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    Not sure if this is very bad but here goes

    I downloaded a more recent version of XP onto my old computer, it installed pretty much fine but after installation when i went on my user the screen went blue and it said something like windows has shut down to prevent serious damage, please open in safe mode, so i go into safe mode and attempt to do a system restore, but there are no points avaiable for the restore, even though on normal mode there was, also i can't delete it from the add/remove programmes list. Any ideas?

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    Theres nothing other than Windows on the HDD right? Why not just format and re-install?

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    teambintip;3217332

    Theres nothing other than Windows on the HDD right? Why not just format … Theres nothing other than Windows on the HDD right? Why not just format and re-install?



    Nope, theres some other stuff however i don't care if i lost it as its only old documents

    How do i go about formatting it

    Firstly, are you sure the XP disk you burned is OK? ie "proper"

    Adjust the computer's bios to boot to the cd, and follow the instructions basically

    A pretty easy job really, but not one that i personally would undertake at 11.45 at night ;-)

    Original Poster

    teambintip;3217378

    Firstly, are you sure the XP disk you burned is OK? ie "proper"Adjust the … Firstly, are you sure the XP disk you burned is OK? ie "proper"Adjust the computer's bios to boot to the cd, and follow the instructions basicallyA pretty easy job really, but not one that i personally would undertake at 11.45 at night ;-)



    No idea if the disc is proper, however it worked on a laptop before, when the blue screen came up it said something about the bios, how do i boot the cd btw

    thfc andyp3;3217356

    Nope, theres some other stuff however i don't care if i lost it as its … Nope, theres some other stuff however i don't care if i lost it as its only old documents How do i go about formatting it



    Perhaps sticking the disk in again and then clicking repair to the current xp installation might fix it..

    Could be something in your pc going bust though -depending on what the BSOD said.
    Tim

    thfc andyp3;3217407

    No idea if the disc is proper, however it worked on a laptop before, when … No idea if the disc is proper, however it worked on a laptop before, when the blue screen came up it said something about the bios, how do i boot the cd btw



    Restart the comp and press F12 or F2 or whatever it is on your computer as soon as it boots up(it says on the screen though what the button is)

    Then set it to boot from the cd first instead of the hdd

    thfc andyp3;3217407

    No idea if the disc is proper, however it worked on a laptop before, when … No idea if the disc is proper, however it worked on a laptop before, when the blue screen came up it said something about the bios, how do i boot the cd btw



    if you can get us a pic of the bsod text we can de-cypher it for you...


    Tim

    Original Poster

    teambintip;3217425

    Restart the comp and press F12 or F2 or whatever it is on your computer … Restart the comp and press F12 or F2 or whatever it is on your computer as soon as it boots up(it says on the screen though what the button is)Then set it to boot from the cd first instead of the hdd



    Okay thanks, one last question should the cd be in when im doing this ?

    Original Poster

    timothyw9;3217436

    if you can get us a pic of the bsod text we can de-cypher it for you...Tim



    is that the blue screen text?

    thfc andyp3;3217449

    is that the blue screen text?



    yes

    thfc andyp3;3217439

    Okay thanks, one last question should the cd be in when im doing this ?



    yes

    thfc andyp3;3217439

    Okay thanks, one last question should the cd be in when im doing this ?



    and yes

    edit - beat me to it !

    Original Poster

    Thanks for your help, will take a picture in the morning of the bsod text

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    No worries

    Original Poster

    http://i37.tinypic.com/oiymg7.jpg

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    have u tried formatting it?

    thfc andyp3;3218701



    Set bios to boot to cd
    Format
    Re-install

    :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Okay, thanks again
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