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Xp caught in loop when started

When my friend starts his pc it reaches" the start windows normally or last known configuration" part......when he chooses any of the options to start windows it flashes up a blue screen with writing but doesnt stay up long enough to see whats on blue screen,it then tries to load but keeps going back to very start again....HELP

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The Windows Operating system is corrupted.
what operating system are you running??
Windows VISTA or XP??

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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    Frank Nov 05, 2008

    seems like the OS is done.

    either the MBR or the boot file for the windows os is corrupted.

    reinstall the Operating System.

    you can try to recovery the system, using MS_DOS command.

    since it will not let you go pass the DOS-menu select, my suggestion is to reinstall the OS. it is faster, but you loose all of the personal files.

    or you can take the hard drive out and make a slave drive on a working machine and recovery all you files.

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