computer wont start or boot from cd RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi

     I have just started working in an it section and i am having a problem which i will be gratefull for any help.

    On my screen at the moment is ;

    Attempting to boot from cd-rom

    Starting CD... OK
    (Then \bcdw\bcdw. ini and other symbols ??)

    This is an old pc which i have to take a ghost image from before upgrading from 2000 to xp. The above message has been displayed on the screen and hasnt changed for the hour i was on lunch break for. I also tried just starting up the computer normally but this wont work either. Another thing that has happened is when the cd is loading the white lines go all across the screen to represent the loadiong of the boot cd but when they get to the end nothing else happens and i have to restart computer.

     I hope i have made sense here and if anyone else can point me in the right direction i would be gratefull. 
    Thanks in advance for any help i recieve.
    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:20 PM


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    You're off topic for this forum, which is dedicated to Windows Live Mesh. You may want to try the Microsoft Public newsgroups here: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx or try a different boot CD or drive.


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 2:50 PM
  • Thanks steve for being mature about this, i just don't know which threads to post on sometimes! turns out my HDD is corrupt thanks for your help.
    Thursday, June 26, 2008 3:50 PM
  • You're welcome. Best of luck in getting the system back up and running. And when you do, give Live Mesh a try.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Thursday, June 26, 2008 4:32 PM