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IBM running XP won't boot


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Thanks, wannabe 1, for the detailed description of the procedure. I would recommend, however, to run chkdsk /f too.
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The Skeptic: Thank you. I will do that.

Wannabe1: Nice to see you again!
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Good to see you, too, DangerousThing. How have you been?
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Until this latest, very well. I hope the season finds you well also.
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Hi again...

Can you fill me in real quick on what your need to do to THIS machine?
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The machine wouldn't boot. Would continuosly cycle to the main login screen..the IBM logo with f prompts listed. I managed to run the chkdsk /r. And now have re-started with success. However, I can't eject the xp disc. Any thought on that? I alos think I need to re-configuere my boot devices. What should they be?

Thanks
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Reboot the PC and keep tapping the CD Rom button as it loads
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I think I may be booting from the cd.
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okay...re-start or shut down then power back on?
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Have you tried right clicking the cd drive in My Computer and choosing "Eject"?

Your boot priority should be:
  • cd-rom
  • HDD
  • Floppy

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If eject won't play, then restart the PC and tap the drive open button
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I poered off and shut down. I get:

"1962 no operating system found" message...the cd tray opened about half way and shut a few times as I tapped the eject button, then it re-started xp. but i think it's running from the disk.

Edited by DangerousThing, 19 December 2006 - 11:21 PM.

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Okay. I got the disk out, but I'm afraid to re-boot as the previous found no operating system. Do I need to change the boot sequence?

I read wannbe1's post...do I need to set that way?

Edited by DangerousThing, 19 December 2006 - 11:26 PM.

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Can you open the tray using the method I suggested?

Remove the cd and set the boot priority...then try a reboot.
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How do I set the boot priority?
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