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Laptop wont start properly

I'm having problems with my laptop. Basically, when I switch on, it won't go past the Microsoft Windows XP start-up screen - the one with the three blue scrolling lights (from left to right). I have turned off and tried again - removed internet connections and tried again - tried starting up with a CD in the drive but it makes no difference - it just won't go past the Microsoft Windows XP screen. Please help!!

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  • sazzle78 Nov 19, 2007

    Yes but it just takes me to a screen which says:

    multi (0)disc(0)disc(0)rdisc(0)partition(2)/WINDOWS/system32/DRIVERS

    this is follwed by pcide.sys and various other things on each line after this!

  • sosmart213 Dec 04, 2007

    at startup my computer wont go past windows xp screen first solution didnt work

  • stella1981 Jan 01, 2008

    similar problem, windows appears to start then message displays problem with hardware or software.. gives the option to start in safe mode which it does. if it is a software problem will re-installing the start up disk resolve this. haven't tried this yet as we cannot find the disk



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Yes i tried using safe mode but its the same prob over again

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Have you tried starting in safe-mode?

hit F8 when windows is loading for safe mode.

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