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richclan

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I have bios, then that message. not able to go to safe mode or anything. this pc is preloaded with xp home edition and all hardware seems to be recognized by bios.

1 should i try erasing the boot log?
2 try reloading/recovering w/my only disk xp pro ??
3 use my partition commander somehow ?
4 reset cmos

Edited by richclan, 29 June 2006 - 07:05 PM.

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wannabe1

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Hi richclan...

Do you have external devices (particularly USB) connected to the machine?

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yes mouse and keyboard and sometimes mp3 player
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As wannabe1 was suggesting: remove all external USB and firewire devices on your next boot. Many of these devices have the bad habit of making XP hang on boot.
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nope didnt work what next should i try ? :whistling:
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Can you get into the boot options screen by pressing F8 ? If so then try the last good configuration option.

If not you can try a repair install.
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i TRIED THE REPAIR INSTALL AS ABOVE BUT IT COULDNT FIX IT . IT WANTED TO PARTITION THE DRIVE AND I DIDNT WANT TO YET.
I FORGOT IT WAS AN NTFS PARTITION AS WELL.
WHAT SHOULD I TRY NEXT?????

Edited by richclan, 03 July 2006 - 08:23 PM.

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On the machine you are on now...press and release the Caps Lock key one time only.

On the machine you are fixing...is the disk you used for the repair a recovery cd supplied by the machine's manufacturer?
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On the machine you are on now...press and release the Caps Lock key one time only.

On the machine you are fixing...is the disk you used for the repair a recovery cd supplied by the machine's manufacturer?

no xp pro disc from other computer i dont have manufacturing cd
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This isn't sounding good...

Can you boot to the cd and press R at the first screen to access Recovery Console? (If you are prompted for the Admin password, leave it blank and press "Enter".)

You should get to a screen that lists the operating system(s) installed on the machine. It should be the first screen after the password prompt. Do you get this list?
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yes i do get this screen however it gets worse :blink: it only sees the d drive the one with win 98 that crashed a few years ago.

what if i erased the boot sector, would xp re-write it and possibly restart?

now my son tells me that he thinks someone on a counterstrike game gave him a virus. i hope not.
we are behind a router w/firewall.

hope you had a good 4th :whistling:
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What do you think we should try next :whistling:

Edited by richclan, 14 July 2006 - 12:17 PM.

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