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kdp1997

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This morning, all was well. All I did was a simple BCWIPE of my free space as I did a million times to help maximize my HD space. I come home, reboot the PC, and the black animated XP startup screen comes on, and then POOF,,,the screen goes to the choices for safe mode, safe with network, and last known good settings,,,telling me that something prevented the PC from starting up.

After choosing safe mode, it goes back to the choice screen again,
and if I choose best known settings which last worked, or start windows normally,,the screen tries to start up, but then stays black and blank!!

What the heck did I do?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Kniht

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314503
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kdp1997

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cant make a boot disk. Other than my regular PC laptop, I have a toshiba sattellite m115, and it does not have a floppy drive. What can I do?? I can't format a dvd or cd disk to become a boot disk. Any suggestions??

Thanks again.

Edited by kdp1997, 04 August 2007 - 12:06 AM.

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Do you have a Windows XP CD? (Not a recovery CD.)

Edited by ClickRight, 04 August 2007 - 12:52 AM.

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No, lost it a long time ago. Should I GET ONE any way that I can? I have regular XP, does it matter if the disk is a Pro, home or regular edition. If I get the XP CD, what do I need to do once i have it? If I can get to use a computer tommorow in another house to make a floppy, what do I need to do?

--just make a boot disk?

--or are there other files that i need to make sure that I have on this floppy drive?

--Are any files needed to be created on a CD together with the floppy?

********* I am sorry for all the questions, it's just that i am desperate to get this thing working again. Thank you all for any help you give me*******

Edited by kdp1997, 04 August 2007 - 01:13 AM.

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I understand you said you could not get into the usual safemode but what about safemode with command prompt, since system restore might be option then. If not then a repair with XPcd borrowed from a friend is called for, links for more details here

restore form command prompt,
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449
or repair with xp cd,
http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html

Edited by fleamailman, 04 August 2007 - 01:37 AM.

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