Solved: Even Boot CD shuts down

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Fuelman

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I'm running windows XP. The neighbor kid was loading a game and the system locked up.
I used F8 but none of the safe modes or last configuration etc would work. I was able to boot once from my Windows install disk and removed the offending game and ran some basic cleanup utilities.
Still won't launch windows.
When I try to boot again from the disk, it begins to load files and then when loading the keyboard, the screen goes blue and the machine powers off.
Any help?
 
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ouch that sucks...

you dont have the CD for a windows i guess?

you can try getting another restore windows cd ask on a new thread i heard a few well known members mention a site or 2 for it i just dont recall the thread or websites... maby you will have luck with that...

you may want to back up the files to another pc using your drive as a secondary drive in the other machiene, then format the drive from my computer by right clicking on the drive & click format... then try to reinstall windows... dont do this if all you have is the boot disc... maby you can borrow a reinstall cd for your system from some1...

i cant think of much else bout to crash out now ill post back another time hope you get it fixed though, later...
 

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The CD I am trying to boot with is the Windows Install CD. Since I can't boot the machine in order to do a backup to another drive, I may just have to try the format options.
 

Fuelman

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It looks like I missed something in the reply's: I didn't know I could use this drive as a secondary drive for another PC; how do I do that?
 

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Thanks everyone, I learned a ton about saving my data. In the middle of teying some of these things I found that the real problem was the breaker popping on the power supply because I had the tower jammed in a tight space in an upstairs room. It sure performs better when I let it breathe.:)
 
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