PC was given to me with complaint of no boot.
Sure enough, turn it on and it goes to promt for safe mode, start normally, etc. The problem is no matter what you choose, it then freezes.
I removed HDD, placed in alternate computer & reformatted & loaded XP-SP2 fresh then re-installed into the original pc.
Still have same problem.
I then tried booting from the CD dirve w/XP-SP2 CD, after it gives the 2nd msg of if you want automated recovery (which I do NOT choose) it just freezes.
Base on my experience, there must be a problem with the other components of that pc. one by one try to replace the video card, then memory, and also the cd or dvd rom drive, isolate it one by one by doing so, you can pin point what causes the problem.
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Try booting into safe mode by pressing F8 repeatedly until the boot screen comes up. Select "Safe Mode with Networking" or "Safe Mode". Use device manager to see if you are missing any drivers. You probably are so install them and reboot.
So many computer face this blue screen fetal errors on windows.
error comes usually when there is problem in software or driver
compatibility issue with hardware or operating system. Also this
error comes when there is bed indexing unit in hard drive. You can
solve this errors with following 2 methods. (1)When you power up the
computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode. Then if you are able
to enter in safe mode then uninstall driver or software which you
installed recently and face this error. (2)If you are not able to
enter in safe mode Then you need to fix error on hard drive.For that you
need windows disk or recovery disk. Boot your computer with that
disk For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 "del" key
to enter in bios. Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as
your cd or dvd rom. Then save settings and exit bios. Insert
windows disk in cd /dvd rom. Then it boot with that disk.Then you get
this message "Press any key to boot from cd.." Then press any key. Then
follow the procedure then enter in recovery console mode then type in
prompt "chkdsk /r" Then type "y" Then it fix error on hard drive. Then
check if again you are not able to enter in windows then boot again and
this time choose "R" option for repair previous windows " then it
repairs old windows then it loads again old windows. Thanks for using
For that when you power up the computer press F8 key then if you are
able to see safe mode and other menu then enter in enable vga mode. Then go to start menu then control panel ->dispaly ->settings. Also make sure that graphic driver installed and working fine. change screen resolution to 1024*768 then apply and ok. then check in normally. But if you are not able to see even safe mode then you need recovery disk or windows disk. Boot computer with that disk. For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios . Then go to boot menu then set first boot device as cd/dvd rom .then save and exit. Thern it boot with disk. Then follow the procedure and repair your previous windows. Let me kno wif you need further assistance.
I think the vnetbios.vxd error is because the PC once seen a network connection (LAN) which is no longer present. The only way I ever cleared this was to put the LAN card back (Once seen - NEVER forgotten - It seems). This however is not causing your CD problem! Try this and get back: -
With PC off disconnect the CD from IDE.
Re-boot and interruptstart up to go to BIOS settings.
Ensure that your hard drive is the ONLY IDE device present and that it first device on first IDE and MASTER.
Re-boot and allow 98se to start normally.
Go to "Device Manager".
If there is still a CD device present - delete it. If not - continue.
Shut down the PC.
Re-connect the CD and re-boot.
Interrupt again and go to BIOS settings.
Ensure that you have Hard drive as First device (Master on first IDE) and CD drive as second (Slave on first IDE).
Try booting into safe mode. If it's a driver problem, safe mode will allow you to start Windows with only the bare minimum of hardware and drivers being engaged. To get to safe mode, press the F8 button on your keyboard during the Windows boot process until it takes you to a screen to let you select Normal, Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking, etc. I would suggest not using anything other than just Safe Mode. From there, uninstall any software or new drivers that you recently installed. Alternatively, you can use the System Restore feature to rollback to a previous restore point.
You have to reinstall windows insert you windows xp CD boot form it and wait untill it prompts you to repaire but only after you have press F8 you will find that repaire option because somehow your windows files are corrupt
Ok please try using a different SATA cable Then test to make sure your fan's and heat sink are working properly Check the CPU Try with just one stick of RAM try in each slot one at a time with each stick Then finally check using a different display adapter Let me know if none of this ends up being the problem