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doopy

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hello,

When i start windows it starts and it goes from the black screen with the windows logo to the blue screen where it says "windows is starting up" and it just idles there. Plz help!

I do not have the Windows XP cd..

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doopy...

Try starting in Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key during bootup. When you get to the Options Screen, choose the option to start in Safe Mode. If you are able to start in Safe Mode, click Start then Run and type chkdsk /r (Note the space before /r)...click "Ok". Accept letting it run on restart and reboot your machine.

Startup will take a while as the chkdsk examines and repairs the files on your HDD...be patient.

Let us know if this helps...

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Edited by wannabe1, 21 November 2005 - 04:06 PM.

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Hey,

thx for the very fast response much apperciated. I tried what u said and it did the whole check and found nothing wrong with it, and then it restarted by itself when all was done and was faced with the same problem.

When i booted in safe mode the computer loaded all these drivers and then in the end it loaded a347bus.sys, was wondering if that was normal cause i could cancel it if i wanted too.

thanx again in advance

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doopy...

Boot into Safe Mode and try a System Restore to a time before the problem began...

Click Start and point to All Programs then to Accessories then to System Tools and click System Restore

On the Welcome to System Restore page, select "Restore my computer to an earlier time" (it should be selected by default), and then click "Next"

On the Select a Restore Point page, click a bold date on the calendar to the left...go back to a time before the problem began, and then click "Next". A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click "Ok".
On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click "Next". System Restore will restore the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restart the computer.

When the System Restore Restoration Complete page appears...Click "Ok".

Let me know how it goes...

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Edited by wannabe1, 21 November 2005 - 06:29 PM.

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i tried to do that but i was unable to because system restore was disabled. any other options?
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Pretty slim pickings without a CD... :tazz:

Boot back into Safe Mode, only at the options screen select to Start windows to the Last known good configuration.

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hey,

tried that to bro, didnt work...if i can get a hold of a cd what can i do?

and if i was to just install windows again and not format my harddrive, would it slow down the speed and affect the performance

thx in advance

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doopy...

If you just install XP again you'll end up with two operating systems on your machine...XP doesn't "overlay"

If you can get your hands on a retail version XP cd, there are some file repair/replace procedures we can run on the machine that may square things away.

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Edited by wannabe1, 21 November 2005 - 06:44 PM.

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