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Windows XP Repair

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Chris M

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Hi there,

I'm having big problems with my laptop, which runs Windows XP SP3.

I think I had a virus attack, which I tried to clean. But my laptop froze, and would not turn on. When I press the power button, it starts the initial process, i.e. Tells me processor speed, RAM etc. Then the screen goes blank and the HD light turns off.

I have tried to reinstall XP using the CD. This boots up, and I tried to reinstall XP. It seemed to be working, in that it deleted files and then reinstalled them, before saying it needed to restart. This time I got the windows XP loading screen for a while, before it crashed again. I've also since tried to start in safe mode, but this just lists error messages.

I'm getting to the point where I just want to put a fresh install of XP on. But there are some files in My Documents I want to save first, and don't know how to do so.

Does anyone have any ideas at all?


Chris :-)
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Don't leave backing up your files until it's too late and you can't get into Windows!
Backing up should be done while your pc is working okay - it's so easy to do yet I'm baffled why so many pc users don't do it.

Please go here for instructions on how to to repair xp using your xp CD:

And please, when you have Windows working again do discipline yourself to make copies of all your stuff and save it on another disk, CD or DVD, or a USB flash drive.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 03 January 2010 - 07:59 AM.

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