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HELP. My PC Wont Boot Up Right...im stupid with pc's..?


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I found my XP CD. And the product key for it and everything. Shold I try and reinstall it?

Or what shoul,d i do?
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You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the start button and keep tapping the delete key, (possibly F2) until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need your XP product key to complete this

The XP Product Key is a 25 character alpha numerical code, which does not include the sequence OEM


If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install

XP Repair Install

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

The XP repair install will look and run as a normal install, however, you must not see a request to format the drive


After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

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Will it boot without the keyboard and mouse plugged in
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I put the cd in and restarted the compter it wont do anythign still! i already tried booting it up without the mouse and keyboard, it did the same thing.

should i try and go into the set up (F8) while the cd is in there?
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That another thing, I cant get it to even load into the set up either
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With the XP CD in, start the PC and keep tapping the enter key

Have you got another CD ROM Drive in the PC
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I have two. the main one and then a cd burner now. I can ONLY get the CD burner drive to open to put the cd in. The other one wont open.
i dontknow why...
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Still won't run if you tap enter?
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I can try, i havent tried tapping entry. I will,but i doubnt it will work though.
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I tried enter. its stuck on ENTERING SET UP...and wont go further....

the cd is in also

Edited by Re-Re, 02 September 2006 - 01:42 PM.

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No it hasnt i was jsut tapping enter but ntoihg hppened to i pressed delete and it goes to "entering setup" but it wont actualy get into the set up
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No it hasnt i was jsut tapping enter but ntoihg hppened to i pressed delete and it goes to "entering setup" but it wont actualy get into the set up
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Will get back to you on this
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Thanks a lot.


just get at me.


**anyone else have any ieas?**
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Questions also: do you think it could be beacuse my main cd drive doesnt work, meaning i cant open it and the green little light doesnt flash or turn on when i start my comptuer up?
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