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My compaq doesn't boot-up on startup. it'll go thru the compaq screen then it boots to windows 98 screen. after this screen it pops up with "Compaq Computer Corporation" at top of screen, on the bottom half of screen says "About to create hibernation file and reboot your system now.computer only boots in safe mode any ideas how i can fix my computer? i was given this computer by a friend and it came with no manual and no backup file disks or anything of the sort. i tried to use the help in safe mode to try and see if i could get to the bottom of my issues but i tried to do the disable of components and still wont boot correctly with all components disabled.

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If this machine has a recovery partition you can restore it to it's original condition. If it does not, then you will have to install windows again from the installation disks. If it came with no disks then you'll have to purchase the disks. Before you do that see if this computer will run xp by looking to see that it meets the system requirements for that. Good luck.

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