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Startup screen freezes

At first i couldn't get past the dell starup screen, but using boot menu i overcomed this problem. Now it starts up and takes me onto another screen asking if i want to start windows normally, with command prompt, etc. I choose last known configuration. It thank takes me to the windows XP loading screen and just freezes. I have left it for hours and when i came back the loading bar had not even appeared, let alone move across the screen. Any solutions would be helpful. Thanks alot Adam Czajka. Please feel free to email me at

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Re: Startup screen freezes

Try reinstall your windows xp disc to overwrite the corrupt file,

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Re: Startup screen freezes

Using the system restore disk, boot the laptop and choose repair, run chkdisk /r this repairs the system files, if this does not fix the problem, using the same system disk do a restore.

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