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I Cant get XP to Start


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Hockeymotocross07

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Hi,
My computer (other one) Will not start in normal or safe mode. It always defaults to a screen, "we apologize for the inconvenience but windows did not start successfully a recent hardware or software change might have caused this. If your computer stopped responding restarted unexpectedly or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders choose last known good configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked. If a previous start up attempt was interupted due to a power failure or because a power or reset button was pressed or if you arent sure what caused the problem choose start windows normally."

then it asks me to choose one of the following:

safe mode
safe mode with command prompt
safe mode with networking
start windows normally
last known good configuration

But none of these options work. Please help me if you can, thank you so much for taking your time to help.
Brad
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reidel8

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Have you changed any software or hardware recently, or did this just come about unexpectedly?

If after trying all those options, it still won't work and you can't make any progress, I suggest trying this:


http://www.geekstogo...ws_XP-t138.html

I assume you have windows XP? You would need your Windows XP CD if you decide to do this. Just remember to select, "repair the existing installation" and all your files should still be there and everything should be ok. I had a problem this week where my computer would start and then reboot before ever entering windows and this fixed my prob.
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Hockeymotocross07

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Actually, I have a a broadband connection that was running like a dial up so I restarted and it went to this screen. Thank you very much for the post. I will try this.
Thank You,
Brad
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