Accidently erased windows XP, now can't reboot.

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I accidently erased windows xp from laptop IBM T23. Now I can't reinstall Windows from CD drive. All I can get into is the BIOS system, than when I go to start it says no operating system found. Help.
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You need to go and change the boot order to Boot from CD first. Then insert the windows CD, and go from there.
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PXE-EC1 Basecode ROM ID structure not found.
PXE-MOF Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
Operating system not found.

All this on black screen after putting CD drive first in line.
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Did you change the boot order in the BIOS before putting the CD in?
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Also if you did do what Merlyn said, once the computer starts booting, try just pressing any random key a couple of times, cos usually the PC will ask you to "press any key to boot from CD" If it doesn't then try the any key thing anyway.
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When I change to boot from cd-rom drive first in BIOS Utility I hit F10 to save and exit, I try restarting and disk spins but nothing happens. When I go back to bios setup it shows the original config again. which is

Removable Devices
Hard drive
CD-Rom Drive
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my i ask how you manged to I accidentally erase windows xp?


and are there files on that hard drive the you need? if not and you cant get it to work, you could get a new hard disk
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so it doesn't restart after you change the boot order?

Could be a bad disk.
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I was going to upgrade to office xp pro, after installing pro it seemed to have seizures. I checked "add or delete programs" and it looked like there were two xps installed one had 200 mb one had 325 mb. In my wisdom I figured that the 325 mb was the newer one so i removed the 200 mb one.
That was it, no more system found. I brought to the local shop yesterday, I should get it back today. I guess "If it's working don't fix it" applies to computers also.
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The technician said the hard drive was okay but the "controller" was shot. He said it probably was not worth fixing.
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robert78.5 wrote:
The technician said the hard drive was okay but the "controller" was shot. He said it probably was not worth fixing.


Trust his advice

http://pcworld.about.com/news/Oct232001id66686.htm

You have a seriously old laptop if I'm reading everything correctly
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Strange thing happening, I picked up the laptop and brought it home from repair shop. I turned it on and thought what the heck, pulled out my box of discs and floppies, threw in a Norton antivirus disk 2004 and the cd drive started spinning and up popped the norton menu, it did a quick scan and now I am sitting on A\>_ If i type dir it lists all files on disk. when I type c: it says invalid drive specification. I went all the way up to e: and same thing. What letter should it be for the T23, or am I wasting my time trying to put life back ino it?
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Yes. You may as well go and build a new PC with all the time and effort you are putting into trying to fix this laptop.
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I am still on it. When I am in Bios and checking the boot sequence the hard drive has a + sign beside it, but when I hit the enter key to display drive name it has little symbols, is this a sign that the hard drive is not working?
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that thing wouldnt run xp in the first place. your lucky if windows 2000 will run. and if you have that much desire to get that to work, just get someone to lend you a windows 2000 boot disk. and dont expect to be playin any games more intense than solitare, or that thing will lock up like a 12 year old macintosh
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I just tossed a laptop similar to that one in the trash the other day......

EDIT: I mean I recycled it...........

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