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Hp vectra vl wont start xp, keeps trying to start over

No disk drive on this,was working fine until a member of my family used it,
just keeps going in a circle on startup,i mean it wont open xp just does a full circle and trys to boot up everytime,even when i try to put it in safe mode???
help plz.

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  • lesboy10 Oct 23, 2007

    hi thanks for that,disk drive i meant no cd rom so i cant boot up from xp disk,he tells me that he downloaded pc pup,it just goes round doing the same as if you had just switched the unit on

    thanks in advance




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Could you explain what are you booting from if like you said "no disk drive on this". What was the last thing the member of your family does on that PC? Any new installed programs, or hardware? Does the PC restarts itself after that "full circle" or stays frosen?

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  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2007

    It looks like there is a programm installed which cse that problem, or a virus. Tha solution could be boot crom oryginal CDrom with operating system. You could use a recovery console, but obviously this option is not for you, as there is no CDrom.
    But do not worry, you can can try anoter thing. Quick after power on your PCstart tapping DEL (or CTRL, this depaend on BIOS verion) key to get into BIOS setup. Use tab and arrows to move between windows and option. You need fin a section named as "Restore manufacturer options" / "Restore default settings" - name depend on the BIOS version as well. You need choose this option and confirm. To get out from the BIOS simply pres ESC, but make sure you confirm SAVE and EXIT to make sure those changes are going to be saved.
    This should help, if not nothing wrong is going to happend to your PC.



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