Please can you tell me how to repair my bootup windws xp.when i start up the computer it boots up to f8 and not straight to the desk top.when in f8 it asks which operating system to boot up to windows xp counts down 30 seconds then to the desk top like it should do how do i bypass the f8 and straight to the desk top please.
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Hi, I would suggest you first try the Start Up Repair for Windows XP. 1. Just insert the Windows XP installation CD that came with your computer then restart the computer. 2. You should get a prompt to start the computer from the CD drive, if not you need to enter BIOS settings to set the start/boot up mode so that your computer will boot up first from the CD. 3. When you see the blue screen, let the computer load everything and when it's done choose "To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER"4. Press F8 to agree to the License Agreement 5. Choose "To repair the selected Windows XP installation, press R" Windows will then start the repair process. Do not worry all your data and settings will be retained.
If above solution does not work then,Use Recovery Console. 1. Just insert the Windows XP installation CD that came with your computer then restart the computer.2. You should get a prompt to start the computer from the CD drive, if not you need to enter BIOS settings to set the start/boot up mode so that your computer will boot up first from the CD.3. When you see the blue screen, let the computer load everything and when it's done press R to repair Windows XP using Recovery Console4. On the Recovery Console, choose the installation you would like to log on to (for example c:\Windows)5. Type Chkdsk /p /r on the Recovery Console and your computer will begin to check the hard drive for error and recover data.6. Once Chkdsk is completed, type exit then press Enter. Computer should restart. No need to boot from CD at this point. You can take out the Windows installation CD.
You might have experienced the blue screen of death, as they may term it. This could be caused by corrupted system files on Windows that the computer needs in order to bootup. In such cases, try to reboot and press F5 or F8 continuously until it gets you to a selection where you can choose Safe Mode or Last known Good Configuration". You can choose either of the two until it boots back to normal. If this does not solve the issue, you may need to do a Windows Repair, on which you need the Windows Installation CD and boot from there.
Please let me know if you needed further assistance.
to make cd/dvd drive the primary one..all u gotta do is to configure the bios(press DEL/F1/F2/F10 briskly, as applicable while at the system boot, this'll enter u in the CMOS utility, search for boot Device Priority)..make cd/dvd drive the primary or 1st boot device n 2nd device @ HDD 0..
download n install any boot manager (various are available)..eg. Power quest Boot Magic..it'll b quite useful when u wanna selective startup using Multiple OS like win xp pro sp2+ubuntu..
the best is to install ubuntu first in raw/undefined hdd space next go for xp..
always better to seek professional supervision of ur System admin/vendor....
Hardrive is most likely faulty or your memory sticks are bad or not completely inserted. If you are able to turn on pc, press f2 or f8 as soon as it boots, then insert bios mode, change bootup settings for CD-ROM as first bootup device, then Hard Disc as second bootup device, then insert your windows installation disc or recovery cd, insert it, restart pc and run the disc to install windows.
If you are getting a Blue screen repeatedly and you can't start up towindows in any custom setting ( from f8 start up menu ) one way tosolve the problem is to Use the restore disc or windows installation cdor dvd to installwindows into the computer or perform a repair installation if a windowsalready exists on the computer and the setup can find it.
how to perform a repair installation
this is for xp, but its similar on 2000 and on vista.
insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.
1.Whenthe Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen,press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
ifnot then the computer is not set to start up from a cd, you can eitherenter the setup / bios to change that setting OR right when you powerup the computer look at the screen it will say what button to press inorder to enter boot menu or bios, it will very likely be button F12 or similar, it should say on the screen when you power on.
if it doesn't, then you need to go into the bios and change the boot order so that the computer starts from the CD first.
after that you should be able to start from the cd and install the OS (Operating system, eg.Windows)
here's some info on how to work the bios: http://www.whitecanyon.com/how-to-change-boot-order.php
Repeat step 1 when you have changed the boot order.
2.Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.
3.Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.
4.In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
5.Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
6.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.
7.Oneswindows is working you will need the drivers for your computer, theyare at the makers website, for hp and compaq. www.hp.com for acerhttp://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads.html for all otherbrands go to google and write Brand drivers. Should get you to theright place. Dell is most likely www.dell.com and so on.
1. You have to collect a bootable XP CD ( get it from friends or download from bit-torrent and burn a bootable image to a CD.
2. Now change your boot sequence in bios of your computer, CDROM must be the first one.
3. Then insert the CD and boot from it, start a new installation.
4. During the installation process the installer will find the old
Windows folder ( most likely to be C:\Windows) and tell you that the
installer found an old installation, if you want to repair that.
5. Select that option, and follow the steps as prompted by the
installer. If your hard disk is not totally damaged ( it seems that it
is not damaged, otherwise windows would fail to recognize it during
device checking), you will get your old installation and data back.
on a friend's Windows 98 SE or Windows ME computer, create a floppy "Startup disk". Insert in your pc floppy drive and turn on. If floppy drive was not accessed, then get to BIOS and ensure "Boot from floppy drive" is set prior to "boot from hard drive". Once at first screen, select "Boot with CD-ROM driver". Insert CD-ROM and initiate entire re-install of Windows. Windows may do some self-restarting. At first restart do this: get to BIOS and ensure "Boot from hard drive" is set prior to "boot from floppy drive".