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Start up problems

I shutdown my computer by holding the power button in. Now it will not load windows?

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Same problem but it will not let me reinstall windows or restore with the OSD it boots then loads all dirvers and then stalls at starting windows screen. even tried a fresh disk of Windows xp Home same thing. Hard diags show disk is healthy. Compaq support is no hepl I change out memory. same results.

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Re: Start up problems

It fails to boot-? does it just sit there, or does it reboot continuously? Do you have the os cd for it- you might need it to do a recovery mode and run chkdsk /r that might fix the file error

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