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XP won't load after restore

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by andy6, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. andy6

    andy6 Thread Starter

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    hi guys, i'm using the internet connection on my wii so typing a long message with the pointer should be fun lol

    well my computer was starting to run slightly slower than usual and occasionally freezing when using a lot of memory so i decided to backup the files i needed and restore the computer to factory default using the reload backup cd, i have done this quite a few times before without any problems but this time after the process had finished and i restarted my computer all it says is

    Verifying DMI Pool Data
    Boot from CD
    Boot from CD

    then noting happens, i cant even get it to run in safe mode, tapping f8 whilst the computer is starting up has no effect
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    Welcome to TSG....

    It could be that the CMOS battery might be getting a bit weak and might need to be replaced and they are really cheap at WalMart. If you give this a try please take out the battery with the computer off.
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    Is the hard drive correctly recognized in the computer's BIOS?
    Is the computer configured to boot from the hard drive?
     
  4. andy6

    andy6 Thread Starter

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    thanks for the replies guys! i replaced the battery with no effect :( :(

    I think that all the compter settings will be ok, I have restored the computer before and it had woked fine, I have put the settings to optimised defaults to make sure and that didn't work either :(

    I hear that you can dowload somthing to be able to boot from floppy discs, would this work for me?

    thanks for your help!
    Andy
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    Since you can get to the BIOS, can you see that it correctly recognizes the hard drive?

    And just to clear something up. Because something worked before, that doesn't necessarily mean it will work again. Things do break.
     
  6. andy6

    andy6 Thread Starter

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    OK sorry about that

    I can get into setup by pressing delete when the computer 1st comes on, but i'm unsure how to check if it correctly recognises the hard drive. I assume its in "Advanced BIOS Features"?

    :eek: :eek:

    thanks for your help :eek:
     
  7. Bob Cerelli

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    Typically it would be showing on the first screen. Perhaps it shows under a boot device. All depends on the type of BIOS
     
  8. andy6

    andy6 Thread Starter

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    It says:

    1st Boot Device [CDROM]
    2nd Boot Device [Floppy]
    3rd Boot Device [HDD-0]
    Other Boot Device [Enabled]


    Ahh.... I think HDD means hard drive! lol
    Hope this is all good :)

    andy
     
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