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#1 doulton

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:19 AM

In order to upgrade my desktop Pc I am trying to Reinstall windows Xp pro. After a boot up ,al, I get is a black screen   and a message that states  "IN ORDER TO CONTINUE PRESS F1 /F2 key".  Neither of these do anything   I am now left with an unusable Pc   Would A soft boot up help?,and if so how is this performed       Thank You.



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:48 PM

Hi,

It sounds like something didn't go quite right.

Have you tried to start over? What media are you using to do the reinstall? Did you format before trying to install a new operating system?

Keep us posted


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:06 PM

In order to upgrade my desktop Pc I am trying to Reinstall windows Xp pro. After a boot up ,al, I get is a black screen   and a message that states  "IN ORDER TO CONTINUE PRESS F1 /F2 key".  Neither of these do anything   I am now left with an unusable Pc   Would A soft boot up help?,and if so how is this performed       Thank You.

Upgrade from what? Windows 2000 or earlier? Or are you performing hardware upgrades & just want to reinstall?

 

Either way, you need Genuine XP install media, you need to boot from it & unless performing a Repair Install, you need to choose the point on your drive (or all of it), then format & the install will begin. If you're using OEM reinstall media, you may or may not be asked for your key (after the format & reboot) if so, it's on the side, back or bottom of the computer. It's best to write this down, or take a good close up picture with a digital camera so that it's readable.

 

You'll be prompted for other info, such as your time zone, joining a network (if desired) maybe one or two more things & the install will complete. You'll see a progress time in the left lower corner, after the second reboot, when there's no time left, remove the CD.

 

The first thing upon reboot, you can register your computer (optional) & activate it (optional for the moment). If you're connected by an Ethernet cable, it's best to at least activate, if not, you'll have to in just a couple of minutes. However, if this is reinstall media, such as a Dell OEM reinstall XP CD & you're on the proper computer, activation may not be required, but the Genuine Validation process is to get all of your updates.

 

My advice is to repunt & start over.

 

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Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 





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