Question about Maxtor Hard Drive
I have windows xp home edition and
windows doesn't start.
I tried recovery from hard drive but
i get a black screen with ( _ ) intermitent
and i can not go to anywhere.
I tried too pressing F8, F10, and F12 and
one more time i got the black screen or
windows blue screen stop: 0x0000008E,
0xF6ECD778, 0x00000000, or windows
system 32 error 257.
A friend mine gave windows xp professional
cd and at to install i was at 2% of installation
but were more than one hour and half and i
thinking installation was too delay i turned off
the computer.After this i got the same black
screen or windows blue screen describe above.
Is there any one can help me?
This sounds like a reformating job required here. You need your Windows CDROM and it is important that it is your own and not regitered to your friend outwise you aere going to have the same problem later when you are asked to validate Windows.
Boot your PC, Open the DVD/CD player draw and put the Windows disk in, switch off your PC. Reboot your PC and press Del to go into setup, in setup press the down arrow once and press enter, on this page halfway down or there about you will see First Boot -------Second Boot---Its the first boot one you want , set it to CDROM by pressing + touch nothing else, now press F10 then press enter. Your PC should now be Booting to CD.
It will run on to a point where you have to choose a partion to format Choose C or 1.
After that it wont need you attention for quite a while, it will automatically start installing Windows files upto the point where it needs the Product Key, after that you will need to configure the keyboard settings then the rest the PC does. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
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Restart your computer with the Operating system Setup disk
in the CDROM drive. If you are prompted to press a key to start the computer
from CDROM, do so quickly. Otherwise it may try to boot from the hard
After a few minutes, you'll see a prompt to press the R key to start the
Recovery Console. When Recovery Console starts, it will prompt you to enter a
number corresponding to the Windows XP installation that you need to repair. In
most cases, you'll enter "1" (which will be the only choice). If you
press ENTER without typing a number, Recovery Console will quit and restart
Administrator password. If you don't enter the correct password, you cannot
At the Recovery Console command prompt, type fixmbr and then
verify that you want to proceed. Your damaged MBR will be replaced with a shiny
new one, and you should then be able to boot your system normally. In some
cases, you may need to repair the boot sector in addition to the MBR. If your
system still doesn't boot properly, repeat the steps above, but issue the fixboot command
Hope this helps
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