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#1 Vin Craysin

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:22 AM

Hi my desktop was perfectly working last sunday then a day after that my mom said that the pc sudenly opened then keeps on starting up then it retarts again after about 3 seconds i dont know what caused the problem it wont even reach to the part where windows is starting up( the one with the moving bar under the logo) im using:

Acer Aspire T300
2.66 Ghz
1.5 gig RAM
ATI video 512 mb( sorry i dont know the product number)
40 gig HD(drive C)
80 gig HD (drive D)

i have windows professional SP3 and i'm using Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 i have a copy of windows cd(professional) buy when i try to put it in the cd rom then i turn on the pc it wont boot from cd i'm out of ideas any help will be highly appreciated. Thank You

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:23 AM

You may have to go into the BIOS and change the boot order so that the CD-ROM is the first device, make the hdd the second device.

You don't mention what you are going to do with the CD, may I suggest that you use the Recovery Console to run chkdsk.

To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:

1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.

2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the]Recovery Console.

4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

5. At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER.

6. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:04 AM

i suspect that it is a hardware failure i removed all of the accesories of the computer and put back the connections but now i get a steady beeping sound. Also i cant do what you sudgested it wont boot up before i opens it up at around two seconds I get 3 beep sounds then it restarts. Please guide me on how to repair this i need the computer badly Thank you




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