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Windows XP did not start successfully - no options work


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Jaxisland is correct. I didn't notice before that you do not have the XP CD.

If you get to the point that you have to completely recover the system (which is equivalent to clear format) you can still backup the data. For this you will have to buy a 2.5 inch enclosure into which a laptop's HD is inserted. You have to remove the disk from your laptop, install it inside the device and connect the assembly via a USB connection to another computer and save the data to the other computer's HD or into some other storage device. Then you take the laptop's disk out of the enclosure, reinstall and reformat it. Latter on you can get another disk, insert into the enclosure and use it as a storage device.
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Office will not help with windows problems.
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Never mind I figured it out that I just have disks for the suite of applications not the operating system.
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Well, it sounds like I need to start calling around family and friends to see if I can get my hands on a windows XP disk. :whistling:
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I got my hands on a copy of a Windows XP CD, loaded it, let the setup completely run until it gave me the three options, typed R for repair and let it run until the prompt. At the prompt, I typed in the chkdsk /r and let it run through until the end. My PC restarted and it booted up with no problems and no loss of data. Thank-you so much for all of your help. I can't believe how great this experience was using "Geeks to go" and it was all for free! You are all awesome, you have no idea how happy I am. I will recommend this website to everyone I know!!
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Thanks for letting us know.
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