Reinstalling XP with new CD drive problems - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-17-2006, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2
Default Reinstalling XP with new CD drive problems

A few days ago, when booting up my computer, it got stuck at the "Windows is starting up..." screen, and wouldn't advance past that. I tried to run the tests in setup and such. and all of them passed. I decieded to just try and reinstall windows XP with the operating system CD. However, my stock disc drive is broken, so I bought a new CD-DVD drive. I installed it, and it seems to work fine, but when I boot the computer up it does not go to the Windows XP setup screen. Is there a problem because I haven't installed a driver for the CD drive? Help would be appreciated, I really need to get the computer working.
__________________

abcdefault is offline  
Old 08-17-2006, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,909
Send a message via AIM to jcortes
Default

what does it do since it doesnt boot to setup screen?
__________________

__________________

AIM = jcortestechhelp
jcortes is offline  
Old 08-17-2006, 06:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2
Default

it boots all the way up to the "windows is starting up..." screen, and then freezes. It acts as if the disc isnt in at all.
abcdefault is offline  
Old 08-17-2006, 06:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123
Default

The disc might be scratched. Try another CD-ROM drive or a disc cleaner.
talldude123 is offline  
Old 08-17-2006, 07:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,909
Send a message via AIM to jcortes
Default

oh i c what your saying when booting off the OS cd. ok just check the disk for scratches and if that doesnt help try a new cd drive and test the one you have now in another system before trashing it.
__________________

AIM = jcortestechhelp
jcortes is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.