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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Hi, 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. 3. When you see the blue screen, let the computer load everything and when it's done choose "To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER"4. Press F8 to agree to the License Agreement 5. Choose "To repair the selected Windows XP installation, press R" Windows will then start the repair process. Do not worry all your data and settings will be retained.
If above solution does not work then,Use Recovery Console. 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.
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.
If its the full windows xp cd by booting it from the cd drive it will erase everything and ask if you want to upgrade or advanced install I think. Your correct in choosing the atapi cd-rom as 1st boot device. The cd should be in the drive on startup. IDE is the type of hard disk drive. I'm guessing the FDD stands for floppy disk drive which you might not have that many but you have that many bay windows available.
Put disk in, shut down computer, Start computer and it should give you the xp disk contents. Be aware of data loss though.
I am assuming you have already backed up all of your data before doing this. But, it probably hit a bad sector on the drive. To get around this just insert the CD again and boot from the CD. When prompted on the screen, you will want to delete your partitions and do one large partition. That should help.
please load xp again and press f 6 when you see it on the screen to load sata devices . sata softwares and drivers are required in certain computers to load windows so while loading you will be asked to load those drivers through a floppydrive, so u must have 1)sata raid drivers (according to the hard ware installed in hp.)this piece of hard ware will not allow xp to boot if you dont give its drivers through a floppy drive(during installation and setup of windows. so u must now have 1 floppy drive(usb) 2 a floppy disk with sata drivers 3)usb port to attach the usb floppy drive after loading xp you will see xp running trouble free. a easy solution is to load vists and the drivers are already there in vista cd.