Question about Compaq Presario SR1800NX Desktop PC
Lounatech.... about my compaq presario hard drive headach , i ran off to buy me a brand new hard drive 300 GB. same maxter . now after insert bootable win XP cd .... it boot up alright ! ....... when it got to formatt the hard drive ( 300 GB ) chose NTFS file system ..... iI have chosen to format regular ( not the quick style ) after a long while , i can not wait any longer ... turn the machine off .... start over again .......boot from the cd it copy all the windows file >>>>>>> on and on and on >>> when it got to starting windows ..... that green screen appear again .told me ....windows shut down prematurely ( I screwed it up ) i try to do chckdisk ...... i never get to that stage ... it all my fault . I want to re- format the whole thing again ... never get to that stage .... and this is the brand new hard drive . all i want is get start all over again ... format .....install windows and so on ... please help !
It sounds like you corrupted your install of WinXP...it happens.
What you need to do now is (first take a deep breath)...OK, that's better.
When you boot your PC, make sure your WinXP CD is in the CDROM drive. You'll only get a 3-5 second window to catch the "Press any key to boot from CD" message as it pops across the screen...you have to be sitting there, in front of the monitor waiting for it to display (or you can just start pressing the space bar or any other key every second or so as the system boots).
Don't just hold the key down because you'll get a "Keyboard Error" if you do that.
Just wait until you see the boot from CD prompt and hit a key - this will get you back into the WinXP CD's setup menu.
Follow the instructions that I posted before for formatting the drive using the recovery console (Found Here).
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
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