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no error bios does see the hd the screen pops up saying windows did not start up successfully,a recent hardware or software change might have caused this. Then you can choose betwween safe mode and start windows normally. When i choose one it just doesnt help and simply reboots to the same screen over again.
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Does it boot to Safe Mode at all or gets the same error?
Have you tried to click on Last Known Good Configuration?

Edited by rshaffer61, 22 July 2009 - 11:41 AM.

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none of the options work , ive tried last known and safe mode and normal.
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Are you getting any beep codes when you turn it on? I am including beep code info below.

How to Interpret Computer Error Beep Codes

When the computer makes those funny sound via the system speaker, it's not doing it because it wants to be heard.
The computer is trying to talk to the operator/technician and tell them what's wrong.

Beep Codes:

No Beeps: Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals

One Beep: Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine

Two Beeps: POST/CMOS Error

One Long Beep, One Short Beep: Motherboard Problem

One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps: Video Problem

One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps: Video Problem

Three Long Beeps: Keyboard Error

Repeated Long Beeps: Memory Error

Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps: CPU Overheating


Thanks to alandemartino for this tutorrial.
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i just hear one quick beep while booting
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One beep everything normal. Then the problem is somewhere else so let's try some diagnostics.


How To Run Chkdsk /r from Recovery Console:


How to run checkdisk from recovery console (Windows xp). (Courtesy dsenette)
  • Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
    Note:Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
  • When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    Note:If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
  • When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  • At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following then press Enter:

    chkdsk /r

  • Allow this to run UNDISTURBED until completed (45 min or so)
  • Report any errors

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Ok will do as soon as the cd drive comes in and i will get back with you and give you the update
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OK thanks for the update and we will continue to monitor this topic for your results.
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