bios 3.31a

  Irene40 19:04 12 Nov 2006
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cant boot comp up windows xp, tryed to get in safe mode but nothing happens, tryed recovery boot but again nothing happens,in bios what should come 1st, floppy,maxtor,cdrom,dvd rewriter.maybe there messed up..can you please show me r tell me what way bios should look in setup 3.31a thank you.again i hoped ive explained this,,kinda crap at trying to lol..typing it for a friend ty

  Diodorus Siculus 19:26 12 Nov 2006

Do you (or your friend) have a windows install disk?

If yes, what version of windows?

As for boot order, floppy first, then optical drives (CD/DVD) then hard drive.

You say recovery boot - is this a CD?

Try putting in the CD and booting with it when the bios is set to boot from optical drive.

  Irene40 20:46 12 Nov 2006

windows xp home edition version 2002 she thinks it is also in bios how do u change the boot sequence about andd no she hasnt got her own cd she using someones that done a copy of windows for her,far she gets is a screen where safe mode is are use last good configurations but no matter what is clicked at nothing happens.

  Diodorus Siculus 22:08 12 Nov 2006

BIOS settings change for each BIOS type but in general you should see something like "boot sequence".

In that you can determine what drive is used in each instance to boot.

Then boot with XP CD and choose the repair install option.

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