XP Repair (non deleting) hangs at 2-minutes / saving settings
I recently had a problem with my PC. XP pro kept rebooting by itself. The system has ben working fine for 12 months. I tried to repair by non deleting as I did not want to lose my HD data. This led to other problems but also the root of the problem - faulty mem chip. I have since installed another drive fully installed XP pro with out problems. However I now wish to return to my original HD. This I did but when I tried to clean it up by repairing XP it now hangs at the 2 minutes / saving settings. ANy reboots force it back to reinstall by telling me to place XP cd back into drive only to start the whole process again
Re: XP Repair (non deleting) hangs at 2-minutes / saving...
You have a very bad virus, try to re-install windows, or go to safe mode if you can open in safe mode and then click start and run and type msconfig and then go to startup tab from up and clear everything and reboot it
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I would not really recommend a format if the issue with your machine is hang. You can try though to just reset the machine to its original settings. Here's how it works:
1. Reboot, and repeatedly press F10 at the HP logo until the recovery screen appears.
2. When the recovery screen appears, press "Next" and then "Yes" to
perform a non-destructive recovery (all data saved). After the recovery
is finished, the laptop will reboot.
Or to perform a destructive recovery, (***This will erase all your unsaved data!***)
Click "Advanced" and then "Yes".
After the recovery is finished, the laptop will reboot.
Reboot, and repeatedly press F11. Follow on screen prompts.
try to repair windows, only if you have tried more. like, restart the computer, or turn it off and unplug it, leaving it for a while without power, while is unplugged press the power button 2 times to get rid of the power that is on-board still. Also if you know you can jumper your motherboard to restart the boot system. any of these can help you
Check for the following settings: 1. Power saving feature 2. Is the system configured for sleep or hibernate? 3. Try restoring the system back to factory defaults (backup the files you need to keep first)
Note: Try to include the following information every time you request for support for your computer: 1. Brand Name (Acer, Dell, HP, IBM etc.) 2. Operating System (XP, Vista, Linux, MacOS, etc.) 3. Any recent changes made (installations, updates, upgrades, etc) 4. Any error mesages?
With what you have done, it seems pretty cut and dry. You hard drive appears to be damaged, which is why your having problems formating/accessing it.
I would recommend running a hard drive test. If you not sure how, I would ask a local repair shop to run a quick test on the hard drive to confirm its bad. Most shop will do this test for free, if you get a hard drive through them. If you wanna go online and get your own hard drive, testing should be less than 30 bucks.