eMachine Will Not Get Past Initial Boot Sequence
Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:34 PM
Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:55 PM
Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:15 PM
Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:53 PM
Posted 15 February 2008 - 09:04 PM
Unzip the file and open the resulting folder.
To burn this image to CD, simply place a CDR in your CD burner and double click the file burn-iso.bat.
To boot from the resulting CD, make sure that the BIOS is set to boot from CD before HDD.
When it boots into Windows, you can then copy NTLDR, NTDETECT or BOOT.INI from the tunzafiles folder on the CD to the C: directory overwriting whichever file is said to be missing or corrupt. (In this case you should only need the BOOT.INI file.) You should now be able to boot normally into Windows. Be sure to read the readme.txt file. It is a short note but worth reading.
Posted 16 February 2008 - 10:30 AM
From what he is saying, "The computer will start booting e logo will come up then the Windows logo will come up", it would appear that he has cleared post and the MBR has handed off to NTLDR. The Windows logo is part of the operating system. This should give him ample opportunity to get into BIOS Setup.
If he has checked /SAFEBOOT on the BOOT.INI tab in MSCONFIG, then the machine should indeed, have booted directly into Safe Mode without having to use F8. This makes me think that something else is afoot here. Why was he contacting Symantec support in the first place?
What was it that you were trying to fix by running the anti-virus in Safe Mode? Was this just a casual scan? Have you written and run that XPbootCD? To enter BIOS Setup on that eMachine, start tapping the Del key immediately after Startup until you either see the text-based Setup or it starts beeping back at you. (It sometimes does that just to tell you that it got the message.)
Posted 16 February 2008 - 02:40 PM