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I have windows xp home edition and it won't load up. The windows logo comes up then it freezes up and the red light on the tower goes off. There is no way to shut down so I have to unplug it and try to start it again. A black and white screen comes up saying sorry for in convience but windows did not start up properly maybe to do with a software or hardware change.Your computer stopped responding and automaticly shut down to prtect your files, try last known configuration. A prevous startup attempt was interupted do to powerfailure or reset if your not sure why start windows normally. then lists safe mode, safe mode with network, safe mode with command promtp or last known configuration. I leave it on start windows normally and they give a 29 seconds to start. Sometimes it wil finally boot up and sometimes not. and I have to unplug it again. Please can you help me. Sorry for my really long question. I am really scared my computer may crash.

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  • diana-1219 Sep 04, 2010

    Unfortunately solution 1 did not work. It won't boot up most of the time. Finally it did this time after unpluging it 8 times and holding down on f8 then clicking on start windows normally. Something is really wrong with my system. Is there anymore solutions? HELP!

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Hello
Hold down the f8 key while starting or booting up.
Choose start up normally.Once started,Select disk cleanup from your program accessory system tools area.
Then choose disk defragment and let it run,this may take an hour or two to complete.If your using an anti virus program do a full computer scan.If not then get one AVG is free and works well for anti virus.

Last,yo may need to clean out any dust or dirt from the inside of the pc case with a vacum or a rag check the fans for proper operation.

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