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computer won't boot up

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by BH2, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. BH2

    BH2 Flightless Bird

    Hi Guys,
    something strange(to me) has gone wrong with my computer. Had no problems
    until now. My computer will not boot up unless I put the windows xp disc in
    it the it boots ok, before it just booted up ok.
    Any ideas on how to put this right
    Thanks and Regards
    Bob
     
  2. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    BH2 wrote:
    > Hi Guys,
    > something strange(to me) has gone wrong with my computer. Had no
    > problems until now. My computer will not boot up unless I put the
    > windows xp disc in it the it boots ok, before it just booted up ok.
    > Any ideas on how to put this right
    > Thanks and Regards
    > Bob


    hard drive might have died
     
  3. Pen

    Pen Flightless Bird

    On 7/7/2010 7:37 PM, BH2 wrote:
    > Hi Guys,
    > something strange(to me) has gone wrong with my computer.
    > Had no problems until now. My computer will not boot up
    > unless I put the windows xp disc in it the it boots ok,
    > before it just booted up ok.
    > Any ideas on how to put this right
    > Thanks and Regards
    > Bob

    It sounds like the master boot record got corrupted.
    Instructions to repair it are found here;
    http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3975
     
  4. GlowingBlueMist

    GlowingBlueMist Flightless Bird

    On 7/7/2010 7:37 PM, LouB wrote:
    > BH2 wrote:
    >> Hi Guys,
    >> something strange(to me) has gone wrong with my computer. Had no
    >> problems until now. My computer will not boot up unless I put the
    >> windows xp disc in it the it boots ok, before it just booted up ok.
    >> Any ideas on how to put this right
    >> Thanks and Regards
    >> Bob

    >
    > hard drive might have died

    Might be able to fix things by booting the XP Disk and doing a "repair"
    install which should just reload the operating system files that might
    be missing.

    As LouB mentioned, the drive itself may be on it's way out, provided it
    is even allowing you to access the data after booting with your CD.

    If you do have access to the data you might want to try to backup all
    your data to another drive before trying to "fix" anything in case
    things just get worse.
     
  5. Jack

    Jack Flightless Bird

    "BH2" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:bpOdneWn3t0gkqjRnZ2dnUVZ_gmdnZ2d@westnet.com.au...
    > Hi Guys,
    > something strange(to me) has gone wrong with my computer. Had no problems
    > until now. My computer will not boot up unless I put the windows xp disc
    > in it the it boots ok, before it just booted up ok.
    > Any ideas on how to put this right
    > Thanks and Regards
    > Bob


    Are you running Windows XP or Windows 7?
     
  6. Tony

    Tony Flightless Bird

    You're using broken english with poor syntax and also some words are taken out
    of context.

    BH2 wrote:

    > Hi Guys,
    > something strange(to me) has gone wrong with my computer. Had no problems
    > until now. My computer will not boot up unless I put the windows xp disc in
    > it the it boots ok, before it just booted up ok.
    > Any ideas on how to put this right
    > Thanks and Regards
    > Bob


    --
    The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG

    Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city

    Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know proper
    manners

    Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs but got fired the first day on
    the job for potty mouth,

    Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!

    El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar

    Master Juba was a black man imitating a white man imitating a black man

    Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond the
    realm of understandability

    Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
     
  7. Jack

    Jack Flightless Bird

    "BH2" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:bpOdneWn3t0gkqjRnZ2dnUVZ_gmdnZ2d@westnet.com.au...
    > Hi Guys,
    > something strange(to me) has gone wrong with my computer. Had no problems
    > until now. My computer will not boot up unless I put the windows xp disc
    > in it the it boots ok, before it just booted up ok.
    > Any ideas on how to put this right
    > Thanks and Regards
    > Bob


    Are you running Windows XP or Windows 7?
     
  8. Allen

    Allen Flightless Bird

    Tony wrote:
    > You're using broken english with poor syntax and also some words are taken out
    > of context.
    >
    > BH2 wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Guys,
    >> something strange(to me) has gone wrong with my computer. Had no problems
    >> until now. My computer will not boot up unless I put the windows xp disc in
    >> it the it boots ok, before it just booted up ok.
    >> Any ideas on how to put this right
    >> Thanks and Regards
    >> Bob

    >
    > --
    > The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG
    >
    > Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city
    >
    > Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know proper
    > manners
    >
    > Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs but got fired the first day on
    > the job for potty mouth,
    >
    > Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!
    >
    > El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar
    >
    > Master Juba was a black man imitating a white man imitating a black man
    >
    > Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond the
    > realm of understandability
    >
    > Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
    >
    >

    In other words you were fired for not even trying to help callers with
    problems. Goodbye.
     
  9. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 08 Jul 2010 10:24:35 -0500, Allen wrote:

    > Tony wrote:
    >> You're using broken english with poor syntax and also some words are taken out
    >> of context.
    >>
    >> BH2 wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hi Guys,
    >>> something strange(to me) has gone wrong with my computer. Had no problems
    >>> until now. My computer will not boot up unless I put the windows xp disc in
    >>> it the it boots ok, before it just booted up ok.
    >>> Any ideas on how to put this right
    >>> Thanks and Regards
    >>> Bob

    >>
    >> --
    >> The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG
    >>
    >> Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city
    >>
    >> Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know proper
    >> manners
    >>
    >> Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs but got fired the first day on
    >> the job for potty mouth,
    >>
    >> Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!
    >>
    >> El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar
    >>
    >> Master Juba was a black man imitating a white man imitating a black man
    >>
    >> Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond the
    >> realm of understandability
    >>
    >> Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
    >>
    >>

    > In other words you were fired for not even trying to help callers with
    > problems. Goodbye.


    Maybe he accidentally replied to the wrong post :)

    I certainly had no difficulties with the OP, and I am known to be awfully
    picky.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    RE-FORMAT YOUR COMPUTER AND INSTALL OPEN SOURCE LINUX UBUNTU, JUST FYI,
    THREAD CLOSED!
     

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