Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Desktop/Laptop does not detect SATA hard disk when installing windows operating system

Almost all recent desktop/laptop’s come with SATA hard disk. Specifically, in laptop’s before installing Windows operating system, you need to have SATA drivers which usually comes in CD provided by the manufacturer. Without SATA drivers it is difficult to install operating system. You can try following methods to install Windows operating system provided your hard disk is not dead.

(1)     First make sure you have SATA drivers for hard disk with you either in Pen Drive or in a CD/DVD. Start installing Windows operating system. Somewhere in-between during operating system installation it will ask you to install SATA drivers for your hard disk. Plug in Pen drive or remove the Windows operating system CD/DVD and put the CD/DVD which contains SATA drivers and provide the location/path for the SATA drivers. If you have inserted the CD/DVD with SATA drivers, after SATA drivers are taken, remove the CD/DVD with SATA drivers and put back the Windows operating system CD/DVD and continue. The Windows operating system will take the SATA drivers automatically and continue with the installation of operating system.

(2)    Open the BIOS settings. Usually you can open BIOS by pressing F2 or F10 or DEL. It depends on the BIOS manufacturers. Just check out which key has to be pressed to open BIOS settings. You can see this the moment you switch on the computer/laptop. Change the Hard Disk Configuration from SATA to IDE. If not just disable the SATA option. Now your hard disk will be detected and you can start installing Windows operating system.

Monday, December 30, 2013

How to enter IP address manually in windows xp

First of all make sure that you have external PCI ethernet or network Card installed if you do not have on your mother/main board. Now most of the mother/main board manufacturers have on-board ethernet or network card mounted. Also make sure you have installed proper ethernet or network drivers.

To check whether ethernet or network drivers is/are installed or not, right click on MY COMPUTER and click on PROPERTIES. Now go to HARDWARE tab and click on DEVICE MANAGER. The shortest way to open DEVICE MANAGER through keyboard shortcut is, hold the WINDOWS key and press R to open RUN window. In the RUN window type “devmgmt.msc” and press ENTER key or click on OK to open DEVICE MANAGER

Below is the image which shows drivers properly installed.

Below is the image which shows drivers not properly installed. Hardware devices whose drivers are not installed will be indicated by a YELLOW QUESTION MARK.

After making sure that ethernet/network card in installed along with its proper driver, open CONTROL PANEL by holding WINDOWS keyand press R to open RUN window and type “control” and press ENTER key.

 Now double click on icon NETWORK CONNECTIONS to open network connections window.

Now right-click on LOCAL AREA CONNECTION and click on PROPERTIES to open local area connection properties.

Scroll down the list to find “Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)”. Doube click on “Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)” or select “Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)” and click on PROPERTIES to open INTERNET PROTOCOL (TCP/IP) PROPERTIES.

Now select the “Use the following IP address” and enter the IP address provided by internet service provider manually in "IP address" textbox. After you enter IP address press tab to move the cursor to “Subnet mask” textbox. Usually the numbers in subnet mask are assigned automatically once you enter IP address. After entering subnet mask press tab again to move to “Default gateway” textbox. Here you need to enter the default gateway address provided by your internet service provider. After all details are entered press OK button to close the INTERNET PROTOCOL(TCP/IP) PROPERTIES.

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