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Windows xp h/p computer, hit power cord , displays written warning flashinglocked in fail safe mode, message reading ,warning remove data, replace hard drive, possiable intimate damage. will not reboot or start

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If computer starts up all the way in safe mode, you have a better chance of salvaging this system.
If not, the hard drive may be crashed (physical damage, scraping oxide from the platters).
Worst case, you would have to replace hard drive and re-install windows and everything else.
Best case, a repair function can be done from a winXP CD that will replace windows files without erasing anything else.

If there is precious data on the hard drive, a data recovery may be in order.
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