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Windows Fails To Boot Up


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#1 dku

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 10:58 AM

Hi All

I think I'm about to destroy my computer!!! :thumbsup: My computer is running Windows XP home edition, or was. When I go to boot it up, It gets to the blue windows page, attempts to load the desktop, then returns to the welcome page. It then goes to Login User, try to logon but just says loading settings, then immediately after goes to saving settings. Can anybody help?

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 01:12 PM

Hi,

Have you got your windows cd?

You could try boot from that.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 02:40 PM

Random errors like that would make me test the RAM and/or consider replacing the CMOS battery.

Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic - http://www.memtest86.com/

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp

It helps if you actually post the content of error messages on BSODs.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 11:45 AM

Hi Big--Phil

Never got a backup boot disc with computer, I know I can download it from microsoft site but the laptop i am using cannot take floppy discs which it appears it requires to save to.

Hi Louis

Thanks for the suggestions I will try replacing the battery, at present the computer isn't flashing up any error messages.

Thanks
Dean

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 12:33 PM

Can you load into Safe Mode?

What is the make and model of your computer? Some manufacturer have a separate recovery partition on the hdd for this purpose, this may be why you don't have a recovery CD.

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