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it still has a problem periodically. one time i had to reboot 4 times before it would load up to the desktop.
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That sounds like the either motherboard or hd.
Try running hd diagnostics again.
Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, try the Hitachi DFT CD Image version of the software

Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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i'm not using a A: drive just a cd/dvd drive.
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Which ever one you need get the DOS CD ISO version and then use the program with the instructions to make the ISO cd.
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they have a bootable cd .iso image file, would that be the one? i downloaded said .iso file then burned using imgburn which created a .bin file. how do you open a .bin file?

Edited by abrahams child, 13 June 2011 - 08:35 PM.

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you don't open the bin file. Put the cd in the drive and reboot the system. If the cdrom is the first boot device it should boot straight to the program.
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i figured that out when i read your reply at making a bootable disk. it passed the first four tests and i have one more to do but i need to go to work. i'll perform the last test when i get home and let you know the final result.
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Ok no problem. I will watch for your final results. :)
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i tried doing a burn in test but it kept kicking me but to the start page, test selection. but the other four test passed with the advanced test said it was certified to be error free.
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I would say that the HD test good then.
Looks like we may have a OS issue then.
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 30 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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no. can not get to setup screen using xp installation disk so i can do a repair. cd is first in line at startup. any thoughts?
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What installation disk are you using?
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a copy of one provided for me from my employer.
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Copies rarely work correctly. Can you not borrow the original disk?
Is it a full version or a upgrade version?
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