Computer will not boot into Windows

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Microsoft Windows XP
I am running Windows XP. I was using the computer yesterday but when I switched on this morning, the opening window runs through to "Verifying DMI Pool Data...." and then freezes. The CD drive is not working. Does anyone know how I can, at least, boot into Windows?

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Windows SP

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  • clivejones
    Hi EvINcarnate Thanks for the tips. Only problem I have is that I don't have a floppy disk to boot from. Do you know a way I can create a floppy? I have the original Windows disk and a floppy drive but brelied on the CD being working.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    The CD drive is not working.... I don’t have a floppy disk to boot from ! so, as far as my knowledge there is one way to use USB / flash drive to install XP. If there is no way to use USB, then u have to just take the HD out connect it to another PC then boot live cd (like Knoppix) format and choose HD u connected. It is best to take help from a HW expert.
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  • Arch4ngel
    F12 for boot menu (usually). Select the hdd to boot into windows, otherwise you have a hardware problem which required taking your system apart (physically). Some old computer uses F2, just read the boot screen when you press the power button.
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  • Robartgl
    Answer for Computer will not boot into Windows of Clivejones’s Hi Clivejones, It’s generally problem you’re setting. If the CMOS setup is not properly setup the computer may ignore or not look at the CD-ROM or DVD as a bootable option. Verify in the CMOS Setup that your settings are properly set to boot from the CD-ROM drive. Generally, these settings will be under the boot options. I suggest that you have your boot options setup similar to the below example. If all else fails make your CD-ROM or ATAPI CD-ROM the first bootable option. 1 - Floppy or LS120 2 - CD-ROM or DVD 3 - Network (if available) 4 - Hard Disk Drive If CD-ROM is listed after a device that is bootable it will boot from the other device before the CD-ROM. Verify that the devices before CD-ROM, such as floppy, do not have bootable media in them. This includes your hard disk drive or HDD, which unless empty will always be boot able. Thanks See if this helps
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