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#1 shizzlemynizzledizzle

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 08:22 PM

Hi, I have a problem. I can't boot up my comp, not even load up safe mode.

The other day I was alt-tabbed, just surfing the net. And boom, my comp crashed. But this time, it didn't come back. Before, it would do that about once or twice a week, it'd crash on me, and a blue screen would come, the comp would just restart. This time however, it went to a screen telling me that Windows didn't start properly, and wasn't able to start due to some recent program or driver installed. And gave me a few options in safe mode, and recommended me to start for the last saved settings that worked, or start Normally. I booted up for last saved settings. It'd go to the loading screen for XP, but then would go back to the same options for safe mode, etc.

Then I tried re-installing Windows via booting. I booted the cd drive that the cd-rom i put in, nothing seemed to work.

And now I'm just frustrated and confused.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 08:43 PM

Did you go into the BIOS and make the CD first in the boot order?
You can try BartPE and see if you can boot with it.
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 10:30 PM

Under boot order I have following options:

Int 18th
Int 19th
PnP/BEV(BBS)
ROM Disable

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 10:49 PM

It should be...

CDrom
Floppy
Hard Drive
PXE

The PXE may not be there, but Dells have the option. It is a way of booting a computer over a network. You really did not need to know that, but in case you were interested.

Edited by acklan, 16 May 2006 - 10:50 PM.

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 12:57 PM

Okay, so I was able to format my drive. But now an error comes up whenever I start up my comp, "NTLDR is missing. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart". When I restart, error repeats.

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 01:08 PM

For Windows XP the link is here: Please print the article and it will print the whole page not just the area you are viewing.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm#b

If it is any other version of Windows scroll up/down to find solution.

Have a good one.

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 06:12 PM

Okay. I fixed that issue, Windows is installed and all that good stuff.

Now, my monitor has a problem. I boot it up, it loads the information regarding the BIOS utility, etc. Then, the screen just goes black, not showing me it load up XP and all that good stuff.

The reason why I know it's the monitor, because the people that fixed that problem for me installed Microsoft on it, installed programs, and it was showing everything.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 06:27 PM

Does the monitor work showing the bios loading and then go black when Windows starts loading?

If so, boot into safe mode, access your device manager and update the drivers for your video adapter.

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 06:37 PM

Does the monitor work showing the bios loading and then go black when Windows starts loading?

If so, boot into safe mode, access your device manager and update the drivers for your video adapter.


Yes, that is exactly it. I just attempted Safe Mode with Networking. And it booted only what seemed to be like 5 directories, and just comes to a halt. I can just see 5 directories there, and it seems to be just frozen there.

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 08:33 PM

What do you mean by 5 directories?

Do you have a start button?

If you do, click it, open the control panel, select system, then hardware, then the device manager.

Scroll down to the display adapter, then double click on it

then driver, then update driver

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 08:40 PM

What do you mean by 5 directories?


Well, you know when you boot up into safe mode and it loads a bunch of directories before actually going into safe mode? Well, only 5 show up.

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 04:15 AM

Choose safe mode and then go to he device manager

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 01:27 PM

I just attempted safe mode once again, and it only showed up about 10-15 directories, and it just stopped there.

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 08:23 PM

I have a possible solution to bring up your OS to a degree. Download and burn to cd BartPE. This is a small download and may allow you to enter the Repair Console.
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Posted 22 May 2006 - 01:56 AM

The problem was fixed, it was a USB 2.0 problem.

Anytime something is in the USB as i reboot/boot up my machine, it won't show up Windows. It's awkward.




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