PC powers up but will not open windows..

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ranward

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My laptop powers up but will not open windows; goes to the windows xp page, but then jumps to a blue screen (registry file failure?), and then to a black command prompt page. All tries on this page including normal startup, safe mode, last config, etc, etc, will not allow access to windows...keeps going round and round. RW:(
 

ranward

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I do not have the recovery disk, the XP was loaded on my laptop when I bought it.
 
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You should probably get hold of a boot disk and boot up to that rather than your hard drive. You can change the boot order in the BIOS if you need to and if you're familiar with editing the bios. And after you boot up, if you installed anything new before this happened I would uninstall it.
 

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Some PC manufacturers that do not include recovery discs put a hidden partition on the hard drive that includes system recovery files. Check the documention for your laptop about any special key presses during power up to access a system recovery application.

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