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Cannot Boot Windows

By sc3reface ·
Cannot Boot Windows Xp, Only up to POST Screen then it hangs Up

Your Help is Much Appreciated

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Cannot Boot Windows

For helping you I need some more info.
1. Motherboard type and model.
2. BIOS model and version.
3. Post number.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to

I have a similar problem and after consulting the post number documentation, I find the problem. It was the USB cable modem. I removed and windows start normally.

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by sc3reface In reply to

MB - Asus P4S533-MX
Bios - Award Medallion BIOS v. 6.0
Post number ?

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Cannot Boot Windows

Usually the post number is on right bottom corner. It?s a hexadecimal format number.
Go to following link to see the post code table
http://www.bioscentral.com/postcodes/awardbios.htm
For example code number 75H means Detect and install all IDE devices: HDD, LS120, ZIP, CDROM... it?s mean you have an IDE problem. You must verify all your IDE drives. If all are OK you have problem with motherboard IDE controller.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to

You need the post code what you see when the system is halt.

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by <brian lenon> In reply to Cannot Boot Windows

If your not getting any POST beep codes Try Booting to the Original XP CD'
go to the repair console'
Make sure you have access to the drive where Windows is installed if you do
on reboot try to get into safe mode.

If you do not have access to the drive download the diagnostic tool for your hard drive (normaly a bootable floppy/cd) and run the diagnostic.

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by <brian lenon> In reply to Cannot Boot Windows

If your not getting any POST beep codes Try Booting to the Original XP CD'
go to the repair console'
Make sure you have access to the drive where Windows is installed if you do
on reboot try to get into safe mode.

If you do not have access to the drive download the diagnostic tool for your hard drive (normaly a bootable floppy/cd) and run the diagnostic.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Cannot Boot Windows

You can always try downloading The Ultimate Boot CD and boot off that to test your hardware for problems. Its available at

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

Once you have the CD made you should first do a HDD test to see if it is still working correctly and then work your way up to M'Board & CPU testing as well as Memory and the like. If everything passes as OK then you can look trying a {b]Repair Install of XP but you'll need the original CD that came with the system it could either be an OEM copy or a system Recovery CD by one of the makers depending on who made the system.

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by sc3reface In reply to

I tried booting up the cd but to no avail, after the post screen it hangs up

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