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My computer wont start

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jackiefrost9, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. Jackiefrost9

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    I have a HP computer that wont start up. I get to the blue startup screen that says hp pavilion, then that goes away (like normal) but then the computer restarts. I hit F8 when it started (to try to start in safe mode) and got the windows advanced options screen. I then selected safe mod, then i selected Windows xp home edition then hit enter. The computer restarted. So from this I believe it restarts when it tries to load windows. Ive also tried to go to the option in windows advanced options that says "restore the computer to an earlier time" (or something like that) but it restarts. Any sugestions? I really dont want to use my D: partition (total system restore) so I'm leaving that as a last resort. Any help would be greatly apreciated.
     
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    Have u installed any new software or hardware lately? If so, (mostly the hardware, remove it) If software, you may be screwed. I have encountered the problem before. What I did was go into the recovery partition (on mine it is F10), and choose restore factory settings, this makes it so that everything goes back to the factory settings BUT you do not lose software and documents. If you chose to do this, remove any hardware that DID NOT come with the PC or else it won't work. GOod Luck.
     
  3. Jackiefrost9

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    Thanks thugedout... i was hopin someone from your "useless" thread would check this out. Ill try that and see what happens.
     
  4. Jackiefrost9

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    well its goin so lets hope that works. But I didnt install anything new so what would have caused it?
     
  5. Jackiefrost9

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    Alright that fixed it... I thought it would but I really didnt want to because now I need to re-install/un-install all of my programs. Oh well though.
     
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