Windows XP start up problem

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daredevil09

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I have a hard time trying to start up my computer. On start up mode it goes only as far as the Windows XP loading screen with the bar then the monitor says no signal input. Then it takes me back to where it asks to choose any of the safe modes and/or the regular start up mode. Every option does the same thing over and over again. What is the problem with it?

Windows XP Home Edition

Thanks for any advice you can give me
 

crjdriver

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You are going to have to supply more info.

1 Has the system worked previously?

2 Did you install any new hardware/software/update drivers, etc?

3 Can you boot into the bios/setup?

4 From the windows startup menu, have you attempted cmd prompt or cmd prompt with networking?
 

daredevil09

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1. It has worked well in the past 2 years.

I can't do any of the other questions you asked. The computer keeps rebooting after 15 seconds ( the count down time the computer gives you to choose either of the safe mode options or the normal mode option at the black screen) so basically Im stuck on that. Would this mean my computer has crashed and is useless now?
 

crjdriver

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You enter the bios before windows starts to load; ie loading screen. Check your manual as to the key or key combo to enter setup/bios. If you can enter setup, you may just have a windows and or hd problem. If you cannot enter the bios, then you most likely have a motherboard, ram, power supply, etc issue.

If you do have important data on your hd ie work files, etc, I would pull the drive and connect it to the system you are using now. Copy the data files. Once the data/work is safe, you can attempt to fix the problem.

Post back with results of trying to enter the bios.
 
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