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Laptop Cant Get Passed The Windows Xp Load Screen

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#1 lodindri


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:54 AM

ok i have a dell laptop and im running on windows xp. ive had this problem for a while but never have time to do anything about it. what it does is itll turn on get to xp loading then itll all go black and wont get any further. and i learned if i just leave it alone for a few days itll let me in all the way. so what should i do about this? or what can i do? id just like to know if i need to save up to get it fixed or buy a new one.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:08 AM

Sounds like the MBR is messed up

You're going to need to buy/borrow an actual XP CD to run the fix, not Dell's recovery CD
You can try running their diagnostics application.
I think you press the F10 key, not sure. You'll have to look it up
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#3 lodindri

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:30 PM

thanks for the help ill check it after work. and let you know how it went if i get time to. :thumbsup:

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