Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
I wast just about to go on the mother inlaw's computer when it flashed up a message saying something along the line the lines of boot system faliure and stays on that message untill you reboot and then it does the same again.
I entered a windows XP disc to re install (this is what i was about to do before the problem showed up) It runs from the disc after going into the BIOS asnd begins to install the OS it goes through the windows setup system and after selecting formatt and re-partition it goes through the formatting section and file copying section perfect it then mentions something about setup will now reboot you pc and continue afterwards if there is anything in drive A please eject. it then reboots the system and then goes on to re install the OS. the only problem is it seems like it has forgotten you have already done the first part as it trys to prompt you to repair, format and reinstall OS
ANY IDEAS WELCOME. I know enough to get me by but this is the 2nd time i have formatted a pc and re installed an OS. the 1st with any problems!!!
You need to start from the hard drive, or from hard drive with CD support. You can change the boot device priority in BIOS /change it so that the optical drive is not first but the drive you installed the OS is/, or in some boards there's the option to choose boot device. In case of a Gigabyte mobo it would be F12, that would bring a device list and after choosing your hdd the install would continue.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
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