Windows XP re installation
Posted 13 December 2009 - 08:53 AM
Posted 13 December 2009 - 08:58 AM
Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:05 AM
Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:11 AM
What is the brand of PC you have?
Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:27 AM
Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking, Safe Mode with command prompt, Last known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked), Start Windows normally.
Whichever one I choose, it ends up trying to start but then the Compaq logo comes up again, and the same thing happens.
Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:39 AM
Make sure the PC is not on. Press the power button then immediately start tapping the F1 key on your keyboard. This should then take you into the BIOS. Do not change any other setting other than the one below.
Once in the BIOS, use the arrow keys to select "BOOT" on the menu running along the top.
Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT Device Priority (or similar)... you need to make sure the first/top boot device is set to the CD/DVD/Optical Drive.
After doing that press F10 to Save changes and see if the PC will now boot from the CD.
If you are unsure of anything just say.
Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:59 AM
Posted 13 December 2009 - 10:08 AM
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Edited by dirt316, 13 December 2009 - 10:55 AM.
Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:37 PM
Posted 14 December 2009 - 07:36 AM
Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:26 PM
Just see if you can boot from another disc. By the sounds of it, the disc you are using is fine as it works in another machine, but we need to double check that the PC will boot from a disc.
Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:48 PM
Posted 15 December 2009 - 01:02 PM
To reset the BIOS:
If this doesn't work, can you post back with what devices it lists on the first screen in the BIOS. Depending on which version you have, it should look like either one of the pictures below:
So for example the screen above, shows two devices, TSSTCorp CDW/D and Samsung HD160J
This one shows Samsung SP2004C.
Just let me know what devices it shows on yours
Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:32 PM
Legacy Diskette A: [1.44/1.25 MB 3 1/2]
Legacy Diskette B: [Disabled]
Primary Master: [Maxtor 6E040L0-(PM)]
Primary Slave: [None]
Secondary Master: [COMPAQ DVD-ROM SD 608-(SM)]
Secondary Slave: [R/RW 4x4x24- (SS)]
System Memory: 640 KB
Extended Memory: 523264 KB
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