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Inpect the computers preexisting operating systems to ascertain compartibility to windows XP. Only XP computers would recognise XP operatign systems. Attemptign to install windows XP onto alternate system either windows 98, 2000, mellanuim or Vista XP or 7 is least achieveable unless the old system were erased or new empty storage disk drive were acquired and replaced.
you will need a Windows boot disk / Windows install disk / WinXP disk to reboot the PC and install / or repair your OS
rescue disk will not boot your PC
to enable that you need to enter the BIOS, press F1, F2 or Del to enter BIOS , then you need to look for the BOOT seq in BIOS, change that to CD DVD drive as the 1st boot device, Save and Exit and insert the boot CD and restart
this should give you the solution
This is a compicated problem. First when it boots enter setup by pressing the F10. Once you are in set up reset all settings to default. Save changes and exit CMOS. If that does not help the situation have someone make you a boot disk, reenter setup and put the floppy as the first boot drive and then CDrom. Insert the boot disk, follow the instructions to boot. Once you are up and running try to roll back the computer to the last recovery point that worked. If that does not work you may need to see a local repair tech.
your system has dropped into a "boot loop"..
The best way to fix this is to place your Windows install disk into the machine, then reboot. Go into the BIOS screen and change the boot sequence so the PC boots from the cd or dvd drive then save and exit (F10). once the system gets to the "press a key to boot from cd" option, press a key and let the installation system start up. This will detect an exisiting installation BUT, when it asks if you wish to repair using recovery manager, Press NO.. Then it will go to the setup screen and ask if you would like to fix the existing installation, press YES and setup will replace the damaged system files and re-write the MBR. Let setup finish and remove the disk at the end of the installation then reboot. All should now be well and your files should still be available too..
if you can view your desktop and use the menus, go to start/all programs/accessories/system tools/system restore, if you had enabled this option earlier then you can restore the system to an earlier known date when you system worked.
else you can try installing winXP again, try the option to "Update" when the install option comes on.
else start PC, before the WinXp screen comes on press F8 key, use the Safe Mode to start PC, if you can see everything then shut down and restart in normal mode.
Use ontrack disk manager
select advance installation
make partitions own do you want
after the completion process
now install operating system that you like
even 98 or XP.
It will work 100% guaranteed.
It seems that you don't have any Operating System installed. You need some bootable OS setup disk, and change BIOS settings to boot you PC from CD. Insert disk and restart PC, then follow onscreen instructions to setup OS.
Since there is no CD in the drive the computer is attempting to boot of the hard drive and not finding the files it requires (unless you have it set to boot off a USB device before the hard drive).
You cannot simply use the recovery disk from one system on another because these disks install drivers specific to the hardware of the computer for which it is intended.
You need to find the CDs that came with this system or contact HP and order them. Please note that running a recovery CD will wipe all your personal data from the system (this may very well have happened already), since this drive will not boot, connect it to another system as a slave or use a USB enclosure to see if there is anything you can salvage.