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Startup does it have a virus

System boot-up does not find ahard drive even after restarting and setup utilities startup in safe mode doesn't work as well as the other options system just shows Windows xp screen for a spilt second the blue screen then reboots

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Hi, all you need to do is download this program http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=DiscWizard&vgnextoid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD insert floppy disk and run it, this will give you a diagnostic program for your seagate hard drive, put the disc in the drive when it starts up and it will test your drive and let you know if its faulty :-) All the best John

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Can you hear the drive startup? Is the drive present in the BIOS? Press f8 key when rebooting. One of your choices should be disable auto-restart. This will allow the blue screen to stay and you can see what kind of error the machine is giving. Are you pressing f1 to continue with no drive found or drive settings have changed? Assuming your using XP try booting from the CD. Act like your going to do a fresh install. The install should find and existing install. From there select repair. You will have to download all your updates and may need to re-activate XP. But it could get you up and running as long as the the board on the drive isn't fried. Let me know what happens. Good Luck, Tim

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Turn on the computer and begin hitting the "F8" key when you see the BIOS screen.

This will take you to the Safe Mode menu.


Use the arrow keys to highlight "Safe Mode," then hit "Enter" on your keyboard.

This will boot your computer in Safe Mode, a minimalist manner of operating Windows that runs only essential Windows files.


If using Windows XP in Safe Mode, click the "Start" button and then click "Run." In the box that pops up, type "msconfig" and hit "Enter."


If using Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner of the screen, type "msconfig" in the search field and then hit "Enter."

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Select "Restart" and let the computer restart itself, allowing it to boot to Windows normally.


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Turn on the computer and begin hitting the "F8" key when you see the BIOS screen.

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Use the arrow keys to highlight "Safe Mode," then hit "Enter" on your keyboard.

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If using Windows XP in Safe Mode, click the "Start" button and then click "Run." In the box that pops up, type "msconfig" and hit "Enter."


If using Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner of the screen, type "msconfig" in the search field and then hit "Enter."

This will open the System Configuration Utility.


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In the System Configuration Utility box, click the "Startup" tab, click "Disable All" and then click "Apply." Next, click the "Close" box.

A box will pop up that prompts you to restart your computer.

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Doesn;t boot even in safe mode


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Boot your computer with winxp disk then repair it.
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Run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
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4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5. At the command prompt, type this commands one at a time.

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6. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.



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