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Windows Crashed.....Won't Bootfrom CD


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GStone2593

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Hi,

My Aunt's computer recently crashed. A black screen popped up saying System32 fatal error, Windows XP Professional won't load. When we tried to boot from the Windows CD another black screen appears saying "Press any key to Boot from CD......" so I hit enter, the next screen sayings "Setup is checking your system configuration please wait....." then a blank black screen pops up and nothing happens. The CD drive is not on nor is the computer's hard drive making any noise.

The computer was recently rebuilt and was working fine up to this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ginger
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Hi,

If the CMOS setup is not properly setup the computer may ignore or not look at the CD-ROM as a bootable option. Verify in the CMOS that your settings are properly set to boot from the CD-ROM drive.

Generally, these settings will be under the boot options.

set the first option to boot from cd-rom first.

cheers...xxx1

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Edited by xxx1, 10 January 2007 - 03:40 PM.

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It won't do anything to get past the boot from CD
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