|Hello there, I'm Ryan.|
One day in.. August? I tried to reinstall Windows XP CLEANLY (not a repair, whatever that is). So I format the C: drive and you know everything goes fine until I am met with that error.
I have literally tried about everything I can that I found online, nothing is working.
The registry editor or device manager will not open.
Setting the CD/DVD drive in the BIOS second and HDD first doesn't work.
I burned the contents of i586(where asms is) onto a separate disc and that doesn't work.
I tried entering every letter repeatedly, that doesn't work.
I tried to boot off of a USB, nodo.
Inserting the CD when asked doesn't work. However it does display a CD icon on the mouse and the drive light glows..
Many people say use a secondary drive, My computer only has 1.
Then there are those answers about replacing drives or opening it up and all that, I can't do that the issue is.
And that is not the only thing that has happened since this install. Even when the XP disc is inside and the CD Drive is set to boot first, it no longer displays "Enter any key to boot off CD" message. All it does now it have a little blinking line for a while, and it goes to the HDD. The light is on when it does that. I even inserted a Windows 2000 disc and it doesn't boot from that. WTH happened?!
This computer is a Compaq Evo D510 Tower I believe; Although I am not sure. It has 512 MB of memory, NVIDIA Vanta Graphics card, Intel Pentium 4, and it is refurbished with WinXP was preinstalled. It has a XP and 2000 key on the machine.