windows not load, cd rom wont read boot cd

  mcicki08 15:17 09 Apr 2008

When I start my computer I cant get passed the windows screen. It's tries to load and stps.

I tried booting into safe mode, but it stops again in the same place.

I tried to put my windows cd in to recover the console, but it goes to a black screen has me press any key, and once i do that it goes to the windows startup screen again. NOT the setup screen so that I can reinstall my windows.

I tried to change my boot sequence so that the CD rom would be 1st. This did nothing, I had the same problem. It's as if my cd rom isnt readint the disk at all. I can hear it , but nothing occurs, it's like the disk just stays in place.

I alos tried pressing F8 when I restarted my comp and chose last known good configuration, but that did nothing at all???

I've never had this problem, when I went to bed my computer was finelast night, now it's just gone from bad to worse. My question is, what can I do? If my cd rom isnt working, is there a way I can hoook up my computer to another so I can boot my computer that way? Or can I buy a "stand alone" cd rom to hook up to my computer so the I use the disk?

The disk works, I tried it on my friends computer. I am at a loss as to what to do, I 'd appreciate any advice or help!


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:45 09 Apr 2008

1. Go into BIOS and set first boot device to CD

2. Make sure all other boot devices are DISABLED including the hard drive.

3. Save and EXIT (F10)

4. see if it will boot to the CD now. ***

5. If it will boot to CD do a repair install. (see below).

6. on completion of the repair install go back into BIOS and st the HDD back to boot device.

*** if will not bot to CD after restting boot devices the remove the CMOS battery for 10 minutes and then refit (this will reset BIOS to default conditions). Attempt to set CD to first boot device. got to 5.

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

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

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