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Computer won't start

I have a Dell 4400. I went to get on the computer the other morning and all it does is keeps resetting to the microsoft page when it starting up. The little bar keeps floating across the area and then the computer shuts down and tries to restart again.

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  • KatieLynn72 Jun 12, 2008

    I forgot to add that the last night that I used the computer there were storms in the area and there was several of the big electrical lines of comed that came down and blocked Interstate 57 in Illinois. I do have a power surge protector on the computer - not sure if that would have something to do with it? I appreciate all the help!!

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U have to reinstall the windows xp by using bootable xp cd with sp2. u have to format the c drive and reinstall it . the problem could be virus in ur computer. when u format the c drive the virus will be gone out. u can get the fresh os. and if u want the other drives the same take backups and reformat it all the other drives.
try using the os with latest antivirus software and update it regularly

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These are signs of either a faulty video card, memory issues or a defective power supply. Im probably goona lead towards a bad power supply then I would try the rest. Any questions just email me again.

Good luck.

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