What are the Bios settings??

December 19, 2010 at 19:32:19
Specs: Windows XP, Intel/Pentium 4 3.00GHz
What are the bios setting suppose to be set at for the IBM Think Centre 8215 to successfully boot up?? My system has the XP operating system on it and it will get to the windows XP screen and does not go any farther then that.

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December 19, 2010 at 19:59:55
The mboard's bios Setup settings are already finding the hard drive is bootable - has an operating system on it - your problem is XP is not loading properly. There is no setting in the bios Setup that will change that situation for the better.

Do you have an XP CD, of the same version as on the hard drive, Home or Pro, you can boot the computer with ?

Did this same Windows installation work properly previously on this same computer ?

The first thing you should do is test your hard drive.

Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:

If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibility, on another computer if you need to.

Seagate's Seatools will test any brand of hard drive.
Do the long test.

If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.

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