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This guy that was helping me remove a virus from my computer told me to remove "Windows XP Service Pack" = Windows XP Service Pack 3 and once I did it wont even start up. It does the normal start-up, but then all of the sudden it restarts after the loading screen and starts all over again. Is there any way I can fix this?
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Can you start in safe mode?
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No, I can't. I've tried and all it does is start all over.
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Who manufactured the machine?

Just to save a post.
Do you have a Windows XP RETAIL CD?

Dell and HP build a recovery partition on the disc.
If it's not one that has a recovery partition,
the XP RETAIL version, allows for a recovery.
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1. If you have Windows CD, follow the steps from here: http://icrontic.com/...pair_windows_xp

2. If you don't have Windows CD...
Download Windows Recovery Console: http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso
Download, and install free Imgburn: http://www.imgburn.c...hp?act=download
Using Imgburn, burn rc.iso to a CD.
Boot to the CD...let it finish loading.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Then, follow the steps from here: http://icrontic.com/...pair_windows_xp, starting below this picture on page 1:
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The windows recovery console download isnt working. I tried downloading it and it just downloads a dvd burner.
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I don't understand, what you're saying.
I just tried, and it starts to download rc.iso file.
What happens in your case?
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Like it downloads a dvd burner idk it wont download the recovery thing. And i finally found a recovery console dpownload but it wont start up on my computer.
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Are you strictly following this:

Download Windows Recovery Console: http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso
Download, and install free Imgburn: http://www.imgburn.c...hp?act=download
Using Imgburn, burn rc.iso to a CD.


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Download Windows Recovery Console: http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso


that part doesnt work so I cant follow it and I found a windows xp recovery console but my computer wouldnt load it
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You must be specific.
"that part doesnt work" means nothing to me, because I'm not there.
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The step where you say to download the rc.iso.
Also, I tried to use the recovery console that it asks me if I want to use when I start it up, but it asks "Which Windows installation would you like to log on to?" and I dont know which one to use or what to type in.
I found these disks; one is a Gateway Drivers disk, one is a Gateway SoundBlaster Live! Value Software Restore (I think that is useless), and a Gateway Operating System- Windows Xp Home Edition.
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it asks "Which Windows installation would you like to log on to?"

What do you have listed there? More than one?
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It asks for a number, there arent any listed.
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Do you have anything listed, as indicated below:

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