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Can't boot from CD, unable to fix login/logout loop -Resolved


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Madoreck

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I ran some sort of virus removal program and I got the blue screen of death. Then my computer shut down and when I rebooted I was brought to an unfamiliar login screen. When i tried entering my password it logged in and i was able to see my desktop background for a split second before being logged out. Restarting didn't fix the problem. I tried to boot from my Windows XP home edition disk but there was no "press any key to boot from CD" screen. I even went as far as to create a BartPE disk but that couldn't boot on my computer either for the same reason. I am certain I have searched google thoroughly for a solution but nothing has worked.

I have been at this for the past 6 hours and I could really use some help.

Edited by Madoreck, 05 March 2010 - 01:49 PM.

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To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.

Hopefully you have already put the XP cd in the drive before all this. If everything is setup correctly you will get a black screen with the following message in the upper left corner:
"Push Any Key To Boot To Cd". When you see this then push any key and the cd will take over. Then follow the prompts or if you need assistance we will help.

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To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.

Hopefully you have already put the XP cd in the drive before all this. If everything is setup correctly you will get a black screen with the following message in the upper left corner:
"Push Any Key To Boot To Cd". When you see this then push any key and the cd will take over. Then follow the prompts or if you need assistance we will help.


Thanks for the quick response! It worked perfectly.
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:) :)
You are very welcome.
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