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Have a friend that can't boot his computer to windows xp

Starts computer and sees windows logo then nothing. doesn't boot to xp. Doesn't detect the cd drive which he has cd's for recovering.

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  • David Koss
    David Koss Mar 10, 2009

    Did that and still wouldn't detect the cd/drive.  Could only get into the bios with another 3-1/2 startup disk from his other laptop.  Even asked him to type other drives that the cd could be in and it would say doesn't exist.   

  • David Koss
    David Koss Mar 10, 2009

    If the battery is bad could it cause this problem?

  • David Koss
    David Koss Mar 11, 2009

    he put an external hard drive and then went to the bios and it didn't detect the external harddrive.  

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA May 11, 2010

    Have you changed your boot order in the bios so that it boots cds / dvds first?

  • David Koss
    David Koss Jul 05, 2010

    sorry so late but I found the problem with what you said it was the battery. Thankyou for your help.

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Before trying to use any of Dell-net's suggestions, we've got to get you into the bios.

It looks generally like this:

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You should see a message displayed when you start the computer that says press "Del or F2 or F10" to enter setup.

Once we get here, we can proceed.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 11, 2009

    Not all motherboards will automatically detect an external usb drive, so don't worry about that.

    Can you try pressing F8 during the boot up, then selecting Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    After it's done loading in the dos terminal type:

    chkdsk /r

    press enter

    A message will probably come up saying the disk is locked...

    just press the "Y" key, enter

    then ctrl-alt-delete

    choose the tab that says Shutdown

    Restart the computer

    Let the disk check run

    Hopefully this will get us somewhere.

    Let me know what happens.


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Hello.
1. try to boot in safe mode. press F8 key after bios screen flashes.
2. in beginning of start press DEL button or F10 or F2 to go in bios mode look for boot and change the boot order, so the first boot device is your CD

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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  • Filip Eastman Mar 10, 2009

    Seems like the laptops cd drive is broken(its a common problem with laptops.) do you have access to a usb cd drive? then you should be able to restore your computer or run repair mode. one other thing is to download a BART cd and burn it then try to run chkdsk /R in the commando prompt.
    the bart and instructions is here. but then you need a cd drive that works. other way is to put the harddisk in a other PC and run checkdisk. but then you need a adapter like this.
    Think it should be easier to leave it to a professional computer store.


  • Filip Eastman Mar 11, 2009

    Not a usb external harddrive.
    A usb external CD drive. but it possible that your computer is so old that it doesent support usb devices in bios.


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