Re: New AMD System Won't Boot
- From: "Falco98" <drakar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 04:24:42 GMT
If you haven't already, try removing ALL components of the system except
those required to boot. As a Dell FST i've seen some weird things cause
weird boot problems. Do this before making any permanent moves regarding
reinstalling windows, as it may not be (and, by what you've already said,
probably isn't) a problem with the HD.
"Jamie" <no@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> That's exactly right--HD with WinXp and software already installed. I
> just tested my HD on another system and it functions. Created an
> MS-Dos boot disk.
This would suggest it's not a problem with the HDD -- try *everything* you
can before permanently altering it. (just reiterating from above)
> The issue is--I can't boot anything on the new computer before it
> crashes--I can get into Windows Adv Options (f8), but it crashes
> right after no matter what I do. This being the case, how could I
> reinstall/repair OS?
I was just about to ask if you'd tried safe mode.... i'm blind, obviously.
If push comes to shove, you should use the original Windows CD (hoping you
have one, and if you don't, one is owed to you imho), boot from CD, and
install windows from there. if *that* doesn't work, then you know it's a
> Am going to make the six floppy boot disks and give that a try--or is
> all this futile (re: the virtual device system...)?
signs are pointing at "hardware problem" at the moment (your HD working fine
on another system is a strong indicator). so, not futile.
> (and hope it's not hardware related)...
If it is (memory, for example), hopefully you can get an RMA or warranty
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