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Using windows xp with regular updates for 4 years no problem. today will not start. tried F8 to safe start and none of the options work screen goes blank

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>check BIOS if the HDD is still detected. might as well check the boot order.
>if HDD is still working fine proceed to next step.
>since SAFE MODE is not possible, use system disk to restore if still possible otherwise you have to do new install.

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    To perform a repair installation of Windows XP




    1.

    Insert your Windows XP CD into your computer.


    2.

    Restart your computer. If prompted, press a key to start from the CD-ROM.
    3.When the Welcome to Setup page appears, press ENTER on your keyboard.
    4.On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement page, read the licensing agreement. Press the PAGE DOWN key to scroll to the bottom of the agreement. Then, press F8.
    5. When prompted, press R to have Windows XP attempt to repair Windows by reinstalling important Windows components.

    The repair and reinstallation process might take more than an hour.
    Eventually, Setup prompts you to answer questions just as if you were
    installing Windows XP for the first time. For detailed instructions,
    read Install Windows XP.



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HI,

The last thing you can try is hit F8 again and select "LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION"
If you still face the problem then you will have to install your Xp again.

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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    If you need anymore help please let me know.

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Step 1: Shut down your PC completely.
Step 2: Turn on the Power button.
Step 3: As soon as you turn it on start hitting the F8 key on your keyboard until you get to a black screen called "Windows Advanced option". (If you don't get to that that screen but you end up reaching the blue screen than that means you have delayed in hitting the F8 key. start again from step 1.)
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1.Restart your computer. Immediately after the screen goes blank for the first time, press the F8 key repeatedly. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears. If the menu does not appear, restart your computer and try again. Use the cursor keys on your keyboard (your mouse will not work) to select Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start.

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