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Hard Disk Problem

I have been using my Windows XP Media Center for over 2 years as a TV. I was not treating it as a proper computer as it is in my living room. I was just using the Power button to turn off the system. Sorry for all the people reading this! Whenever I turn on my computer, a error message name or also known as the Windows Recovery Boot Up Warning. It shows, the Safe mode, Safe Mode with Command prompt, Safe mode with Networking, Last known good configuration, and start windows normally. Whenever I try to click one of these options, the system boots up, I log in, and the system goes down everytime and if I do this process again, the system will not respond when I click the power button. Whenever I press the power button before, a blue light comes out. But now it just has no light. When I take out the power adapter for 10-20 seconds, it works, but the error message comes out and when I click any one, the system just goes down immediately. Please help me!

Nicholas

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    Nicholas CHUM Jan 26, 2008

    It is a desktop, sorry, but now I can't even boot up to windows

  • Nicholas CHUM
    Nicholas CHUM Jan 26, 2008

    hey, I can't even press start windows normally, once clicked, the screen goes blank on TV and you hear something like turning a external drive turning off

  • Nicholas CHUM
    Nicholas CHUM Jan 26, 2008

    what is cleaners?

  • Nicholas CHUM
    Nicholas CHUM Jan 26, 2008

    Our house has a really complicated wireless access point (Wi-Fi) and if I format or reinstall windows, I am afraid all the settings, programs are gone.

  • Nicholas CHUM
    Nicholas CHUM Jan 26, 2008

    how do I install this on a computer that turns off every 5 minutes? and sometimes 4,3,2 or 1 minute?

  • Nicholas CHUM
    Nicholas CHUM Jan 26, 2008

    no pics, but the pics are in a shared computer network or which is in my basement computer

  • Nicholas CHUM
    Nicholas CHUM Jan 26, 2008

    hey, but can you use a used XP media center disk on this computer (this disk used in this computer before)

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Windows Me, starts in "SAFE MODE" with large icons and can't get it to boot normally even though I changed to normal startup in "System Configuration". Also, can't connect to the internet. Service Connection shows active and IP address has been checked but now won't connect. When trying to connect if says, Connection Failed". It has been connecting to the internet in the past and all other computers working normal on the same system. I have "UVERSE" with AT&T.
    I know there should be a command that can be placed in the "RUN" window like "MSCONFIG", etc. but unknown to me and can't located in research.

    How do I get computer out of "SAFE MODE"?
    How do I re-connect to the internet?

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Bad power supply from on and off so much change that out
are u on labtop tho then u may have to redo it may gotten bug run trendmicro.com see scan for bugs do windows upidate

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    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    time to redo it all then u could boot in by holding f8 at boot up go in safe mode then run cleaners or just get xp cd formatt it all reinstall windows fresh ok

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    cleaner tool gets bugs out www.ccleaner.com is great tool to use or www.trendmicro.com serch for bugs or avast virus cleaner ok

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    they willl be setting on roughter that easy but yes if u want try to boot in safe mode back up all pics instuff ok on cds so u can formatt it

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    well once u booot in to xp formatt that hard drive it just may be fine

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    well hey thats great if u have share network then move all stuff off ythis computer to other for wile to u redo this one formmattt it in stuff ok corepted hard drive del partions when u boot in xp cd then make new ones then formatt t then install xp moves all files u want out 1st ok

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    ya u can buthat wont boot up will it is that xp home edition with meadia center use any disk if it ask u to activete it then just call it in say u had to redo it bug they give u new free keys u will see after u install it

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