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XP SP2 hangs on logo screen, running chkdsk /p /r now hanging

I have a windows xp sp 2 on a toshiba laptop, Ive been using it for many years. The other day it hung on the windows logo and would only start in safemode. I did a best configuration, restore, then ...
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33 views

Why OS Windows does not boot after disk disconnected?

I have problem with booting from Mandriva linux boot menu to Windows. I previously used two disks: one with Windows and one with Mandriva and booting worked. However when I removed the disk with ...
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10 views

Access to applications on two discs

I have two hard discs in one computer, there is Windows XP on each. When I am booting Windows from HDD I can use applications being installed on this disc, but when I am booting Windows from another ...
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0answers
28 views

Computer reacts toward a normal DVD as a bootable DVD

I have a PC running XP with the following specs. When I put some DVD which contains some apps and multimedia files, and restart the machine, in the boot screen (when the name of the motherboard and ...
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1answer
87 views

Installing Windows XP from USB, PC refuses to boot working bootable USB

I have to reinstall Windows XP on my old PC. Installing via USB is the only option - the CD/DVD drive doesn't work anymore, as well as the floppy drive and the computer can't start, the startup just ...
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84 views

Can't install any OS on “old” PC [closed]

I got an old PC (I think bought in 2002) just for some experiments. It has still windows XP Professional SP2 so I wanted at first install windows server 2008 (because I got it form DreamSpark) but ...
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3answers
56 views

How to properly clone harddisk to external hardisk

First let my tell my needs: I mainly work on my desktop PC. IT is Windows XP SP3. But sometimes i have to leave my home city for urgency and from there i have to work on my pc. So, i keep teamviewer ...
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2answers
53 views

Can I install Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 in without IDE mode?

Good day guys, I just installed ubuntu and it replaced my current OS Windows 7 Ultimate. Now I want to go back to windows and try to install XP but now I'm unable to install ANY VERSION OF WINDOWS ...
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3answers
118 views

Ask for date on boot (challenge)

Issue An old laptop computer with XP loses date every time it boots. It has no more battery pack so it has to be plugged permanently in to wall. What I already tried Replaced the little button ...
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1answer
126 views

Windows does not boot - black screen with blinking cursor

In /dev/sda1 I restored Windows image with clonezilla (previously working with this hardware). From this time, I can not boot to Windows, black screen with blinking cursor is appeared. Then I ...
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1answer
26 views

XP machine fails to boot

I have an XP machine that is still used by family and it is not booting anymore. It stops at a black screen with a blinking underline. When I booted to a xp disk and got to the repair console, I did a ...
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1answer
65 views

Installing windows 7 through usb keeps looping

Okay so, I am trying to install windows 7 (after I accadently stopped it the first time when I downloaded it on the laptop with xp itsself causing windows xp to be missing components) using a usb to ...
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1answer
33 views

Windows HAL dll cannot be used anymore

I ve got this weird problem. For a long time I was running xp sp3 with /hal=halmacpi.dll switch in boot options. Everything fine. I just booted to the "old" normal mode, without the switch. (I used ...
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1answer
86 views

A (probable) virus has rendered two hard disks unreadable. How can I recover them?

Warning in advance that this going to be a slightly long one. I had an old Dell laptop running XP die last year due to returning a HDD read error when attempting to boot. I booted from a live linux ...
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2answers
84 views

Windows XP suddenly in reboot cycle [closed]

A friend called me up today. Everything was normal yesterday, she browsed with Firefox only and didn't go to any unusual sites. Shut down normally last night. This morning whenever she boots she ...
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1answer
47 views

ntldr, boot.ini, etc not found on Windows XP SP 2 running on VMware

So I am reading a book on how to pass the A+ certification and was following along with the book when I noticed that my version of Windows, Windows XP - Service Pack 2 - Home Edition made for Dell ...
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0answers
102 views

Stuck at GRUB prompt after booting, how can I restore normal booting?

My machine was dual-booting with Windows XP and Fedora, then I tried to install Arch. While installation power went off. After that, booting always results in the GRUB prompt. Even when I instruct my ...
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1answer
21 views

Issue with harddisk, now showing “Disk Error”

My mom's office PC was having some issue recently. That it was not showing any out. When checked, found that the motherboard is defected. Probably because of the frequent power failures or overvoltage ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I install Windows XP on a computer without cd drive? [duplicate]

I need to install Windows XP on a computer without a CD drive I have the following in mind Please suggest on whether it is feasible or not, or if it cannot work for some reason, what else I can try ...
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1answer
26 views

deleted a now-inaccessible harddrive

When formatting my computer for Windows XP, there were two hard drives available to format. I deleted the latter hard drive with 'L' option, thinking they would merge. They didn't merge. I deleted ...
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1answer
207 views

Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen

The problem is that when I boot on Windows XP (x64), which worked very great for a great amount of time, the mouse pointer and the welcome screen appears but then after waiting hour or so nothing ...
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2answers
146 views

How to boot into Windows 7 after installing Windows XP on the same HDD?

I installed Windows XP in an unallocated space of a HDD that already had Windows 7 installed on. Installation completed, Windows XP boots, but Windows 7 won't. From the moment I press the power button ...
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1answer
427 views

Restore Bootloader in Windows XP using ERD Commander

I need to restore a boot loader on my laptop. The problem is that Recovery utility from Windows XP install CD ask for Administrator password. I changed my Administrator password using ERD Commander. ...
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0answers
75 views

Windows XP - Black screen after boot logo

When Windows XP boot screen finished, a black screen remains. Now what I've tried: Using the Windows XP disk and the console(R)-option. Then there I started chkdsk /r and fixboot and fixmbr. It all ...
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1answer
58 views

What are the processes SQL Server VSS Writer and DeviceVM Meta Data Export Service for?

I'm cleaning up a Windows XP PC for a friend and I found 2 processes running on startup. SQL Server VSS Writer DeviceVM Meta Data Export Service What are they needed for and is it save to ...
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229 views

Crash on startup between agpcpq.sys and acpi.sys — Win XP

My Dell Latitude D505 laptop is not booting. In normal mode, the Windows XP startup screen displays, and then goes blank and hangs indefinitely. In safe mode, it lists drivers up to agpCPQ.sys, and ...
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2answers
113 views

Windows boot manager not showing after I install windows xp on separate partition

So normally when you install another OS to a separate partition, you can choose which OS to boot into. For some unknown reason, this is not happening. My computer directly boots into windows xp as if ...
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1answer
39 views

XP machine rebooting on start-up screen

I have been having a reoccurring problem with an XP machine of mine in which I have encountered many errors. I have managed to resolve these but now I am stuck with my XP machine rebooting on the ...
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1answer
344 views

Computer won't boot, hard drive not recognized

I have a Dell Dimension E310 which has crashed. When I turn it on it gives me two options: F2 (System Setup) F12 (Boot from USB, CD-ROM, Floppy, Hard Drive, NIC) I have a Dell Resource CD and a ...
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2answers
149 views

Load file automatically on start up windows xp

I have a few text files that I want to see every time I turn on the computer, like Post-It notes. So basically as the title says, how can I configure Windows XP to load specific files on startup?
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1answer
247 views

Windows-XP VM fails to boot after import in VirtualBox-4.x

I have a perfectly fine Windows-XP virtual machine in VirtualBox (v4.2.22) on my laptop with a 64-bit host OS, which works fine. I used the "Export" utility of VirtualBox to create an "OVA" file of my ...
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2answers
743 views

Repairing the windows boot sector and/or master boot record (MBR) of Windows XP using Windows 7 commands

I have a SSD drive with Windows XP SP3 32-bit edition. Now, in order to repair the boot sector or the master boot record (MBR), can I only use a Windows XP Recovery disc or will a Windows Vista or ...
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1answer
74 views

Installing XP from the same partition

I have a rather unusual question. I have a computer with one disk with valuable data and no removable media. It is not possible to create a new partition on said disk. Basically what needs to be ...
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2answers
2k views

Error when booting Windows XP - WindowsNT Has Found Only 495k Of Low Memory. 512 of low memory is required to run Windows NT

Are you getting this error message when starting your computer running Windows XP? WindowsNT Has Found Only 495k Of Low Memory. 512 of low memory is required to run Windows NT. You may need to ...
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2answers
289 views

Change motherboard and CPU drivers of Windows XP without booting

I have a very old pc running Windows XP that died. I took the hard drive and connected it to a new system which has new CPU and motherboard (ASUS P5K-VM). When I switch on, Windows XP boot menu ...
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2answers
88 views

Boot Animation Changes System Builds Microsoft EULA Reference Windows 7 [closed]

Is there a Eula that defines what you can and can't do with the Boot animation on windows 7? I know that on XP this was prohibited but I haven't seen anything on windows 7. Can any modifications be ...
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1answer
188 views

bootable win xp sp3 usb drive from files on HD

On hard disk I have setup files for win xp xp3. Files are copied from setup CD, but now CD/DVD device is off. I need to create a bootable usb drive from this files, and tried various programs like ...
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0answers
306 views

Asus Eee PC does not show BIOS or POST on start up

I have been looking at an older netbook (Asus Eee PC 1005HA) for a friend. It encountered some errors in XP and refuses to boot due to errors in the systemconfig file. This is fine since it's going to ...
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2answers
731 views

How to repair NTLDR missing in Windows XP?

My computer running Windows XP was infected with a virus severely. After scanning with Bitdefender Internet Security, my computer restarted and doesn't boot. Black screen appears showing NTDLR is ...
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1answer
353 views

The registry cannot load the hive (file):

Yesterday I had a fully working PC... I was typing away when suddenly the screen went black. I thought there was a power cut but then realised it was only my PC that had fallen silent. Because there ...
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votes
1answer
72 views

How do I replace one flavor of Linux with another while dual booting with Windows?

I'm currently dual booting Linux Mint 13 along with Windows XP. I want to switch to CrunchBang after removing Linux Mint. Can anyone tell me how to do this while taking care of the master boot ...
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0answers
59 views

How do I boot Windows XP install from removable CD drive?

I know the drill for installing linux via USB, and normally I can install Windows via sata CD drive. I thought this would be no different, but for some reason, my bios is showing my 3 hard drives ...
0
votes
1answer
218 views

Unable to access “Boot Menu”on windows XP and MSI motherboard

I have windows XP SP2 & MSI motherboard, but i am unable to know how i can access the Boot Menu on windows start. Currently when i start my windows, i do not have the option to access the Boot ...
0
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0answers
21 views

Dell XPS 410 running XP Pro - two internal drives - won't boot

My 410 has two internal drives and all of a sudden today, when I tried to boot up as usual, got the error message that Windows couldn't boot because configsys file missing or corrupt. I tried to load ...
0
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2answers
37 views

Unknown process named 573f2a55-2573-4c9f-ad5d-9d5d-9dbcf14c9281.exe during startup

during startup of up my computer (Windows XP SP3) I had a look on the TaskManager, I noticed a process named 573f2a55-2573-4c9f-ad5d-9d5d-9dbcf14c9281.exe. It took 5600kB of memory and 0% CPU at that ...
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2answers
5k views

Installing Windows XP (SP3) from USB stick on a Netbook with only FreeDOS

Recently I bought an Asus X201E-KX179D netbook and it has no Windows installed on it, only the BIOS. No DVD Drive, no OS installed. When I start my netbook, I get three options: Load FreeDOS with ...
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votes
1answer
31 views

Difficulty pinpointing issue on PC that won't boot

I have been trying to troubleshoot an old PC that is being used in a monitoring system at work. Twice now I have been able to start up into Windows but the computer will reboot before it has fully ...
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1answer
64 views

If I just copy Windows system drive to new HDD — will it work?

If I just copy Windows system drive to new HDD -- will it work? I want to change HDD to faster one. May I just plug new HDD, copy files to it, then unplug old and boot from new? I know how to set ...
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1answer
74 views

The driver crisis

I have an old laptop on which I tried to install Windows XP. It asked me for a serial so I entered one posted online, then it told me I needed to activate that copy of windows, so I said maybe ...
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0answers
34 views

Windows 7 not booting.

I have a sony vaio VGNFW590 with windows 7 pre installed.Yesterday I happen to dual boot it with windows xp which was successful.After that I was unable to boot into windows 7 so I used EasyBCD and ...