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Can't get XP to start

By marshallwhiteman ·
PC starts, get usu bios messages but can't get xp going from either the hard drive or the CD. With hard drive I get just a blank screen, with CD I get "setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration" The drive spins for a bit then nothing else happens.

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Maybe time for the UBCD ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Can't get XP to start

Ultimate Boot CD.

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

Download the ISO image and burn it to a CD.

Boot from the CD -it WILL work as it contains its own operating system- and you can check all manner of hardware from within it's plethora of diagnostic utilities.

Post back with its results or for further instructions as per its use.

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