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Im trying 2 reboot system i put windows cd in pressed f12 and started but its been looking for previous version of windows 4 an hour now what should i do now

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Do you have a prior Os that is on a cd-rom ? if you have a earlier os eject the present one and slide in the earlier one it should read the earlier os and then prompt for you to put in the later windows cd Hope this Help's Steve

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Several attempts to install windows 2003 on dell optiplex 780 have been unsuccessful. all i get each time is a blue screen.


Windows 2003? There is no operating system called "Windows 2003". There is Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows Milenium, Win Xp, Win Vista, Windows 7 ect. But no Windows 2003.

If you are trying to install an operating system on a Dell computer, put the disk in the cd or dvd drive on the pc and close it. Then turn the computer off and reboot it with the disk in the drive. After the computer reboots, it should recognize the disk in the drive and bring up the installation process automatically. Sometimes you have to reboot the computer 3 - 4 times in a row with the disk in the drive in order to get it to recognize the software and boot from that drive.

If the Dell does not have an operating system on it and you are trying to install windows from a disk, it may not auto recognize the program in the drive and the above instructions will not work. If this is the case, then you need to put the disk in the drive of the pc and restart/reboot it - and watch the computer screen as the pc restarts - look at the lower left side of the screen during the boot up process to see what keys you need to press to enter startup mode, or get into the bios system of the computer. when you boot up a pc, it will display the keys you need to press on the screen for a brief few seconds before the "windows" screen appears and it completes the start up. If the pc is running windows xp, the command keys to press during start up might be F2 - F8 or "press the delete key". The commands can differ depending on which version of windows you are using - and they can also vary by brand of pc too.

You need to put the pc into "safe mode" or get into the Bios system or restore area to install windows if the computer does not already have an operating system installed on it.

To put the pc into safe mode or get into the Bios System, you need to press the right keys during the start up - and do this before a picture appears on the screen or the windows display comes up.

Put the disk in the drive and reboot the pc. As soon as it starts to reboot, keep pressing the F8 key. If the pc does not go into Bios or say "loading safe mode" then immediately restart the pc and try again. Sometimes it takes 3 or 4 attempts to make this happen. If the F8 command does not work after 4 tries, then try the F2 key. After four tries if that does not work - try pressing the delete key.

If you can get the pc into the bios system - use the arrow keys on the keyboard to scroll through the options and find the prompt that says "boot order". change the boot order to boot from the Cd or Dvd drive instead of the hard drive. Save after changing this setting and reboot the pc with the disk in the drive and it should boot from that disk to install the operating system. Try rebooting 2 or 3 times after changing the boot order to the disk drive to get it to boot from the cd. Then just follow the prompts to install the operating system and your done!

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I want to reboot my computer now


Click the Start button then click Shut Down. Select Restart from the pull-down menu.

Jun 04, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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How to reboot a XP4 computer


1 first insert the windows cd in cd/dvd rom 2 chek in the bios if the first boot device is the cd/dvd rom 3 vhen it boots it will say press any key to boot from cd 4 after loading all the data you must format drive C 5 after formating it will restart instaling windows you must insert the windows cd key thats all

May 16, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I have i think a copy of Windows Home edition with service pack 1 which with the online updates has now been updated to service pack 3. Now I want to reformat my computer but when I put the disc in it wont...


You will have to boot from the CD to do what you envision. Put your CD in and turn on the computer ... if it boots from the Hard Drive ... you must go into the BIOS and change the boot priority. You will probably have to hit f2 or f8 or f12 or some other key depending upon your computer manufacturer - during the POST (Power On Self Test). Go to the boot priority screen ... make the CD a riority over the hard drive ... reboot and try again.

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I found boot error 'bootmrg is missing, Presss CTRL+ALt+Del' to restart & it never starts


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You could try a repair of xp this will keep your files.


1. Put your Windows XP Install CD into your CD-ROM drive.

2. Reboot your computer.

3. Let your system boot off of the CD.

4. Let the Setup go through the first part of the Installation procedure.

5. When you come to the screen in which it says "Welcome to Setup." press Enter to Setup Windows XP.

6. Press F8 to agree to the End User License.

7. Let the Setup search your system for previous versions of Windows.

8. When the Setup is finished searching your system, select your Windows XP Installation and press the R key on your keyboard to start the Repair Procedure.

This is the part that might make you nervous . The Setup will delete all major system files and then replace them with new copies.

You will have to download all of the updates from Microsoft Windows Update again because it replaces the files.

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My laptop is on black screan its says BOOTMGR ms missing, press Ctrl+Alt+delete to start again, if am doing that its return into the same page , what can i do?


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You could try a repair of xp this will keep your files.


1. Put your Windows XP Install CD into your CD-ROM drive.

2. Reboot your computer.

3. Let your system boot off of the CD.

4. Let the Setup go through the first part of the Installation procedure.

5. When you come to the screen in which it says "Welcome to Setup." press Enter to Setup Windows XP.

6. Press F8 to agree to the End User License.

7. Let the Setup search your system for previous versions of Windows.

8. When the Setup is finished searching your system, select your Windows XP Installation and press the R key on your keyboard to start the Repair Procedure.

This is the part that might make you nervous . The Setup will delete all major system files and then replace them with new copies.

You will have to download all of the updates from Microsoft Windows Update again because it replaces the files.
Thanks for using Fixya.
Good Luck and have a nice day.

May 27, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Acer computer is frozen on screen which reads press f12 or del to enter setup. when computer comes on it does not beep so i cannot use keyboard all the lights on the keyboard aare off. HELP!!


From the description you are giving, it appears that the system is not detecting a bootable hard disk drive. Hold the power button on the system till it powers off. once system is off, try the following:
  1. Ensure no floppy diskette is in the A: if system has a floppy drive
  2. Disconnect all external items (Printer, scanner, network connection) leave only video and keyboard connected to system.
  3. Try powering system on again
If the system gives the same message, try rebooting and pressing F12 ONCE at the ACER screen and see if you can get a 1 time boot menu. If you can get the boot menu, select CD-ROM, and put you WINDOWS CD in the optical drive, see if system will boot to the CD. If you can, then at the first prompt, press R to enter recovery console, and see if you can run the command CHKDSK /R (then press enter)
If chkdsk runs, then reboot and see if the error has gone away. IF you cannot run CHKDSK then the hard disk drive has likely failed and will need replacement.

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Cant get on.keeps saying operating system not found.ihave windows xp.can you tell me what to do and why its doing that?Thanks


Do you have the original start up disc? If so use it. If not there is generally a button to use at start up that will get you to a screen where you can restore your computer to a previous date. The button is usually F10 or F11 or one of the f keys. Also make sure that you don't have a disk in one of the drives. Take everything out and try starting it up. Good luck.

Jul 30, 2009 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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Install older version of windows xp professional


Hello.

First do this.....

Reboot the computer and enter bios by..
When the blue DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately
You might have to try this a few times since you have to be really quick,

In system setup (bios)
Set CD Drive as first device in the boot sequence. Press F10 then chose "Y" to save.

1. Put your old XP CD in and reboot.

2. After reboot if asked if you want to start on cd chose yes.

3. start Win Xp installation from your old XP cd.

4. delete partiton 1 on your C: hard drive

5. create new partition

6. Start installation and format the c:drive

7. Follow the installation instructions,,,

Hope this helps.

Regards...
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Feb 16, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Reformat


Hi,

step 1 - First insert the windows xp cd in your cd drive.
step 2 - Then start your computer and keep pressing F12 key on your keyboard.
step 3 - After pressing F12 key,it will show you some options to select from where you want to boot from.
step 4 - Select 'Boot from CD drive/USB cd drive'
step 5 - Now it will try to boot from your bootable windows xp cd which you have inserted in th CD drive.
step 6 - After reading the CD it will prompt you to 'Press any key to boot from CD drive'
step 7 - At this moment press any key.Remeber you will have to press any key while this prompt appears.otherwise it will boot from your Hard disk drive.
step 8 - After pressing any key it will start windows xp setup.


Thanks

Feb 12, 2009 | Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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