Question about Compaq Presario s4020wm (DK214AR#ABA) PC Desktop
I have a dell xps 400. I turn on my cpu and got on the desktop. 1 sec later, it rebooted. Now it can't get past the windows xp loading screen. I can't even boot to safe mode. I unpluge everything except for moniter and the power cord, took out any usb, ethernet, disk, and cd. And it still get stuck on the Window's loading screen.
This means there is a damaged boot sector on your hard drive. If you have a WIn XP installation disc you will need it to repair the system, but you need to set the bios to boot first from CD Rom. When system boots press enter to start from disc, then when prompted press 'R' for repair. The easiest way, would be to remove hard drive, and set it as slave, then connect to a friends computer as the slave drive. Go to My computer and right click on your drive, down to properties and then click on tools tab, then click 'Check Now' on Errror checking to check the hardrive for damaged sectors.
Posted on Dec 18, 2006
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