WINDOWS XP - ERROR LOADING OPERATING SYSTEM OR ERROR READING DISK?

My mum brought a new desktop a month ago from a computer shop, but when it turned on it said something about it wasn't an official version of xp. It has been working fine nether-the-less. She was on it this morning and shut it down correctly. An hour later she booted it back up and it got to the logo screen "intel" where we could load settings and then went to a black screen, within seconds a message appeared saying "error reading disk - press ctrl+alt+del to restart" so we did.

We went onto settings and clicked load factory settings and rebooted it only to get the same problem with a new code. "error loading operating system"

Any help?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    First of all...take it back to the shop you bought it from. Second you must have the system disk with the product code to re-install the program. If you have that, then go into the bios and change the boot to read CD Rom first. If it is a pirated copy of a operating system, you cannot get all updates because Microsoft will shut you down for being a pirated system. TAKE IT BACK TO WHERE YOU BOUGHT IT.

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  • 4 years ago

    Does your no longer consumer-friendly disk make clicking sounds at common periods at the same time as initiating? that's going to very almost sound like a sluggish clock. you additionally can hear the rigidity motor spin-down after which spin-up. That shows a rigidity failure. What i think of got here approximately is that abode windows setting up on your HDd have been given corrupt. the situation could have been construction for a while and you will possibly have aggravated it by way of skipping the disk examine at boot. purely reinstall XP on good of your latest setting up. XP will come across it, replace the corrupted records and in case you're fortunate, your gadget must be re-put in with all the utility & settings intact.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. System was damaged, copy paper is not correctly installed copy.

    2. Check the data line drive power cord is damaged.

    It maybe able to help you solve problems

    http://www.Easy-Registry-Clean.info

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