Question about Computers & Internet
Did it boot at any time you had it?
How far does it boot from the hard drive now?
Are there any messages?
Are you trying to boot from the usb cd rom with an xp disk?
If you can do that, personally I would just reinstall windows.
Hard Disk removal is not a difficult process on a laptop. You can connect it to a pc with one of those external boxes for 2.5"drives, cheaply available. XP will not boot if you put an installed copy on another computer (unless it is exactly the same).
Worst case (a process I once had to do with a tablet pc) is to make a small bootable partition on that hard drive, put the xp install files on that partition, then put it back in the laptop and install windows from the small partition onto the rest. There are more detailed instructions how to do this, if you go that route.
If you take parts out of your laptop, make sure you don't give it a static shock by touching something grounded.
Posted on Jul 04, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 07, 2012 | Computers & Internet
Jul 05, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop
Jul 13, 2010 | Mercury P4VM800M7 Motherboard
Mar 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet
Feb 19, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 Notebook
Dec 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet
Jun 01, 2009 | Computers & Internet
Apr 29, 2009 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40 GB Hard Drive
Oct 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet
Nov 08, 2007 | Computers & Internet
148 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!