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Stuck on the Windows XP Welcome Screen

I recently started my old laptop up again after nearly a year in storage. The first few times I turned it on, it stayed stuck on the Welcome screen for Windows. After about four or five times restarting it, it got past the welcome screen and everything was perfect. But once again, it's stuck on the Welcome screen. What's going on...? How can I get past it and avoid this in the future?

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One of an important file needed to boot up your laptop, or your hardware is loose. Try taking out the ram and putting it back in.

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've had one of these for about a year now, and never had any problems with it. Recently, I let my fiancee borrow it because his iPod mysteriously stopped working. He had it for a few days, then it came...


Try doing a soft reset.
Insert a small pin or unfolded paperclip into the reset hole located at the back of the player.
Hold until the player shuts down.
Power on the player again by using the Power on/off key.

Your songs and data will not be lost or corrupted by a soft reset.

If soft reset does not work, then you may have to use the Device Manager to recover your player.

How to do it is described on the manufacturer's web site:


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1.Restart your computer. Immediately after the screen goes blank for the first time, press the F8 key repeatedly. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears. If the menu does not appear, restart your computer and try again. Use the cursor keys on your keyboard (your mouse will not work) to select Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start.

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If you recently installed new hardware, shut down your computer and disconnect the hardware. Then, restart Windows XP and troubleshoot your hardware to get it working properly.
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Restart your computer and press F8 again. This time, choose Safe Mode and press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start in Safe Mode, which does not automatically start programs and hardware, and displays very primitive graphics. If Windows XP starts successfully in Safe Mode, you can remove any programs or updates you have recently installed. Then, restart your computer normally.

Performing a repair installation of Windows XP can fix many serious startup problems. While you should not lose any of your important documents, you might lose settings, and you will need to reinstall many updates.
Before performing a repair installation of Windows XP, you should have both your Windows XP CD and your product key available.
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Insert your Windows XP CD into your computer.
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Restart your computer. If prompted, press a key to start from the CD-ROM.
When the Welcome to Setup page appears, press ENTER on your keyboard.
On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement page, read the licensing agreement. Press the PAGE DOWN key to scroll to the bottom of the agreement. Then, press F8.
When prompted, press R to have Windows XP attempt to repair Windows by reinstalling important Windows components.
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