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Boots to setup screen and thats it

Ok... my laptop worked fine for a while... it came with windows ME but a while ago i put xp on it... then not to long ago it starts where it says compaq and then it goes to a blank screenand i hit F10 and it brings me to the setup screen and it has the date and time correct so im not sure what it could be. any suggestions?

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Well i think the installation is incorrect or you do not have recommendation for using XP try to find what system requirements is missing from your XP readme file.

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have you tried this ......

restart the laptop press F8 it will open to boot the laptop through various process like safe mode , last good known ..... select the last good known option and press enter .... it will boot the laptop with last setting



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  1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.

    Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.
  2. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
  3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
  4. Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
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If you don't see the message on start up "Press any key to boot from cd" Then you need to change the boot order.

Start the PC and hit delete a number of times. This will take you into the bios screen. (Set up screen)

You will have a tab called "Boot Priority" or "Boot order". Make sure that CD/DVD drive has 1st priority. Save & exit & your done. Upon restart if you have a disc in the drive you will get the option to press any key to boot from CD/DVD. By default, most motherboards are set to boot from floppy & then Hard drive so in most cases you will need to enter setup & change the boot order.

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Yes the setup on the xp install puts drivers into memory, but being an older version of windows B4 sta was out it does not have drivers to support it.

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It's not booting to the OS I take it. THen you need to do a recovery it you have one. First try F8 key when you turn laptop on try safe mode see if that boots. If it does restart F8 again try last know see if that one work that would be your last start up backup if that works you should be ok. If not then go to setup do boot from CD install your Windows CD restart your laptop and try doing a windows repair if that does not work then you will have to do a complete reinstall.
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Do you have a copy of your OS disk:

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insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer. 1.
When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
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Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.
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Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.
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In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
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Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
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Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

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Go to the manufacturers website, download all the chipset, bios,audio,network drivers, and video drivers they have for XP and Install them after installing windows XP.

Installing XP requires you to boot from the install CD, partition the Hard drive in the windows install. Then install, It will reboot after it finishes and restart, go into more installing and when its done, you should be able to go into windows wher you are going to start installing all those drivers.

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Get a Windows XP Operating system disk with the correct service pack that the notebook has installed (usually XP SP2).

1. Boot from it (put it in CD drive and restart the laptop).

2. If you still get the same problem start up, you need to set the laptop to boot from CD.

3. Restart laptop, press Delete key or F2, or F12 (it should say one of these on the screen) to enter the Setup. or another key to get "boot options"

4. In Setup (BIOS) Use Right Arrow to find the Boot Options. Use the instructions to move the CD-ROM to first position, above HDD (hard drive). Press Esc, then F10 to save your changes and exit.

5. The XP CD Rom should now run. It should come to a screen where you are asked to press R to repair windows.

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