problems with reloading xp



shunty35
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
I have aproblem with my os as every time i try to get onto windows the
computer freezes and gives me 5 options
safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt
last known configuration that worked
start windows normally

If I start windows normally it comesback to this page
if i try any of the other options i get a load of files on the screen
which then freezes on the file agp440
I have tried to reload xp with the disc i.e insertb the xp disc bu
cxannot seem to get any further

PLEASE HELP


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R. C. White
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
Hi, Shunty35.

Several lesser solutions MIGHT work, but it sounds like you will end up
having to do an "in-place upgrade", as described in this KB article:
How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q315341

Or you might like MVP Michael Stevens' version better:
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

This will completely reinstall WinXP itself, while preserving your installed
applications and data.

Use Method 2 in KB 315341, booting from the WinXP CD-ROM, and note that you
don't press "R" for Repair the first time it is offered (in Step 3), but
press Enter here, accept the EULA, then press "R" when you get to Step 5.
Don't worry about reactivation; since you are reinstalling to the same
computer, activation over the Internet should be automatic and painless.

RC
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San Marcos, TX
rc@corridor.net
Microsoft Windows MVP

"shunty35" <shunty35.1q9lgm@> wrote in message
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>
> I have aproblem with my os as every time i try to get onto windows the
> computer freezes and gives me 5 options
> safe mode
> safe mode with networking
> safe mode with command prompt
> last known configuration that worked
> start windows normally
>
> If I start windows normally it comesback to this page
> if i try any of the other options i get a load of files on the screen
> which then freezes on the file agp440
> I have tried to reload xp with the disc i.e insertb the xp disc bu
> cxannot seem to get any further
>
> PLEASE HELP
>
>
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> shunty35Posted from http://www.pcreview.co.uk/ newsgroup access

shunty35
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
hi
thanks for that but ufortunately for some reason its not rebooting from
disc at all

is there any way that i can wipe off the system and then load it up
afterwards?


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R. C. White
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
Hi, Shunty35.

Yes, you can reformat and start over from scratch - but that also requires
you to boot from the CD-ROM! :>(

If you can't boot from the WinXP CD-ROM, there are 3 possible problems:

1. Defective CD-ROM.

2. Defective CD Drive.

3. Improper CMOS settings.

Well, there's a 4th possibility: Some other hardware problem, which might
run the gamut from cable plugged in backwards to a bad motherboard to any of
dozens of other suspects. Since your computer was working well otherwise,
this is less likely.

I have to run now. Maybe someone else can think of a better answer.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@corridor.net
Microsoft Windows MVP

"shunty35" <shunty35.1q9tsn@> wrote in message
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>
> hi
> thanks for that but ufortunately for some reason its not rebooting from
> disc at all
>
> is there any way that i can wipe off the system and then load it up
> afterwards?
>
>
> --
> shunty35Posted from http://www.pcreview.co.uk/ newsgroup access

DL
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
You may have to enable the boot from cd in the Bios

"shunty35" <shunty35.1q9tsn@> wrote in message
news:U_CdnTlT3-HdaDjfRVn_vg@giganews.com...
>
> hi
> thanks for that but ufortunately for some reason its not rebooting from
> disc at all
>
> is there any way that i can wipe off the system and then load it up
> afterwards?
>
>
> --
> shunty35Posted from http://www.pcreview.co.uk/ newsgroup access
>


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