Should boot right up to the good Windows installation.
Computer Shuts Down By itself
Posted 13 December 2006 - 04:32 PM
Posted 14 December 2006 - 09:59 AM
What do we need to do to fix this? Thank you!
Posted 14 December 2006 - 01:30 PM
You will need to boot to the XP installation cd.
Put the cd in the cd-rom drive and shut the machine OFF. Power the machine back on and watch the screen for the prompt "Press any key to boot from cd"...press the spacebar once.
This should take you to a "Welcome to Setup" screen...Press R to load Recovery Console"
On the next screen, select your operating system by typing the number to the left of it. In most cases, this will be 1. C:\WINDOWS...so type 1.
If you are prompted to type a password, leave it blank and press "Enter".
This should take you to a command prompt...C:\WINDOWS>
Type chkdsk /r and press "Enter". Note the space before /r. You may be told the volume is in use and asked if you want to schedule this to run on the next boot...type Y and press "Enter". This should start the chkdsk operation.
If the machine doesn't reboot automatically, but returns to command prompt, type exit and press "Enter". The machine should reboot...do not press a key to boot to cd...let it boot to the HDD.
This will be a very long check and may appear to start over a few times...this is normal, let it finish. 60 to 90 minutes for this check is not unusual. It should then automatically boot to Windows.
If that doesn't resolve the problem, try this REPAIR to your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can. Note: This option is not always available on OEM Recovery Cd's
Once this repair has completed, you will have to download all Windows Updates again.
Edited by wannabe1, 14 December 2006 - 01:33 PM.
Posted 14 December 2006 - 04:02 PM
Posted 14 December 2006 - 04:30 PM
Posted 16 December 2006 - 01:02 PM
I also disabled the ATI Radeon 9550 graphics card, as computer will not boot with it enabled. I just purchased this card brand new about 6 months ago, but for some reason there's a conflict.
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