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

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prodigyRSA

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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?
 

prodigyRSA

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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
 

1002richards

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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.
 

prodigyRSA

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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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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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