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windows wont boot up

by true noir / November 19, 2006 7:44 AM PST

i got a ne pc custom built and it hd a few problems to begin with and after it ouldn reboot i decided to reinstall windows to see if i could bein arfesh so i deleted windows off the partition and using my recovery disc put a ne copy on.

However i think maybe it didnt install properly or is missing files as it now wont bootup at all. It just loops or the screen stays black where it would usually start windows. I tried putting the recovery disc back in and it loaded the files howeverit the just rebooted rather than let me put wndows on. Any suggestions on how to reput windows on or any of the missing files?

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We need a much better description
by Ray Harinec / November 19, 2006 8:55 AM PST
In reply to: windows wont boot up

of this "Recovery Disk" etc. Most people that get a custom built PC get, or SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN, a normal Windows XP full installation CD.

If, in fact, that is what you have, then you would be able to simply reinstall Windows over itself, or Optionally clear the drive and do a totally new install, all controlled directly by the Windows CD with very little intervention by you.

Or is the "custom" just a Dell, Compaq, HP or such that you customized by selecting some of the components?

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Reply from True Noir...
by John.Wilkinson / November 19, 2006 11:28 AM PST

True Moir clicked the "report offensive post" link by mistake, so I'm posting the reply for him/her:

"its an actual custom built pc and as such the recovery disc is one made by them which contains windows xp home edition sp2 also if i try and lod from that disc my reboots halfway through the intallation."


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This is what I suspect.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 19, 2006 5:19 PM PST

It's a custom built PC, and "they" gave you a recovery disc.

Where is the original XP CD? With a custom built PC there would be no need to have a recovery CD because the Operating System would have been installed by using an original and genuine XP CD. Where is that CD?

I suspect you have been sold a PC with a pirated copy of XP on it. I would go back to the people who sold you this custom built PC and ask for the original genuine XP CD.


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its not pirate
by true noir / November 20, 2006 7:53 AM PST

my disc says on it Cyberpower recovery disc windows xp sp2. Everytime i try to reintall windows my screen just goes black either whilst setup is loading files or after when it is formatting the harddrive. My friends say i just need a bigger psu though im getting so annoyed now im tempted to just take i to pcworld an pay them to reinstall windows for me.

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Other items.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2006 10:05 AM PST
In reply to: its not pirate

The restore CD is either bum or can't handle USB devices plugged in. While I don't expect such fine detail in your post it certainly can't hurt to tell all.


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