PC not booting

September 30, 2010 at 21:37:30
Specs: Windows XP, Celeron 2GHz, 256 MB RAM
Hi I installed ubuntu in my system. It already had xp in it. Both were working fine. But some day back ubuntu crashed and the bootscreen itself was not coming. So I formatted ubuntu partition and gave fixboot and fixmbr also. But the xp boot screen was not coming. All I able to see was a blinking cursor. So I reinstalled xp and all the files were copied completely and while rebooting i got the same blinking cursor. Pleas help resolve my problem.

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October 1, 2010 at 00:40:00
First i repaired xp but that was not working so i formatted and again tried installing. All files getting copied to C drive but not getting booted after that.

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October 1, 2010 at 00:46:14
Probably deleting the partitions with the XP CD & starting again is the best way.

If you have 2 hard drives, you can put XP on one & Linux on the other. Then you can boot to either one. Let me know if you want to know how.

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October 4, 2010 at 01:07:14
I deleted the parttion of both xp and ubuntu. And then installed xp. But again its not booting. :( I dont need ubuntu, xp is fine. But how to fix the problem??

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October 4, 2010 at 01:22:29
I would do it again, to get your HD really clean, use both of these, they are instant ( no waiting ) start with Zap 1st & WIPE OUT immediately after. Both can go on your boot disk ( you can use a W95,98 or ME boot disk, either floppy or put the files on a boot cd ) Set your bios to boot from floppy or cd 1st. Only safe way to clean up the HD, is to do it on it's own, in other words no other HD connected to the cable or motherboard.

1: Put the boot floppy or cd in the drive & start or restart the comp.

2: Type > zap 1 & press > Enter.

3: Type > wipeout c: /nq /np & press > Enter

4: Remove boot floppy or cd, insert XP ( or whatever operating system you want to install ) cd & reboot, format & partition ( recommend NTFS ) as required.



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