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windows xp reload verification problem


el jimbo2

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I am in the process of reloading win xp, and its virtually done.

My problem is that as it restarts it asks for verification, I press the yes option, and then nothing happens. I cannot actually get into windows. My windows xp is legitimate and I put in the genuine key during the installation process earlier.

I cannot re-install as it will no longer boot of the win xp disc.

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el jimbo2

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The hdd is new and I don't see that as the problem, windows has installed and the problem is the verification.

The cd drive is the second boot drive after the floppy disk drive.I have pressed all the buttons on boot up, it just won't boot from any drive.

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rdave13

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The hdd is new and I don't see that as the problem, windows has installed and the problem is the verification.

That's fair enough.

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el jimbo2

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Windows has installed and the only problem is activation. The HDD is new and i dont see that as a problem

I have pressed all the buttons on boot up, the cd drive is a bootdevice, but it goes straight into windows install.

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el jimbo2

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dr yes, whether I press yes or no, nothing further happens.No fuurhter dialogue box opens.

I can't get into safe mode.

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rdave13

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In the bios disable the A:\ drive (floppy). I asked previously why you needed to reinstall XP but you decided not to answer for some reason.

Re-new the cmos battery.

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el jimbo2

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rdvae 13, so sorry!

My pc gets very slow and unresponsive. I find that if i flatten it then it become like a new machine.

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el jimbo2

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Dis=abled A drive. No difference.

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rdave13

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No need to apologise. The reason I've suggested a new cmos battery is that regardless what changes you do in the bios, once you reboot, it goes back to default settings. Hence it's trying to boot from floppy disk settings. Usually A:\ drive or floppy or something, like FDS. So you have no chance of booting from the Optical drive or Hdd.

Just my humble opinion.

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el jimbo2

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rdave 13,

When I started the install, I did so by rebooting with the cd in the drive. At that point, it booted off the cd drive. It only stopped that once the install was complete. I believe the sequence is A drive, then D; with the HDD being the last in the process. I believe it says that in the bios.

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rdave13

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Time and date in the bios?

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