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Hi my desktop comp which has xp pro suffered a powercut whilst switched on and now will not boot up.when switched on i can press f8 and get safe mode screen but when i select any of the options the screen turns black but nothing happens.can you help?

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  • paolo1969 Nov 01, 2008

    hi,thanks for speedy replies,i should have stated that the computer was bought from ebay and has no COA for o/s,thus no recovery cd.have used validation key tool also from ebay to get passed validation.all this means no recovery discs of any nature,hence my start up problems are multiplied.

  • paolo1969 Nov 06, 2008

    Run a windows Repair installation-(dont know what this is)

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You are using windows XP Professional and some file are missing , so just repair your windows XP Professional with XP Bootable CD Service pack 2

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Run a windows Repair installation.

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Get out of safe mode


Hi!

If you're starting up your computer, press F8 before the Windows logo appears and select "Start Windows Normally".

If you need to exit it whilst inside of Safe Mode (booted into Windows), follow the instructions below:

How to Exit Safe Mode

Hope this helps!

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Wont boot in safe mode


start your laptop before booting windows press f8 button continuously

ndows 2000 / XP users

bulb.gif If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.

To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

Once you're done in Safe mode if you want to get back into Normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally. Click here to get additional information about getting out of Safe mode.

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 users

bulb.gif If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.

To get into the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Safe Mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

Trouble Getting into Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

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Box have no problem i can,t connect to computer


software problem thn press F8 AT STARTUP & go in safe mode or repair XP

Else hardware problem thn clean sliver portion of ram by rubber

Repair PC
press delete at startup
go2 BIOS option
1ST BOOT DEVICE CD/DRIVE
2ND BOOT DEVICE CD/DRIVE
F10 SAVE
RESTART PRESS F12

SAFE MODE
At start up press F8 go2 SAFE MODE thn type at run chkdsk,chkdsk/f/r & thn restart pc
Else Repair XP
Else clean ram BY RUBBER

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How to start in safe mode?


While the computer is initially booting up, press F8 (repeatedly if necessary), you should be presented with a selection screen to boot into safe mode (various levels such as with or without networking) or to boot normally. The F8 key only works while the computer is going through the BIOS startup procedure.

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Hi, I need to know how to start-up in safe mode.


During boot up repeatedly press f8.
Or within Winows press start >> Run >> msconfig >> press Boot tab >> check safe boot.

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I have a problem on my computer i reformat my comp to windows xp sp3 but it dosnt have a sound ive tried to install real tech but it allways restart my computer what should i do?


try booting in safe mode. keep pressing F8 when the computer boots up till a screen with options come. select safe mode with networking. if it boots, then install avira antivirus(it is available for free download). seems like a worm/virus. if not i recommend reinstallation.
my suggestion with my personal experience is to get a clean new installation and be cautious about connecting drives/ network before a antivirus is installed.

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I have windows xp a lot of times when I restart my computer a white screen comes up it wont re-boot at times it boots up with a white screen


sounds like its a software problem , however its wise to rule out if its a hardware problem, best thing to do is try to start it up in safemode , this is easily done by retarting comp and pressing F8. now if safe mode shows your desktop it is most likely software, save any file you dont want to loose and try remastering if your comp came with installation disc restart with disc inside . if not it probably has a partition you need to look in manual for the remastering solution to this , could be retart f11 or retart f8 , every comp is different , best advice is to google your model for remastering my computer. good luck 

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I just installed xp pro and it keeps freezing


To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.
Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.
Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

I would suggest that you run only one stick of Ram at a time to determine if they are the problem.. Also these CPU's had heat problems that damaged the cpu. This also causes freezing. I would consider resetting the CPU and the heat sink, and case fans are clean and working. 

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Safe mode access


pres f8 as it is booting up. then select safe mode.
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Oct 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Won't boot


Try pressing F8 as your machine gets ready to start windows. Keep tapping it until you get a menu. You can try "most recent settings that worked" or failing that try starting Windows in safe mode. If it will start in safe mode regress it to a point before your failed download using System Restore. If it won't start at all, you may need to reinstall Windows.

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