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Bresslaw

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My sister is having problems with her emachine. When she turns it on she gets the XP opening screen and then the PC immediatly turns itself off and on again, failing at the same spot every time. Can't even get safe mode as it won't get past the initial XP opening..............help someone in need please, her kids homework is trapped in there !!!!!
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Hello:

Try fixing the startup file with the recovery console. Here's how:

Boot the computer with the Windows XP CD in the CD-ROM tray. Follow the computers prompts to start the computer from the CD. At the "Welcome To Setup" screen, press "R" for Recovery Console. You may have to enter the number of the Windows installation you want to access from Recovery Console now. When prompted, enter the Administrator password. If you never created a password for the Admin account, just leave this field blank because that is the default setting for XP Home Edition. At the command prompt type "bootcfg/rebuild". If this doesn't fix the problem, you may need to use the Repair feature from the XP CD. Let us know if this helps you out. If it doesn't, and you need to use the Repair feature, let us know so we can guide you through it.

Hope this helps. :tazz:
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If you do have to use the Repair feature, here's a link to a post on this site that tells you how.

Windows XP Repair

Good luck with your repair. Remember to let us know how it goes. :tazz:
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Going back up there in a couple of hours, will let you know. Thanks............
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