My home PC is locked trying to re-install XP

November 28, 2010 at 07:32:56
Specs: Windows XP
I had a message saying re-install your Windows XP Disk. I did this but my screen keeps locking up at the installing phase...however it wont go any further. No keys works and all I can get to is the screen with the following:

Boot Protocol :PXE

Boot Option: Network First, then local.

How do i get my PC to start working again

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November 28, 2010 at 08:08:36
Enter the BIOS & change the boot order. This is a stand-alone computer you're asking about, right? For some reason, you have your system setup to boot off a network.

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November 28, 2010 at 08:23:40
Thanks. Keeps going back to same blue screen saying set-up is being started. It starts run set-up but eventually stops asking if I want to continue. The mouse then locks and yes or no cannot be selected.

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November 28, 2010 at 08:27:07
have got a window with C:/windows/system32/cmd.exe. Can I restart from here or reboot

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November 28, 2010 at 11:07:45
I suggest you start over. Boot off the XP disc - make sure you "press any key...." when prompted - if you don't, the system will bypass the CD & attempt to boot off the HDD. Wipe out all partitioning, then create new partitions. Format as NTFS, then continue with the installation.

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