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i have a home computer and the outlet that it was plugged into shorted out due to the weather and when i tried to turn my computer back on it would load up but then just restart. it doesnt even let me get to sign in it restarts before then. i cant find my windows xp cd and someone suggested to download RC.iso but i cannot find that download anymore. can anyone help me restore my computer?
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Can you get into Safe Mode with command prompt?
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Also, use the power switch on the back of the PC and unplug it from the mains for a minute
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Might want to check a related post:

Computer restarting itself which references the "Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)" you might be able to use.

Also, you can download rc.iso here:

http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso

HTHs

Ron
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it lets me choose if i want to start it in safe mode and when i hit enter and its about to start in safe mode it just turns off again and restarts. ive had the plug in the back unplugged from it for weeks now and it still does the same thing. do u think that RC.ISO will fix this problem?
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This is an outside chance, beyond this you would need an XP CD to replace system files or run a repair install, provided it isn't damaged hardware

Start the System Restore tool at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

http://support.micro....com/kb/315222/


A description of the Safe mode boot options in Windows XP

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you may have to open the case and look at the video card and motherboard for any bad caps...swelling...leaking ..that sort of thing...if it all possible try another power supply while you have it open
he motherboard has power to it even when turned off....

BEFORE WORKING INSIDE THE CASE UNPLUG IT FROM THE WALL AND GROUND YOURSELF BEFORE TOUCHING ANYTHING INSIDE THE CASE....

go here
http://en.wikipedia....apacitor_plague

Edited by happyrck, 24 May 2006 - 01:07 PM.

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ok i burned the RC.ISO file and booted it on the computer but i dont think it worked. is there something that i have to do specifically?
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