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Okay, I got the "Welcome to Setup" screen and pressed R.

In the top left corner of the screen I see "Windows XP Home Edition Setup"

Along the bottom of the screen I see "Examining 76294 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi..."

I left it like this overnight once, nothing happened :whistling:
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Ok...let's go for the repair installation.

Restart the machine...on the Welcome to Setup screen Press Enter

The next screen should be the license agreement. Press F8

You should then be given a list of installed operating systems to choose from...what do you see listed on in the box?
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Okay, I rebooted, got to the "Welcome to Setup" screen, pressed Enter and unfortunatley it's the same screen as it is when I press R.

I assume that this is probably the CD?
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It sounds more like it's having trouble reading the hard drive...let it run for a little bit and see if it completes using the repair operation that's looking at it.
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Okay I'll let it run.. although as I said before when I pressed R at the setup screen a few days ago, the same thing was along the bottom of the screen. I left it overnight and nothing changed.

Edited by stewie167, 06 December 2006 - 05:43 PM.

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We won't let it run so long this time... :whistling:
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Alright :whistling:
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No progress yet? I think it's had time to look at the HDD.

Do you know how to enter the BIOS Setup when you start the machine?
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No progress at all, I'll reboot and get into the BIOS now.
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Okay, I'm in the BIOS now.
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We want to set the BIOS Defaults. There may be an actual setting for this in your BIOS version...named BIOS Default or Fail Safe Default...something on that order. On some versions, pressing the F5 key will accomplish this. Once you have done this and saved the settings, exit BIOS.

See if it will boot to windows. If it won't, boot back to the recovery console as you did before and see if there is progress when you start the process.
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Hmm.. I can't find it. My BIOS Version is A07.
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Press F5...wait a few seconds...press F10...say yes, and exit the BIOS. See if it will boot.
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I pressed F5, waited a few seconds, when I press F10 though, nothing comes up.
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Then there should be a menu option to exit bios and save the settings
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