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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
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
OK, if you are running Windows 7, Microsoft tightened
security on it so you've got to have a password reset disk which 99% of the
people who own laptops with windows 7 fail to do. It should be one of the
first things you do when you buy the laptop. Otherwise, you're faced with
reinstalling the Operating System or possibly doing a System Recovery.
If you're on Windows XP or Vista try this:
Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Safe Mode option. Select SAFE MODE and let the computer boot up. When it gets to the User Login screen it will show the Administrator userid and the userid for which you forgot the password. Sign in as the Administrator (hopefully you didn't put a password on it and forgot it too). Once the desktop appears it will look different, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, but this is normal for safe mode.
Click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts
When the User Accounts screen opens, click on the userid for which you forgot the password. Select the option to REMOVE PASSWORD.
Reboot your machine.
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