Windows XP won't boot from cd through Bios

By morogoth
Feb 5, 2005
  1. I am still not sure what had happened, but there is a good chance it had to do with SP2 updates.

    My computer will not boot into windows and it won't boot from cd in Bios. I have tried different orders in the BOOT bios such as:

    1. cd-rom
    2. Hard drive
    3. disabled
    4. disabled

    and also with the 2nd and 3rd slots disabled and 4th as HD.

    When the computer crashed it had a message about "Lsass.exe could not locate component"

    Thanx for any help.
  2. meatro

    meatro TS Rookie

    I had this same problem (not the Lsass.exe) with my computer spitting out XP and other Windows CDs. My solution:

    You will a windows prior to XP that can install through DOS. Now, boot up with a 98SE bootdisk Now when you get to the command prompt, pop in your old windows disk, browse to that CD, and run Setup. Should work just fine. If not, I apologize, this is just what I did for my problem, they seemed similar.
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