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Solved: Windows XP error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by joshwalker, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. joshwalker

    joshwalker Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2005
    Alright, the ice storm just came through last the other night.... I was sitting in my room on my ocmp and the power went out. it immediatly came back on though. When my computer was turning back on it went to this totally black screen wiht write writing and said windows failed to start properly. this MAY be due to a recent hardware or software change. It gave 4 ways to load windows and it said to choose one ...

    Safe Mode
    Safe Mode with networking
    Safe mode. ..... with somethig else ... i forget
    Las known good configuration ...

    i tired each of these and everytime my comp would end up freezing on that black screen.

    now when i turn it on it says no operating system found

    i have an HP AMD athlon (ithink) 1600+ 512 mb 60gb

    anybody have any brilliant ideas ??? or should i toss the computer off a bridge ?
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    The unexpected shutdown sounds like it has damaged the Windows files on the hard disk.

    You will need to do a repair of Windows (if that is actually possible with that model of HP)

    Did you get recovery disks with it?

    Be careful though as a complete system restore will wipe out all data that you have on the system. If a repair is possible then it may be able to be saved, but often the HP systems do not have a Repair option.

    Just as well you had your important data backed up, isn't it ....?
  3. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Any progress here?
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