Hello I have a Toshiba NB200 notebook with Windows XP. When I switched it on it wouldn't boot past the first screen and I couldn't get to safe mode with F8. The first screen lets me enter BIOS set-up and that's all (via F2 and F12). I then created a USB drive to boot from and this got me to a MSDOS C prompt having first changed the BIOS to read the USB drive first and also updated the BIOS (Phoenix v1.6). I am unclear as to what should I do next as the c: prompt does not let me run windows and just shows the files on the USB stick. Should I copy windows files to the USB? Also, how do I know if the harddrive has failed and is unrecoverable (hopefully not)? Any guidance welcome! thanks JMHM
Thanks Fruit Bat. I managed to boot by using a better bootable USB (Ultimate Boot CD) and also I used Kaspersky USB antivirus (both free). I was then able to boot XP by selecting "boot from next device" on UBCD. All seems to be working now.
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