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My windows xp cant boot propery it is restarting itself.

I have gateway 200ARC when i start it windows xp is restarting itself, when I make the hard disk as external the computer gives blue screen, when I boot from safe mode it cant.

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  • mwinulas2008 Oct 16, 2008

    I have tried to do so but now it gives the message that windows can not verify drive c

  • Russ Andrews
    Russ Andrews May 11, 2010

    How far into the boot is it getting?

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-Try to boot the system to windows xp cd,then run windows repair.
-repairing windows make take up to 1-2 hours depending what capacity of hdd you have but you may need to complete the repair.If repair failed to complete.
-contact manufacturer and have them diagnose the entire system. and chck for the system warranty and look if there any error code if the error code lead to replacing the hdd, then request to replace the hdd.

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1,Start your computer and place the Windows XP installation disc in the drive. If the computer is crashing upon attempting to boot, allow it to restart; otherwise, reboot the computer manually.
2.Press a key to boot from the Windows XP CD if prompted to do so when the computer attempts to boot again. If you are not prompted to boot from the CD, restart the computer again and press the indicated key on the initial BIOS screen to access the "Boot Order" or "Boot Sequence" menu. Select the CD or DVD drive containing the Windows XP installation CD, then press a key when prompted to boot from the disc.
3.Press the "Enter" key on the initial Windows XP welcome screen and press "Enter" again to begin setting up Windows XP. Do not press the key indicated to launch the "Recovery Console," as the Windows XP recovery console is not used to repair corrupted XP installations.
4.Accept the user agreement and wait while the setup program scans your hard drive.
5.Press the "R" key when the Windows XP setup program lists the installed version of XP that it detected to begin the repair installation. If you have more than one version of Windows XP installed, make sure that the proper version is listed before pressing "R."
6.Wait while the Windows XP setup program copies files to your hard drive and begins the installation process. The installation will take 45 minutes or longer, depending on the speed of your computer, during which time all of the Windows XP system files will be overwritten.
7.Confirm your user information as well as the date and time settings on your computer, and enter your Windows XP product key when prompted. Allow the operating system to connect to the Microsoft authentication servers to activate itself.
8.Reinstall any hardware drivers and XP Service Packs that you had previously installed, as your copy of Windows XP will have reverted to the basic installation you had when it was first installed.

I hope you find it very helpful.

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