When i try to install a new copy of windows XP, I wanted to change the BIOS setting as CD drive shold be selected as master.
At that time when i enter int othe BIOS settings, it gets hang at some time and when i restart my PC again, there will not be any display. I checked my HDD, CD drive and also the data cable. all are OK. It is confirmed that the problem is with the motherboard. I am using intel D845GVSR board.
Can u please point out what the problem is and how to correct it?
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If you are referring to your Computer Password and as long as you have your Windows XP CD, you can get back into your system using a simple but effective method made possible by a little known access hole in Windows XP.
Here's how with a step-by-step description of the initial Repair process.
1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it's assumed here that your XP CD is bootable - as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)
2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be "Press any key to boot from cd"
3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.
4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now
5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.
6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.
It should read something like "If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it"
Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.
7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.
8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically - you will see a progress bar stating "Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds"
9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of "pressing any key" to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.
10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.
11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.
12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you've made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).
13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.
Hi, you will need to set up your hard drive first. During initial boot fase press the F8 key which will take you to the BIOS. Select boot device and change primary boot device to CD Rom. Insert XP Cd into drive, select save changes and reboot. Select boot from CD when this appears by pressing any key. Allow files to install, when this completes you will need to delete any previous operating system, partition hard drive and then format hard drive. Once this sompletes reboot, ignoring boot from CD this time and XP will start to install.
Step1:Select first boot dives is HDD in bios
Step2:Select second boot device CD-Rom in bios only
Step 3:After that insert the o.s cd in your cd rom
Step 4:Restart your computer and go to setup menu by pressing the right key on your keybaord (Ex:Del key,F2 key...)
continue this prosses you will get sucess.
If the Laptop canme with installed version of Vista, then the manufacturer or Dealer has locked the OS. You will have to contact tem and get it changed to XP using your CD only, otherwise this problem will remain. Another option is to start in command mode so that you have complete accessalthough most probably the BIOS may be password protected, in which case u will have to delete it by filling in blanks(spacebar) and do thse changes. Format the entire HDD and load XP as a fresh installation......hope this helps......sodeep
You should not use line select on any of the drives at this point. Set the jumpers on the components to one master and one slave on each channel. Personally I would put one HD and one optical drive on each channel and make the optical drives the slaves but that's not required. Win98 uses a different file system than XP (FAT32 compared to the newer NTFS) but you can still use the drive. I would copy all the files you want to save and then reformat it using NTFS for better performance.
Boot into XP, both HD should show up when the jumpers are set correctly. If they still do not show up go into your BIOS and double check that all master/slave designations match what you have set the jumpers to.
If your hard drive is SATA and your windows disk does not have SATA drivers on it it will not find the hard drive this is your problem http://driverpacks.net/DriverPacks/ Go to the above site and download "driverpack mass storage" and slipstream into your windows CD. I have done this with one windows install disk that could not find disk then it worked perfectly