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F/up to reinstall window xp

Does bios  mean from safe mode f8?  sorry i am so stupid on this stuff

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  • radonna Dec 20, 2008

    tx so much.  i am just going to try now.  i am putting it off because i will lose my internet connection and then i will be stuck


  • radonna Dec 20, 2008

    i changed drive to one.  still says no boot device available


  • radonna Dec 20, 2008

    onboard or usb cd-rom drive is 1.    that is the only one on.  usb floppy , ide harddrive,  usb device (not present)   will nt boot



  • radonna Dec 20, 2008

    i now have totally black screen with small flashing icon top left corner



  • radonna Dec 20, 2008

    when i turned computer back on it says that drive 1-3 not found


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No as soon as it starts befor it boots it's the delete key that brings up the bios

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  • George Bill
    George Bill Dec 20, 2008

    Did you get it installed, if you need help I will be here for a little while, thanks

  • George Bill
    George Bill Dec 20, 2008

    OK glad I could help? and thank you

  • George Bill
    George Bill Dec 20, 2008

    Redonna what happened when you tried to install xp? you have to boot into the bios and change the boot order, instead of number 1 being floppy drive you have to make the dvd drive the firs to boot, once you do that and put your xp disk in, it will boot from the operating system disk instead of the hard drive, then you follow the promts to re install, it is easy, let me know what you are having problems and what stoped you progress and I will work wit you on fixiing that

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