Pc frozen on start up

  hargranules 13:03 21 May 06

Looking at afriends xp pc which has will not start up.

Gives options to enter set up boot up or system recovery none of these work.

She doesn't have xp cd presumably didn't come with it.

Any ideas how to enter system recovery or can i use my xp cd to repair????

  hargranules 13:38 21 May 06


  hargranules 13:53 21 May 06

Just spoken to HP support they say if I use a windows xp cd I will have to reformat hard drive completely. Is this true if so will I loose all data?

  VoG II 14:08 21 May 06

No you should be able to do a repair click here

  hargranules 14:16 21 May 06

The cd rom drive will not open that is presumably not because of the crash. I have taken the back of the case but how do i get drive to open???

  VoG II 14:26 21 May 06

There should be a small hole on the front of the drive. If you uncurl a paper clip and insert it gently but firmly the drive should open.

  hargranules 14:31 21 May 06

Thanks got cd rom drive open. It is windows xp home edition and I do not have this cd, don't suppose I can use my xp pro cd to repair?????

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