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Can't Even Load Windows


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knowledge24

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I just started having a problem turning on my laptop.

I turn it on and then the black screen is up, saying that Windows did not shut down properly and it gives me a choice of starting it in Safe Mode, etc.

No matter which option I choose, it goes the Windows XP loading screen, goes black for a second and then a blue screen quickly flashes and then my computer restarts back to that black screen that says I did not shut down properly.

The blue screen flashes by fast, but I was able to make out physical dump memory or something.

Any idea what this could be? Will rebooting with my XP disc fix this?

Thanks.
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I take it you mean "will booting from and re-installing with your XP disc fix the problem" ?
It will if it's just a software error (corrupted or missing files, bad driver etc.), but it won't if it's a hardware issue.
For the latter you would first need to identify and replace the faulty hardware component.
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peterm

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Hi Knowledge24
If you have an xp cd then I would suggest this option
Repair xp
Cheers
Peterm
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I went ahead and wiped out everything and started all over. Thanks for the reply!
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