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Getting blue screen of death on Safe Mode?


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If you are not getting a line that says push any key to boot to cdrom or the Welcome Screen then it is not booting to the hd and not the cdrom.
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If you are not getting a line that says push any key to boot to cdrom or the Welcome Screen then it is not booting to the hd and not the cdrom.


Yeah, I figured, but what am I supposed to do about it?
I don't think I've ever had any of those screens before.
My boot priority was Removeable then CDROM then Hard disk, or something like that.


Okay, I think I got past this but now it is saying "Disk Boot failure" and to put in another disk and hit enter...

Does this mean the .iso thing didn't work? Should I do it again?

Edited by Carbunkel, 30 November 2009 - 04:26 PM.

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I would say do another and make sure you are making a iso or image disk. You can't just burn the iso to a disk as data
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I would say do another and make sure you are making a iso or image disk. You can't just burn the iso to a disk as data




Yeah, I've burned isos to this kind of disk before, and it worked perfectly fine...though I was using Daemon Tools if that makes a difference.
You did mention earlier that somtimes it doesn't work, is this one of those scenarios? Will it work if it gets burned to the disk properlly?
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It should work but I can't guarantee that. I am working on one here at home that is having the same issue. It will read cd ISO's but not ones put on DVD's
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I've been trying for the past couple days. I even got my friend to send me a disk and it didn't work. Now what?
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Well this isn't going to work since you can't get it to boot to the cdrom.
Have you change dthe boot sequence to make the cdrom the first boot device?
Do you have a Genuine Xp disk or can you borrow one of the same type that is loaded on your system? Home or Pro
We need to do a repair or parallel installation to try and fix this. the other option is to backup everythig and then do a format and fresh install.
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Well this isn't going to work since you can't get it to boot to the cdrom.
Have you change dthe boot sequence to make the cdrom the first boot device?
Do you have a Genuine Xp disk or can you borrow one of the same type that is loaded on your system? Home or Pro
We need to do a repair or parallel installation to try and fix this. the other option is to backup everythig and then do a format and fresh install.


Yes, I did change it so that it would boot the cdrom first. I did borrow one that is the same type and it still didn't go anything. How do I back everything up if I can't access it?
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The only way to backup then is to remove the HD and slave it in a good system. Backup data there or on to a external device or cd's. The next problem is how to load the system when system won't boot to the cdrom.
Without doing that, it is next to impossible to load the system.
It is possible that the cdrom drive is dead and that is why the Recovery Console cd and the XP cd would not boot.
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