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After turninig off the PC the normal way, it will not start back into Windows XP. The only thing it goes on is the logo screen. I do get BIOS info and I tried by pressing F8 to go to start back Windows the normal way to no avail. Thanks

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Try checking the bios to make sure that your hard drive is still functioning.. after you assure that it is working make sure you dont have a CD-ROM or flash drive plugged into the machine. they might be confusing it. after those fail you might need to find out if the boot sector was damaged in some way or maybe even the boot loader. on another maching you can find software on the internet called Hiren's Boot Disc. this has a lot of helpful software to help clear up the issue.

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