Edited by willmon2000, 02 April 2010 - 03:49 PM.
Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:42 PM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:06 AM
Unplug everything as you did before and slowly put everything back, double-checking all connections.
Posted 03 April 2010 - 04:15 AM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 05:06 AM
place the XP cd in the drive and reboot but after the bios or manufacturers screen press and hold the R key. when you get the next screen you have 2 options, either reload windows with format which will wipe the drive or reload windows without format which while it will wipe the desktop clean as in ...my docs folder and possibly your favorites from IE. most of your programs should still work and you will not lose any pix or music, if they were on the desktop before this procedure then you will have to find them on the driveand drag them back out
Posted 03 April 2010 - 05:11 AM
That would be tap F8 during bootup.
But recheck all the cables. You may have switched where you had the cd drive and the hard drive.
Was the cd drive and the hard drive on there own separate cable?
Posted 03 April 2010 - 04:49 PM
Edited by willmon2000, 03 April 2010 - 04:49 PM.
Posted 03 April 2010 - 05:12 PM
1. Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD and assure that your CD-ROM drive is capable of booting the CD.
2. Once you have booted from CD, do NOT select the option that states: Press F2 to initiate the Automated System Recovery (ASR) tool.
Youíre going to proceed until you see the following screen, at which point you will press the ďRĒ key to enter the recovery console:
3. After you have selected the appropriate option from step two, you will be prompted to select a valid Windows installation (typically number ď1").
Select the installation number, and hit Enter.
If there is an administrator password for the administrator account, enter it and hit Enter (if asked for the password, and you don't know it, you're out of luck).
You will be greeted with this screen, which indicates a recovery console at the ready:
4. There are eight commands you must enter in sequence to repair any of the issues I noted in the opening of this guide.
I will introduce them here, and then show the results graphically in the next six steps.
NOTE. Make sure, you press Enter after each command. Make sure, all commands are exact, including "spaces".
These commands are as follows:
ATTRIB -H C:\boot.ini
ATTRIB -S C:\boot.ini
ATTRIB -R C:\boot.ini
Note about the above command.
BOOTCFG /REBUILD command which searches for pre-existing installations of Windows XP and rebuilds sundry essential components of the Windows operating system, recompiles the BOOT.INI file and corrects a litany of common Windows errors.
It is very important that you do one or both of the following two things:
A.) Every Windows XP owner must use /FASTDETECT as OS Load Option when the rebuild process is finalizing.
B.) If you are the owner of a CPU featuring Intelís XD or AMDís NX buffer overflow protection, you must also use /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN as an OS Load Option.
For the Enter Load Identifier portion of this command, you should enter the name of the operating system you have installed.
If, for example, you are using Windows XP Home, you could type Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for the identifier (it's not crucial, however what the name is, as long, as it's meaningful).
Here is your computer screen:
5. Following command verifies the integrity of the hard drive containing the Windows XP installation. While this step is not an essential function in our process, itís still good to be sure that the drive is physically capable of running windows, in that it contains no bad sectors or other corruptions that might be the culprit:
6. This last command writes a new boot sector to the hard drive and cleans up all the loose ends we created by rebuilding the BOOT.INI file and the system files. When the Windows Recovery Console asks you if you are Sure you want to write a new bootsector to the partition C: ? just hit ďYĒ, then Enter to confirm your decision:
7. Itís time to reboot your PC by typing
and pressing Enter.
With any luck, your PC will boot successfully into Windows XP as if your various DLL, Hive, EXE and NTLDR errors never existed.
Thanks To Broni For The Instructions
Posted 03 April 2010 - 05:45 PM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 06:38 AM
If no bootable cd is being read then you may have a faulty cdrom drive.
You may have a faulty controller on the motherboard.
You may have faulty cable or ribbon.
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