boot up problem

  Thomo1 17:28 23 Jan 2005

my boss tried to re-install his BB off the bt disk.

he was asked to restart the computer to save the settings.

when it restarted it would not boot up.

it starts and then says:

veryfiying pool data, boot from ATAPI cd-rom: failiure.

non system disk or disk error.
replace + strike any key when ready.

problem is now tho he has taken the disk out and pressed a key and the message repeats itself.

He cannot press the restart button on the HD only turn th epower button off.

When he reboots the same message appears evebn tho there is no disk in the drive.

His computer will now not boot up.

  VoG II 17:35 23 Jan 2005

Can you get into Safe Mode? click here

Which version of Windows?

  Thomo1 17:42 23 Jan 2005

xp home.

if he can get into safe mode-what then??

  Thomo1 17:47 23 Jan 2005

cannot get into safe mode.

f8 does not do anything.

the only button that works in del to enter the set-up.

  VoG II 17:51 23 Jan 2005

You have to keep tapping the F8 key just before the Windows screen should load.

  whatchamacallit 17:52 23 Jan 2005

If you get into Safe mode,

Choose Last known good configuration, this will start your computer using the registry information that was saved at the last shutdown

  Thomo1 17:53 23 Jan 2005


the plank just rang me.

the prob was there was a floppy disk in the a:

problem solved!!!!!!

  VoG II 17:56 23 Jan 2005

That's why he is a "boss" I suppose :o))

  Kegger 18:45 23 Jan 2005

Hi Thomo1,
Happy new year!! i take it that the problem is solved! i am solving a similar issue to your problem with daneka for her brother click here this is worse than your scenrio as he only has a recovery disk but we will get there. Once again i concur with VoG™ .Kegger

  Thomo1 08:35 24 Jan 2005

VoG™ yes mate - the lose term they use "boss".

What exactly does boss mean???? lol

Kegger - happy new year to u also m8. Im glad this situation was easily resolved with such a simple solution.


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