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Windows XP will not boot up.


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#1 ladebac

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:41 PM

My computer will not boot up past the startup screen. I have tried to boot it up using the system disk, but that didn't work either. Whenever I try to boot up my computer, all I get is a blank screen with a cursor. I have also tried repairing Windows XP using the system disk, but that didn't work either. I could use some help resolving this issue.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:05 PM

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

And exactly how did you try repairing and describe the "system disc"

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:03 PM

I am guessing it is a virus or something that caused the issue. I am not for sure. The computer was not properly shut down the last time I used it. I just basically cut it off while running some programs. The "system disc" contains the operating system and everything needed to restore the computer to the factory state.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:18 PM

If you are prepared to reset the system to it's original state (and lose all other data), go into bios and change the boot order so the cd drive is the first device. Then insert the cd and boot to it. You can now restore the system.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:35 PM

I've actually tried to boot it from the disc. When I attempted that, I chose to repair Windows XP on the reboot. I got the same results. The computer showed a blank screen with a cursor in the left corner.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:37 PM

What are the options when you boot to the cd?

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:06 PM

I can set XP up, I can repair a Windows XP installation using the recovery console, and I can quit setup without installing XP. I chose to repair it previously and that didn't help. I also tried to set up XP, but an existing XP installation was detected so I chose not to set it up.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:44 AM

Sorry I've been without an internet connection since the storm Saturday.

Do you know if you have a recovery partition on the system?

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:50 AM

I've already deleted the C: partition, created a new one, and reinstalled XP. I'm good to go now. I appreciate the reply though. Thanks.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:48 PM

I'm so sorry I was unable to offer more assistance. As I said, I've been completely out of touch for three days. Anyway, glad you're back up and running.




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