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XP OPERATING SYSTEM

MY LAPTOP WILL BOOT UP TO "WELCOME" WHEN TURNED ON.
TO TURN OFF, NEED TO HOLD POWER BUTTON.
CANNOT GET PAST THE WELCOME ON SCREEN. HAVE TRIED SAFE MODE AND GET THE SAME "WELCOME". AM TO A POINT WHERE I MAY HAVE TO REFORMAT HARD DRIVE??
HAVE GONE TO DIAGNOSTIC MODE AND ALL SYSTEMS PASS.
ANY SUGGESTIONS??
HENRY J COOK cook1234@comcast.net

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First try a system repair with your operating system disc. If you have any issues during the repair, then reformat and reload the operating system.

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