reboots when trying to load windows
Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:29 PM
Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:00 PM
If Windows was not a issue before then the issue is the MOBO not recognizing HD or wrong boot sequence.
Edited by rshaffer61, 10 July 2009 - 08:01 PM.
Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:04 PM
I just want to make sure there isn't a danger of losing anything or the workability of installed programs if I do the repair.
Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:06 PM
Do you get any error message or BSOD when trying to boot into normal mode?
Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:11 PM
Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:13 PM
I just rebuilt my wife's system with all new parts except Main hd.
I booted up and everything loaded fine. I loaded new mobo drivers disk and that was it.
I'm not sure what the mobo wants windows to repair.
Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:16 PM
Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:31 PM
I have done a repair installation several dozens of times and not once had a problem. That is not to say there is always that one time.
I'm sure Murray will agree that if there is any important data you want to make sure is safe then we would suggest doing a backup of that data.
If this is not a issue then you can do the repair installation. Just make sure you are doing a repair installation and not a fresh install or a parallel installation.
If you cd is retail as you state then you should be ok. You still may have to reactivate through Microsoft since the MOBO is new.
Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:37 PM
Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:54 PM
Repair Installation Instructions
· Insert your Windows XP CD in your CD-ROM and then Restart your computer.
· At the first post screen start tapping the Del key to enter System Bios
· Find the Advance Options or Boot Sequence screen.
· You will need to change the boot sequence so that the CDrom is first and the HD is second.
· Press F10 to Save and Exit and then press Enter to accept.
· The system will now reboot
· When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
· When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER
· To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
· At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed. DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION.
· On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
· Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected and highlighted in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP.
· Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.
You can also go HERE
to read a step by step tutorial with screenshots.
Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:18 PM
Posted 12 July 2009 - 02:05 PM
What can I do? It's a SATA drive that's over 200gb is that a problem? If so, is there something I can do???
Posted 12 July 2009 - 02:55 PM
Posted 12 July 2009 - 02:56 PM
Edited by hoodleehoo, 12 July 2009 - 07:42 PM.
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