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Operating system wont load?

Computer freezes at start up. the screen where to choose an operating system. stuck there?
wont boot from rom drive disk either

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  • ionianibanez Mar 11, 2008

    hey thanks. i actually got the computer to boot. i guess there is a problem with the bios when a printer is added. i flashed it and now its working great. reformat would of been the next thing i tried.

    thanks again

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    won't recognize operating system CDs or DVDs.

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Hey if i reinstall my windows the hp recovery hard drive have the drivers inside? or i have to download the drivers for this pc and burn them in a cd and after reinstalling install the drivers ethernet video audio etc :D ?

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Hmmm..now..that's not too good..perhaps you need to reformat that drive? or you may find that motherboard is not seeing either item?

got a backup on that disk, I hope..

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HOW TO DETECT THE CD ROM USING PHOENIX ROM BIOS PLUS VERSION 1.10 A02


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If the cd rom is not being detected ?

Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver You might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd computer then plug them back in restart your this should activate the found new hardware wizard. If this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem "you only need to do the following" if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer Close all open programs Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control Class {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column. Upper Filters Lower Filters Upper Filters.bak Lower Filters.bak If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
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NTLDR is missing?


A missing NTLDR is a common start up error that can appear on the screen while booting a computer running a Windows operating system. This error may occur due to number of reasons.

NTLDR is short for Windows 'NT LoaDeR'. It's entirely involved in the loading of the operating system.

Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk/hard drive that contains no operating system or CD-ROM drive. Firstly what you've got to to is press the Delete key multiple times as your computer boots up until it displays the BIOS screen. Then you will need to find the boot disk priority setting. Make sure this is set to your drive that has Windows on it (as priority 1) and not the CD-ROM drive/stiffy drive or empty hard drive. You can set the CD-ROM/DVD-Rom drive to priority 2 if you like.

Once you have checked that and have set it to your master/primary hard drive (the one that you've installed Windows onto), save and exit the BIOS and on reboot your system should boot into Windows normally.

If you only have one hard drive and the boot disk priority 1 is set to it and you still get this message, then it means that your NTLDR is either corrupted or missing. In the BIOS you will need to change boot disk priority 1 to your CD/DVD drive. Once this is done save and exit the BIOS.
As the PC reboots insert your Windows install disk and let it load.

Hit [R] when prompted if you need to repair system files and then [C] at the 'Welcome to Setup' screen to start the Recovery Console. This will let you copy NTLDR from the CD to C:\

If this fails then you will need to install a fresh copy of Windows on your system. All is not lost though as you can still save your data that is trapped on the NTLDR missing hard drive. If you are not quite seasoned with computers and electronics then this is the job for a PC technition. Simply take your PC down to your local Computer store and explain your situation (Don't forget to take your original Microsoft Windows with you). They will back up your data, re-install Windows and the put all your data back on for you.

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Insert the Microsoft Windows XP Professional CD-ROM into your computer.
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Restart the computer while tapping the deleate key this should bring you to bios go to advanced and check if the harddrive is listed with it highlighted press enter to enter the sub menu make shure its not disabled if it is enable it hit escape key to exit sub menu go to Boot on main menu set hard drive as 1st boot device set cd/dvd drive as 2nd boot device press f10 to save changes and exit. Try restarting
if you get msg opperating system not found use the system restore disk
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If you put in a new hard drive to replace your older smaller one you need to reinstall Windows on that new 40GB drive or it just won't work. If you have some PC Tech friends they should be able to move the data which is tricky or help you out.

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Computer turns on, wont load windows, then goes to a blank screen


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