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#1 might3

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 01:50 PM

Hi there wondered if anyone could help. I recently installed xp over ME and everything was working fine. The computer was then switched off at the wall (not by me) whilst still running and now every time I try and boot I get as far as the xp home edition screen with the scrolling bar and then it restarts and just repeats that cycle. I think you have to press f12 on start up to get into the format screen but this does not appear to be working. Any help appreciated.

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#2 Joshuacat

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:02 PM

Can you get into safe mode?
* Restart the computer.
* As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the boot menu appears.
* Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode menu item.
* Press the Enter key.
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:19 PM

You First Might want to Try to Last System Configuration that Worked First. Usually that will do the trick.

To do this, simply tap F8 while windows is booting and when the startup options comes up arrow down to Last System Configuration that Worked and then hit enter.

If that does fix your problem, then I would try the Safe Mode route.
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:22 PM

cannot use any of the options listed it just restarts no matter which option I choose. How do I boot from the xp cd?

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:40 PM

You may have to go into your BIOS and change the boot order....

Assuming your Boot Order is already set, just start the computer with The Windows Disk in the drive and wait until you see the little message on the bottom of the screen that says "Boot from CD: Press Y to ....." . When you see that Press "Y" .

If you don't see that message then you have to go into your Bios and change the boot order to boot your CD ROM before your hard drive...
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:47 PM

You will have to enter the BIOS and change the Boot Order to where the CD-Rom boots before the HDD.
Post you computer Make if you need instructions on which key to press to enter the BIOS.
Once the Boot Order is set to boot from the CD-Rom then you can use your XP CD to perform a Repair install.

How to perform a Repair Install.
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 03:10 PM

thanks guys will let you know how it goes




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