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Computer will not boot up

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 03:19 PM

My computer became very slow today so I tried to restart. When it attempted to restart the windows logo screen never went away and the computer did not boot past that point. I then restarted trying to boot into safe mode. When I did a blue screen came up and said that SystemRoot\System32\Config\Software was corrupt, absent, or not writeable - Beginning dump of physical memory. I am wondering what I need to do. I'm thinking I probably have to reformat, but I am looking for any guidance or help. Not exactly sure how to reformat either if my computer wont even boot up. I run Windows XP Home. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 05:26 PM

Hello and welcome

Try creating this disk and boot off of it. You will need another computer to make this disk on.
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 05:54 PM

hey boopme,

I tried the rescue CD, but I can't get it to boot to the CD. I changed the boot priority, but windows still boots. Any other suggestions?

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:55 AM

Hi, do you have an XP CD and if so, can you boot from it?

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