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    • GT60
    • By GT60 7th Jun 17, 11:05 AM
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    windows embolom and starting windows
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    • 7th Jun 17, 11:05 AM
    windows embolom and starting windows 7th Jun 17 at 11:05 AM
    A bit of a long one sorry.
    I used the Hard drive out of an old XP desktop in a CCTV system
    I used it for a bit and then delted the recording and now decided to put it back in the PC and load windows 7 or XP on the pc with this Hard drive.
    every time i have tried to get the pc to started it says something about the bois not being installed and sometimes i get something about "arry"
    i have managed to change the boot order to the DVD and it then restarted on its own, a message that has kept popping up is ......... no bios installed
    It eventualy loaded the windows files (black screen and white line at the bottom) but them the pc stickes on the windows emblem and starting windows
    what am i doing wrong?
    Thanks
    Spending my time reading how to fix PC's,instead of looking at Facebook.
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    • GT60
    • By GT60 19th Jun 17, 7:00 PM
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    You can demystify this stuff by watching youtube videos

    it is not rocket science, consider it a jigsaw
    Originally posted by DavidP24
    I was googling bits during this post and will continue to do so


    Thanks for all your help once again
    Spending my time reading how to fix PC's,instead of looking at Facebook.
    • were
    • By were 19th Jun 17, 7:24 PM
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    were
    For PC technicians there is a basic qualification called Comptia A+, and you can sit an exam if you wish. I have not done this course, as I started before PCs even existed, even before the ZX Spectrum

    The problem with computers, it is often a sit in the chair all day hobby/job/career

    This chap here has put his full videos on youtube too, and it is free.
    http://www.professormesser.com/free-a-plus-training/220-901/comptia-220-900-course/
    • were
    • By were 21st Jun 17, 1:51 PM
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    were
    Hi GT60, cant pm you from where i am. I have put it in 2nd class post a few mins ago.

    If you can, and insist on paying postage, next time you are in hospital just put £3.00 in a medical charity box there.

    The box icludes drive, ide cable, mounting rails and screws, plus a suprize (o, not Kinder)

    Hope you get pain free and mobile.
    • were
    • By were 21st Jun 17, 1:59 PM
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    were
    One important thing.

    If the thread on the mounting screws is too long, there is a danger of the screws protruding through the metalwork into the board electronic of the drive, or physically damaging the tracks of that multilayered board
    • were
    • By were 21st Jun 17, 2:02 PM
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    were
    Cant edit either. (not mobile friendly?)

    So check before screwing
    • GT60
    • By GT60 21st Jun 17, 2:55 PM
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    Thank you so Much WERE
    I have an Hospital appointment at Salford next month so will do that.
    Thanks again
    Spending my time reading how to fix PC's,instead of looking at Facebook.
    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 21st Jun 17, 4:43 PM
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    DavidP24
    Great to see such kindness.
    Thanks, don't you just hate people with sigs !
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