Posted 08 April 2010 - 01:55 PM
Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:15 PM
Do you have a windows xp CD.
If it is branded, do you have the CD supplied with it, there MAY not have been one.
We need to get into Recovery Console, to run chkdsk that can be run from Safe Mode, see if you can boot to that.
On switching on, keep pressing F8 (most likely) and see if a screen appears offering options including
If it does select that, THEN if that loads, post back and I will take you to the next step.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:19 PM
EDIT, As far as I can see it isn't branded, I bought it from a friend a pretty long time ago.
Edited by iTonehhh, 08 April 2010 - 04:20 PM.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:15 PM
Press F2 on first post beep. (keep tapping the key)
Go across with the keyboard right arrow to boot priority.
If the hard drive is the first boot device, come down to that then Enter and change to CD drive or DVD drive.
Then make the HDD the second device
Press F10 most likely to save and exit.
Insert the Windows XP CD, see if it boots to that.
If so post back.
DO NOT DO ANYTHING ELSE.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:19 PM
EDIT: Pressing F2 does nothing, I still get the "Use last known config" screen.
Edited by iTonehhh, 08 April 2010 - 05:24 PM.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:28 PM
Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:41 PM
see if it now automatically boots to the CD.
It is no use pressing F8, as you reported that you still ended up with the BSOD
Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:43 PM
Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:30 PM
You need to establish if the HDD is any good.
The safe way is to take out the hard drive and place it in an enclosure, then connect it to another computer as an external drive and see if it is readable.
Firstly try again booting to BIOS setup.
It may be the F2 or DEL or another key. Have a look at this
Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:32 PM
Edited by Macboatmaster, 08 April 2010 - 06:34 PM.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:34 PM
Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:39 PM
Pls read the link I sent
Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:45 PM
Posted 10 April 2010 - 12:29 PM
moving a jumper on the Motherboard for Clear CMOS password.
If you need further help with this aspect please post.
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