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Won't boot up.

The screen will show: analog input energy saving mode move mouse, or press any key tried replace key board and mouse , but the new ones don't work either. it just seems like it try 's to boot up , but after 2 seconds it goes into sleep mode. it is probably something simple, i have tried every thing i can think of,and no good. please ....any ideas? thx, haydon

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Re: won't boot up.

Hi, I dont like to tell you this but your problem sounds like you have lost your boot file on the HDD, this can be caused by a faulty file or a dead HDD, If you have your restore disk or a full version of XP then run the repair console, do this from the SECOND prompt and Windows will either tell you that you have no hard drive [dead] or will repair the missing boot file. Regards mistyman

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