Here we go again
Did as exactly as suggested. Photo 1
) Shows IDE CD-ROM DEVICE
is selected as no.1Photo 2
) Shows Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
I then placed AVG Rescue disk (latest burn) in drive and pressed key F1. Photo 3
) Shows result: on first line, Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
. On second line, ..SOLINUX 5.01 2013-01-28 ETCD_
. (note the start of the word ..SOLINUX
is off-screen, hence the '..' ).
Dunno what you call it but the line
'_' after ETCD_
is blinking like a cursor, like I have to input something.
This message remained on screen. Absolutely nothing changed or happened.
Next. Leaving the cd in drive, I switched off xp manually using power on/off button (the only way possible). About 30 seconds later, I restarted xp again.Photo 4
) Result: ..SOLINUX 5.01 2013-01-28 ETCD_
. The line after ETCD is blinking.
The following may or may not be helpful.
A) For several seconds nothing shows on the monitor on initial start-up, just a black screen with maybe some flickering grey. I have to press the monitor power button at least twice before I see anything. I usually see the Dell bit, but it flickers.
B) See keyboard in the photos. I have an Advent illuminated keyboard, but you can clearly see the blue light on right showing numbers lock on
C) I hear two 'beeps' when I start xp. (Sure I didn't hear them before, but I may be wrong).
D) I also prefer to burn at a slower speed, but 16x is slowest using Active Iso Burner
which was part of http://www.geekstogo...ystem-tutorial/
Think that's all for now. Phew!
(I really, really
do appreciate your input and patience guys! Thanks) xx
Edited by flat-erica, 16 February 2014 - 06:23 PM.