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Windows wont come up

When my computer is turned on it like goes to windows xp but it wonnt load windows it says i have a disk error it also makes a beeping noise until you hit a button

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Hello,

That usually means there is a disk in a drive somewhere either floppy or cd. Just remove them and restart.

However it could mean that there is hard drive trouble also. I would need more details on what you see on the screen to determine that.

Also, by saying that "it also makes a beeping noise until you hit a button" it could be a stuck key on the keyboard. If none of the steps correct the issue please reply back with as much detail as possible.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate this information.

Thanks

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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There are a number of reasons why XP won't install or hangs halfway through the install process.
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You are going to have to go through this troubleshooting process to determine what the problem is and what you have to do to resolve the problem.

Start by cleaning the install disk and the optical lens, remove and clean the system memory and the slots, check the cables and then try to reinstall.

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