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#1 Whind_soull

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 02:09 PM

Hello!

Sorry for not introducing myself in the Welcome Forum first, but I'm in a bit of a hurry...

My PC boots up normaly, but after a few seconds of loading XP, it just flickers, and goes back to booting up. It does this endlessly. Yes, it offers to startup in Safemode, or "at my last working settings." (Para-phrasing.) I believe this is from a lack of RAM (I've been installing...), and that I need to use a startup disk. (Which I don't have.) I believe you can make one, but I know not how. As I'm sure you have inferred, I'm one a second, working PC. (Also XP.) If someone would be kind enough to guide me through the process of creating and using a startup disk (If that is, in fact, what I should do.), I would be most thankful.

Thank you in advance,
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 02:30 PM

To create a boot up disk do the following:

1. On a different computer with a floppy disk connect to http://www.bootdisk.com/ on the internet.
2. Download http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994
3. Extract it to a folder on your hard drive (C:\bootdisk\
4. Copy the contents of C:\bootdisk\ to A:\ (floppy disk drive).
5. Boot up with that floppy diskette.

I'm not 100% sure if booting with a floppy will help though. But these are the steps for getting a boot-up disk.

#3 Whind_soull

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 12:59 AM

Thank you very much! Very helpful.
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Posted 16 July 2005 - 08:58 AM

If you have the XP os cd, then you can set your computer to boot from cd and do a repair install or, if needed, load the Recovery Console and do chkdsk /r.
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Posted 16 July 2005 - 05:08 PM

If you have the XP os cd, then you can set your computer to boot from cd and do a repair install or, if needed, load the Recovery Console and do chkdsk /r.

How do you load the Recovery Console and run chkdsk/r if you cannot get XP to load?
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Posted 16 July 2005 - 07:33 PM

Hi Dimmrick and welome to BleepingComputer.

If you have a question to ask about your own system its always best to post a New Topic in the appropriate forum to get the most effective help. For some tips about posting see Before you post about a problem.

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