Try taking your CMOS battery out first, its a small silver circle in your motherboard. just take it out for like 10 seconds and then put it back and that will reset your cmos/bios. if you insist on flashing go to your motherboard manufacturers website and look for the download.
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Most computers need to have the boot order reset in the Bios to enable booting from cd. The following should be the correct way to access the Bios setup for this model.
Starting with the system powered off (not in sleep/suspend or
hibernate mode)-Start with the system powered off. Press the power
button and then immediately press and hold the Esc key while the system
POST (Power On Self Test). When the POST finishes, a prompt will appear
you to press the F1 key to enter BIOS Setup. At that time, press the F1
access the BIOS Setup program.
Once in the Bios setup, change the boot order to boot first from cd, then save changes and exit. You should then be able to run the cd install.
The easiest way to put in a new drive is to boot to the old drive as a master then put the new drive in as a slave. Make sure that if your using all sata drives, that you specify which drive to boot to in your bios. Then Format from your OS, and load away.
the convertion from ntfs to fat32 will result in loss of all data in the drive (all data from desktop,my documents, installed programmes.......). You can do this using your windows disc . Just set the primary boot device to be cd-rom in the bios,boot with windows cd in drive,then the installation will guide you to the insallation of a fresh copy of windows (there you can select the required file system).it is recomended to continue with ntfs
simple if you need to format your system then insert the windows xp cd in a normal mode and go to installation and it will ask for the an upgrade or fresh installation select fresh installation no need to enter bios this reboots your system via cd and let youformat your machine.
To reinstall Xp from the CD you need to press F2 and go into the BIOS then select the boot order configuration and make the CD the first boot device and the hard disk the second boot device.
After installing XP, if you wish you can go back into the BIOS and change the boot order to boot from the hard disk first.
After updated your bios, did you check the boot sequence?
it might have been changed. Go in to the bios again and check so the boot setting is pointed that your pc starts from your HDD.
If you trying to reinstall the OS you should change tye boot to start from you cd-drive.
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As the pc is booting press F2 or Del (dependant on bios) and enter bios set up.
Choose to make your cdrom as first boot device, save settings and exit bios.
Insert cd drive before the boot up starts and there will bea screen prompt to "press enter to boot from cd", press enter and then the cdrom will go to the next step, asking press 'R' to repair or press 'Enter' to format and install windows, choose repair if you have documents you need on your pc.
The system will then go through a full repair installation, when complete your system will be repaired and everything should be as before with nothing lost.
You may have a faulty hard drive so if you cannot get windows to repair it will tell you theres no drive found.
turn on pc enter bios setup select default settings save and restart.have os disk in drive wait for screen display any key to start from cd.press any key to load disk.in options select install windows ( not repair) your system will find existing os ,now you can choose repair or install fresh copy.if you choose to install fresh copy delete partition first and create new partition and format.