weird xp problems
Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:29 PM
Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:13 AM
You need to go into BIOS. How to get into BIOS is different for each computer. It's usually F10 though, could be DEL, ESC, F1 etc.
Once in there (it's different for each computer) you should be able to find your boot up options (Boot Options, Boot, Boot Order etc). Write down your boot order before you make any changes. So you can always change it back! Change the boot order so Floppy Drive is no longer in the list (or put the floppy drive under your hard drive). You change the list by using the + and - keys. Once done save and exit BIOS.
The first drive you have first in the list. Will be what the computer boots from first. The second drive will be the device it'll boot from second etc.
When your computer has booted and you're back on. Check to see if your floppy drive is faulty. Save files on a floppy etc.
Before you attempt to do anything I say. Research and read up about it first.
Edited by Oddysee, 02 July 2010 - 12:18 AM.
Posted 02 July 2010 - 11:35 AM
Posted 02 July 2010 - 03:59 PM
Lets eliminate another couple of things. When your computer successfully boots up. Make a Windows XP boot disk and then try and boot from it. Post here whether it boots up from there successfully or not.
You could also try using Fixmbr. You can read about it here http://www.microsoft...r.mspx?mfr=true
You should save any important documents before attempting to fix your computer.
Edited by Rorschach112, 02 July 2010 - 04:40 PM.
Posted 02 July 2010 - 06:43 PM
Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:26 AM
I guessed Master Boot Record first. So lets try that. You can fix this by running Fixmbr (Fix Master Boot Record) as I've mentioned in my post before. You will need your Windows XP disk to do this. Click on the link I previously provided and do some research about it before you attempt to Fixmbr.
One thing you will need to do before you use Fixmbr.
If you haven't saved all your important documents yet. You should do it before you start to repair your computer.
Edited by Rorschach112, 03 July 2010 - 06:14 AM.
removed malware advice
Posted 03 July 2010 - 11:05 PM
the problem is i have two instances of xp installed and i have a partition and the drive i want to run the fixmbr on is the e:\ drive (the second partition on the c drive) yet its not listed am i just supposed to choose the c: drive?
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