hi can anyone tell me how to boot up from the c drive? my windows has crashed and i need to reload it onto my pc, i no you can do this in bios, but forgotton how, any useful advice kindly recieved, ta paul
im was running xp it says this on start up windows could not start because,the following file is missing or corrupt. windows/system32/cofig/system you can attempt to repair by starting windows setup using the original cd rom, select r at the first screen to start repair i press r and nothining happens. i do have a windows disc but i cant seem to get it to read from the c drive from bios, unsure what config i need????? ty
You may see on booting a brief instruction to hit Delete for BIOS. Once Windows begins to load you have gone too far and you should press the reboot button on the computer. There will not be an option to go to drive C:
BIOS usually shows on its second page among many other things - First Boot device, Second boot device and Third boot device.
One of these options is HD 0 which is your hard drive.
You must alter the first one (using PgUp or Page down to toggle through the options to CDROM.
If you miss the opportunity to alter the first boot device, the computer will go straight to the hard disk and try to load Windows, with the result you keep getting.
You can't mistake the BIOS when you get there it is a screenful of bright blues, golds and a few reds. Try again and see what happens!
A slight word of caution. When you get to the BIOS alternatives, don't alter anything except that first boot device.
im possitive im in the right place,as i have done this before many moons ago, just got awful memory :) this is what i did enterd bios reatures setup there are many options, the 7th option reads, boot from lan first, this is disabled then the 8th option is boot sequince, is has 11 more options inside it c only ls/zip,c d,a,scsi a,c,scsi e,a,scsi c,a,scsi f,a,scsi c,cdrom,a scsi,a,c cdrom,c,a (this is my required option i believe)
i am going option cdrom,c,a believing this to be my required sequence then press esc then f10 then y for yes for it to be saved then enter then pc re boots, but stil goping round in circles grrrrrrrrrr, ty for your patience with me