Hi i have an old gx110 tower that i use for a back up it has win98se and xp home dull booted using the windows boot system. the problem is it refuses to shut down, i click start shut down and it logs out of windows and boots right back up into the boot menue . the only way to turn it off is to unpluge it when it is waiting for you to chouse a operating system , when the timmer is running waiting for you to chouse win98 or xp i'm prety sure it is the mother board or power supply , is there a fix for this ?
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Inpect the computers preexisting operating systems to ascertain compartibility to windows XP. Only XP computers would recognise XP operatign systems. Attemptign to install windows XP onto alternate system either windows 98, 2000, mellanuim or Vista XP or 7 is least achieveable unless the old system were erased or new empty storage disk drive were acquired and replaced.
Get windows 7, or downgrade to xp. lol kidding. During the start up, i beleve its either f11 or f12 press them it should bring you to a boot screen. follow option. or you can use the compaqs built in recovery system. reinstall your system. vista has a option to save its old files for transfer.
A gx110 is pretty much uneconomically repairable. If the system is powering on, getting video but not booting, then the clicking is likely the hard drive. Of you are not getting any video, then post what the Power LED and the diag LEDs on the back of the tower indicate.
Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change
the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive.
Check your system documentation for steps to access the
BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen,
you will see the options below
This portion of the
Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
to start the Windows Setup.
To Repair Install, press ENTER
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do not choose "To
repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, pressR", (you
Do Not want to load Recovery Console).
do not choose "To
repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R
to start the repair. If Repair is not one
of the options, END setup. After the reboot read
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and
reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message
appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install,
but your applications and settings will remain intact.take care god bless
what your describing is a hard disk failure the computer cant or wont read the hard disk to boot the machine, so it shuts down. Sounds like the hard disk died from a bad virus. and the computer wont run. Best I can do for you is either format the Hard disk and reinstall the operating system or buy a new hard disk. Cheers