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jindera

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Computer will not start up in safety mode.
have followed instructions listed in
"Best kept secrets of Windows XP
had to re configure computer as per bottom page
get to Windows XP Home Edition Setup
(Blue screen)
which shows:

38163 MB Disc 0 at Id 0 on atapi (MBR)
: partition (FAT) 31 MB (29 MB Free) This line is highlighted
C: Partition 38131 MB (38130 MB Free)

Enter = install, D = Delete, F3 = Quit

could you advuse what action i should take
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Sounds like registry corruption.

Have you tried tapping F8 after rebooting the PC? From the menu choose "Last Known Good Configuration".

Else:
http://support.micro...5&Product=winxp
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Thankyou for your reply.
have tried F8 Key & last known configuration,
each time the screen reverts back to
STOP OX000000ED (OX827AAAF8,OXC0000006,OX00000000,OX00000000)
BLUE SCREEN.
when i followed you instructions in the "best kept Windows XP" feature
when I arrived at
Windows XP Home Eddition set up page.
was unsure what key to hit.
continue, Delete or Quit.

If possible could you advise which key to hit.

Thanking you.
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Quit. If you continue installing you'll lose all your Windows settings (desktop, favorites, and have to reinstall all your programs). Your data (i.e. My Documents, MP3's, pictures) would still be there.

Did you try the instructions in this link?
http://support.micro...5&Product=winxp

It looks intimidating, but really isn't that hard. Plus, I'm very confident it will work for you--unless there's some sort of hardware problem.
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once again thankyou for your reply,
have tried your suggestion, and followed the instructions as listed in :
http//support.microsoft etc.
smooth sailing until i reached the point where I entered :

md tmp hit enter key

and received access denied.
tried it in Upper case same thing.
left it out and went to second line. access denied again.

at this point

I started computer with 98SE Boot floppy.
using cd support to get to A:

then tried both scandisk & defrag

will only only scan or defrag the small FAT partition & ignors the C Drive instruction.

Do you think, I would be better off, deleting both partitions and re formatting hard drive and start a fresh.

would like to thank you once again for sharing your valuable time & knowledge
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Do you think, I would be better off, deleting both partitions and re formatting hard drive and start a fresh.

If you have nothing of value on this drive--that would be the easy fix.
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