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Wiley303

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Hi all,
I'm sorry to admit that my computer knowledge is lacking, so please excuse any ignorance on my part in this thread :)

I'm having some problems with the house desktop. I turned it off yesterday (which it did slower than usual), and then when I came to turn it on today, it turns on to loading/bootup page (not sure what to call it, but it's the first thing that appears on screen) and then freezes. I've tried to press F8 but it doesn't get far enough to let me do that.

It's a Dell, pentium 4 with Windows XP. HAs anyone got any suggestions?

Much appreciated!
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I don't know if this will help or not!

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Did the computer come with an OS disc or recovery disk that contains XP?
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this will let us know if its a hardware issue or a windows issue..

get puppy linux...Get puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso download it and burn it to cd ...if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files go here and get burncdcc ..a small FAST no frills iso burning program...make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....puppy will boot and run totally in ram...if your hardware is is good working order you will know...
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