xp pro problems

  polish 22:15 30 Oct 2006
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my sisters comp wont boot up its a old slow machine but with enough ram etc to run xp pro and was working fine now what ever option you choose it goes back to the intial bios page but do not no where command prompt is to either fdisk or format the hard drive any advice please

  Diodorus Siculus 23:20 30 Oct 2006

Try some punctuation please :-)

Anyway, do you have the XP CD to boot with? If so, try it and you may be able to reinstall windows.

  woodchip 23:30 30 Oct 2006

Will it go to Safe Mode? if it will you could try System Restore. Safe modekeep pressing F8 as computer starts, Top of list

  WhiteTruckMan 00:14 31 Oct 2006

you need to start the machine from somewhere other than the hdd. Like a floppy, or a bootable cd.

But if you can get to the startup menu then another option to try is the last known good configeration option.

WTM

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