Hi, i hope you can help me with my problem...after reformatting and installing a fresh copy of windows xp...my pc has a 96 (pc333) mb ram and i added a new one which is 128 mb dd ram pc400..i accidentally disabled a setting in my BIOS which i think is the VGA share mem.size...and after that..my pc wont boot up..i keep on hearing beeps..what should i do?? i'll appreciate any help..thanks..
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Spotmau is a great program and not only for recovery so It's a great choice! However I had the same problem with booting. (I'm using Windows XP as well)
Here is what I did and I hope it will help you:
1. You will need to get an extra harddrive.
2. Boot and install XP on the harddrive.
3. Have both drives installed on your CPU.
4. Using Spotmau copy the recovered data from one drive to the other.
5. Boot the drive in the traditional fashion (data will now be lost).
6. Copy the data. on the fresh drive.
Hope this helps,
Boot PC from Windows XP installation CD you will be ask to instal fresh copy or repair existing installation - go for "fresh copy" software will analyze you PC and try to find your previous copy of Win XP you will be ask again to repair copy of your existing Windows Xp now go for "Repair" option so installation software restore all Windows files and will keep all your settings*.
This solution is only temporary because IE 7 and 8 will no longer work after restoring - backup all your data and instal fresh copy of Win XP after all and always keep Your Backup up to date!!
First try to log it on a safe mode. Just reset it once or twice. When screen list safe mode, safe mode with networking,.... Lask known configuration. Scroll to safe mode and click. Wait till your desktop appears. Then restart. If this doesn't work check the hardware connections of your desktop PC most importantly the RAM and HDD. If this doesn't work again reinstall your windows XP operating System Installer.
Have you tried booting the system with the restore disk, well it should reformat the system before it installs a fresh copy of windows 98 so you should back-up data before proceeding and check the boot sequence in your bios, set the first boot device to CD/DVD.
the 333 and 400 are the speed of ram. don't mix them therefore. One is running faster than the other, so they won't work. They will work only in the beginning if you're lucky. But they shouldn't be mixed. The result of mixing two different ram results in the motherboard failure.
turn on pc enter bios setup select default settings save and restart.have os disk in drive wait for screen display any key to start from cd.press any key to load disk.in options select install windows ( not repair) your system will find existing os ,now you can choose repair or install fresh copy.if you choose to install fresh copy delete partition first and create new partition and format.
Who installed your windows?
If you still have yhe cd then pop it into the drive , restart you computer and it should automaticly install a fresh copy of XP.
If it does'nt then press F8 (varys on all computers look for boot control etc.)at start up and choose to boot from cd drive this will install windows> if it still does'nt work , just give a reply and ill give another solution.
base on my experience, there must be a problem with the other components of that pc. one by one try to replace the video card, then memory, and also the cd or dvd rom drive, isolate it one by one by doing so, you can pin point what causes the problem.