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XP home won't start

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#1 madbob


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Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:07 PM

I have a P4 emachine running XP home. Last Friday it decided to get stuck on the windows screen with the running blue bar. I can get into safe mode, I've tried turning off the CA eTrust anti virus and MS antispyware in MSconfig. This allowed it to boot up on the selected restart on closing MSconfig. However, without changing anything just powered off and on again it gets stuck on the blue bar screen. There is very little disk activity to start with then nothing.

I've tried turning a bunch of other things off in the start up but no change.

I've also tried a restore point but that made no difference either.

Any suggestions on how to diagnose the problem? Safe mode starts every time though sometimes it offers XP home as the operating system to select, whereas other times it just gets on and starts up when safe mode is selected.

Any help would be appreciated.


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#2 thedon57


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Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:58 PM

Hi have you a windoes xp disk if you have it might be quicker to do a repair from there or a complete reinstall.
Now installed Microsoft Security Essencials on my Tower with Windows Home Premium 32bit and Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop with Windows Home Premium 64bit

#3 TEB


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Posted 13 July 2005 - 04:47 PM

You should be able to get into safe mode, because the operating system runs after hardware/dos. not before.

Please repeatedly press f8 as you reboot.

This should bring you to the boot menu where you can boot in safe mode.

Edited by Techsomething, 13 July 2005 - 04:48 PM.

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