So I rebooted my PC with the Windows XP CD but now my screen resolution is messed up. I'm thinking I need to install Drivers for the PC but don't know where and how. Can anyone please help me. Thank you.
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Re: Rebooted PC with Windows XP CD.
The problem seems to like problem of Display / VGA driver so u will have install driver first . to do that
Open computer case and look at printed information that is Mother Board Model Number. it may be like this "Inter 845GL" etc or some thing else. or when u start computer on the first screen look at bootton of screen it contains model number
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can you press the function key that takes Windows to diagnostic mode - usually F8. You have to press this key very quickly after you power on.
This might help you understand where it is failing.
Hopefully you have a recovery CD with which to boot and test the hard drive for corruption.
You will need to setup the BIOS bootup sequence to go to CD first.
Possibly it is a video driver problem. Try entering boot menu by pressing the F8 key at startup, and first of all try with "Boot in last known working configuration". If it doesn't solve the problem, retry booting in safe mode and change the video resolution to 640x480 VGA. This will look horrible, but if it lets you reboot and login as Administrator in normal mode, you will be able to reinstall the video drivers from Dell (either the CD-ROM or the web site). At that point you will be able to raise the resolution again.
If it still doesn't work you might need a recovery install of XP, which sometimes messes with some programs' configuration.
Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change
the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive.
Check your system documentation for steps to access the
BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen,
you will see the options below
This portion of the
Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
to start the Windows Setup.
To Repair Install, press ENTER
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do not choose "To
repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, pressR", (you
Do Not want to load Recovery Console).
do not choose "To
repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R
to start the repair. If Repair is not one
of the options, END setup. After the reboot read
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and
reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message
appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install,
but your applications and settings will remain intact.take care god bless
i) my wiser advice would be, just dont mess with this bug try, reload your OS or format your Windows Xp or reload you OS Freshlly...
before doing this try to run antivirus, spyware scan by using an good security system(such as bit defender from microsoft, norton, avg.....) fully on your complete system(it may longer time but it is safe)
i'm sure that this problem will not persist after this try to purchase an antivirus program to avoid any problems of such type....
go to bios setup then find the boot sequence menu choose cd as 1st priority then reboot once the system is rebooted press any key should appear do it as it is then you'll be directed to xp setup just proceed until th elicense agreement then you'll see the repair,don't repair option press repair then the xp will take care of it just follow the instructions