PC not booting into OS

By layitdown33
Sep 17, 2012
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  1. Ok so here is the deal. I woke up and found that my OS had crashed. So I replaced Vista and installed XP. I fooled around on XP to find out what was still there and of course all my files were gone. I thought by chance some of the files would be there because the install was not a format. At any rate the files on the other internal hard drives were there.

    So I then upgraded my XP to Win 7. I had got everything working on Win 7, then my wife asked me to go to the store. I left the pc on as I was just about to install Office. When I returned home my keyboard and mice would not respond. So I restarted the computer. It came on fine. I installed Microsoft Security Ess. I got to the part where I had to restart the computer.

    Then the computer wont boot into the OS. I tried restarting again and again and it still would not boot into the OS. It just stays at the start up screen which shows that I have an XFX motherboard. I turned the power completely off for 15 mintues to try and again and nothing.

    I since have left for 48 hours and have not tried turning it back on yet. I plan on trying it again after work but I wanted to come here for Ideas first. I just dont know if its the HD just yet. Its a 150gig harddrive isolated only to my OS and programs. All my other media for music and videos for ITunes/ Mediamonkey is stored on another internal HD.

    Can someone offer me some assistance, please?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    That 160GB drive may be going bad, if you are lucky. Get another hard drive and try installing Windows on it
  3. layitdown33

    layitdown33 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    "if I am lucky" what does that mean? what is worst case? thank you for your help.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It means that it could be the motherboard... How old is this system?

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