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My hard disc is in problem

When i start my computer it shows that 'invalid system disc replace it and then press any key to continue'

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You need to connect the disk to another system boot and first take a backup of your data , try De fragmenting.

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Can not boot from Win XP Pro without an auto restart


Hi Jeff,

I see you are having issue installing windows, getting an error the the Boot Manager is missing...

The windows Disc that you have is this a burnt copy? possible that the installation files on the Windows you have is incomplete.

But if I may ask before you tried installing this Windows what windows did you have on your computer?

Have you tried booting the disc directly from the CD drive instead of installing it from within windows.

Go into BIOS and change the boot configuration of you Computer make sure the the CD/DVD drive is selected as the primary boot option before the hard drive, once that is done restart your computer make sure that you Windows disc is in the cd/dvd drive, you should get a prompt on the upper left saying to boot from cd press any key - press Enter right away once you see that prompt this should boot from the disc for the installation to continue but if still it looks for the Boot Manager the copy of your installation disc maybe incomplete.

Also you can try to wipe clean you hard drive and try again again with the installation.

Jul 30, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How To Repair Your Operating System


A Repair Install will replace the system files with the files on the XP CD used for the Repair Install. It will leave your applications and settings intact, but Windows updates will need to be reapplied. Here is how to run an OS Repair using the Operating System CD in XP, Vista, or 7:


Windows XP

1. 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.
2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below:

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3. Press ENTER to start the Windows Setup.
4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
5. 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.
6. 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.


Windows Vista

If you have a Windows Vista installation disc, you need to restart (boot) your computer using the installation disc. If you do not restart your computer from the disc, the option to repair your computer will not appear.

Here is a step by step picture guide.

If you have a Windows Vista installation disc:

1. Insert the installation disc.
2. Restart your computer.
3. Click the Start button, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.
4. If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.


Windows 7

1. If a startup problem is detected, Startup Repair will start automatically and try to fix the problem.
2. If the problem is severe enough that Startup Repair doesn't start on its own and you can't access the System Recovery Options menu on your computer's hard disk, you can get to the menu and start Startup Repair by using the Windows installation disc or a system repair disc that you created earlier.

on Jul 13, 2010 | Operating Systems

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I have a hp pavilion 6370Z. i lost my windows 98 CD, and my hard drive was formatted. When i try to boot the computer it just says "invalid system disc replace the disc, and then press any key."...


You can dump the windows98 setup to your usb flash drive using wintoflash software and boot your system using usb flash drive. Proceed with the installation steps for win98.

Regards,
Sreejith

Aug 12, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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How to format windows XP from CD


Here is The Step By Step Guide to Format or install win xp from a bootable CD

(Warning: Do it at your own risk, Back up all you data before formating the drive.)


Step1-Insert the windows XP cd in your cdrom and than go to the BIOS by hitting "DEL" or "F12? when your system in powering on. Go to Boot order and make sure cdrom is on the first place.
Save settings and restart your computer.
Once you have successfully booted from the CD, you will see the Windows XP "Welcome to Setup" screen. Press ENTER to begin the setup process.
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Step 2- License Agreement
When it shows about License Agreement just press F8(function key) to accept the agreement.
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Step 3: Previous Versions of Windows XP In this step setup will search for existing Windows installations. after search complete will see two option "R for repair or Esc to install fresh copy"
Note:screen will appear only if a Windows installation is already exists on your pc. If you're installing on a brand-new hard drive,you have to skip this option and see step 5.
krbshg_1.gif Step 4:To Continue installing fresh copy
Press ESC. You will be given a list of partitions available on your hard drive.
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Step 5: Partitions If there are multiple partitions on your hard drive, or you have multiple hard drives in the computer, use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to choose your install partition. Please note that your system partition needs to be a primary partition (usually the first partition that shows up in the list), not a logical partition.
The partition should be at least 10 GB in size. Make sure that all the data you need from this partition is copied elsewhere, because it will be deleted.
Once you have selected the right partition selected, press ENTER. You will see the next "you already have a system installed" screen only if you already have Windows installed on this partition. If you are installing on a brand-new hard drive, skip to Step 7.
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Step 6: Continue Installing On The Selected Drive Press C to continue. You will be given a list of install options
krbshg_5.gif Step 7: Format The Selected Partition Select the option to "Format the partition using the NTFS file system (quick) and press ENTER.You will receive a warning about formatting the drive unless the drive is brand-new.
krbshg_6.gif Step 8: Continue With The Format Press F to continue formatting selected partition. If you still haven't backed up, this is the last change to backup your important data, after this step you will not to able to go back and restore your data.
krbshg_7.gif Step 9: Copying Files After the format setup will automatically copy files and restart your computer. Go to BIOS and remove cdrom from first boot device. Start your computer.
krbshg_8.gif Step 10: Automatic Installation After RestartSetup will continue to install after the restart. it will ask you for the product key and user name etc. Fill the forms yourself.

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Jul 10, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Solutions for "HP Pavilion dv5


File: \BOOT\BCD Status: 0xc000000F Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. First try going into Windows safe mode with command line utility enabled. (F8 on bootup). In command console typechkdsk /f /r and enter Y for yes at the prompt. Wait for it to finish, it may take a while and then test the issue. If the problem persists, please continue with the following instructions. Rebuild BCD 1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer. 2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears. 3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next. 4. Click Repair your computer. 5. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next. 6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt. 7. Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR, and then press ENTER. 8. Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT, and then press ENTER. 9. Type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD, and then press ENTER. Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore 1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears. 3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next. 4. Click Repair your computer. 5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next 6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore. 7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point. 8. Click Finish to restore the system. Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) 1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears. 3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next. 4. Click Repair your computer. 5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next. 6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer. 7. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next. 8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair
finaly if you do not have the cd you can use a copy too.
Kronoguy

Jul 04, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Manual for instruction setup key windows xp software ,pls help me to do it my self ! what key to boot or format windows xp i am trying do doing this formating about 4 day ago but still not successful.what...


Follow these steps and ia sure you will be able to boot by yourself:-
1)Change the BIOS boot order so the CD or DVD drive is listed first. Some computers are already configured this way but many are not.
2)If the CD or DVD drive is not first in the boot order, your PC will start "normally" (i.e. boot from your hard drive) without even looking at what might be in your disc drive.
3)Insert your bootable CD or bootable DVD in your disc drive.
4)Restart your computer.
5)Watch for a Press any key to boot from CD or DVD... message.
6)When booting to a Windows setup CD/DVD and many other bootable discs, you may be prompted with a message to press a key to boot to the disc. To boot to the CD or DVD, you'll need to press any key on your keyboard (like the space bar) within the few seconds that the message is on the screen.
7)If you do nothing, your computer will check for boot information on the next boot device in the list in BIOS which will probably be your hard drive.
8)Some bootable CDs and DVDs do not prompt for a key press and will start immediately.
Your computer should now boot from the CD or DVD disc.

Feb 15, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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How to reformat..?


These steps are for formatting your primary drive (normally C:\) in Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7 and to reinstall the operating system.

The easiest way to format your computer is by locating your operating system CD. Look for a CD or DVD that specifically says "Operating System" or "System Restore". Insert the installation disc into your CD or DVD drive.

Restart your computer.

When your computer is restarting, you will be prompted to "Press any key to boot from CD". Simply press any button on your keyboard when you see this message. If you do not see this message when you restart your computer, you may need to reset your boot disk sequence. *

*To reset the boot sequence, go into BIOS mode. To do this, restart your computer and while restarting press the F1, F2, F10, or maybe the delete key (your computer screen will say "To enter setup press xxx". You only have a few seconds to press the correct key, so if you miss it you will need to restart your computer and try again. Once you have successfully entered the BIOS mode, look for your boot sequence options. Set the CD ROM drive to be the 1st in the boot sequence. Save your changes and exit.

The CD will load a blue screen, then after a few minutes will ask you to press Enter to set up Windows.

You will then be prompted to select where to install Windows. There will be a box on the lower half of your screen that will either show "Unpartitioned space xxxMB" or will have "Partitioned space xxxMB". Highlight which partition you wish to format (typically it will be the unpartitioned space or the space with the largest partition by most megabytes). Hit Enter after selecting the space to partition.

The next step is to choose which file system to format the drive with. The NTFS option will be the fastest option. For most formatting purposes, choose the option that ends in "Quick". Press Enter when done.

The computer will then begin the formatting process. This process may take a while depending on the size of the hard drive you are formatting and the speed of hard drive.

As soon as the drive has been formatted, the operating system files will be copied to the hard drive and the operating system will start installing.

Nov 13, 2010 | Operating Systems

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How to reformat windows xp a dell loptop?


you first need a windows xp setup dvd. Then you must insert the dvd And boot the dvd by restarting your notebook. As the dvd gets booting it will show (press any key to continue)
press the key and here the setup screen runs. A blue screen runs and loads for sometime. After loading it gives three choices there. Choose the first one.
(press enter there)
Then (press F8) if a read document comes in the screen
Then it might search for any previous copy of winxp installed in your system. If you want to (repair your win press r) otherwise (press esc key)
now it will show all the patition of hard disc... your drives. Now just go to the c partition and format it by (pressing enter and press L) and then format by quick ntfs. And thats it setup starts to install a fresh copy of a os xp in your notebook.

Jul 26, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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I am trying to restore the original software on my computer and I have the discs. When I put the first disc in ''Symantec Ghost'' error comes up and it won't do anything. Any help what to do?


You need to format your drive first. Back up all your documents and then follow the instructions belowl.
nsert the bootable Windows XP installation disc and restart your computer. When you see the message “Press any key to boot from the CD,” press a key to do so.
A blue screen will show up, and the setup program will now load all the required files. This can take a while, so don’t panic; be patient. Press the enter key when you see a message “Press Enter to set up Windows XP.
Now your screen will show all the partitions available on your hard disk. Select the partition where you wish to install Windows XP. Press the D key, and then press the L key to confirm the deletion. Repeat the process for all the partitions that you wish to format/delete.
Now you’ll see “Un-partitioned Space” in place of the list of the partitions. Select this box, and press C key to create a new partition. Now, select the size for the new partition. You’ll now go to the screen that will read something like this: “C: Partition 1.” Select the partition and press the enter key; on the next screen, select the file system to be used to format the drive. You may choose either NTFS or FAT32 file system. Formatting will now begin.
You may need to wait for some minutes as it takes time to format the hard drive. The time required to format the hard drive depends on the processor speed and the size of the hard drive. Once the format procedure is complete, a new screen will show up that will guide you through the installation of Windows XP.
Good luck

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When yopu power up the computer press Ctrl + F12 key so you get dell recovery.

Thanks for using fixya.

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