Not booting up!

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Fidmeister

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Hi guys,

I've got a friend running Windows 2000 and we're having problems booting his computer.

For a start, we've put in several set up disks in the CD drive... but the computer doesn't recognise it at all, it just continues to load.

Now, sometimes it will get to the scandisk screen from an improper shutdown... but then freeze once that has been completed.

Then, if we cancel that it gets to the login screen and begins to login. The clouds appear... but thats it. Now there are programs running (just not explorer, and if it does it crashes!) but it still just continues to crash.

Is there anything we can do? Create a boot disk from a floppy and reformat and reinstall or something? Any ideas?

We've tried safemode... same thing.

Any help is much appreciated!

Cheers!
 
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You have to go into your Select boot device options in your bios, or by pressing F12 ( in most cases ) when you boot up. Make sure it boots up from the CD drive first, followed by the hard drive. That should allow you to boot from your system disk.
 

Fidmeister

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Yeah we've tried that..., first CD Rom, then HDD etc.

It says invalid system disk or something like that... BUT we've tried both a Windows 95 and 98 disk (install that then upgrade to ME) but nothing.
 
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