Windows Won't Boot
Posted 15 January 2009 - 10:40 PM
Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:07 AM
I am trialing XP Lite for myself, 6 or 7 cd's so far in the bin.
good thing I got a megasized batch of CDs - looks like I'll be using a few
Welcome to the fun side.
Edited by peterm, 16 January 2009 - 02:07 AM.
Posted 16 January 2009 - 03:40 AM
Posted 16 January 2009 - 05:50 PM
Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:47 PM
So I put the first one in and, of course, right away I'm stymied again - It gives 2 choices - the first is to restore - the second is to boot from cd rom with command prompt - naturally, I selected boot from command prompt without the slightest idea of what command to enter! Brilliant, yeah?! So now I have to figure out what to put in there - any ideas?
Posted 17 January 2009 - 02:59 PM
Warning The hardware components in a computer are very sensitive to static electricity.
Make sure you touch some metal part first to discharge static.
1. Shut down your computer, and then remove all the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) devices.
(This means any add on cards)
2. Restart your computer.
* If Windows starts successfully, shut down your computer, and then reinstall the PCI devices one at a time. Start Windows after the installation of each device. When you install a device that causes the issue that is described in the "Symptoms" section, remove that device, and then continue to install the other PCI devices.
* If Windows does not start successfully, remove one or more of the memory modules that are installed in your computer. Leave sufficient RAM for your computer to start and run Windows XP.
Note Windows XP requires 128 megabytes (MB) RAM. The minimum is 64 MB and the maximum is 4 gigabytes (GB).
For example, if two 256-MB memory modules are installed in your computer, remove one of the memory modules. If Windows starts successfully, shut down the computer, and then reinstall the RAM modules one at a time. Start Windows after the installation of each RAM module. When you install a module that causes the issue that is described in the "Symptoms" section, remove that module, and then continue to install the other RAM modules.
Edited by peterm, 17 January 2009 - 03:08 PM.
Posted 17 January 2009 - 04:20 PM
If you booted from cd and got a command prompt, I suspect you have a C:
If so try a chkdsk /f/r Note the space before the first /
Posted 17 January 2009 - 05:13 PM
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