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System root error

My Dell will not boot up...it is a dreaded blue screen with a system root error/corrupt file....physical memory dumped...

I downloaded aXP service pack 2 and I think they may have caused something.....HELP!!!
Tom


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    What specific Dell?
    Do you have XP install CD's or the Dell Recovery CD's

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Unlike the rest of these phonies I read the problem if you can't boot, try hitting F8 after the bios flash screen and just before the harddrive starts booting the OS (the windows label comes up)
You should now have a list of options select safe mode and enter.
From safe mode you will be able to back up all your files (photos, docs, music and don't forget email if your using thunderbird or outlook.) to CD/DVD or a network drive. I would do this before you start trying to rectify the problem because in the end a full reload will always fix the problem.
Do you have the recovery discs that came with your PC? If not you can attempt system restore. Did you try to install the SP2 or just download it? If you are sure this caused the problem get rid of it too. Where did you get it? If it was from a torrent site (not microsoft) it could have been packed with malware....
Keep me posted on your progress.

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Hello!

try remove service pack2, in not solve, then reinstall the windows to resolve the problem.

note : reinstalling windows important files should be back up

may this help.

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Have you tried doing a system restore to a time before your download?

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