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I've got a boot up wild card issue

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I have a CRAZY oddball of a startup problem. I would be very appreciative of anybody who can help me or point me in the right direction.

So, it started with an update for my computer. Everything was routine. It required me to restart my computer, and it did. So, computer restarted, and it got through the first two parts of the update with ease (It's windows XP so it has a little 1/3, 2/3, and 3,3 in the center of the screen.) So on the third section came the problem.

So, the third update section started off normally. It came on the screen and then at 0% it stopped and after sitting on 0% for maybe a full 60 seconds. Then, it reset, my whole computer reset! Then it ran through it's initial bootup system and skipped section 1 and 2. Went right to three like it's suppose to. Then after sitting on 0% for another 60 seconds it resets. Then it continues booting up and getting to 0% and reseting in a terrible, vicious, and life altering cycle.

I really don't want to do a full system reboot, I REALLY don't want to. I have some files that I can't get rid of because they are extremely important.
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:welcome: IceBerge

Try Last Known Good Configuration;

1.Start your computer.
2.Press the F8 key.
3.When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked), and then press ENTER.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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