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Boot disk? my computer is going crazyyyy

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by martasanto45, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. martasanto45

    martasanto45 BANNED BANNED

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    Ok
    i have a personal laptop that i am using and 3 desktops doing automatic stuff for my black hat stuff..
    one of my computers i changed the motherboard and hard drive, now it asks me for a boot disk?

    can someone explain what i need to do?
    thanks in advance.

    btw i have windows XP pro
     
  2. mr4army

    mr4army Regular Member

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    boot disk that should be your cd that you use to reformat the computer (the cd what came with the computer

    P.S xp rules
     
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    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    Check the xp box its probably sitting in there. You can also try and download a .ISO file if you lost it.
     
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  4. terkat

    terkat Newbie

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    whenever you change something that was operational in your Confuser, when you installed XP. It will always ask for a boot disk.! You will need to have your OS disk, to reinstall Windoze! Hopefully you backed up your HD prior to making any changes?

    BEST of luck!
     
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  5. legoego

    legoego Regular Member

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    don't know what it is, but it sounds painful
    Unfortunately Xp is not like windows 98 where you can swap the drive to another computer and 98 will try to reinstall all the required drivers for your new system..

    with XP, your basically going to have to do a reinstall..
     
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    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    i'd just reinstall windows....

    it's a total waste of a day....but at least your system will be clean and virus/trojan free untill you check your email or surf the net
     
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  7. martasanto45

    martasanto45 BANNED BANNED

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    the HD has nothing i need in.. i will try that, thanks for the help =]


    and thanks everyone else also ima try and get back here
     
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    martasanto45 BANNED BANNED

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    UPDATE: (NOT SOLVED)

    I inserted the Win XP PRO CD and when it asked to " Click any button to boot from the CD" i click and after a few seconds it says "Configuring system blablabla" then the computer shuts down.
    Then i pressed F8 from the begining and a menu showed up.. i tried everything and nothing.. then i saw "Disable automatic shutdown on system failure" i clicked there and the computer restarted same process for the boot from CD.. then instead of shutting down it gave a blue error saying the hard drive is corrupt, has virus or is not well connected. I tried with 2 hard drives and one has a new copy installed few days ago (never used it) and the other is a regular hard drive i use from another desktop i have.

    so any help on this one now?
     
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  9. legoego

    legoego Regular Member

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    don't know what it is, but it sounds painful
    you might have a bad memory, try using only one stick of memory at a time and see if you get the error..then you can pin point which memory module is faulty..

    If it's not the memory, then try cleaning your cpu fan.. generally overheating of your cpu will cause your system to automatically shutdown..


    good luck!!
     
  10. legoego

    legoego Regular Member

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    don't know what it is, but it sounds painful
    Forgot to mention. Check that your cpu is not overclocked and that it's running at the correct FSB, if your system is overclocked, your hard drive might not be able to run at the at the higher FSB rate which would cause the system to be unstable!!
     
  11. Jcsarokin

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    Did you ever get this fixed... i know how annoying this can be sometimes.. May want to concider brining it into geek squad at best buys to just nock it out really quick