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Shutting down incorrectly

My computer froze for a couple of minutes last night, and I was impatient and just went for the power button. The thing is, I have not managed to turn it back on since then. It gives me some safety options when I try switch it on to login, but those just give me a blank screen. What is a man to do?

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Hit F8 while booting up then start the computer using the last known good configuration. If this helps please rate me if not let me know so I can help. mysleuth

I copied this from WinXP Help and Support you should be able to restore your system.

To start the computer using the last known good configuration

  1. Print these instructions before continuing. They will not be available after you shut down your computer in step 2.
  2. Click Start, click Shut Down, and then, in the drop-down list, click Shut down.
  3. In the Shut Down Windows dialog box, click Restart, and then click OK.
  4. When you see the message Please select the operating system to start, press F8.
  5. Use the arrow keys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER.
  6. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access using the arrow keys, and then press ENTER.
shutting down incorrectly - note.gif Notes
  • Choosing Last Known Good Configuration provides a way to recover from problems such as a newly added driver that may be incorrect for your hardware. It does not solve problems caused by corrupted or missing drivers or files.
  • When you choose Last Known Good Configuration, only the information in registry key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet is restored. Any changes you have made in other registry keys remain.
  • NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function

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