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Dell latitude ls model PP01S

I have Windows XP. Whenever I try to start Windows, it does not open. The Windows logo screen comes up and then it restarts to the operating system start screen. I can not choose any options on the Advanced Options Menu and basically can't use it anymore. I don't have the CD drive anymore. What can I do?

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This sounds like the computer is locking up on the Advanced OS options screen, which could be hardware or the OS, or a virus.

Usually it is a file system problem - which means that the hard drive's file system has gone awry. You will need a Windows boot disk to see if you can use Check Disk on your hard drive. It is also possible your hard drive is trashed - hopefully you have backed up your important data such as pictures, music, documents, downloads, favorites, and the like.

Here is a very good boot CD image that you can use - just download it, burn it with Windows (Win 7 and above can burn ISO images to disk) or use Nero or a program like that to burn the image to CD - you can't just copy it to the CD - it needs to be burned as an image. http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/

Here are some comments that will help you too: http://ask.metafilter.com/222181/How-can-I-fix-my-XP-computer-from-UBCD

Hope that helps!

Dave

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

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If your laptop is freezing up, one very likely scenario is lack of enough memory. 
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  • Go to start. Right click My computer. Click properties>hardware>device manager. Click the plus next to 'Display Adapters'.

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you have gone into XP's backup and restore and reset your dell to a previous point right http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490854.aspx ?and if it was this way the first time you booted up it might have been installed wrong and it will need to be manualy serviced unfortunately most companies don't give restore disks any more, if your dell came from a retailer and it is still under 3 month the store should reinstall xp for you and if it isn't the store still might do it, dell might also offer a mail in fix for ya, if that doesn't work you can always go to best buy's geek squad and when you get it fixed make sure to make a backup disk using windows backup and restore, vista has software to use to make a back up disk i dont know about XP
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