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Posted 08 August 2011 - 04:27 PM
Posted 08 August 2011 - 04:36 PM
Posted 08 August 2011 - 04:46 PM
Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:55 PM
Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,
Have you tried to boot into safe mode? To boot in safe mode press F8 reapetivly during start up. Then highlight Safe Mode with Networking and press enter.
I suggest you start by checking the hd (boot to the recovery console and run chkdsk /r) and then the cables to the hd.
Edited by joey v, 08 August 2011 - 08:10 PM.
Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:08 PM
Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:19 PM
Can I have the brand and model number of the PC please.
Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:43 AM
Edited by Allan, 09 August 2011 - 06:44 AM.
Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:08 PM
Okay, let's try a repair installation:
Boot to the XP CD and choose the SECOND repair option, allowing XP to install on top of itself. After completion you'll need to go to Windows Update and download & install all updates (except for hardware & driver related updates, which should never be downloaded from Windows Update - only from the OEM websites). Here is a clear tutorial on how to perform a repair install: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/138-how-to-repair-windows-xp/
BTW - some common causes of that error message include low disk space, bad or conflicting drivers, etc. But the fact that you were getting the "boot device" error would seem to indicate a hardware problem relating to the hd. Unfortunately, home built systems are a little more difficult to troubleshoot - just too many unknowns (I'm sure you did a good job putting it together - just saying.... )
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