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Xp wont start

Having ran avg anti virus windows shutdown and wont load, i get the options to load safe mode, last known good con fig etc, however when i select one it starts to load for a second then a blue screen flashes up for 0.5 of a second and the computer restarts

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  • colinhlellis Nov 06, 2008

    the screen goes to quick, however when i boot safe with command prompt t runs until \ndis.sys and the last one \mup.sys

  • Christopher Ruiz May 11, 2010

    hi,

    I will try to help you on this.. Can you actually take down the "STOP error code"
    on the bluescreen it should starts with 0x0000
    This will actually tell us whats the source of the bluescreen error.

    Thanks,
    crisx


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I'd suggest a solution for this..If u have the company PC then you must have RECOVERY CD, which came along with PC. Please insert the disc and restart the computer....Boot the computer with CD ROM it will read from Recovery CD..Once it get into that it will ask for admin password, just key in ENTER(Don't type any passwords)...Now it will take u to the command prompt window...Type the command BOOTCFG or CHKDSK /R and press enter...IT will check the disk and repair it..Then again it return to the command prompt, now type FIXBOOT and press enter..Your computer will restart and now u r offset..Please revert if any clarifications

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