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Blue screen after the welcome screen, on windows XP

My computer welcome screen comes up then abruptly stops on a blue screen, and tells me its had to stop so not to let my computer from getting damaged. I can access using the f8 key, but notice the icons and start menu are not available. I'm having to use task manager(ctrl+alt+del) to open files and access broadband. Please help.

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    Jubert Ledesma May 11, 2010

    What is the stop code on the blue screen? Please give details about the blue screen error.

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Your windows may be corrupted so repair or reinstall a fresh copy of windows

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