Re: Computer won't boot to boot cd Tries to continue installation

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jack Newhouse, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 06:55:18 -0500, "Ben Myers"
    <> wrote:

    >"Jack Newhouse" <> wrote in message news:...
    >> Osiris,
    >> My computer stopped booting a month or so ago. It is an HP Media
    >> Center about five years ago. 120GB harddrive, 2.53GH, 1GB of memory
    >> running XP SP3
    >> I tried to reinstall XP PRO, but it didn't like the product code that
    >> came with the CD. Also it tries to setup XP every time I turn it on
    >> despite the fact that I have Spotmau, Hirens, or Winternals in the
    >> drive trying to boot from those.

    >
    >Go into the BIOS setup and make sure the computer is set to boot
    >from the CD drive. If not, change it and save the new setting.
    >
    >> It reaches a certain spot in the setup process on the hard drive then
    >> it asks me for some file, and when I can't get it what it wants, it
    >> bombs out only to loop right back the next time I turn on the
    >> computer.

    ><snip>
    >
    >If you are having trouble installing a particular file, you might try
    >cleaning the Windows XP CD.
    >
    >Ben

    Ok Roger Wilco
     
    Jack Newhouse, Nov 22, 2009
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