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WindowsXPSP3, no sysconfig, no recovery console, no access to CD or US


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Axtan

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Need help.

I have a WinXPSP3 that started crashing after 15Jun M/S Windows Updates and Nvidia GE Force 7900 driver updates. Crashes characterized by pixeled boxes on screen, then computer stops working and display goes to power saving mode. Restored once in safe mode to pre-15 June and computer worked for 2 days and crashed again. Restored 2nd time in safe mode to early June and comptuer crashed immediately. Attempted to reload OS in Safe Mode and computer now fails to start at all. Displays missing config system files. Refuses to recognize the original OS CD in the drive or an OS download on USB Stick regardless of selections in the BIOS under the F-12 key. I have disconnected all other external USB hardware except mouse and keyboard and system still does not restart. As it does not recoginze the CD Drive or USB Stick, I cannot get to the Recovery Console to assist in getting it to work. Would welcome any further guidance that is out there as to how to proceed from here. Warmest Regards, Axtan
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Ztruker

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Try resetting the CMOS.

Power off.
Unplug power cord
Remove CMOS battery
Press and hold power button for 10 seconds
Put battery back
Connect power cord
Power up

You should get a CMOS configuration error, Press F1 for setup, F2 to Continue.
Press F1.

In Setup, load defaults, set date and time, setup boot priority and any other changes you want then save them and exit.

See if it boots now.
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