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#1 whiteshoes

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:29 PM

hi all i have been throwing together a pc, (for the first time)for my dad. from various bits i have been given and a couple i have bought. i have an asus a7n8x motherboard, a radeon x800 graphics card and a 450watt power supply i have 750 mb of ram,a dvd writer and a floppy disc in a amd case. the hard drive is an oldish one from my dads old pc.when i boot it up all the lights light up the pc beeps,clicks and whirrs. it then flicks thru a couple of pages of bios(i think . its a black screen with a few of the systems details in white characters) then goes to the page you would use if you were starting the pc up in safe mode. which ever one of the options you choose it goes in a kind of loop (ie the couple of pages of bios and back to the safe mode option page).apparentlysomebody my dad knows tried to put a copy of windows xp onto his harddrive but because the processor was ancient it couldnt operate properly. a friend of mine suggested formatting the harddrive but i am unable to get out of this loop apart from when i boot the pc up and press the delete button and i get into another bios page but i am at aloss as to what to do to get out of this loop,format the pc or anything else at the moment any help would be very much appreciated as my dad has been sat at home pc less for about 2 weeks now :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 06:50 PM

When you get into the BIOS you have to change the boot order to make the CD drive the first boot device. You can then put in the XP CD into the drive, reboot and you're on your way
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 03:38 PM

hi garmanma thx fo yourspeey response i followe your instructions and itworked . the pc is up and running B) i cant tell you how grateful i am for your help :huh: :huh: :) hope i may be able to help you in return one day.... thx again :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 05:59 PM

Glad it's working. Tell your dad Happy Computing
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