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my comp has gone crazy and threatens to take me with it!!

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#1 karlweight


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Posted 01 February 2010 - 05:21 PM

Here's my issue:

I have Win XP SP2 loaded on my machine, and recently it has been freezing up on me. I attempted to log into safe mode and run Malwarebytes, but it will not let me get into safe mode. It goes from the start-up screen to the Windows, screen and immediately back to the start up screen. After that, it asks me if I would like to start windows normally or start under the last known good configuration. After starting normally, it locked up on me. After restarting again, it now acts like it wants to boot up in safe mode, and goes back and forth from the start screen to the windows screen and does not ask me if i want to start normally or not. I need help. I talked to a bud of mine and he says that reloading the O/S will probably fix it, but that means I lose everything I have on my HDD. Dell says to run a diagnostic, and I have yet to do that but I will after work tonight.

Any advice on how I should proceed, apart from taking my comp outside and seeing how far I can punt it?

And I tried to explain this as best I could, so if it does't make sense, I'm sorry.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 05:32 PM

You could try to backup your data with this:


After that you could try a repair install:

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
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#3 karlweight

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 05:33 PM

I'll give it a go. Thanks.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 05:51 PM

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