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Windows XP Why has my windows files & its partion died.

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  • heyybaby
    heyybaby Jul 26, 2008

    My screen is blank & shows error loading OS. How to boot my PC with XP

  • heyybaby
    heyybaby Jul 26, 2008

    My screen is blank & shows error loading OS. How to boot my PC with XP. I need help urgently.

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    jude ocon May 11, 2010

    kindly clarify your question.

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Turn on your pc..load your winxp cd.....
press f2 or deleete while pc is loading your cd, so that you can enter the bois and sequence..1st boot cdroom,2nd boot hard drive..wait untill the tha pc tell that boot from cd then press any key to boot from cd..

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Load up your boot xp cd ensure your bios is set to boot from the cd

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