Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

missing Link 2 windows Xp

by WilGrant / June 27, 2006 11:25 PM PDT

I have a problem when I turn on the computer it goes into DOS and then stalls out and I get a blinking cusor in the corner . the last thing done on the computer was task manger and it crashed and when I restarted it it loaded the banner page and then the blinking cusor NO WINDOWS XP ??Now when it starts up I
press ESC button and it takes me to a boot window and then I can start windows ??? How did I miss the link from DOS to Windows XP ??? I did try to do a restore on it thinking it would restore it back but I guess it only restores windows xp and not links to DOS .
does ANYBODY have any IDEA whats up with this #@%* thing !!!! I had A micro nightmare last night and got no sleep HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: missing Link 2 windows Xp
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: missing Link 2 windows Xp
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
There is no way from DOS to XP.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2006 11:42 PM PDT
Collapse -
Missing LINK
by WilGrant / June 28, 2006 12:19 AM PDT

Hi BOB ,
the computer I'm working on is a Compaq with AMD64
and WINDOWS XP . It didn't come with any CD and was PRELOADED .. They did do a backup disk but I think it will only restore Windows and not DOS link .
what do you know about a boot.ini file ??
we get the Compaq Banner and at the bottem it says
ESC Boot , press f11 for restore
I pressed the f11 and nothing happens and I seen ina book it said to hit f8 and I tryed it nothing happened
then Idid the ESC button and it wen to a boot menu
and I went to the first one for boot and it goes to WINDOWS xp then . But it use to go from the compaq Banner to windowsXP and now it doesn't .. I don't know if that helps you to understand my problem .if you have any more questions PLEASE ask I really would apperate any help I can get .Thank you Marty

Collapse -
when you got to the restore, did it show somrthing like
by DarCLew2 / June 28, 2006 9:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Missing LINK

C:>\ type in dir
It may show where your system restore is. Then you may have to put in something from a list that shows like WINXP.exe or startup. About 7 years ago, I had a Compaq Presario and 1/2 of the C: drive had system restore in it.It may be the F11 you mentioned. You can call Compaq and ask how to restore WINXP. My comouter has A Gateway Banner and at the bottom it begins to load up. It may be similar as you say hit ESC then F11

Collapse -
I think it will only restore Windows and not DOS link .
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2006 11:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Missing LINK

That's absolutely proper. XP does not use DOS to boot unlike the older Windows. Once we can forget about that or you can explain how DOS plays a role here the faster we can move along.


-> For now we only can explore what happens if you try to boot SAFE MODE. I don't tell how to do this since you can research that on google.com Once in safe more we can explore more XP repair tools. But I haven't read if this machine can get there.

Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.