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Okay, my brother likes to turn of his PC the lazy way. First he told the PC to shut down, PC was installing som updates. Guess what? He pulled the power cord. He started the PC and nothing happend.

I tried to help, but I can't even get to safe mode, it's a Dell btw. It says "Loading Windows" then screen turn black.. then turns off.. then on.. still black screen.

I can't use the XP CD that came with it to re-install OS. Because it aborts saying no hdd is present, I tried the HDD in my PC and it worked lol.
So, anyone know what to do?

Sorry, for my fast english

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That doesn't sound like a windows problem.

a windows XP crash will not remove the ability for the motherboard to sense the hard drive and its partition (even if its unpartitioned)
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Pull the cmos battery and try again.
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That doesn't sound like a windows problem.

a windows XP crash will not remove the ability for the motherboard to sense the hard drive and its partition (even if its unpartitioned)
BIOS recognize HDD.


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Pull the cmos battery and try again.
Already tried.
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Ah so windows boot up sequence doesn't see the hdd?

have you checked to see in bios if cd-rom is first booting drive?
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Ah so windows boot up sequence doesn't see the hdd?

have you checked to see in bios if cd-rom is first booting drive?
The Windows installed sees it, it boots from it.
But the Windows installation cd don't see it.

And yes, the cdrom is first boot priority.

Thanks agian mate.
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if you can get a hold of gparted and check the partitions
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if you can get a hold of gparted and check the partitions
Execuse me, gparted?
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If it has a floppy drive and you have another computer with a floppy, you can make a bootable startup disc. sometimes, you can then install from the cd directory/
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