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Yes , no problem , insert the XP install disc in your drive . If auto play is not activated , you will need to press a specific key quickly indicated at the very beginning of the boot process to select the drive to launch the Xp install operation . BEFORE YOU START : backup all data and don't forget the drivers ! Best regards , fanaudi .
If your system will not boot up correctly and you suspect a virus is the problem, a recommended solution is to start your computer in safe mode and run a virus scan. By running your computer in safe mode, non-essential processes do not start and non-core components are disabled. In other words, only the minimum necessary programs will load. Tough to remove viruses, spyware and other malware usually have no chance to run and disrupt your system and can more easily be removed. To run a virus scan in safe mode, you must have active anti virus software installed on your computer. To run a virus scan in safe mode, follow these steps: 1.If your computer is on, shut it down 2.Power on your computer 3.Immediately after you power on your computer, repeatedly press the [F8] key (about once per second) 4.In the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen, use the arrows to select Safe Mode and presss [Enter] 5.Select your current operating system and press [Enter] 6.Select the user you would like to login under (if applicable) 7.When your system finishes booting, click the Start button on your task bar 8.Move your cursor over All Programs and navigate to your anti virus program 9.Click on your antiv virus program to run it and follow the anti virus program's normal steps to run a virus scan 10.After the virus scan is complete, Delete all detected viruses 11.Close out of your anti virus software 12.Restart your computer (it should start in normal mode)
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Can you boot into safe mode? It sounds like your issue is a bad video driver- Try booting into Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key and selecting safe mode. Reinstall your video driver and try rebooting. There is a specific issue where if the video card has gone out, you will get symptoms similar to what you are experiencing. If reinstalling the driver does not work- try replacing the video card if possible
If able to load win XP or any operating system that mean your system is booting and is in good condition. if there is issue with load of OS in normal mode then you try using last used configuration. follow this steps
1) keep press F8 when bios screen goes off until you see win xp option
2) then choose "last used configuration".
it will try to boot the system even though the system does boot properly then repair the os by booting xp dvd or cd from cd & dvd drive.
i hope this will resolve the issue.
If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.
For that when you power up the computer press F8 key then if you are
able to see safe mode and other menu then enter in enable vga mode. Then go to start menu then control panel ->dispaly ->settings. Also make sure that graphic driver installed and working fine. change screen resolution to 1024*768 then apply and ok. then check in normally. But if you are not able to see even safe mode then you need recovery disk or windows disk. Boot computer with that disk. For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios . Then go to boot menu then set first boot device as cd/dvd rom .then save and exit. Thern it boot with disk. Then follow the procedure and repair your previous windows. Let me kno wif you need further assistance.
Try booting into safe mode. If it's a driver problem, safe mode will allow you to start Windows with only the bare minimum of hardware and drivers being engaged. To get to safe mode, press the F8 button on your keyboard during the Windows boot process until it takes you to a screen to let you select Normal, Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking, etc. I would suggest not using anything other than just Safe Mode. From there, uninstall any software or new drivers that you recently installed. Alternatively, you can use the System Restore feature to rollback to a previous restore point.
looks like a windows-related problem. try if your keyboard works at all by entering bios but do not change anything. just quit saving no changes. does it work? if yes, possibly a windows error. to check : - try booting from a windows-cd(XP), not from harddisk, without going through install process, execute the repair process instead. - reboot from your harddisk in safe mode. everything o.k.?
if still the problem, and don't have any personal data you might loose on harddisk(hdd) reinstall windows xp anew, but this time let it format the hdd fully, then go on installing a clean, new copy of win XP. when still facing the problem, plse come again
your HDD may be bad. I have had a number of HDD that appear fine in the BIOS but won't format either via the install disk or separately via a Linux boot disc.(You can somtimes hear them clicking on and off [seeking])
If you are mad keen on the drive, then D/L 'Hirens Boot Disc' and boot into the DOS mode (it also has a Mini XP mode).and use the HDD format utlity 'killdisk'. This will remove anything on the drive, format it and set it up ready for a fresh install.
If Hirens Boot Disk can't see the SATA drive then its stuffed.. for sure..
if the system was able to enter the desktop and
restarts...once possible cause is a virus...scan the pc via safemode or
but if it didn't enter the OS desktop...cause might be the boot loader or MBR
worth a try:
Run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP
CD-ROM, follow these steps:
1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the
Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the
CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the
3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation
that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator
password is blank, just press ENTER.
5. At the command prompt, type this commands one at a time.