Laptop will not boot

  yogibear 19:50 12 Jun 2007
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I recently tried to install linux on my laptop and had to create a partition on the hard drive for it. Unfortunately I deleted my recovery and my windows partition. When I turn on the laptop, it displays the windows xp logo then starts loading, however this then reboots. I have tried inserting my recovery cd and a windows xp disk but it fails to start the setup procedure. I have tried getting into safe mode but cannot access anything.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:19 12 Jun 2007

Set the BIOS to boot from CD as first boot device

and attempt a repair there must be something there for you to get the LOGO.

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

  yogibear 20:20 12 Jun 2007

a blue screen appears just before windows reboots it says:


UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

Technical information: *** STOP: 0X000000ED (0X82370030, 0X000014F, 0X00000000, 0X00000000).

  yogibear 20:22 12 Jun 2007

I have already set the bios to boot CD first, it comes up inspecting hardware configuration... Then it stops, there is no blue screen welcoming me to setup. Nothing at all happens.

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