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Boot problem - with XP and 2000

I have a problem with a driver @ PC startup..
Sometimes my PC boots properly and sometimes : "After ..booting the monitor doesn't display the desktop.. instead it looses display..the green LED turns Orange'

When i repair my installation using the 2000 fast repair.. it repairs some driver that loads @ d startup and then i am able to boot into 2000...problem gets solved...

this problem occured with Windows XP also but since there was no option to fast repair the boot ..XP always started the entire setup again... repeated setups also do not solve the problem....so i tried to test using windows 2000 professional...

I have come to know that somhow .... a boot fie gets corrupted .. (!!!) so that i have to fix it at every boot.... why it is happening?

now tell me how this will fix up.. 1. my graphics driver is not corrupt since after fixing install it works fine........2. RAM is not faulty....ihave tested it...3. I have a P3 800Mhz 256MB RAM 82810E board..

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Whn you ran with xp did you have AC power plugged in

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