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I press my start button and the boot process gets to the Windows XP logo and then goes now further. I then just have to turn off my machine manually.

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Try doing a "repair" 1)intall xp cd.(cancle all popups) 2)restart comp,and go into "setup",or "bios" 3)change boot-order to "cd"first. 4)xp setup screen will apear,folow all steps,till it gives you the choice to "repair" --it will look like its installing xp,but in the end it will repair your "boot sector"
good luck!!

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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I can not upgrade windows, javaor my restore point/ what can I do ?


Windows XP comes in two editions: Home and Professional. The Home edition is intended for a casual computer user while Professional is intended for an office context. If you are experiencing slow performance in Windows XP Home Edition, you may want to reboot the operating system, which is defined as simply reloading the operating system by restarting the computer.

Turn off all peripheral devices connected to your computer, including speakers, printers, scanners and external hard drives. Click the "Start" button located in the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Turn off Computer." From the "Turn off Computer" menu, select "Turn Off." Allow the computer to completely shut down. Give the computer sufficient time to rest and make sure that there is absolutely no noise coming out of the computer. Unplug the power cord from the power source and wait at least five seconds. Plug the power cord back into the power source. Turn the computer back on by pressing the "Power" button on the computer and wait for Windows XP to reload. or factory settings Restart the computer. Press the "F8" key after the computer reboots but before the "Windows" logo appears on the screen. You should now see the "Advanced Boot" menu. Scroll down through the menu options using the down arrow key. Stop when "Repair Your Computer" is highlighted and hit the "Enter" key. Select the language you wish to use and press the "Enter" key. Type in the computer's administrator ID and password. Press the "Enter" key. Scroll through the options using the down arrow key. Choose "Restore (name of computer manufacturer) Settings." Press the "Enter" key. Choose "Yes" when asked if you want to reformat the hard drive. Press the "Enter" key to begin the reformatting process. The process takes a few minutes, so be patient. Do not turn off the computer or attempt to stop the process after it has begun, or this may result in major damage to the hard drive. Choose "Finish" and press the "Enter" key to restart the computer. The computer will restart with the original factory settings.
Hope this helps.

Jan 18, 2013 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Speed up Windows Boot Time


Many people ask about Windows boot times and how to make your boot time shorter. This is a quick tip about how to eliminate some of the unneeded or unnecessary items from your Windows XP/Vista/7 boot time.

First, make sure that you are logged in with Administrator privileges.

Next, Click the Start Button (Windows logo button in Vista and 7) and then click Run. (In Vista and 7 you can just type into the search box under the Start button). Type "msconfig" (without the quote marks) and then click OK or press enter.

In the System Configuration Utility, click the Startup Tab and deselect all of the items. In the Services tab, check the box for Hide all Microsoft Services and then disable all the other items.

Now, you will need to reboot your computer after applying those changes and time the boot up. If the time is dramatically faster, then it is likely that one or more of the items in the Startup Utility are causing the lag in boot time.

Go back into MSCONFIG and go to the services tab. Re-Check a few items, apply the settings and reboot. MAKE SURE TO WRITE DOWN WHICH ITEMS YOU'VE RE-CHECKED. Now time the boot up process again. Continue this process of re-booting, timing, going into msconfig and checking a few items back, and rebooting and timing until you find the items that add significant time to your boot up process.

Once you've found those items that are adding time to your boot time, you will need to determine if the item is one you can leave unchecked - or if it is something that you may need to run during startup. If it is a critical program, you can try to get it to boot quicker by reinstalling the program or seeing if an update to the program will fix the issue.

Hope this information is useful!

on Nov 20, 2011 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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How do i start in safe mode


  • If computer is on then turn off the computer and again turn on your computer and press the F8 key repeatedly from your keyboard. You must press F8 before the Windows logo appears. It will display the Advanced Boot Options screen.
  • From Advanced Boot Options screen, choose Safe Mode option then press Enter.
  • It will open your windows in safe mode.

Aug 24, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition English...

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I cannot get passed the loading screen. Doesn't boot up. Just seems to go in a loop.


Hi, try go to safe mode ( before loading screen, press F8 and select safe mode, ) if it goes on to safe mode, goto; Start ->Run..->type msconfig ->goto stratup startup.
uncheck all the entrys, and boot the machine normally, if it boots normally, start adding the entrys one by one, until it failes to start. report back.

Apr 06, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Hi there, my problem is ,my windows xp can't startup. i thought my OS has problem, then i try to reformat it (reinstall winxp). the format process fail to complete as well. I try to format same HDD to...


There are a few things you can try . First , try this : the computer is off . Turn it on and Press F1 key repeatedly or whichever key applies to your computer that enables you to access your BIOS settings . Then , using the arrows you will select boot options or boot settings . Then , you want to arrange the boot order device sequence so the CD is first. Some computers display a boot device options when you first and computer on by pressing a special key, like ESC or F12. You want the computer to boot from the CD ROM with your XP disk in the drive. This should allow you to properly format the HDD and install XP. If that doesn't work , check your BIOS settings and select the default configuration , then be sure to exit using the exit dialogue box and select exit saving changes and then yes when prompted . Then, do the device boot options thing one more time with the CD as the first boot device .

Apr 27, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How to install windows xp


Hi there,
Enter BIOS Set CD rom drive to first bootInsert your CD reboot
folow the on screen instructions be patient, it may take up to an hour,  and then two houers to install drivers,
-> if you want me to find the drivers for you, plz state your computer name and model.
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regards /Teis

Jan 11, 2009 | Microsoft Streets and Trips 2008 for PC

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Windows log on


You can try logging in as administrator.  As the computer starts up press 'F8' to get into the boot options and select 'Safe Mode with Networking".  Click on the administrator login, the password is blank unless you set one during installation.  Once in windows you can modify the user accounts in control panel.
Note:  If you have never used "F8" to get to the boot menu before the timing is a bit tricky.  If you see the windows logo you are too late. Try pressing "F8" several times instead of just holding it down

Nov 28, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Windows error


Hi notsoscrewed- As long as you have your original XP disk you can save everything. First, make sure your pc is bootable from your cd drive. If you know it is good. If not, when your pc boots it should say something like hit F2 or <del> to enter setup. Go into the BIOS and find your boot options and make sure your cd is listed as bootable and listed to boot before your hard drive. Then save and exit. When your system reboots make sure you have your XP cd in your cd drive and your pc will say press any key to boot from cd rom. Press any key and follow these steps:

You must boot from your XP CD. Please make sure it is the same version of Windows that is currently installed on your computer (ex. XP Home cannot repair XP Professional). Place the CD in your CDROM and start your computer. Newer versions will work as well (ie. Windows XP Pro SP2 CD will work on an older WinXP Pro SP1 installation)
Before the Windows logo appears, you will be asked to press any key to boot from CD, so do just that.
A blue screen will appear and will begin loading XP setup from the CD.
Choose the FIRST option, NOT recovery console.

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Choose F8 to continue
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Next, Windows Setup will find existing Windows XP installations. You will be asked to repair an existing XP installation or install a fresh copy of Windows XP

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That should be it. Windows XP will appear to be installing itself for the first time, but it will retain all of your data and settings. Just follow the prompts, have your CD-KEY handy . You may have to install XP updates again and reactivate XP but small price to pay and little time to be able to save all your software and info. Let me know what happens.

If this solves your problem PLEASE rate this as fixed. If you need more help with this just add a comment and I'll be more than happy to assist you further. Thanks.

Jeff

Jun 23, 2008 | Operating Systems

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RE: WINDOWS XP


Have you tried starting it with a XP recovery disk??

Jun 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Installing windows xp


Try first  to use hiden boot cd.With it u can see all files on hdd.When u see winxp files just delte.But i will not take responsibility couse sometimes xp wont boot up...
 
But i recomneded you to save all your data and format your pc.Make sure that the partition cd must be deltet befor u contiuing with formating ur pc like in this pics:
 
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Oct 29, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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