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IBM pc won't go past logo screen.

I have checked in the bios screen and all of the drives are detected. Why won't it boot. All of the power cables are connected. I put in the XP cd and changed the boot order to the dvd but I still get the "system starting" screen.

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  • tnbrennan Nov 02, 2008

    I have restored defaults,pressing F8 does nothing.



    tim

  • tnbrennan Nov 04, 2008

    The disk is a genuine xp upgrade.

  • notary_sojac Jan 12, 2009

    We have the same problem suddenly with one of our M42s. It will not get past the logo screen displaying "System Starting" with a boot CD (WinXP shrinkwrap CD, BART, etc) or WinXP HDs that work fine in other identical M42s.
    BIOS was reset to defaults, CMOS battery replced, keyboard and mouse swapped for ones that work fine with other M42s...
    All had booted fine with a BART CD when it was imaged them several days ago, and from their HDs when we were configuring it. We drove them to their new home and all started up fine except for this one. I suspect something broke in transit on the mobo as all cables are solidly in place.



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At startup press f8 key and last known good configuration

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Go back and reset your BIOS to default, when the system startup screen comes on, press the appropriate F-Key. at the bottom of the screen, you will get an option to Restore Defaults, Exit and Save. Take it and Reboot. Good Luck.

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  • Rick Drew Nov 02, 2008

    Tim, the only other solutions is that your windows on the disk is not a bootable disk, in other words if it was downloaded from the net and then put to a CD it wasn't made a bootable disk. The only solution for that would be to install windows by clicking on your CD drive, but you can't even get the computer to recognize you have a hard disk. So that means just that, You don't have a system on your computer to read which comes from windows. Do you have another copy of windows on a disk you can install? it doesn't matter which windows as long as it is a bootable disk. You can always upgrade after you get some type of windows on your disk. Good Luck.

  • Rick Drew Nov 04, 2008

    Okay Tim, I got what you need, Just recieved the software for my personal use because what happened to you can happen to anybody. Scarry Huh? I need your e-mail again, and I WANT that I fixed ya rating. (Smile) What DOS and WHAT WINDOWS do you have Installed?

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