of the same operating
      > > system. And Put the disk where you will remember where you put
      > > it!!!! When and if you need it, trying to recall where it was
      > > can add to the anxiety! Trust me, I know! Make the Boot Disk
      > > protected. This is accomplished by sliding the tab, on left
      > > side of the disk, so that the square hole is uncovered. This
      > > anything being written to the disk, such as a virus lurking on the
      > > hard drive!!!!! Now, do not take it for granted this Start-up Disk
      > > will work until you try it. A member found his boot-up disk that
      > > furnished with his computer purchase 4 years ago did not work
      > > recently. To test the disk, turn the computer off. Place the
      > > disk in the A drive and turn the power on. Boot up will take
      > > than usual, but if everything is working correctly, the computer
      > > boot up showing the A:\ prompt. That is the indication it works!
      > > are in DOS at this point - most people say they do not know how to
      > > DOS. Fist lesson! No extra charge! type DIR and list of files
      > > the boot disk shows up. Good. Now, type C: and you should see the
      > > prompt. Type Win and windows will start up and go about your
      > > and feel proud you are protected.!!! Sir John, Earl of
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      > > Trimble, Holcomb(e)
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