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Moved start up programs from c to d and now xp doesn't start

I admit it...I moved my startup folder from C drive to D and now I am dead in the water. The computer is a Sony PCV RS420 with Windows XP Home Edition with all the updates. When I start the comp. I get "SONY" on the screen and thats it. Unresponsive to all F commands. Any help with be appreciated!! Thanks

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No easy fix. If any.

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Since your machine doesn't have a "retail" XP, you can't perform possible repair installs of this OS. You'll have to make sure your backup is current then boot the machine's restore CD and start over.

This is quite normal. The OS does not stop people from breaking it.


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How to get it to boot

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Stupid question, but I seem to be unable to get any response from the CD drives once I power up.

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On most machines, the BIOS

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The BIOS has to be set to boot from CD.

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Thanks for the help, I will try to work it out from here. AG

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You may have to format the entire drive, reason,

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When you installed your system, it was installed on C: drive, which is the place it should always be. I have a ZIP Drive and if I leave it connected, C: drive could become F: and it won't work either. Nor D:, E:, and the other 24 letters also. Find DBAN (Darik's Boot and NUKE) and it will autonuke all the D: drive contents. When reformatting, select B for manual, that way if D is Part of C Drive, you can remove that partition and you can put back WINXP in C: drive.
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