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Windows seems to start up and work fine right up until the first blue windows screen shows up (the one that comes directly before you choose the user). Windows is just sitting there and I have no idea what to do. I tried safe mode but the exact same thing happened.

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If you still have your XP disc, make your pc boot from CD/DVD drive and insert the XP disc. Use the repair setting and see if that fixes your problem.

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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Boot up with the XP CD in the drive and let Setup run. Go past the "C" and "R" repair options by pressing Enter just as if you're doing a clean install and you'll eventually get an option to "Repair an existing installation". That's the one you want. If it asks about formatting you've gone wrong, so start over.

You'll get to keep your existing apps & settings, but you need to re-install SP2, Windows Updates & any unsigned drivers afterwards. NOTE: Be aware that you'll lose any protection from Blaster / Sasser type worms. Don't go online without a firewall, whether the built in Windows one or 3rd party.



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