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4,problems For A Biginner(cd,floppy,boot-up,start Up )

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by theo, Jan 22, 2002.

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  1. theo

    theo Thread Starter

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    PLEASE before you answer do not forget that my knowledge in computers is
    VERY LIMITED.I am just
    started.sorry for that but this is the true.
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    My pc has: Intel pentium(r)II processor Intel MMX(TM)Technology.192MB
    RAM (350MHZ)
    Also the operating system is win98 first edition.

    PROBLEM 1:
    -----------
    When I am try to play a data cd I have the following message:(G:\IS NOT
    A VALID WIN32 APPLICATION)

    PROBLEM 2:
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    Why the small green light in the floppy drive is always open? From the
    time I switch on till the shut down the system.

    PROBLEM 3:
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    I find just by accident that the start up folder is empty is that ok? I
    try to show you now what I did: I click window explorer then click
    windows then
    start menu then
    programs then click start-up folder.

    PROBLEM 4:
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    In my old laptop one GATEWAY 2000 COLORBOOK 2 VERSION 3.02.00.
    With base memory 640Kb,extended memory 7168Kb,shadow memory
    128Kb,reserved memory 256Kb,and TOTAL memory 8192Kb.

    When I switch on and waiting to boot up, I have the following
    messages:
    WARNING-CMOS FAILURE -RUN SCU
    WARNING-CMOS CHECKSUM INVALID -RUN SCU
    WARNING-UNEXPECTED AMOUNT OF MEMORY -RUN SCU
    WARNING-FLOPPY INFORMATION INVALID -RUN SCU

    so, after that F1 to continue and when I am try to
    type FDISK the message says:
    (NO FIXED DISKS PRESENT)
    Also,IF I try to type FORMAT C: /s then the message says:
    ( FORMAT NO SUPPORTED ON DRIVE C)

    I sorry but all these problems above for me that I
    DO NOT KNOW about computers is like to try to solve the problem with the
    U.F.O
    PLEASE HELP ME IF YOU HAVE TIME.
    Thank you very much
    Theo.
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Problem 1:

    How are you trying to access the data CD? Thru 'my computer' or by the start, run menu? What's on the data cd? Did someone burn it for you? Is it a CD-R disk or CDRW?

    Problem 2:

    The floppy drive light should NOT stay on. It should come on briefly while the computer is starting, then go of.....if it remains lit, the floppy cable is more than likely on backwards. What's the history of the computer?

    Problem 3:

    Not a problem.....many startup folders are empty.....that's not a bad way to have it......

    Problem 4:

    Possible big problems. More than likely it started with the CMOS battery died. Can you acces the bios setup?
     
  3. theo

    theo Thread Starter

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    problem 1:
    -----------
    I was try to access the data cd in both ways,but the problem is the same.The cd has an interactive
    course for HTML,and nobody burn it for me.Also the disk is CD-R.

    problem 2:
    -----------
    Your advise was correct about the floppy cable.Thank you smart cat!

    problem 4:
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    yes,I have access to the BIOS set up.

    *******************************
    Still I do not know what that message means:
    G:\IS NOT A VALID WIN32 APPLICATION.
    and what can I do with that.
    ************************************
    Thank you!!
    Theo
     
  4. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    Problem 1:

    What file extension (post the complete name) are you trying to open? Is it an .exe file? What's the program itself?

    Problem 4:

    Access the bios setup and attempt to re-recognize all the drives. Save changes and exit....what happens?
     
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