formatting alternatives

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bluzeboy, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    When I tried today to boot from the xp cd ,it said to boot from cd push any key, I did but then I said inspecting computer & then black screen usually it inspects my computers drivers ect. But it just displays a black screen
    Any suggs ? I changed bios to boot from cd prior
    I have been able to boot from the cd previously but not now
    I need to format ,I’ve always did this booting from the cd
    Can you give me some alternative methods?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What happens if you just let it boot up without pushing any key? Mine continues by itself.
     
  3. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    tryed no go
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Somethings gone screwy. Have you given the xp cd a good clean?
    It should continue with the boot process.
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Assuming the cleaning hasn't helped:

    Make sure you can actually read the cd (view some directories on it open some text files) to make sure the CD drive is good.

    BTW this is just a cd drive right, not a cd/dvd combo? And it's the same drive you've used in the past?

    Assuming the hardware is ok you may need to reset your BIOS to "safe mode" i.e. no performance features turned on. Though that shouldn't be necessary if nothing has changed since the last format.