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Windows Xp Will Not Start

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#1 Geek-in-training


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Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:57 PM

Ok My windows will not start up. It wont start up in safe mode either. When I try to start it in safe mode it freezes on the windows loading screen and it freezes when I try to start it in on Normal. I tried using the boot disk to reinstall everything but it still do the same thing. What should I do?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 15 January 2008 - 07:48 PM

What boot disk might that be?

I have a boot CD myself...works every time once I change the boot order in the BIOS.

Do you have an XP CD?

Have you taken a look in the BIOS...to see if the drives are reflected properly?


Edited by hamluis, 15 January 2008 - 07:49 PM.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 07:53 PM

Sounds like it could be a bad hard drive. Try this
  • take the hard drive out of the computer
  • connect the hard drive in another computer(with the power off) as a secondary drive
  • boot the computer
  • the computer may see the drive and run chkdsk automatically
  • If the computer does not see the disk when you boot look for it in My computer
  • If it is not in my computer look in device manager
    • click the start button
    • select control panel
    • open system
    • select hardware
    • select device manager
  • look for the disk and any yellow question marks or exclamation points
If the computer sees the drive down load a disk utility from the manufacture and run it on the suspected bad disk.
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