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after removing about;blank from my computer I am having difficulty getting the computer to boot. It take several tries by turning the unit on and off up to 8-12 times before finally launching. It powers up but stalls after the beep with a black screen.

I know something was chaged or deleted. Can you help?
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Boot the PC then keep tapping the delete key until it enters set up, look for and loaod BIOS defaults / fail safe defaults, press F10 then type Y and press enter

When you get it to the desktop

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will display a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.


Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete, then reboot

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should and you can check for any improvement

This section is optional


Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact


XP Repair

If you are unable to run XP Repair

Alternate XP Repair

Use the last one, Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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thanks,

I failed to mention my windows is 2000 Pro. Will this still work?
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sfc and chkdsk should be the same, tune up will run, sorry for not spotting the OS
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I'll give it a try and get back with you
thanks Keith
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