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If computer is not pushing through with the boot up, remove any devices connected to it via USB or free the disc tray of any disc.. If still the same, there is a big chance that the OS was corrupted and reinstalling the OS should fix it. If everything else fails, you might consider on replacing the hard drive.

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Try to restart the pc with the cd intact if that is the case. Normally, it goes towards your desktop icons..

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  1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
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    To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

    To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

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  4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
  5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read
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