When turned on, it boots and then, when starting up Windows XP, flashes a BSOD too fast to read, and then reverts back to booting up. It does this over and over endlessly.
Shortly before this problem started, the CD drive stopped working. (Thus, I can't reformat using the XP CD, as I believe is normally done.)
I actually don't have the CD anyway.
Using a boot disk, I am able to get to A:\> but lack the knowledge to proceed from there. Is it possible to reformat C: from there?
Yes, I am aware that without the XP CD I will be unable to reinstall Windows XP.
IF the start up problem is one that can be quickly and easily fixed, then I would prefer to do that.
This computer has little of value on it, and if the startup issue isn't a quick fix, then I would really rather reformat the harddrive than waste any more time on trying to fix things. (There are many other problems with it beyond the issue I just described.)
Thank you in advance,
Edited by Whind_soull, 31 July 2006 - 06:46 PM.