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Re: computer will not boot operating system
Check ur hard drive is it showing u in Bios the main culprit is ur Hard Drive try re loading ur operating system by formatting ur hard drive otherwise Change ur Hard Drive it hace bcame weak , there is a hard drive checking utility like HDDLIFE try connecting it to another desktop and scna it thru this software see the strength of the hard drive ur self download the trial version from website www.binarysense.com and let me know if it helps ,
basically if u computer boots ok and goes in bios when u press key that seems like ur whole pc is working ok incl RAM the only thing that is responsible for the operating sys is Hard disk it is where all files reside so when it crashes or get weak it doesnt give up files to boot so pc is unable to boot forward
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Blinking usually indicates activity as whereby some form of startup action is prompting the drive to boot. Failure to boot means the operating system boot sector is not starting and needs reinstallation of the OS.
First of all, let's make sure that the computer is booting up from the Hard Disk Drive. To do so, follow these steps: >Turn computer ON. >After pressing the power button to turn the computer ON, keep tapping "F12" until Advanced Boot Configuration" comes up. >Look for an option that has HDD. Select that option using either with the "UP" or "DOWN" arrow and hit "ENTER". >If your computer boots up, then it means that the computer is not booting up to the Hard Drive but from somewhere else. If it still does not boot up then it means that the Operating System is corrupted and needs to be reinstalled using a Recovery Disc or a Retail version of Windows Operating System.
In Windows XP
, All Programs
, System Tools
, System Restore
. Select a windows restore point from a time when the computer operated properly, and then restart the computer.
In Windows Vista or Windows 7
Click Start, type restore
in the search field, and select System Restore
from the list. Select a windows restore point from a time when the computer operated properly, and then restart the computer.
the computer does not boot into Windows, you can restore the computer
settings to an earlier point in time. Turn on the power and press f8
. On the Windows Advanced Boot Option
screen, select Safe Mode
and boot into Windows.
Update Windows, the BIOS, and HP device drivers
The problem can be solved easily if the second operating system was a windows based operating system.If it was a windows operating ,the following steps will give you a solution In order to regain the boot path for old operating system follow the following steps 1.Insert the Microsoft windows xp installation cd into a cd drive and boot the computer from the cd 2.In the microsoft setup page select the option of R ie recovery console 3.Select the operating system in the recovery console by selecting the operating system NO eg 1 and type the administrator password 4.Type the following command in command prompt bootcfg /rebuild it will search for existing operating system in the hard disk and prompt you to add select yes . 5.once you completed type exit
Try booting to the "Safe Mode" menu; but don't select Safe Mode....
Select "start computer in last known configuration"
If it boots, try to download "Stinger" from McAfee: http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
Stinger does not have to be "installed"
If you can download using a different computer, you can run it from a flash drive.
Have you set the boot sequence in the bios to cdrom first. You are installing from a winxp cd right?
Also, when it past the post and starts reading the cd it will ask you to press any key to boot from cd, if you do not press any key in a matter of seconds it will search for another boot device. Since you don't have any other operable boot device, it will not boot up.
If you still have problems, please let me know