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Have just had my windows xp computer crash on me boot up seems impossible, screen asking to select safe mode etc comes up but can not select. seconds at the bottom of the screen freeze up. any advice on emergeny boot techniques?

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Please elaborate your problem providing us with more details and the complete make and model number of the computer.

Also, let us know whether you have the original Windows XP setup disk with you so that the Windows installation of your computer can be repaired using the disk.

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  6. Press enter to start the windows set up.
  7. Accept the Licence and Agreement and confirm that the setup is searching for current versions on XP.
  8. Press "R" when the set up has found your current version of XP.
  9. Notice that the Set up is deleting all your windows xp files and replacing them. (This will not cause loss of data)

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hi,
reboot the pc and press F8 for the boot menu,
select Last known good configuration.
else again come to boot menu and select safe mode. if it boots up to safe mode, let me know.

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