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Solved Unable to boot in Normal & Safe Modes or from Win XP CD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mikequest3, Jun 29, 2019.

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  1. mikequest3

    mikequest3 Thread Starter

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    This is an old desktop with Pentium 4 3GHz, 2 GB RAM; running fine without problems.

    I wanted to reinstall Avast 17.9 on it & did so. Avast uninstalled, reinstalled, virus definitions updated successfully; & system worked for 2 days normally.

    Now, its unable to boot. Before showing Windows XP (loading green bars) screen it just goes black & just sits there; giving no errors.
    While booting in Safe Mode, it just sticks on the Boot Options Menu screen & doesn't go beyond that.
    While booting from CD it again sticks on "Boot from CD Yes / No" screen & doesnt go beyond that.

    I am unable to try chkdsk, or any other tools as it doesnt boot from CD. What do I do please advise.
    Thank You
    M
     
  2. lunarlander

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    If you can't choose Boot from CD Y/N, then maybe your keyboard has a problem; try another keyboard. Maybe you have to use a PS2 keyboard, as older machines prefer that kind.
     
  3. mikequest3

    mikequest3 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for replying lunarlander.
    I decided to hook the hdd up to another system & copied a list of system files; that fixed the issue.
    As for the cd issue, i've postponed that. :)
     
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