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My Tecra 8100 will no longer boot

I played around with my Tecra 8100, it had Windows 2000 on it and I want to install Widows xp pro. Somehow I ended up using a floppy I thought was a boot disk but it actually wiped out something (bios?)because now I get nothing when I turn on the laptop. The laptop show the harddisk light for a second, then the light goes out and there is no boot. The screen just stays dark. What did I do and how can I fix it? I feel this is probably a soft ware thing? How do you install a operating system in this situation? Thank you, Anne

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  • auntieannie2 Nov 29, 2008

    Thank you, the laptop turns on and off, with the first three green lights coming on, then the HD green light comes on for a moment, the screen stays black. When I turn the laptop off again I hear one longer and 29 short beeps. I read somewhere the beeps may tell about the bios? I do not know anything else, I just like this old laptop and would like to get it going again and load windows xp on it.

  • auntieannie2 Nov 29, 2008

    PS, the hard disk of this laptop was tested in another tecra 8100 and it works great, it now has win xppro on it.

  • velut_umbra May 11, 2010

    Does the laptop turn off or is it just the hd light? And have you tried to enter the bios?

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GO I2 THE BIOS SET UP DEFAULTS ,SAVE AND EXIT ,IT SHOUL DBOOT OFF THE CD DRIVE THEN H/DRIVE DEPENDS HOW YOUVE GOT IT CONFIGERD

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