Posted 06 November 2005 - 03:24 PM
Posted 06 November 2005 - 04:16 PM
There's no need to repair XP or anything like that because the problem is generated before Windows loads so it wouldn't make any difference.
What does your screen say when it tells you to press F1 to continue?
Posted 06 November 2005 - 05:00 PM
Try changing out your CMOS battery.. Sounds like it is losing it's setting !!
Posted 12 November 2005 - 03:38 PM
Copyright 1996-2001 Intel Corporation
Intel ® Pentium ® 4 Processor, 1.60 GHz
384 Mg System RAM
Fixed Disk 0 : Maxtor 5T040H4
(UDMA = 100MHz)
Fixed Disk 1 : WDC WD800JB-00FMA0
(UDMA = 100 MHz)
ATAPI CD-ROM Compaq CRD-8484B
ATAPI CD-ROM LG CD-RW CED-8120B
USB Mass Storage Device : HP
Legacy Keyboard – Detected
Legacy Mouse – Detected
USB Legacy – Enabled
Press F1 to resume
When I press F1, it then continues loading, and brings up the normal screens. No other problems.
Posted 12 November 2005 - 03:44 PM
Usually there is a setting in BIOS that will allow you to disable "Halt on all errors" or something similar to that. Sorry I can't be more specific, but all versions of BIOS are slightly different.
Hope this helps...
Posted 17 November 2005 - 04:59 PM
Posted 17 November 2005 - 05:28 PM
The Upgrade disk will work fine...I've used them many times. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully. If you have SP2 installed on your machine and it is not on the disk, you will have to remove it (through Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel) or the repair will not complete.
Let us know how you do....
Posted 17 November 2005 - 05:32 PM
Posted 17 November 2005 - 05:41 PM
It would be a good idea to remove any flash drives or card readers and USB hubs, but should not be necesary to remove anything else. I usually remove all external hardware, including printers, scanners, and such when I do this procedure just to avoid any problems which might occur. Some other techs prefer to leave everything hooked up just to make installation of these hardware devices quicker. If you want to be sure, though, unplug everything except the monitor, do the repair, and then connect your devices one at a time afterwards. You will not have to uninstall or remove anything inside the case.
Posted 17 November 2005 - 05:45 PM
Posted 17 November 2005 - 05:50 PM
Edited by wannabe1, 17 November 2005 - 05:51 PM.
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