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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ajack, 25 May 2003.

  1. ajack

    ajack rox

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    Turned my computer on this morning to find that it wont boot and i get the blue screen every time! It says if i have installed new hardware to take it out, etc but i havent put any new hardware in so it cant be that. It was working fine last night when i turned it off - nothing wrong at all. I have changed all multipliers/fsb to default and still no luck. Does anyone have any idea how i can boot?

    Thanks for any replies
     
  2. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    This may sound dumb, but try swapping the memory around. Otherwise it may be a case of reinstalling windows :(
     
  3. ajack

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    Thanks leet_llama - i've only got 1 stick in there, i tried cleaning it but still nothing. I have also cleared cmos but it doesnt help. Anyone else got any ideas?
     
  4. ajack

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    If i use the winxp recovery (by sticking in the disk on startup) will it erase anything from my hdd or start formatting randomly :D ?
     
  5. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    Should be fine, just make sure you specify to install it to your existing partition :)
     
  6. ajack

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    I wont lose any data though if i do the recovery?
     
  7. Lightning

    Lightning What's a Dremel?

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    afaik, the winxp recovery option basically dumps you back down to the libraries of a default winxp install, so if you do use it, you'll need to reapply service packs etc

    worked for my girlfriend after her xp install blue screened on boot after service packing and she didnt lose any data - but i did wind up reinstalling her machine a few weeks later so you might want to think about backing up what you can
     
  8. ajack

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    Thanks Lightning ill go try it now :) Just hope it all goes ok (and ill back everything up too :D. Its just annoying cos i cant bak up my music ripped from my 100+ cds which takes hours to rip after an install.....

    Oh well ill tell ya how it went.
     
  9. ajack

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    Ok when i get the menu on xp disk (the install new version or repair version) i choose repair but get a command prompt and i have no idea what to do here! Anyone know?

    Cheers
     
  10. Fronzel

    Fronzel What's a Dremel?

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    What was the error message you were getting?
     
  11. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    Don't choose Repair, just select the current partition and don't format it, just install windows on it.

    Have you tried putting the hdd in another machine?
     
  12. ajack

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    thanks for your help everyone - but it randomly started working! No idea why but im not complaining!

    Thanks again
     
  13. CatKing

    CatKing What's a Dremel?

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    try to resit all the pci card and make sure it is firmly in place boot again.

    good luck.
     

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