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Computer won't boot

I have a Windows XP computer, and it won't boot up. When I restart it, it gives me a list of options, one of them being highlighted that says "Start Windows Normally." Because it's highlighted, I chose that option, and now the computer won't boot up. It gets to the windows XP loading logo, then it just shuts off and kicks back to that screen. What do I need to do to solve this issue?

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You may need to re install the s/w from a recovery cd, or go to safe mode(F8) to do a virus scan..

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Hi, my guess would be a corrupt windows file. Usually running a check disk can take care of this problem, otherwise it may be that you'll need to reinstall windows (hopefully not).

If you have the Windows XP cd that came with the computer then you should be able to boot to it while turning on the computer (either by changing the boot order in the BIOS or by doing a one time boot selection).

Once you have loaded up the CD it should give you the option to install windows or launch recovery console. You will want to launch the recovery console and when it gives you a DOS prompt (Looking similar to "C:/") you want to type "chkdsk /r". That will run check disk and test your core windows files for any corruption.

If you don't have the CD an option would be to use a different computer with working internet access and CD burner to download the Windows Recovery Console CD for your version of windows and make a copy of it to use in the computer.

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Microsoft has a description of Safe mode here;
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You can trying using safe mode
To get there depends on your OS

If your using Windows 98:
  • Restart the computer.
  • Just after the POST diagnostics and memory count, start pressing the F8 key
  • On the Startup Menu, choose Safe Mode
or you may use the system configuration Utility Method.
  • While in Normal mode, Close all programs.
  • Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
  • In the System Configuration Utility, on the General Tab, click the Advanced Button
  • In the Advanced Troubleshooting Settings dialog box, check Enable Startup Menu. Click OK. Click OK again when the System Configuration Utility reappears.
  • You will be prompted to restart the computer. Click Yes. The computer will restart in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again and uncheck "Enable Start-up Menu." under the Advanced Menu, then click OK and restart your computer
Windows Xp:

If Windows XP is the only operating system installed on your computer, booting into Safe Mode with these instructions.
  • If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
  • Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
  • Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  • Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
  • Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.
To use the System Configuration Utility method
  • Close all open programs.
  • Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
  • The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
  • The computer restarts in Safe mode.
  • Perform the troubleshooting steps for which you are using Safe Mode.
    When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the BOOT.INI tab, uncheck "/SAFEBOOT" and click OK to restart your computer
Windows as part of a multiboot system
Use this method ONLY if you have multiple operating systems installed on your computer.
  • If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
  • Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
  • When the Boot loader menu (list of the available operating systems) appears, use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select the version Windows what you want
  • Press Enter, and then immediately begin tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears.
  • Scroll to and select the Safe mode menu item , and then press Enter.
Windows Vista:

  • Turn the computer on or Restart the computer
  • Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Boot Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  • Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected (the top option)
  • Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.



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