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Windows XP won't start up


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Glenn NI

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hi!

i tried to reinstall my orange wireless adaptor. i left it to install but when i came back to my pc it was frozen.

whenever i try to start the computer windows won't load up.

the only screen that loads says:




USB Storage Device: USB-HS WDC WD2500BB-00G0.01
CDE Channel 2 . Master Disk : BBA,ATA 100, 300GB

CDE Channel 2 . Master Disk HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability . . . . Disabled


PCI device listing . . .
Bus No. Device No. Func No. Vendor/Device Class Device Class IRQ
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0 2 5 1039 5513 0101 IDE Cntrlr 14
0 2 7 1039 7012 0401 Multimedia Device 11
0 3 0 1039 7001 0401 USB 1.0/1.1 OHCI Cntrlr 10
0 3 1 1039 7001 0C03 USB 1.0/1.1 OCHI Cntrlr 11
0 3 2 1039 7001 0C03 USB 1.0/1.1 OCHI Cntrlr 5
0 3 3 1039 7002 0C03 USB 2.0 EHCI Cntrlr 10
0 4 0 1039 0900 0200 Network Cntrlr 10
0 5 0 1039 0180 0101 IDE Cntrlr 11
0 10 0 14F1 2F00 0780 Simple COMM. Cntrlr 10
1 0 0 1039 6330 0300 Display Cntrlr 5
ACPI Controller 9
Verifying DMI Pool Data . . . . . . . . . . .
Boot from CD :
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it stays at this screen indefinately. can anybody help me?

any help would greatly appreciated!! thanks.

Edited by Glenn NI, 06 March 2007 - 07:31 PM.

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Try unplugging the device on bootup.

Edited by ultimateslacker2, 06 March 2007 - 05:28 PM.

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Glenn NI

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thanks for you advice, however i have already disconnected the wireless adaptor and removed the installation cd.
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Start the System Restore Utility at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click 315222 to see a description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP

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Last known good configuration?
System Restore from Safe Mode?
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it won't let me use safe mode. it complete stalls at this screen.

it's quite a new pc. it was working fine until i tried to reinstall the adaptor.

thanks for helping!
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Looks like the BIOS is feeling lazy and does not want to load up fully.

Go into the BIOS, usually one of the keys , F1, DEL, F2, F5

When you get there, select the LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS.

Exit and save by pressing Y and reboot.

Can you load into windows now?
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the only thing that seems to work is pressing control alt delete - but then it just restarts the computer and brings me back to where i was.
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OK. Before I proceed, is the system still under warranty?
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pressing F1 Del F2 and F5 fails to do anything.
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i've had for just over a year - so no it's not under warrenty.
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O.K. Just checking :whistling:

Well this may do something.

Open up your PC Side Part Case.
Look on the MOTHERBOARD
You should see a CIRCLE LITHIUM BATTERY on there.
Take it out for about 1 hour.
When the 1 hour has passed, but the BATTERY back on the MOTHERBOARD.

Try booting now.
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i restarted and hit delete to get into set up.

i'm not at a screen called Pheonix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility which has many different options to choose from.

there's one called Load Fail-Safe Defaults - should i choose it?
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Pheonix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
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- Standard CMOS Features - Frequency/Voltage Control
- BIOS Feature - Load Fail-Safe Defaults
- Advanced BIOS Features - Load optimized Defaults
- Advanced Chipset Features - Set Supervisor Password
- Integrated Peripherals - Set User Password
- Power Management Setup - Save & Exit Setup
- PnP/PCI Configurations - Exit Without Saving
- PC Health Status

ESc : Quit
F10 Save & Exit Setup


This is what i'm looking at now. Thanks for your help so far!
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Oh good you got in.

Load this one:

- BIOS Feature - Load Fail-Safe Defaults
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