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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

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

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I would suggest you first try the Start Up Repair for Windows XP.
1. Just insert the Windows XP installation CD that came with your computer then restart the computer.
2. You should get a prompt to start the computer from the CD drive, if not you need to enter BIOS settings to set the start/boot up mode so that your computer will boot up first from the CD.
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Windows will then start the repair process. Do not worry all your data and settings will be retained.

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1. Just insert the Windows XP installation CD that came with your computer then restart the computer.2. You should get a prompt to start the computer from the CD drive, if not you need to enter BIOS settings to set the start/boot up mode so that your computer will boot up first from the CD.3. When you see the blue screen, let the computer load everything and when it's done press R to repair Windows XP using Recovery Console4. On the Recovery Console, choose the installation you would like to log on to (for example c:\Windows)5. Type Chkdsk /p /r on the Recovery Console and your computer will begin to check the hard drive for error and recover data.6. Once Chkdsk is completed, type exit then press Enter. Computer should restart. No need to boot from CD at this point. You can take out the Windows installation CD.

Hope this helps. Glad to be of service.

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Next time you can boot up press F8 repeatedly until you get to the Safe Mode text screen. One of the options there is to boot up and create a Boot Log. Do this. It will take even longer to boot but at the end you will have a file that shows everything the PC was doing during the boot. There are probably lots of things that are initializing that you don't really need.

You can disable startup items by running msconfig from your Run box and clicking the Startup tab.

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Put disk in, shut down computer, Start computer and it should give you the xp disk contents. Be aware of data loss though.

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I recently reformatted my computer with windows xp and after everything was done I rebooted my computer but it always gets stuck on the HP screen where I can press ESC to go to boot menu and F8 for...


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  • click the "Advanced" section (Vista: on the left side bar).
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IMPORTANT: for the next step make sure you boot to Windows Vista. Otherwise you could corrupt your computer.
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