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Trying to fix friends pc with mahy problems


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Reboot and enter the BIOS setup...set the BIOS to "Default" (usually by pressing F5). Look around in there and see if you can disable the onboard network card. Save the settings when you exit.
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now its getting tricky....i've only ever changed the boot sequence in the bios..

under "main" on the right hand side there's an option F9set up defaults

on board video card would be???...in "advanced"?...i found video confifgurations there but don't think thats it
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sorry, i meant network card
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ok...ii disabled the onboard LAN
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For the moment, try just choosing the setup defaults. Make sure there are no USB devices connected to the machine...this includes external hubs and printers.

Try to finish the setup.
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Perfect!!!!

It should go now... :whistling:
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afraid it has stalled again at the same spot :whistling:
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Are you running an add on video card...if yes, is it an ATI?
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when it is in set up before it gets to product key it says something about a nvidia Geforce software having not been passed by microsoft and may not work with xp......so i took the option not to install it....how do i know if it is ATI?..also nvidia 64MB displays on the boot up screen.

at the moment i have setup running again twith the option of installing the nvidia software
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If it fails again, we'll see if we can get it back into recovery console and fix the boot sector...
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yeah u guessed it......stopped at 32 mins again
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Press Shift + F10 and wait for me to dig a few things up. This should take you to a command prompt.
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ok....i went into that before to have a look.....cant we just type setup exit?????...haha just kidding..
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Are you at the command prompt?

Type taskmgr and press "Enter". Does Task Manager open?
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yes and yes...tskmgr shows xp setup as running..i clicked on end now and it says

the system cannot end this program cause it is waiting for a response from you. if u end now you will saved data..etc......

setup at the moment has no cd in the drive and has a dialogue box asking me to insert xp sp1 disk or cick cancel...cancel will make it reboot....put the cd in and go ahead....then open tskmgr again and end task?????
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