1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Not booting up!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Fidmeister, Jan 21, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Fidmeister

    Fidmeister Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2004
    Messages:
    24
    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!
     
  2. Iceworx

    Iceworx

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2007
    Messages:
    246
    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.
     
  3. Fidmeister

    Fidmeister Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2004
    Messages:
    24
    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.
     
  4. Iceworx

    Iceworx

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2007
    Messages:
    246
    -Removed post, just follow unbiddens links.
     
  5. unbidden

    unbidden

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,469
  6. unbidden

    unbidden

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,469
  7. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/537068

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice