help with windows starting

  nobbyhigo 20:45 14 Feb 2008

when i start up i get the windows sreen then we go onto the windows hasnt shut down correctley or hardware installation has interupted start up, choose the following..
safe mode, or last known config that works. or windows normally. i have tried each one and no luck, it just repeats process . Any advise please

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:53 14 Feb 2008

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

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
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  nobbyhigo 21:05 14 Feb 2008

i have a slave hd with a lot of files on but as not got windows on would that tbe ok or am i best diconnecting before i do what is advised

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:07 14 Feb 2008

no need to disconnect anything a repair install will leave your files and settings intact.

  nobbyhigo 21:09 14 Feb 2008

thanks fruit bat
i will give it a go

  nobbyhigo 10:55 17 Feb 2008

i have changed boot to cd rom insert disc and the message press any key to boot cd wether i press or leave it still goes through the same process of options to start and then the winxp splash screen

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:33 17 Feb 2008

Disable boot from HDD in BIOS to stop it booting from the hard drive.

You will need to reset it to boot from HDD at the complettion of the repair.

  nobbyhigo 23:26 17 Feb 2008

up and running thank you

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:24 18 Feb 2008

Glad is going OK please tick resolved.

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