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First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.
try going to the bios and change the boot sequence for hard drive to cd
put the copy of xp in the external hard drive and reboot the computer
when it powers up it should boot up off the external hard drive
if that works go to computer --device manager and find recovery section
you may also go restore to a previous date and try for a fix from there
go google and get to microsoft and find that file download for xp and install it
if all that works shut the computer down and reboot back to bios and change back to reboot from hard drive
remove the disc from the external hard drive
Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of thememory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x onit with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the nextmemory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set itaside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If itboots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and putit into the open memory chip slot and try booting.
Hi, try the following sequence.Insert your XP disk and reboot, during bootup press your ESC button or Del on some PCs, you will be in BIOS, from here you can change you primary boot drive, select CD rom, save changes and reboot. Press return when request to boot from CD appears, wait for the sequence to finish installing, select the section of the drive you wish to change, select delete, confirm and then reformat your hard drive. PC will reboot afterwards and start installing XP. Be aware this will remove everything from your hard drive, so back up first. Hope this helps
you may face either harddisk failure, a driver problem or virus infection:
tools: original win98-cd (or a bootable image
version of it), antivir-software on cd!
- please check whether it is possible to boot from win98-cd, with cd-rom support, not from harddisk.
(such option should be availabe after bios-load is over)
leave the setup process without fully installing (press F3 button when asked for repair or install option)
in both cases :
type at the dos-prompt:
(command for changing to harddisk, windows-folder, booting windows from harddisk, but without loading all the drivers as usually)
win98 should come up in protected mode or give error messages.
- access cd-drive and execute vir-scan. - delete and/or repair infected files - turn down, attempt to reboot from hd - if still impossible reboot from win98-cd, run repair of installation and try once again standard boot
problem solved? if not, take down error messages consult fixya again!
The most common shut down problem is that the system will reboot rather than shutting down. In most cases, the reboot is triggered because Windows XP is designed to reboot after a critical failure. To stop windows from rebooting in case of a failure, you need to take the following steps:
Right click on My Computer, Select Properties, Click on advance tab, Click on Settings under Startup and Recovery, Uncheck the option Automatically Restart under System failure, Click Ok twice and try to shutdown the pc. If it shows any error code then let me know
ati2dvag seems to have a problem with XP SP3
I don't know if you have SP3, but if you do, try rolling back to SP2
Method 1: Use the "Add or Remove Programs" item in Control Panel 1. Open the Control Panel 2. Select Add Remove Programs 3. Click to select the Show Updates check box. 4. Click Windows XP Service Pack 3, and then click Remove. 5. Click Finish to restart the computer after the removal process is complete.
Method 2: Use the hidden $NtServicePackUninstall$ folder 1. Click Start, click Run, type c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\spuninst\spuninst.exe in the Open box, and then click OK. 2. When the Windows XP Service Pack 3 Removal Wizard starts, click Next. 3. Follow the instructions on the screen to remove Windows XP SP3.
Method 3: Use the System Restore and select a restore point prior to SP3
1. You have to collect a bootable XP CD ( get it from friends or download from bit-torrent and burn a bootable image to a CD.
2. Now change your boot sequence in bios of your computer, CDROM must be the first one.
3. Then insert the CD and boot from it, start a new installation.
4. During the installation process the installer will find the old
Windows folder ( most likely to be C:\Windows) and tell you that the
installer found an old installation, if you want to repair that.
5. Select that option, and follow the steps as prompted by the
installer. If your hard disk is not totally damaged ( it seems that it
is not damaged, otherwise windows would fail to recognize it during
device checking), you will get your old installation and data back.
Can you reboot and get into windows or is now corrupt?
What do you mean by 'uninstalled XP'??
You cant uninstall it unless you format the drive, in which case the recovery discs are now probably useless as they rely on a folder on the HDD called i386.
Recovery discs normally dont have the OS on them, they rely on the I386 folder to gather info about the computer and then restores it to the state when it was new.
If you can acess the system, reboot and go into the bios and change the boot sequence to CD, then insert the first recovery disc. then save the settings and the computer will reboot and start the recovery process again, this should clear up the error.
If it does not it will be because the i386 folder is missing in which case you can either explore the recovery discs for it or you will have to buy a copy of Windows XP.