Blue, Black, Blinking.
Posted 19 March 2011 - 01:40 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 01:47 PM
If no success there try Safe Mode.
If no success there or on any other advanced boot options such as VGA mode.
The on the screen with te cursor, press Ctrl Alt Delete, does task manager activate.
Posted 19 March 2011 - 01:49 PM
Ctr-Alt-Del will restart the computer, but nothing else.
Thanks for the speedy response!
Posted 19 March 2011 - 02:11 PM
If so Boot from that you may need to enter setup on F2 and change boot priority to CD drive.
Enter recovery console
The run a "chkdsk C: /r" command, without quotes and presuming that C is the HDD drive letter carrying the Windows.
That will be confirmed for you as you enter the recovery console
If you do not have the Xp CD
make the recovery console disc here.
using this to burn the ISO file
on that link above see the first Microsoft link at the bottom left of the page for the recovery console instructions pls.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 19 March 2011 - 02:13 PM.
Posted 19 March 2011 - 02:22 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 02:29 PM
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.
Posted 19 March 2011 - 02:35 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 02:41 PM
Yes and make sure to save the changes before exiting or it will not stay set.
Am I not supposed to go to Setup to change the boot priority?
Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:38 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:44 PM
MAKE SURE PLS it has completed and you are back at the cmd prompt.
Then try and boot, not now pressing - any key to boot from CD and report what happens pls.
Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:56 PM
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