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Windows XP startup issue

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by clifc, Apr 11, 2008.

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  1. clifc

    clifc Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a computer that I have been using for more than 6 years. Last night, I turned the computer on but did not login, this morrning, I heard the computer making weird noises, and became extremely slow. So I was not sure what was wrong, and decided to turn the computer off and restart. But I was not able to start Windows XP, not even Safe Mode in Command Prompt. Does anyone know what could possbily be wrong with this computer?
     
  2. XFalloutX

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    Probably something is wrong with the Hard drive. Either its totaly gone or its currupt. 6 years is a long time....Think about getting a new one.

    Boot to a XP CD and go to the recovery console and run chkdsk /r
     
  3. clifc

    clifc Thread Starter

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    I finally found my Windows XP Pro disc, but after I insert it, it keeps going back to the screen that says --

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

    If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

    If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

    Safe Mode
    Safe Mode with Networking
    Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

    Start Windows Normally
     
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