I was reinstalling Windows XP on an old laptop of my friends when the laptops power ran out at some point during the process!
After charging the laptop just will not proceed passed "HP invent Press <ESC> to change boot order..." etc, well it goes to a black screen then sort of loops.
I have tried to create my own bootable ISO Windows XP CD but had no luck! Tried it with NERO and others.
Currently trying to create a bootable flash drive, so I'll see where that takes me!
Can you please help me resolve this issue, the time I have to do this is reducing and my friend needs his laptop back!
Any person data does not need to be saved.
I'll be greatful for any help, I know this is probably a pretty easy fix but I can't afford a trial 'n error session with the amount of CDs I have.
I did all that, I managed to find an official XP Home CD which worked so finally managed to get it to a stable situation!
What my friend asked me to do was sort out the slow scroll problem where the screen repaints when you scroll on a webpage but was unable to do this, I tried the driver for the Gcard but the laptop blue screen then restarted halfway through installation!
hmm, if u do have an official installation cd
and if u can, jus format the entire hard drive if u can reach tht stage, n try re installin from there.
and u shud chnge the order of boot priority to d cd
disconnect the internet and also unwanted HDD's or other CD roms..
also, chk the RAM's.. jus remove and re insert them, to chk if nythin is wrong.
since it is a lappy it might b a bit complicated to open up, but it is for the best
hope u solve it soon n get ur system up and runnin soon