Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Still need help.

Well my computer still boots up and everything and it upgradedteh computer to windows xp at first then when i popped it in again to clear off the files to start over thats when the computer went down.My brother thinks that the cd-rom went dead.and thats what caused the problem..He even took the hard drive out and popped it into a different computer to make sure the files were still there and that it was still working and it was so that wasnt the problem. So my question is should i try on getting a new cd-rom drive?should that fix the problem or what should i need to do? Thanks

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 26 Answers

Just remove cdrom power and datacable. test computer without cdrom support. if your system works fine. then u go for replace cd-rom.

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I let the HP asst. Install a bios update and the install is stuck at 40%. What can I do to get out of the update?


Turn on the computer and begin hitting the "F8" key when you see the BIOS screen.

This will take you to the Safe Mode menu.


Use the arrow keys to highlight "Safe Mode," then hit "Enter" on your keyboard.

This will boot your computer in Safe Mode, a minimalist manner of operating Windows that runs only essential Windows files.


If using Windows XP in Safe Mode, click the "Start" button and then click "Run." In the box that pops up, type "msconfig" and hit "Enter."


If using Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner of the screen, type "msconfig" in the search field and then hit "Enter."

This will open the System Configuration Utility.


In the System Configuration Utility box, click the "Services" tab, check the box that reads, "Hide All Microsoft Services," click "Disable All" and then click "Apply."


In the System Configuration Utility box, click the "Startup" tab, click "Disable All" and then click "Apply." Next, click the "Close" box.

A box will pop up that prompts you to restart your computer.

Select "Restart" and let the computer restart itself, allowing it to boot to Windows normally.


If the computer still stalls when trying to boot to Windows, restart the computer and boot to Safe Mode again.

Run your antivirus program in Safe Mode, deleting any files that are flagged as viruses, spyware or malware. Restart the computer and boot to Windows normally


hope this helps




Sep 29, 2012 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

My dell c400 will not boot windows. it tries then goes to the screen to ask to boot in safe mode. will not boot in safe mode. run diagnostics and it passes everything. any ideas


You need to repair your windows system files.
For that you need windows disk recovery disk.
If you don't have windows disk then buy it from nmearest computer shop.
It is very useful for your computer life.
Insert that disk into cd/dvd rom then when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or del or ALT + F2 key to enter in bios .
then go to boot menu and st first boot device as cd.dvd rom then save settings and exit.
Then it boot from disk then follow the procedure and press any key to boot from cd..
Then wait for 5 minutes then you can see scren to choose option choose R for enter in recovery console then type in prompt "chkdsk /r" then press enter.
Then it fix and recover error on harddrive.
Then restart computer and again boot with disk then this time choose R for repair previous windoiws then it repair old windows then you can get back your windows.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Jun 04, 2010 | Dell Latitude C400 Notebook

1 Answer

How to set up dual boot for two hard drives?


My freind, you can boot from two hdd inside the same computer. You can only boot from the primary HDD. What you need to do is install both Windows 7 and XP on the primary hdd in different partitions. Then when you boot the system it will give you the option for booting to both XP and 7. You dont even need the secondary hdd unless you are looking to have more storage space.

May 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Windows won't load


Try booting to "Safe Mode" (tapping the "F8" key on boot), or however you can get to your Desktop, click start, right click "My Computer", select "Properties", then "Advanced" tab, then click the "Settings" button under "Startup and Recovery", then uncheck "Automatically restart" under "System Failure", click "OK" then "OK" again and restart your PC.

That should allow you to run without the instant restarting on BSOD, so you can repair/remove Mcafee.

Feb 18, 2009 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

1 Answer

Laptop compaq v2000


your windows install is screwed up. i'd dig up your Windows XP CDand pop that in and do a repair install. if it still doesnt work then i'd enter the bios setup (hit F10 on compaq boot screen) and look in there for "Hard Drive Test" and run that. be aware it will take 70 mins on a 60GB hard drive, and longer for a bigger drive. if the hard drive passes the test then you may want to boot up the XP cd and do a fresh install, opting to format the drive. be aware that formatting WILL delete anything and everything on the laptop.

if the hard drive fails the test, then obviously you need to get a replacement drive and reinstall Windows on that. if the hard drive failed, any data on it is most defenetly toast.

Aug 16, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

1 Answer

Windows xp pro


did u go into c moss and set your for it to boot off of the hard drive sounds like it tryn to boot off the cd hope this helps

Jan 05, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

1 Answer

Can't get yahoo messenger to download on my pc,tried everything,firewalls down ,pop ups off what else help?


Restart your computer and being again , go to www.http://yahoo.com/messenger and redown load again if u have windows 95 you will not get yahoo messenger.Need a up date computer.

Nov 26, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Failed to load to windows XP


wow yea it's looking for grub/linux i did that same thing once you need the xp install disc insert that hopefully you can get into your bios then go and set it to boot from disc restart and go through the options till you get to repair and type in fixmbr

Oct 06, 2007 | ASUS P4PE Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Logo

Related Topics:

23 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Computers & Internet Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2642 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18354 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...