Boots with message-File missing or curupt WINNT\SYSTEM\vgaoem.fon
Windows XP pro - 1st boot, floppy, CD, then HD.
Sometimes reboot and would run windows but would lose short cuts fom desk top.
Changed battery as it looked low and put Bios in Safe Mode but now it stops with above message always. Tried putting Windows CD in, it won't start, press return and it reboots and stops at above message. I then tried to reformat HD to load a backup but it will not bootup on Floppy or CD only hard drive
Any ideas? If not can you recommend a replacement MBd that will take my single core CPU AGP card and memory as I believe this board is no longer made.
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Step 1 - Remove non bootable media Remove any floppy disks, CD's or USB sticks from your computer and restart. If NTLDR is missing error appears again, Do the Next Step.
Ensure you boot the system from the CD. The system will then boot into the Windows XP Setup. At the welcome screen press 'R' to enter the Recovery Console At the recovery console, select your Windows XP installation and enter your Administrator password if requested At the command prompt issue the following commands and press ENTER after each command: fixboot fixmbr Remove your Windows XP CD and restart the computer If the NTLDR is missing error appears again after reboot, Try the Next Step. It is sometimes necessary to run or re-run the Windows XP Setup repair process If it did not solve your issue re-insert your Windows XP CD and run Windows Setup again
Need more information. How did you lock it? In the BIOS?
Assuming you did this in the BIOS you will need to enter the BIOS by hitting F1, F2 or DEL while the computer is booting in BIOS. Sometimes you will see the BIOS key noted on the bottom of the Boot screen. On the first BIOS screen check to see if your HD is listed. If so go to the BOOT screen. On the BOOT screen check the boot order. To move the HD to the top click on the HD and click on the "+" key to move it up of select it if you get an options window. In the BOOT SETTINGS screen click on the HD to varify that the correct HD is listed. If more than one HD you can move the boot drive up by using the "+" key or options window. Check your other settings. When done hit ESC and go to the last screen and select to SAVE and Reboot.
If you locked yourself out at the Windows Password screen. If you are using Windows XP Home, reboot and hit F8, F10 or F12 during BIOS boot. Select SAFE MODE. When Windows open go to the Control Panel - Users and delete the users. This will remove the passwords. Close windows and reboot computer. Windows will now start and open without passwords. If you are using XP Pro you will need to take the computer to a Tech who will have a Password Disc to clear the passwords.
If its the full windows xp cd by booting it from the cd drive it will erase everything and ask if you want to upgrade or advanced install I think. Your correct in choosing the atapi cd-rom as 1st boot device. The cd should be in the drive on startup. IDE is the type of hard disk drive. I'm guessing the FDD stands for floppy disk drive which you might not have that many but you have that many bay windows available.
Put disk in, shut down computer, Start computer and it should give you the xp disk contents. Be aware of data loss though.
Hi, if you can boot using xp cd then instead of going into recovery console you can elect to install xp. The cd will search for existing installations and offer to repair for you. If you are able to get this option it will not delete your programs or personal stuff. You will need your xp code and you may need to reactivate windows when finished. If it doesn't offer repair then f3 to exit so you don't overwrite your personal stuff.
The first thing is to make sure that your CD/DVD drive has the windows disk in it. Also check drive C which is where the windows will be installed. It may require that it is hard formated. Hard formatted means "format x /u" [format-space-drive to be formatted-space-right slash-u]. This will place the drive for "windows xp sp2", all of it, to one pass of zeroes. So, once we have a clean drive C and the installation disc is inserted into the CD/DVD drive, you may proceed to install. You will need to find "install" or "setup" and start it on he "RUN" mode. Any questions or help get back to me. CONSTANTIN (arzconst)
You can try this, with the pc running, open case,touch the metal case with one hand and the other hand unplug the drive. Now shut down the system,unplug the system and hit the power button until the lights die. Plug in the drive and reboot the pc, go into bios and go to boot. Check to see the drive is listed boot order. reboot and see if it boots.
If you can get into user account you can set admin password, then try restore cd then run fixmbr in dos.
If you can, get HDD Regenerator, and you can check the drive for errors, them run it again and repair them if possible.
But no, most of the time something causes the file to corrupt and lose boot not a bad sector on the hard drive.
Have a bootable operating system disc. Make sure you have set your boot sequence in your bios: 1st-CD, 2nd-Floppy and last Harddisk drive. To go to your bios, when rebooting your system, press your Del key continuosly until it opens you to your bios menu. Save and exit after setting your boot sequence.
Before you install drivers you must first install operating system to do this check BIOS is set to boot from cd then insert Operating system cd and reboot. When operating system installed then install motherboard drivers and any others that are needed