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how to do a F10 ROM based start-up on an XP laptop

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April 4, 2014 10:48:35 AM

After a bad experience with AVG s/w, I uninstalled it and now my startup is frozen at the HP initial screen with a prompt in the lower rt hand corner that offers an F10 ROM based start-up.

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a b D Laptop
April 4, 2014 11:09:39 AM

Try booting up in safe mode. When starting hit F8.
If you can get to your OS restore your system back to a time you know it worked.
Use a restore disk ad restore that way if you can not get to the OS.
You will need to set your CD drive as the first boot devise.
When you get everything working get rid of AVG.
It caused boot problems for me.
Get MC security essentials. 100% free and it works very well.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-ess...

Happy Computing! :) 
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April 4, 2014 12:23:03 PM

Nathan Willis said:
Try booting up in safe mode. When starting hit F8.
If you can get to your OS restore your system back to a time you know it worked.
Use a restore disk ad restore that way if you can not get to the OS.
You will need to set your CD drive as the first boot devise.
When you get everything working get rid of AVG.
It caused boot problems for me.
Get MC security essentials. 100% free and it works very well.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-ess...

Happy Computing! :) 


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April 4, 2014 12:28:37 PM

Nathan Willis said:
Try booting up in safe mode. When starting hit F8.
If you can get to your OS restore your system back to a time you know it worked.
Use a restore disk ad restore that way if you can not get to the OS.
You will need to set your CD drive as the first boot devise.
When you get everything working get rid of AVG.
It caused boot problems for me.
Get MC security essentials. 100% free and it works very well.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-ess...

Happy Computing! :) 


NATHAN, YOUR SOLUTION WORKED IN 2 MINUTES FLAT. I, ON THE OTHER HAND SPENT TWO DAYS TRYING TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM ON THE POS HP LAPTOP. I TRIED TO GIVE YOU A 10 FOR A SCORE, BUT I F****D IT UP. YOU ARE A GENIUS WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU MIGHT HAVE RECENTLY WORN DIAPERS. YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'RE , WHAT, 6 YEARS OLD??? THANKS SO MUCH. NOW I CAN PUT OFF A NEW LAPTOP ANOTHER MONTH OR TWO. YOU ROCK, KID!!!! :-)
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a b D Laptop
April 4, 2014 1:56:42 PM

I'm glad I could help you! :)  Ahh My face looks young, but I'm 17 :) 
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