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"Fatal System Error" Blue Screen, not booting from XP CD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RAWQ, Nov 8, 2009.

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  1. RAWQ

    RAWQ Thread Starter

    Nov 8, 2009
    Vostro 1000
    Windows XP

    It has Broadcom PXE something, and every time I try to boot from CD ROM for my windows XP install it goes there and says "Media test failure" "Check cable" Then it goes to the windows loading screen, and it blue screens and says "Fatal System error" Blah blah, windows is shutting down.

    I'm trying to reinstall windows, but it isn't working, NOTHING will load when I put it in my CD drive.

    No Safe mode doesn't work, nothing on the black and white screen from pressing F8 works, at all.
  2. Saga Lout

    Saga Lout

    Sep 15, 2004

    Broadcom PXE implies it's been trying to boot from a network so you need to go into BIOS to change the boot order to CD drive before you can get your reinstallation going. However, if it got all the way to trying the network boot option, chances are nothing else worked along the way. Restart and tap Delete or Function 2 for BIOS.
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