Selected Wrong Startup System

  Kilty 11:36 02 Sep 2010

A friend has just reinstalled Windows XP onto their laptop and for some reason in system properties selected the wrong default operating system, for start up. Now the machine just gives a message of "configuration disk drive could not respond". Is there a way of reseting this to the correct start up option?

Thanks in advance for any advice given.

  Nontek 12:07 02 Sep 2010

Try startup in Safe Mode.

or - try another re-install booting with XP Disc.

  northumbria61 12:07 02 Sep 2010

Boot into "safemode" -

1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.

2. Select an option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.

3. When the Boot menu appears again, and the words "Safe Mode" appear in blue at the bottom, select the installation that you want to start, and then press ENTER.

  Kilty 12:11 02 Sep 2010

Thanks for help, will pass on the info and see how he gets on.

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