Acer pc running xp will not start

  pavel 19:47 05 Jun 2007

After installing a ms upgrade to my computer it will not start not even to xp start up screen. I have tried repair option on my xp disc but no good. The data is backed up so I have a free hand regarding reinstall etc. PS A new mobo was installed 3 months ago and all was fine up to the instalation of the update.

  Graham. 19:51 05 Jun 2007

Nothing on the screen, no fans running?

  pavel 19:54 05 Jun 2007

Fans running screen shows POST Bios info etc then black

  Graham. 20:01 05 Jun 2007

Try re-seating the graphics card. If no joy, try another monitor.

  pavel 20:02 05 Jun 2007

ok will try it thank you

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:39 05 Jun 2007

POST Bios info etc then black

ho long have you left it for?
some updates take quite awhile on the reboot.

  pavel 20:45 05 Jun 2007

about 10 mins I think

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:35 05 Jun 2007

Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. 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.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see 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.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. 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.

Repair XP
click here

  woodchip 21:46 05 Jun 2007

have you tried F8 as computer starts up

  pavel 22:33 05 Jun 2007

not yet but i will

  woodchip 17:19 06 Jun 2007

If you can get into safe Mode try Restoring the System

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