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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jferdig, Feb 4, 2013.

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  1. jferdig

    jferdig Thread Starter

    Feb 24, 2011
    Hi guys,

    Okay i ran avasti the other night and it said i needed to repair damaged files in windows and to reinstall my xp pack 3... so i did that but it locked up (i think) right before completion.... so i've turned my computer on/off tried to safe log to no avail... here's where im at... i turn computer on get Dell screen.. blue bar... with 2 opts f2 or f12.... then it gets me to a black screen that says diskette failure and to press f1 to continue or f2 for setup opts... f2 doesnt seem to get me anywhere and f1 gets me to window screen and welcome.... then wants to activate my windows xp program.. if i press yes i just get my background.. nothing else.. if i press no then i get my name which i click on which sends me back to the activation option window.... what am i to do??

    i've turned the computer off and tried to open using xp disk in drive.. no go...

    im lost..

    im not using my computer for anything major.... gaming, personnel etc.. so no high graphics, sound, etc.. nothing fancy.. but i cant print out sys info at this time...
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