Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
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
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