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Windows XP will not boot


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drlovemoose

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When I turn on my laptop it goes through the Windows XP logo screen and than after its a black screen. I tried to go into safe mode and safe mode with command promt but a bunch of files show up and doesnt do anything. Also when i go into the Repair option with my XP cd I get two options C:\Windows and D:\minint. when i choose windows nothing happens and i tried to do fixboot with minint and the same problem continues. Thank you
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What all components have you added to your notebook?

It needs to be as it was when you originally bought it
to go to system restore.
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I dont want to loose any files. I know I can do a system restore but I will loose my stuff.
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Umm... Do you get any errors after the windows logo comes up,besides the one you said.
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Hi drlovemoose...

Boot to the cd (press a key when prompted)

At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press R

The screen will switch to black and you will be asked which installation to log on to. If you only have one installation you will press 1 (Choose the C:\Windows installation...by number)

Next you'll be prompted to enter your Admin password. By default it is created blank so just press Enter

At the C:\WINDOWS> command prompt, type chkdsk /r and press Enter

You may be told the volume is in use and asked if you want to schedule this to run on the next boot...type Y and press Enter

If the machine does not automatically reboot, type exit and press Enter

If the machine does automatically reboot, you will likely have to run the exit command once the check completes.

Either way, this should get you back into Windows. This is a long procedure and may appear to hang or even back up a time or two depending on what it finds...be patient, let it finish. 60 to 90 minutes is not unusual for this.

Let us know if this helps...if it doesn't, we'll try a repair install.

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Thank you but when i choose C:\Windows option 1 the computer does not do anything it just freezes. But I also have option 2 minint and this option works.
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