captmeach7 February 20, 2009 at 16:03:16 Specs: Windows 7, 866Mhz pent M/ 512MB
I am using a Dell C400 which doesnt have a floppy drive or any optical drives. It doesnt support booting from usb and im having some issues with windows XP. I want to re-install the OS and for some reason it wont. i cant boot from cd so i log into windows and plug in my usb dvd drive. I start the setup process and the computer goes to reboot. it brings up the bootloader menu and automatically selects windows XP setup but all i get is a blinking cursor at the top of the screen. In the boot file it has added a line that points to BOOTSECT.DAT. When trying to point the bootloader to the actual setup files after copying them to the Hard drive it gives me the same cursor. I can boot into safe mode, but it hangs for a minute or so after selecting it. any help would be appreciated. thanks.
Tried that, but the same thing happens. just blinks. I read an article about the partition tables being messed up and it talked about partitions that were ntfs claining to be raw at the wrong time and i think that may have something to do with it. i will delve further into this and see.....
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