pc boot problems

  User-92DDCDF3-0184-434B-8701EC41369540AF 12:19 13 Apr 2005

Hi to all

My mate is having problems with his pc and while i do have a bit of pc knowledge im sure that there are people on here with a lot more.Am going this afternoon to have a look.

He has a desktop pc that was working the last time i went round that win xp pro with service pack 2.

I had a message last night saying that when he switches it on it beeps(presume thats the motherboard)and says f1 to restart or f2 system setup.

Am afraid thats all i know so far but would welcome any help.

many thanks

  Indigo 1 12:28 13 Apr 2005

Check the drive bays for discs including the floppy drive.

cheers for that indigo 1.will check

  Yoda Knight 12:30 13 Apr 2005

F2 into BIOS setup and check for obvious probs, including h/d detection

many thanks yoda knight.

  dazza39 16:55 13 Apr 2005

Or run Recovery Console from XP disc and a BOOT/RECONFIG then restart,might help.

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