Microsoft Xp boots to where the utilities are loading then it shuts down. Its an old laptop but it has pictures on it I'd like to get off of the hard drive. I was hoping safe mode would bypass the problem enough to get to the pictures. It boots to where I can get to the pictures but as processes load it shuts off. Any assistance or direction would be appreciated.
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Re: Microtel Laptop shuts down after XP boots
Start your system in safe mode.when u poweer up the laptop press F8 then enter in safe mode.
then go to run type "chkdsk /r
then press enter then "y"
then restart the laptop then it recover your harddisk bad indedexedx and fix harddisk for errors.
may be your laptop virus infected scasn your laptop with avast and other antivirus with latesy update.
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It sounds possible that your Windows XP install CD does not contain the necessary hard disk device drivers for the drive used in your Dell Vostro laptop and you would need to load these drivers separately during the XP install when the option is given to use third-party device drivers.
Some laptops may provide options in their BIOS settings to use a compatibility mode of operation for newer SATA hard drives that will make them visible to bootable utilities such as disk imaging software and older OS install CD's.
I agree a clean install is always the better, fresh start J
OK it sounds like missing drivers, what you have to do is create a new installation CD that will load the drivers for your laptop as it boots. I haven’t try this method with windows 7, but I know it works well with Windows XP. Try and create a new Windows XP CD with the drivers see: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/35/
The start a new installation with this Windows XP CD and reformat you computer, after that you can do a new upgrade to windows 7
Why would it break your laptop, what's Bariski, and why does it sound like some script is failing as you boot?
Yes it sounds like things are going pear-shaped; you should find a nice data transfer program for XP installs and do 3 things: 1- Boot to a backup utility CD and make a full backup of your HD to optical disk or a network (SAN/WAN), or just make a HD to HD copy on the bench using the bench machine if you know how to do that. Laptop HDs only last 3 years at full performance, especially if well-traveled. 1a- Yes, you need a new laptop HD of the same interface; any size is fine. 2- Install an OS you like on the new HD; then a VM and partition for the old stuff if you want to preserve that environment and it doesn't transfer directly or seems inadvisable. Install antivirus and backup tools too. 3- Transfer your stuff to the working system from the original drive or backup.
Most likely the boot sector is corrupt.Try to boot by starting the Computer and hitting F8, or F12 you need to get to your start windows splash screen.Then try Start Windows from Last Known Good Configuration.If that don't work try Safe Mode.If none work you will need to recreate your .boot file, or try recovery fron CD.It gets complicated explaining how to rebuild your boot sector,If you have access to internet search "how to rebuild boot sector Windows XP".There are programs you can download and then load/run to rebuild boot.This has happened to me or someone I know and it is a pain to fix.You need some knowledge of how boot loads and how to repair.Try to get someone you know to help you.The problem was caused by the shut down.I think you ment XP can't Boot.Good Luck
If the computer was "new" and was shipped with Vista installed, the manufacturer probably "designed" the computer for Vista, and did not create/include device-drivers for Windows XP.
So, trying to install XP will not work.
So, insert the Microsoft Vista CD-ROM (the one shipped with the computer, not a CD-ROM purchased from a retail store, nor borrowed from a friend), and boot from it, and reinstall Vista.
What manufacturer/model of laptop? Some manufacturers will ship you a set of CDs/DVDs to replace the ones that were shipped with the new computer.
That error message means. You must have tried to boot up to a floppy diskette. The diskette ( 's ), were made with a defective floppy drive.To re-download the Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install of Win XP click the link below: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E8FE6868-6E4F-471C-B455-BD5AFEE126D8&displaylang=en
Option if you have a cdrom in notebook & a real Win XP CD. Put the win xp cd in the cdrom drive. Start the Pc laptop & press the F8 key every two seconds. Windows will display a boot up option menue. Choose the cdrom. Win XP will start the installation.
Help me, I have same problem I thing.. my problem is that, I have samsung x10 series laptop so I want to install win xp or pro to my laptop... when I started to install, I chose boot cd rom and it reads from the cd rom and win xp or pro installed after some times. at thşs tiem my problem is starting, after installation, when Windows is starting (the loading bar is shown) , at the loading process, it stops and I wait for long time, anything does not happen. I restart the windows, then again problem is happen. I know that ı have to make changing in bios options. when I made the changing, it was worked but now I could not remember what was the changing... please help me....