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Gateway pc xp 2000, start and stay on problem

My gateway xp2000 pentium 4 will not start...have to turn on at least 75 to 100 times..then each time black screen apears saying .. pick to start on last good configuration.....or safe mode and so forth... i click yes...and it continues to shut down , some times it will not even give me time to click on anything...thats how fast it shuts down.( its about 4 years old but a fast pc and i want to continue to use it ...if it can be fixed at a reasonable cost ? i have no idea who could do a fair fix as i am located in new port richey, fl 34654 and do not know a repair shop......i am not on that pc now to ask question...cause it will not let me start it up.....i dont remember but i have plenty memory and hard disk space......
if i bring it to a shop ...can it be fixed ? can some one tell me what could be wrong ? maybe i can buy a part and replace ......thank you for any help.
my email is jwitk@verizon.net
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  • sandyw Jan 11, 2008

    i did try to run the cd i got with it...but it will not accept it...saying that its an old version ? the store must have use another cd for xp on all they sold.....shame they dont tell you ...so i cant run xp cd..any other sugestions...

  • sandyw Jan 11, 2008

    i gave my windows 98 everything away when i got the xp desktop.... away ..dont know anyone with one...

    you think i got a worm in my pc to cause this ?

  • sandyw Jan 11, 2008

    i just got it to go on...ill try to run the cd with your directions..to see what happens.....ill be back...as soon as i try ....got to run to other room....

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I've been to Port Richey... and I agree.. no shops..

Try this:

You can boot to the XP cd and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
You will get a dos prompt
Then type "chkdsk /p" without the quotes and hit enter
When that is done type "fixboot" and hit enter
"Y" and enter at the prompt
Then type "exit" and hit enter
The system will now reboot into Windows


If you don't have a cd, there are other methods, but this is just the easiet. Let me know

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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    brian c Jan 11, 2008

    Do you have a win98 disc by chance, or can you get one?

  • brian c
    brian c Jan 11, 2008

    It could be, but the fact that it won't even let you in safe mode is what's making me think it's just a corrupt boot partition, etc.

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