Re: Windows XP Home Edition-Won't boot up
- From: "Maurice N ~ MVP" <maurice@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 00:08:24 -0600
Take a look at Harry O's website --- he's got the best pictures on this ---and a section "How to Repair Install".
MVP Windows - Shell / User
Ok How do I configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM Drive?.
Step by step would be appreciated.
"Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:
Since your pc is a suspect for malware, disconnect it from the
internet and any local network. Bring up (reboot) the system but tap
& repeat tapping F8 function key & select Safe mode. Use
"administrator" as the login account. First run antivirus & malware
checks. You can run AV utilities in Safe mode (and later repeat in
Normal mode). Simply make sure you download tools & updated
definitions from a clean pc --- not the suspect machine.
Make very sure your system does not have malware.
Sysclean would be a good first run for virus check. Just be sure
sure to also run other spyware / malware checks.
Once system is found clean, do a repair-install of XP.
Be sure to have your XP CD handy, and even better, if your system is
XP with Service Pack 2, then: 1) either have a slipstream copy of XP
with SP2 or 2) your XP CD already contains Service Pack 2.
Following is the Repair Install scenario.
Only if you have a "full" XP CD ----
The object of this exercise is to do an in-place upgrade or an
in-place installation for purposes of "repair". It needs to go to
the same partition as before , and the same directory as before.
Usually for example XP is on C drive and is on folder/directory
\Windows or \WINNT.
Configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM drive. You do that
from the pc BIOS setup screen. You specify CDROM as the first drive
to boot from.
Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD-ROM drive, and then restart
When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your
screen, press a key to boot pc from the XP CD.
When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup
screen, press ENTER:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is
displayed. Do NOT select this option.
On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 function key
to agree to it.
Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP (in your
case, the one you wish to repair) is selected in the box, and then
press the R key to repair XP.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
MVP Windows - Shell / User
My Dell PC just started doing the very same thing your laptop is
doing today. Tried all the same suggestions with no luck.
Any further suggestions would be appreciated.
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