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Won't boot up properly

My computer just shut down on me yesterday and now when I try to turn it on a screen comes up that asks me some options like, start windows normally, and return to previously remembered settings. everything I have tried won't work. HELP ME!!!

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  • nulphy2192 Dec 17, 2008

    I tried using safe mode and it just brought up a big long list of codes and different things.

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    Charlie Jarman May 11, 2010

    Choose the SAFE MODE option and let us know the results.

  • Grant May 11, 2010

    what happens if you try to boot in safe mode ?



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Hey thanks solution #2, it worked. So when my computer wouIdn't boot up properly i would reset my computer to get into the safe mode menu, then i kept trying to do system restores on my computer but they wouldn't work because I would keep reseting my computer to get to the Safe mode, safe mode with networking, start windows normally screen.

So then i tried to do what you said once i started in safe mode and got the log in screen. I clicked the shut down button and actually safely shut down my computer. Waited about ten seconds to turn on my computer again and it loaded and booted properly. Thanks!!!

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2 options:
1 - do you have your XP CD.?
(you need the admin password for this if it has one.)
if so boot the pc up with this in the cd drive.
select R - reapair option.
this will take you into recovery consul (dos screen)
select the Operating system you need to fix.
When you get to a dos prompt, do a chkdsk on your boot drive.
This may fix any issues that have arrisen.

then reboot pc when done(remove cd)
if succesful you may have a working pc again.

Option 2
Your going to need a mates PC for this.
do a search on google for hirens bootcd v9.6.

down load it. Create the ISO.
put this CD in your poorly machine and select the 
the ERD option (think it's erd 2005 or 6 at the moment)
let it boot up, bypass the network config settings
When fully up it will (hopefully if your drive isn't totaly stuffed) ask you which operating system to use.
Select the one you need (usualy only one displayed)
you will the be able to either do a restore on your PC (do a restart without cd in to see if worked) or, in a dos window prompt do a Chkdsk.

If either of these work then bobs your uncle you have a pc again.

If not I'm sure some of the other guys on here can suggest more options.

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Try choosing Safe Mode. Then shut down windows properly, file shutdown, then start up again and see if that works for you.

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