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I have tried opening my computer but it will not work. It lets me open it but once I get the the Windows XP loading page and after that the screen just goes black and it says something about it failed to initialize this programme click OK to terminate...so I cliked OK and the same thing came up again and I cliked OK again and the same thing just keeps appearing. I have done this so many times. And sometimes a different thing pops up and says you do not have enough virtual memory and stuff but I cannot go onto my desktop to delete things...

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If u are not serius of your data on xp partition try to install xp again .remove the partition,recreate it,format it and load.

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  2. Miscellaneous corruption
  3. Corrupt boot.ini file.
  4. Missing boot.ini file.
  5. Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file.
  6. Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB
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Before trying any of the below recommendations it's recommend that you attempt to load the last known good configuration.(this can be done by tapping the F8 key while booting and selecting last known good configuration)

  1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD into the computer. Note: If you have a system recovery CD or restore CD (not a Microsoft CD) these steps will likely not work for your computer.
  2. Reboot the computer with the CD and press any key when prompted to press any key to boot from the CD.
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