windows will not load

  mr. h 21:21 14 Jun 2006

windows wont load, can only get into the bios. any help welcomed

windows xp pro with all the updates
P4 chip

  VoG II 21:22 14 Jun 2006

What actually happens, in detail please.

  mr. h 21:42 14 Jun 2006

when you turn on it powers up. You get to the screen asking to boot from cd then you click any button and the screen goes black with a horizontal white bar along the bottom as though its scanning or checking something. Just as the bar gets to the finish the machine just stops. Then you cant do anything

  woodchip 21:47 14 Jun 2006

have you tried tapping F8 from Go

  mr. h 21:58 14 Jun 2006

have tried F8 as sugested no luck. seems like the red led on the front on the machine (hard drive indicator Maybe) comes on when it first starts up then goes of when the machine freezes could it be something to do with the hard drive

  woodchip 22:00 14 Jun 2006

It could be the MBR is corrupt. If you had created the Startup floppy that I suggested on hear last week you could have got into windows to run Restore

  mr. h 22:03 14 Jun 2006

i have another machine can i create a start up from that one. if so how

  woodchip 22:14 14 Jun 2006

Just been looking for the Link but cannot find it in Search. It seem to be rubbish at searching

  mr. h 22:17 14 Jun 2006

has anyone else got any advice as i need this pc for work tomorrow

  woodchip 22:22 14 Jun 2006

It takes just one floppy disc,

First format a Floppy disc in XP like from Run type

Format A: /u

Then open Notepad and copy and Paste this

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, first partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, second partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, third partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, fourth partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, first partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, second partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, third partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, fourth partition" /sos
C:\="Previous Operating System on C:\"

Save as

in Notepad as BOOT.INI

Then in search find


Add these to the floppy disc

you can now try starting your computer with the floppy disc

  mr. h 23:28 14 Jun 2006

have made a disk on the other machine and loaded it. now i have a screen that says trap 0000007 GENERAL PROTECTION FAULT

then it lists various lines like

kr=0028 cr0=00000011 cr2=00000000 cr3=000000000
gdt limit=03FF base=00017000 idt limit=07FF

and goes on for another six lines of text

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