I have an existing installation of Winxp on my HP530, when i try a fresh installation by booting from the CD at the Windows setup screen I get two options -
1) Fresh installation press enter to continue
2) For recovery options press R.
When either of options are selected it doesnt detect the HDD. The existing installation works fine though. Please help
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Which windows OS are you using? windows xp, 7 or 8? Anyway the problem might be corrupted installation CD. If you install windows on other computer using this CD, so if CD is OK, then start your laptop and press F8 repeatedly until Windows Advanced Boot Options appears. Then choose automatic restart on system failure. This option will allow you to see Blue Screen Of Death and to understand what causes a problem.
Put the Windows CD disk into the CD-drive.
Turn the computer off.
Turn the computer on, and immediately look for a message like "press F12 to change boot order", or something like that. Tell the computer to first try to boot from the CD-drive. When it boots, the installation process will start.
You have formatted the HDD in another computer and the “boot manager” was destroyed.
There is no operating system on the HDD and therefore the error
message: “BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" appears
The second message “PXE-M0F: Existing PXE ROM” says that the notebook
tries to boot form the LAN but it’s not able to find an OS using the
Why all this error messages appears?!
Well, I think the CD/DVD drive cannot read the inserted WinXP CD and therefore in switches to LAN.
Note; You can boot from the drive by pressing the “C” button
immediately after notebook starting or you will press the F12 to get
the booting menu. Then you could choose the ODD as booting source.
If you will be not able to boot from your WinXP CD I assume either the CD is faulty or the CD/DVD drive cannot handle this CD.
Run diagnostics on the system (Hold Fn Key and press Power) and see if the HDD fails diags. If it does, then replace the HDD.
If the DIags PASS
Boot to your windows XP CD, press R at the 1st prompt to enter recovery console, the run the command CHKDSK /R then see if the system will boot normally.
If no go, then reboot to the WIndows CD and continue the install and try a repair install of WIndows. If that fails, then try a clean install of Windows (Delete the existing NTFS partition and create a new one)
If all those fail, replace the HDD (Passing DIAGS does not ensure the HDD is good, just the diags didn't detect the failure)
Your OS is not booting. There may be few reasons.
1) Your hard disk is damaged and your BIOS does not recognise your HDD. Goto BIOS setup and see whether your HDD is shown. If it does not appear there, you may have to replace the Hard Disk.
2) Your HDD is recognised by the BIOS but Master Boot Record (MBR) is missing or damaged. Try booting from an XP CD. See whether Windows Setup detects your HDD.
If the setup says there is an existing installation, try repairing it. After repairing, reboot and see whether you can use the computer. Otherwise make a new installation.
Boot from your WinXP CD and repair your existing installation. That is the component that controls security on your computer. When done with the repair and you can boot into your operating system again, you should do a full virus scan on the computer since there are several viruses that can cause this problem.
Try borrowing a compatible HDD instead of buying a third one for testing and check if the same error exists. Try also using an external DVD drive to see if your internal CD-ROM is defective. Try also using another Windows XP CD installer. You can also use other OS installation CD to check it. Otherwise, there is something wrong with your lappy's motherboard due to tear and wear, heat, vibration, misuse and shock.
Boot to the XP CD and format the hard drive. You will loose all info that has not been backed up on the drive.After the format, it will continue to loan windows XP. Make sure you have the product code before doing this.