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Not able to boot up off XP disc / stuck on options startup window


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#1 mjgjhb

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:39 PM

I hope someone can assist...
Followed the instructions at the end of this message
Tried the F8 safe mode startup, didn't work.
Tried to startup my laptop via the "Using the System Configuration Tool Method:"
After startup, I got stuck on the black/white options window (safe mode, safe mode with network etc.)
No matter what option I select, the startup defaults to this window.
force shut down the machine
Inserted the original Windows XP disc
and started up
-still back at the black/white options window.
(seems like the machine doesn't detect the XP disc)

any suggestions? -pretty frustrating


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/#winxo
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-security-suite
Tried to stru>>This is because once you set the computer to boot into Safe Mode using /Safeboot, it will continuously attempt to start Safe Mode until the /safeboot argument is removed from the boot.ini. Since the malware is not allowing us to actually boot into safe mode, you have no way of getting to a point where you can run the System Configuration utility again to uncheck the /Safeboot option. Thus, you are stuck with a computer constantly attempting to get into safe mode and not being able to do so.<< >>it is possible to fix this problem by renaming your boot.ini file.<< >>you can typically boot off the Windows CD that came with your computer in order to access the Windows Recovery Console.<<

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#2 Allan

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:43 PM

To boot to the cd you need to change the boot order in bios so the cd drive is the first device.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:54 PM

Nah, not working!!!
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:23 PM

If you are using an original XP CD and if the cd drive is the first device in the boot order, it will boot to the cd.

There are essentially three reasons it will not boot to a cd:

1) The CD is not an original XP CD or is not a bootable cd or is simply bad or

2) The cd drive is not the first device in the bios boot order or

3) The cd drive is bad

Edited by Allan, 24 November 2011 - 02:24 PM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:35 PM

don't know what model your computer is but some like Dell and HP and others have a boot option choice by hitting f10 or f11 on bootup

Edited by caperjac, 24 November 2011 - 05:36 PM.

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