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By wbf ·
hi,
i had an error on my pc,,which said disc boot failure replace system disc,what is the hot key to get to last known good config,
also at the time my cd tray would not open,
iam using xp

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by nicholas.chapman99 In reply to xp hot keys

Hi

To get the full boot menu, Safe mode, dos mode, etc. Push "F8" on startup before Windows begins to load.

Regards
Nicholas

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by scott.heath In reply to xp hot keys

The error message you are receiving is normally a BIOS level error. If it is you won't get to the point where you can see a menu. It could be a boot sector problem. I would make an image of the drive using Ghost or Drive Image before I did anything else. If you can't make an image then you have bigger issues.

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by Texx In reply to xp hot keys

I hate to ask the obvious, but is there a floppy in the drive?
Assuming there isn't, what you can do is boot up via the XP CD, and go into teh recovery console. From there you can rebuild the master boot record. I'd tell you the command, but I can't remember it off the top of my head. bootcfg is one you should run though.

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