Boot Failure



totally useless
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
When I switch my daughters computer on it always gives a message "Boot
Failure" and will not go any further. I have downloaded a quick boot disk
from "bootdisk.com" and used it on the computer. All I can get the computer
to do now is go into "A" drive. I can see in the directory of the floppy and
there is a file called "XPQUICK ZIP", I am not sure what to do now, I have
tried opening this file and also tried to change directory to "C" with no
results. Can anybody help?

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Did you read at bootdisk.com how to use this disk you made. I would suggest
you go back there and do so.

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If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"totally useless" <totally useless@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:B8742DEB-137F-4F80-98DD-88E0B0398931@microsoft.com...
> When I switch my daughters computer on it always gives a message "Boot
> Failure" and will not go any further. I have downloaded a quick boot disk
> from "bootdisk.com" and used it on the computer. All I can get the
> computer
> to do now is go into "A" drive. I can see in the directory of the floppy
> and
> there is a file called "XPQUICK ZIP", I am not sure what to do now, I have
> tried opening this file and also tried to change directory to "C" with no
> results. Can anybody help?

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
totally useless wrote:

> When I switch my daughters computer on it always gives a message "Boot
> Failure" and will not go any further. I have downloaded a quick boot
> disk from "bootdisk.com" and used it on the computer. All I can get
> the computer to do now is go into "A" drive. I can see in the
> directory of the floppy and there is a file called "XPQUICK ZIP", I am
> not sure what to do now, I have tried opening this file and also tried
> to change directory to "C" with no results. Can anybody help?

This means that your computer cannot find any operating system boot
files. Is the hard drive seen in the BIOS at all? I don't know why you
got the quick boot disk, but if the drive isn't seen it won't help you
at all.

If you don't know how to tell if the hard drive is seen in the BIOS,
then take your daughter's computer to a computer professional, not your
local equivalent of BigStoreUSA. Otherwise post back with a better
description of the problem, your troubleshooting so far, and the
hardware.

Malke
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www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
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Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Does that mean you don't recommend "the Geek Squad" at Best Buy? (-:

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Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
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> totally useless wrote:
>
>> When I switch my daughters computer on it always gives a message "Boot
>> Failure" and will not go any further. I have downloaded a quick boot
>> disk from "bootdisk.com" and used it on the computer. All I can get
>> the computer to do now is go into "A" drive. I can see in the
>> directory of the floppy and there is a file called "XPQUICK ZIP", I am
>> not sure what to do now, I have tried opening this file and also tried
>> to change directory to "C" with no results. Can anybody help?
>
> This means that your computer cannot find any operating system boot
> files. Is the hard drive seen in the BIOS at all? I don't know why you
> got the quick boot disk, but if the drive isn't seen it won't help you
> at all.
>
> If you don't know how to tell if the hard drive is seen in the BIOS,
> then take your daughter's computer to a computer professional, not your
> local equivalent of BigStoreUSA. Otherwise post back with a better
> description of the problem, your troubleshooting so far, and the
> hardware.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Richard Urban wrote:

> Does that mean you don't recommend "the Geek Squad" at Best Buy? (-:
>

hahahahahah.

Malke
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www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

R. McCarty
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Always be leery of anything with a "Fancy/Catchy" name. Likely
the name is more well thought out than the service provided.

Just consider the dictionary definitions of the word Geek...
- A person regarded as foolish, inept, or clumsy.
- A person who is single-minded or accomplished
in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Does that mean you don't recommend "the Geek Squad" at Best Buy? (-:
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
> news:%23L3L3%235YFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> totally useless wrote:
>>
>>> When I switch my daughters computer on it always gives a message "Boot
>>> Failure" and will not go any further. I have downloaded a quick boot
>>> disk from "bootdisk.com" and used it on the computer. All I can get
>>> the computer to do now is go into "A" drive. I can see in the
>>> directory of the floppy and there is a file called "XPQUICK ZIP", I am
>>> not sure what to do now, I have tried opening this file and also tried
>>> to change directory to "C" with no results. Can anybody help?
>>
>> This means that your computer cannot find any operating system boot
>> files. Is the hard drive seen in the BIOS at all? I don't know why you
>> got the quick boot disk, but if the drive isn't seen it won't help you
>> at all.
>>
>> If you don't know how to tell if the hard drive is seen in the BIOS,
>> then take your daughter's computer to a computer professional, not your
>> local equivalent of BigStoreUSA. Otherwise post back with a better
>> description of the problem, your troubleshooting so far, and the
>> hardware.
>>
>> Malke
>> --
>> Elephant Boy Computers
>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>> "Don't Panic!"
>> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
R. McCarty wrote:

> Always be leery of anything with a "Fancy/Catchy" name. Likely
> the name is more well thought out than the service provided.
>
> Just consider the dictionary definitions of the word Geek...
> - A person regarded as foolish, inept, or clumsy.
> - A person who is single-minded or accomplished
> in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially
> inept.
>
Richard was just joking with me because I used to say (in my standard
version of /YellowPages/ComputerRepair) "not a CompUSA or BestBuy". I
decided that was too USA-centric and changed it to "not your local
equivalent of BigStoreUSA").

Cheers ;-)

Malke
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www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
In news:ehdOgR6YFHA.2756@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
R. McCarty <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> typed:

> Always be leery of anything with a "Fancy/Catchy" name. Likely
> the name is more well thought out than the service provided.
>
> Just consider the dictionary definitions of the word Geek...
> - A person regarded as foolish, inept, or clumsy.
> - A person who is single-minded or accomplished
> in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be
> socially
> inept.


The word actually comes originally from the vocabulary of the
circus, where it meant "A carnival performer whose show consists
of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken."

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Plato
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Richard Urban wrote:
>
> Does that mean you don't recommend "the Geek Squad" at Best Buy? (-:

At least they have a decent geeky TV commercial.


Boot Failure