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Anonymous
August 30, 2005 7:51:03 AM

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Friend has decided to reset his computer back to Factory Settings, although
the process initially started well and after being informed that reset was
100% complete a message informs him that there is an: ‘Error #958. Could not
open script command file’. On pressing ‘enter’ or ‘Cancel’, screen goes to
‘Set-up’ mode and informs:
Boot from ATAPI cd-rom: Failure.
Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

My previous experience of ‘Factory Reset’ disks has been non-problematic,
what has gone wrong here?
I have cleared his CMOS settings and tried factory reset disk again but alas
no joy and run into the same error outputs, there is also an unnerving short
beep when comp is booting up which I can’t identify.
BIOS is set to boot from cd-rom and is also set at ‘Optimised Settings’.

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Anonymous
August 30, 2005 8:23:01 AM

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firstly I don't understand why you clear the cmos settings ? this could well
be the cause of your problems with your install, more info would help
--
there are no problems just challenges


"Perplexed" wrote:

> Friend has decided to reset his computer back to Factory Settings, although
> the process initially started well and after being informed that reset was
> 100% complete a message informs him that there is an: ‘Error #958. Could not
> open script command file’. On pressing ‘enter’ or ‘Cancel’, screen goes to
> ‘Set-up’ mode and informs:
> Boot from ATAPI cd-rom: Failure.
> Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.
>
> My previous experience of ‘Factory Reset’ disks has been non-problematic,
> what has gone wrong here?
> I have cleared his CMOS settings and tried factory reset disk again but alas
> no joy and run into the same error outputs, there is also an unnerving short
> beep when comp is booting up which I can’t identify.
> BIOS is set to boot from cd-rom and is also set at ‘Optimised Settings’.
>
August 30, 2005 9:15:55 AM

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Perplexed wrote:

> Friend has decided to reset his computer back to Factory Settings,
> although the process initially started well and after being informed
> that reset was
> 100% complete a message informs him that there is an: 'Error #958.
> Could not
> open script command file'. On pressing 'enter' or 'Cancel', screen
> goes to
> 'Set-up' mode and informs:
> Boot from ATAPI cd-rom: Failure.
> Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.
>
> My previous experience of 'Factory Reset' disks has been
> non-problematic, what has gone wrong here?
> I have cleared his CMOS settings and tried factory reset disk again
> but alas no joy and run into the same error outputs, there is also an
> unnerving short beep when comp is booting up which I can't identify.
> BIOS is set to boot from cd-rom and is also set at 'Optimised
> Settings'.

I'm not sure why you thought clearing CMOS would be useful, but it
sounds like your friend's computer is having hardware failures. S/he
should contact the computer mftr.'s tech support.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
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Anonymous
August 30, 2005 12:16:30 PM

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If you are using a CD, suspect it.. is it clean, unscratched?

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User


"Perplexed" <Perplexed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EED93A26-D607-4B16-9FD3-2A911FB0239B@microsoft.com...
> Friend has decided to reset his computer back to Factory Settings,
> although
> the process initially started well and after being informed that reset was
> 100% complete a message informs him that there is an: 'Error #958. Could
> not
> open script command file'. On pressing 'enter' or 'Cancel', screen goes
> to
> 'Set-up' mode and informs:
> Boot from ATAPI cd-rom: Failure.
> Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.
>
> My previous experience of 'Factory Reset' disks has been non-problematic,
> what has gone wrong here?
> I have cleared his CMOS settings and tried factory reset disk again but
> alas
> no joy and run into the same error outputs, there is also an unnerving
> short
> beep when comp is booting up which I can't identify.
> BIOS is set to boot from cd-rom and is also set at 'Optimised Settings'.
>
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 2:28:03 PM

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May be complete naivety in my part but my reason for clearing CMOS settings
was an attempt to eradicate the unnerving beep that occurs during start-up
but unfortunately the beep still exists and I still have the same error
outputs that where there before.
Have tried booting up with floppy boot disk and bios set to boot from ‘a’
drive but still get the message ‘Boot from ATAPI cd-rom: Failure, Insert
system disk and press enter’.
Would contacting friends manufacturer for another Factory Reset disk be a
possible answer or should I try to identify the cause of the short beep at
start-up?
How can I eradicate this beep?


"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> If you are using a CD, suspect it.. is it clean, unscratched?
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "Perplexed" <Perplexed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EED93A26-D607-4B16-9FD3-2A911FB0239B@microsoft.com...
> > Friend has decided to reset his computer back to Factory Settings,
> > although
> > the process initially started well and after being informed that reset was
> > 100% complete a message informs him that there is an: 'Error #958. Could
> > not
> > open script command file'. On pressing 'enter' or 'Cancel', screen goes
> > to
> > 'Set-up' mode and informs:
> > Boot from ATAPI cd-rom: Failure.
> > Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.
> >
> > My previous experience of 'Factory Reset' disks has been non-problematic,
> > what has gone wrong here?
> > I have cleared his CMOS settings and tried factory reset disk again but
> > alas
> > no joy and run into the same error outputs, there is also an unnerving
> > short
> > beep when comp is booting up which I can't identify.
> > BIOS is set to boot from cd-rom and is also set at 'Optimised Settings'.
> >
>
>
>
August 30, 2005 3:07:07 PM

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Perplexed wrote:

> May be complete naivety in my part but my reason for clearing CMOS
> settings was an attempt to eradicate the unnerving beep that occurs
> during start-up but unfortunately the beep still exists and I still
> have the same error outputs that where there before.
> Have tried booting up with floppy boot disk and bios set to boot from
> 'a' drive but still get the message 'Boot from ATAPI cd-rom: Failure,
> Insert system disk and press enter'.
> Would contacting friends manufacturer for another Factory Reset disk
> be a possible answer or should I try to identify the cause of the
> short beep at start-up?
> How can I eradicate this beep?
>
The beeps that you hear when starting up a computer are audible signals
from the motherboard. A single short beep means that all is well. Other
beep combinations mean different things depending on the motherboard. A
long sustained beep often means bad RAM for instance. It can also mean
the system is critically overheating. Refer to your friend's
motherboard manual or look up the beep codes here:

http://bioscentral.com/

It really does seem like your friend's computer has hardware problems.
Getting another Factory Reset disk isn't going to help with that at
all.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 3:34:27 PM

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This throws up another problem Malke, friends manufacturer has recently
became bankrupt ‘Tiny’, suspect that Tech Support or replacement may only be
a dream.

"Malke" wrote:

> Perplexed wrote:
>
> > May be complete naivety in my part but my reason for clearing CMOS
> > settings was an attempt to eradicate the unnerving beep that occurs
> > during start-up but unfortunately the beep still exists and I still
> > have the same error outputs that where there before.
> > Have tried booting up with floppy boot disk and bios set to boot from
> > ‘a’ drive but still get the message ‘Boot from ATAPI cd-rom: Failure,
> > Insert system disk and press enter’.
> > Would contacting friends manufacturer for another Factory Reset disk
> > be a possible answer or should I try to identify the cause of the
> > short beep at start-up?
> > How can I eradicate this beep?
> >
> The beeps that you hear when starting up a computer are audible signals
> from the motherboard. A single short beep means that all is well. Other
> beep combinations mean different things depending on the motherboard. A
> long sustained beep often means bad RAM for instance. It can also mean
> the system is critically overheating. Refer to your friend's
> motherboard manual or look up the beep codes here:
>
> http://bioscentral.com/
>
> It really does seem like your friend's computer has hardware problems.
> Getting another Factory Reset disk isn't going to help with that at
> all.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 4:33:52 PM

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The single short beep at start up is the universal "Everything is fine"
signal. Most computers will beep once at start up. Smile when it happens.

"Perplexed" <Perplexed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CBFB2CD7-4705-4E79-A8B2-AB64E7C0865D@microsoft.com...
> May be complete naivety in my part but my reason for clearing CMOS
> settings
> was an attempt to eradicate the unnerving beep that occurs during start-up
> but unfortunately the beep still exists and I still have the same error
> outputs that where there before.
> Have tried booting up with floppy boot disk and bios set to boot from 'a'
> drive but still get the message 'Boot from ATAPI cd-rom: Failure, Insert
> system disk and press enter'.
> Would contacting friends manufacturer for another Factory Reset disk be a
> possible answer or should I try to identify the cause of the short beep at
> start-up?
> How can I eradicate this beep?
>
>
> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
>> If you are using a CD, suspect it.. is it clean, unscratched?
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "Perplexed" <Perplexed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:EED93A26-D607-4B16-9FD3-2A911FB0239B@microsoft.com...
>> > Friend has decided to reset his computer back to Factory Settings,
>> > although
>> > the process initially started well and after being informed that reset
>> > was
>> > 100% complete a message informs him that there is an: 'Error #958.
>> > Could
>> > not
>> > open script command file'. On pressing 'enter' or 'Cancel', screen
>> > goes
>> > to
>> > 'Set-up' mode and informs:
>> > Boot from ATAPI cd-rom: Failure.
>> > Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.
>> >
>> > My previous experience of 'Factory Reset' disks has been
>> > non-problematic,
>> > what has gone wrong here?
>> > I have cleared his CMOS settings and tried factory reset disk again but
>> > alas
>> > no joy and run into the same error outputs, there is also an unnerving
>> > short
>> > beep when comp is booting up which I can't identify.
>> > BIOS is set to boot from cd-rom and is also set at 'Optimised
>> > Settings'.
>> >
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 4:33:53 PM

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Thanks JD that clarifies the unnerving beep sound then, although must confess
I’m not totally familiar with this beep sound on other comps I have used or
maybe I have become oblivious to it.
If is not a hardware problem then the fault must lie in the dodgy restore
disk I assume!


"Jone Doe" wrote:

> The single short beep at start up is the universal "Everything is fine"
> signal. Most computers will beep once at start up. Smile when it happens.
>
> "Perplexed" <Perplexed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:CBFB2CD7-4705-4E79-A8B2-AB64E7C0865D@microsoft.com...
> > May be complete naivety in my part but my reason for clearing CMOS
> > settings
> > was an attempt to eradicate the unnerving beep that occurs during start-up
> > but unfortunately the beep still exists and I still have the same error
> > outputs that where there before.
> > Have tried booting up with floppy boot disk and bios set to boot from 'a'
> > drive but still get the message 'Boot from ATAPI cd-rom: Failure, Insert
> > system disk and press enter'.
> > Would contacting friends manufacturer for another Factory Reset disk be a
> > possible answer or should I try to identify the cause of the short beep at
> > start-up?
> > How can I eradicate this beep?
> >
> >
> > "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >> If you are using a CD, suspect it.. is it clean, unscratched?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Mike Hall
> >> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >>
> >> "Perplexed" <Perplexed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:EED93A26-D607-4B16-9FD3-2A911FB0239B@microsoft.com...
> >> > Friend has decided to reset his computer back to Factory Settings,
> >> > although
> >> > the process initially started well and after being informed that reset
> >> > was
> >> > 100% complete a message informs him that there is an: 'Error #958.
> >> > Could
> >> > not
> >> > open script command file'. On pressing 'enter' or 'Cancel', screen
> >> > goes
> >> > to
> >> > 'Set-up' mode and informs:
> >> > Boot from ATAPI cd-rom: Failure.
> >> > Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.
> >> >
> >> > My previous experience of 'Factory Reset' disks has been
> >> > non-problematic,
> >> > what has gone wrong here?
> >> > I have cleared his CMOS settings and tried factory reset disk again but
> >> > alas
> >> > no joy and run into the same error outputs, there is also an unnerving
> >> > short
> >> > beep when comp is booting up which I can't identify.
> >> > BIOS is set to boot from cd-rom and is also set at 'Optimised
> >> > Settings'.
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
August 30, 2005 9:43:03 PM

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Perplexed wrote:

> This throws up another problem Malke, friends manufacturer has
> recently became bankrupt 'Tiny', suspect that Tech Support or
> replacement may only be a dream.
>
You will have to check with whatever is left of Tiny regarding any tech
support. I certainly wouldn't wait very long to call.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
!