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My computer cannot boot up

When iturn on my computer the first blue screen comes up after it goes to this black screen with a blinking dash on top left corner .checked all the connection and removed dust.tried f10 for recovery error message came up corrupted registry also cannot find hive any ideas please help

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  • Richard Eisenstein May 11, 2010

    Your corruption may be due to a virus or bad hard drive. How did it shut down the last time you successfully had it running?

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The boot partion is damaged,You will either need to get the install disk and run the recovery or get a tool disk with fixboot,scandisk,etc...Or if you can tap F8 while rebooting and start in safe with command prompt,You can try a few things,

  1. SFC/scannow
  2. fixboot c:
  3. Chkdsk
  4. fixmbr
#1 is the system file check
#2 is for fixing the boot partion
#3 Checks the hard disk
#4 Fixes the Master boot record

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Did you make recovery discs?

you can use third party software such as microsoft diagnostic and recovery toolkit. aka erd commander

or if you can get an oem xp install disc (must match you edition, home or pro) follow this article

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You could try this:
Follow these steps:

  1. Start your computer.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you will need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
    • If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to start, and then press F8.
  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER.
  4. If your computer has more than one operating system installed, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system that you want to start by using Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER. Windows will then resume starting normally.

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