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Screen Freeze with Bootup from XP CD

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June 21, 2009 2:26:11 PM

Hey, basicly my old Hard drive for some reason or another died. I got a second hand one off a friend which I beleive and he beleives to be allright. = Baracuda 7200 .6 160gb HDD IDE... Obviously when starting it gets stuck on Error loading OS.. So I restarted went into boot menu and placed CDDrive as no1 boot. Placed my XP disk in... it went through the stages:
Press any key to boot..
Setup is inspecting your computers hardware configuration..
-----now on the blue screen of "Press f6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.... that passes by what should appear next is sposed to be a screen saying "press enter to install windows xp or R to repair," but that doesn't load up instead I am stuck with....




Is this a Ram issue or ? This has been bugging me for two days now and I havn't got a clue anymore of how to fix this. Does anyone have any ideas :(  ? thank you...

Chris

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June 25, 2009 5:41:52 PM

Hmm, still no luck with it..?
June 25, 2009 6:35:08 PM

Try downloading Ultimate Boot CD and running some diagnostics on the RAM and the hard drive. Does the system POST normally?
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June 27, 2009 12:27:47 AM

Hmm, when it stars up it says error in Cmos.. reverting to defaults.. So i have to change the bootup menu everytime.. which is fairly annoying. Other than that the only issue is the crashing/freezing at the blue screen.. I'll try Ultimate Boot CD.
June 27, 2009 12:59:21 AM

Does the BIOS time also revert to default, doesn't keep time?

Your CMOS battery might be cactus.
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