xp wont boot
Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:25 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:29 PM
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:
8. Locate the ISO file Seatools for dos that you downloaded
9. Click to place that in the Img Burn window and then click the arrow as shown below
Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:36 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:35 PM
That could mean the hard drive has failed.
Go into the bios and make sure the hard drive is identified there. If so make sure to click F10 to save and exit. This should make sure the bios on boot sees the hard drive. If still no hard drive then it could be a loose connection inside the system or a bad hard drive.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:24 PM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:23 AM
The way of getting in may vary depending on the motherboard installed. Normally it is by pushing the DEL button on the very first black screen where it counts up your memory.
On Some systems it could be any of the following... F2, F4, F10 or F12
When you first turn your system on it should tell you either in the bottom left or the top right how to enter this part of the system.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:10 PM
Do not be worried about me posting, my good colleague rshaffer61 and myself often work together.
On your computer F2 is the key to enter BIOS setup.
immediately the first post screen appears keep tapping F2.
Operating System:Windows® XP</B>
At the black "SONY" screen, press the F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup
This will also help you
you can use the back arrow on that page to read all the advice.
If the drive IS SHOWN in the bios - DO NOT proceed with the advice for system recovery as you will lose everthing installed and be back to how it was when sold
If the drive is NOT shown in the BIOS, after folowing the advice on that link I have sent you, then you need further advice.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:46 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:11 AM
Did you get into the bios and then save and exit? Did everything boot normally then?
Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:22 AM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:27 AM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:03 AM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:13 AM
Is your date and time right in the bios and on your desktop?
Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:24 AM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:27 AM