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My computer requires that I re-install windows xp everytime it shuts down

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by prodigyRSA, Feb 11, 2013.

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  1. prodigyRSA

    prodigyRSA Thread Starter

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    once my computer shuts down it loses windows xp, it doesnt go past "welcome to windows xp" and i have to re-install wimdows xp afresh losing all my data in the process, what could be causing this?
     
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    .. each time i unplug it, sometimes even when i restart it i've got to install windows xp all over again
     
  3. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    A little more info might help those who can help you ...
    - when did this start to happen?
    - did the machine come supplied with XP pre-installed?
    - make and model of the machine please and system info as per this link/download:
    TSG System Information Utility http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

    Thanks.
    Richard.
     
  4. prodigyRSA

    prodigyRSA Thread Starter

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    - I got like this from a friend he gave to me because he had bought a new one.

    - Yes

    -Intel Pentium III
    Processor 597MHz
    512 MB of RAM
     
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    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Thanks for that info and system spec.
    When you re-install XP is it a manufacturer's recovery disc you use, or is it a copy of XP operating system?
    Do you have to re-install the drivers each time too?

    When it is up & running why not backup all your important stuff to an external hard drive? that would mean one less headache.
     
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