blgreens May 23, 2009 at 13:31:55 Specs: Windows XP
Message: I recent baught a used pc from the district sale. I started it up by installing windows XP on it. It ran great. My son took the hard drive out and put it into another pc because he had issues with his. I was able to do all the upgrades through his machine. I put the hard drive back into the machine and once the logo goes away, I get Boot Failure: System Haulted. If I sit ther and wait til keyboard lights come back on...I can get it to say..'Enter CURRENT Password'. I have cleared the CMOS by battery and jumpers. I get the same message every time. How do I get past this? I can not get into bios or safe mode. If I am quick enough I can hit F1 for setup but the computer restarts instead of going into setup. Any Ideas appreciated...Thanks
Moving an HDD around to other computers will cause XP not to work. You then have to do a Repair of XP. http://support.microsoft.com/defaul... How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP
I thought of that...but I can't set the boot order unless I can get into BIOS. I put the CD in and restarted...but it doesn't recognize it during startup and the sequence I mentioned begins. Any other ideas.
Thanks for the bit of help I got. I tried the jumper one more time..turning the computer on this time while it was jumped. It allowed me to go strait to the BIOS and fix things..(removing all passwords) then told me to put the jumper back. I returned it to the original settings and it booted right up to xp. Had to do a few display adjustments, but all is good now.
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