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Laptop does not open windows

I turn on the power...the toshiba logo comes on, goes to windows xp logo and then repeats over and over. I've tried safe mode, etc..same results...

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Boot to the WIndows XP CD, and at the first prompt, press R to enter Recovery Console. Once at the C: prompt, type CHKDSK /R and let the run, once finished, reboot and see if the system will boot.

If it still is in a reboot loop, or if CHKDSK reports unrecoverable errors, then you may have a hdd problem, run HDD diagnostics and see if you get a failure code.

If diags pass, try repairing the installation with the XP CD (Odds are fair to poor at fixing issue) if that fails try a clean install of XP (Sometimes that is the only resolution)

If the HDD fails diags or if all the above fails, replace the hard drive

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