Simpler Navigation for Servers and Operating Systems - Please Update Your Bookmarks
Completed: a much simpler Servers and Operating Systems section of the Community. We combined many of the older boards, so you won't have to click through so many levels to get at the information you need. Check the consolidated boards here as many sub-forums are now single boards.
If you have bookmarked forums or discussion boards in Servers and Operating Systems, we suggest you check and update them as needed.
Operating System - Microsoft
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

No boot after QuickPlay

TObject
Occasional Visitor

No boot after QuickPlay


After using the QuickPlay button on my HP notebook I can no longer boot into "normal" Windows XP. The QuickPlay still works, but when I try to boot normally I can only observe the blinking cursor in the left top corner of the screen and no other activity.

How can I gain access to the boot manager, and select the proper booting partition manually?

Thanks
1 REPLY
TObject
Occasional Visitor

Re: No boot after QuickPlay

Update:

I checked the hard-drive; it passed all three: the quick, the comprehensive, and the S.M.A.R.T. checks.

Also I checked that the MBR was not a problem.

Unfortunately I didnâ t have time to figure out what the problem was. I restored the laptop from backup. I will take care to avoid pressing the QuickPlay button in the future.