Big Big Trouble

By waelkd
Jun 27, 2006
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  1. my pc keeps on giving me problems,yesterday i shutdown my pc i turned it on again and nothing it shows me the bios information and keep on restarting over and over and over i tried every thing and nothing is working .
    i suspect may the problem be from the cmos battery.
    thaks for ur help
  2. tomrca

    tomrca Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,051

    try booting from xp recovery cd
  3. alidabiri

    alidabiri Newcomer, in training Posts: 540

    and then what?

    if you can start from the cd, you can do a repair install. if you can't start from the cd, do this:

    get a 98 floppy boot disk from www.bootdisk.com
    start your pc with boot disk in the machine
    select option "with cd rom support"
    put xp cd in the cd rom drive
    navigate to cd rom drive
    if your cd rom drive is d:
    type d: and enter
    if it's e:
    type e: and enter
    type cd i386 and enter
    once you're i386 directory,
    type winnt.exe and enter
    this should start xp install process
    you should choose a repair install, not a full install,
    a full install will wipe out your data.
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