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Windows XP Boot problem

Hi,
I'm running windows XP home, using service pack 3 and am up to date with updates to this.

Yesterday when I started my computer it restarted when I went to log in. I wasn't watching the screen when the restart happened so I can't say if anything else odd happened there. The only other thing out of the ordinary is that I had a mobile phone connected via USB cable.

The computer still powers up fine, but it won't boot windows unless the windows installation disk is in the drive. I get a prompt 'Boot from CD/DVD:' and if the CD is in at the time it tells me to 'press any key to boot from CD'. I do not press anything at this point and it progresses and windows starts normally.

I ran adaware and avg scans, but this did not find the culprit.

I have checked the BIOS/CMOS settings at I currently have the CD drive set to first priority to boot (no floppy drive in this computer), the second priority is the hard disk. I tried reversing these, however the only difference was that instead of the 'boot from CD/DVD' message, I got nothing but a flashing cursor.

I have also tried other things at the suggestion of a friend, such as flashing the BIOS with no effect.

I'd like to avoid a reinstall of windows if at all possible - does anyone have any suggestions?

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First check any other hardware connected to ur system.
if not then only thing u need repair os, bcoz boot file may be corrupted... Then install a good and updated anti-virus...

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Hi,
Make sure no external devices are connected while starting Computer if connected then unplug the off.
if still your PC asks for CD then insert it and but it on normal mode.
once your PC completely started then Go to Start>run
then
type in "sfc /scannow" without quotes then hit enter.
Note: your OS disk must be inserted on Cd/DVD drive before you hit the enter.
and there is space between SFC and / once.
once you hit enter you will see following paneWindows XP Boot problem - 4948ee4.jpg

and let it run until it's completed.
once you are done reboot your system.

please post back if it makes any changes and rate all answers.

Good luck.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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