Do you have your windows XP CD? If you do, I want you to put it in and turn on your computer. When you are given the message press any key to boot from cd...
, press a key and Windows Setup will start. At the first screen where you have to enter input, hit R
to enter the Recovery Console. Then you will have to hit 1
to log into your windows installation and then just hit Enter
for the Administrator password because it is normally blank unless you changed it. Once you are at the command prompt C:\WINDOWS I want you to type each of the following, hitting enter after each line:
- attrib -s -h -r c:\boot.ini
- del c:\boot.ini
- bootcfg /rebuild
Now type Exit
and take your XP CD out. Your computer will reboot itself.
Let us knowhow things are going nowIf you DO NOT have your Windows XP disk
[*]Now burn this ISO
image to a CD
and boot your computer with it.NOTE: Keep in mind that this is different than burning a file to a CD-ROM. If you do not know how to burn an ISO image, then download CDBurnerXP Pro to another Windows machine and install it. Then go Here for instructions for burning the ISO image
[*]Once the CD
is created, place it in the defunct computer
[*]Then reboot your broken PC with that CD
in the CD-ROM
[*]Make sure the PC is set to run from the CD
as the primary boot device.NOTE: You do this by setting your PC to boot to the CD-ROM in BIOS (enter bios by pressing f1, f2 or del key during memory count up, then search for boot order, and set the CD as the first boot device)
[*]When the PC boots, it will boot from the CD
...after the first several screens load, you will be given a choice to choose R
for Recovery Console
. You will be asked to log in.NOTE: For Windows XP Home, there is not password, just hit ENTER. For Windows XP pro, ask whomever set up the machine what password they used.
then follow the instructions above...
Edited by happyrck, 16 May 2007 - 10:52 AM.