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XP install Just about anyone can install "Windows XP Home OS." My delimma, I conduct the initial install "press any key to continue" ie: requested boot from CDROM, self supported generic drivers, acquired HDD assignment, Format, and so on. Now after the very first reboot/POST the OS request "boot from CD" again. If I do not answer "press any key" then I am told that "there was an error starting OS." I thought the OS was suppose to go one to the first windows screen w/ estimated time and all of the advertising jazz. Now if I "press any key" then the OS goes back to loading the generic drivers again. Somebody please help me. I was told that my motherboard was bad. Could this be fixed?

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Re: XP install

Yes same thing happen to me with nf325-a7 motherboard i tried different memory and still get that error !!!!!! after install windows xp ... no doubt it is the motherboard and not the hard driver..!

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Did you change the boot sequence back to floppy before rebooting to install

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Re: XP install

Your motherboard could be the problem! But it could also be your memory, hard drive or the file system that resides on the hard drive! I don't think you would've gotten that far if you were having memory problems, but its still possible, however, we'll focus on it being the hard drive/filesystem! Boot to the XP CD, When your given the option to assign hard drive, select the hard drive you want to install to, and delete all the partitions! Then recreate partition(s)! (When you recreate partitions through XP install the first created is always a primary partition, subsequent partitions will be extended!! That means if a partition is already there a newly created partition will be in an extended partition) Now that the partition is created format it(don't quick format do a full format)! then install! If that ends up with an error or the same problem its probably your hard drive or motherboard!(If you go a spare hard drive you can try that to see if it goes beyond the reboot!!) try this first and see how it works out, get back to me if any questions. regards, babb

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I m getting c6 code on my msi motherboard 7642

Hello here is the homepage:

Make sure ALL the drivers is installed on the mainboard:

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FF Power on and first initialize CPU.
C0, C1, C2 Early CPU Initialize.
C4, C6 Initialize chipset.
D4, D5 Initialize memory.
08 Initialize keyboard.
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37 Displaying sign-on message, CPU information, setup key
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38 Initialize USB device and different devices.
3C Mid POST initialization of chipset registers. Detect different
devices (parallel ports, serial ports and coprocessor in CPU...etc.)
75, 78 Initialize INT 13 devices and IPL devices. (include SATA/ PATA
87 Enter setup screen. BIOS setup if needed/ requested.
A4 W ait for user input at configuration display if needed.
A7 Display the system configuration screen if enabled.
B1 Save system context for ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface). Prepare give control to OS loader (INT 19H).
00 Pass control to OS Loader (typically INT 19H).
AA Enter OS (Vista or W indows XP).

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Did you upgrade the ram memory, or the cpu ??
When and how did this problem occur ??

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Computer will not start up After Windows splash screen Computer reboots itself. gives options for safemode, lastknowngood, start windows normally. but when selecting any same thing happens computer...

Hi alizae68,

It sounds like your Windows files are corrupt. My suggestion is to use your recovery disk if you have one, if not use your OS disk and repair windows. They way you repair is to put the disk into the CDROM, and when the computer asks if you want to boot to the CD press any key, Press a Key! Then Window will load certain files, and do it's thing. Go past the request for acceptance using the F8 function key, and then it will look to see if you have an existing Windows program, at that point you can choose to repair the existing windows, Don;t install new or it will create a new location to install to. It won't erase your files. From XP SP2 on windows always creates a backup folder of the old or original OS and stores it for you to access.

After it repairs your system, it will reboot and you should be fine.

Good Luck


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Hi i have tryed to flash bios on acer aspire L3600 and it crashed. how can i fix this? thanks alot


This issue may occur if the Boot.ini file is missing, damaged, or contains incorrect entries.

To resolve this issue, start the computer from the Windows XP CD , start the Recovery Console, and then use the Bootcfg.exe tool to rebuild the Boot.ini file. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For information about how to do this, see your computer documentation, or contact your computer manufacturer.
2. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
3. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
4. When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to start the Recovery Console.
5. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.
6. When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER.
7. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.
8. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT installations, and then displays the results. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the Boot.ini file:
1. When you receive a message that is similar to the following message, press Y:
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1

[1] C:\Windows
Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
2. You receive a message that is similar to the following message:
Enter Load Identifier
This is the name of the operating system. When you receive this message, type the name of your operating system, and then press ENTER. This is either Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.
3. You receive a message that is similar to the following:
Enter OS Load options
When you receive this message, type /fastdetect, and then press ENTER.

Note The instructions that appear on your screen may be different, depending on the configuration of your computer.
9. Type exit, and then press ENTER to quit Recovery Console. Your computer restarts, and the updated boot list appears when you receive the "Please select the operating system to start" message. Let me know, if need further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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No compatibility problem in your case. XP should work well with Dell optiplex gx280. Try re-installing the OS, there is problem with the OS version you had used to install.Rate me if it is useful!!

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