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Have a Dell laptop, about 4 years old, try to start it up, goes to the Windows XP Pro screen then to a blue screen stating that the computer must be started in one of the startup options listed, however absolutely none work. I've tried last setting which worked, etc, still the same screen. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help!

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Are you talking about it going to the windows start up options and it give you like 30 seconds and then restarts all over again.

Its known as the windows boot loop.

If this is it, i know exactly how to help you, but i dont want to type the method up unless this is the case, just respond and let me know and i will give you the fix.

alos, it requires you XP Disk or the disk that came with it, any XP disk will do.

let me know, thanks

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In those list of options is an option like
"Disable automatic restart on system failure"

Select that and then boot the laptop .. it should reboot and stop at an error screen

Let me know what it says

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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