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My toshiba p105 with windows xp won't boot and i want to reformat it. I have the bootable disc but when I use the c key to boot from it, nothing happens and the usual message I have been getting, We are sorry for the inconveniance, but windows did not start successfully and so on..., appears. I tried all of the options from that menu like safe mode and so on as well as from the menu that comes up when you press f8 at boot. whenever windows tries to start, as the windows symbol fades in, it stops midway in the fading process and my computer stop making any sound and stops thinking. Please help.

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What you want to do in this matter is, go into the BIOS if you haven't done that already, and change the boot device priority to CD. You want to do the following right when you startup the computer, and without the CD in the drive. BIOS/Setup Utility, can usually be found be pressing the delete key at startup, or the F12 key at startup, so push one of those two keys a few times to get to the BIOS utility. The setting to change the boot order of devices is usually one of the menu options at the top of the screen, closer to the right side. Once you find how to change the boot order, change the first device that the computer boots to to the CD you've got, insert your CD, save the BIOS settings and exit, and you should be set to go.

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