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Username: Bernymac

Phnom PenhCambodia

Post Number: 4389
Registered: Sep-04
I bought this laptop off a friend for $75 bucks. Has a broken screen but is very easy to use an external monitor so theres no problem in that since I could care less. The problem is that windows is corrupt without a certain file. Since the laptop has windows xp media and I only have a windows xp pro disc. I can't fix it. The laptop doesn't recognize the windows xp disc when booting up and keeps going to the part where it says the file is corrupt etc etc. So, how can I fix this, I want to clean the whole pc out with a fresh reboot.
 

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Username: Tatonka

-[Team Audible Insanity]-

Post Number: 2437
Registered: Mar-07
Berny, go into the BIOS setup. From there, look for a menu that leads to boot setup.

Make sure the CD/DVDrom is set to boot before anything else.

Once you change the cd/dvdrom to boot first, save and exit, then retry to boot from CD.
 

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Username: Bernymac

Phnom PenhCambodia

Post Number: 4390
Registered: Sep-04
I tried that nick. I pressed "delete" not backspace and it takes me no where. The computer will just restart if I press any keys.
 

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Username: Tatonka

-[Team Audible Insanity]-

Post Number: 2438
Registered: Mar-07
Get on AIM bern
 

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Username: Talon01

Team Revolution , Pa Usa

Post Number: 1748
Registered: Jun-07
Make a boot disk from someone who has windows xp.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 10800
Registered: Jun-04
That was me^ Never mind I forgot you dont have a windows xp cd.
 

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Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 4732
Registered: Dec-06
He needs to get a drive wiper and wipe the hard drive and then install his XP Pro. Nick will show him how.
 

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Username: Tatonka

-[Team Audible Insanity]-

Post Number: 2439
Registered: Mar-07
I'm about to leave for work lol.

If Bern doesn't have it by the time I get off work, I'd be glad to help.
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Philadelphia, PA

Post Number: 8893
Registered: Jul-06
BOIS entry key is usually F2.... only a few are DEL



Once your in bios setup change the boot order to have the CD drive before the hard drive

Next time you restart you should get "Press any key to boot from CD", do it

Then you're in windows setup and you can delete the hard drive partition, re-create it and format from within win xp setup.
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