Windows XP two days in Recovery - Can this be right?

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KitB

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Please HELP, I'm in a panic sitution. Yesterday afternoon my computer suddendly started switching on and of and doing this on a regular basis. I swithced the PC off a few times but when it started on each occassion it was still doing the on off antics. I found my recovery disk and put it in my PC I was then confronted with 3 options: 1) press R' for recovery 2) press F to format drive with new windows and 3) press Q' to quit.
I pressed R' yesterday afternoon; the screen gave me the impression that it was going into recovery and has left me with a greyish screen. The PC has been left on since yesterday afternoon and is, as I type, still showing a greyish screen. My question is: is recovery norrrmally a long exercise? If yes; how long will it take? Or am I wasted my time looking at this greyish screen?
Any constructive help at this urgent time would be very much appreciated.
Yous with thanks
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You're wasting your time looking at the gray screen.

I suggest you remove the hard disk from the computer, connect it to another computer, back up your user data, put it back into its original computer and do a full format and resinstallation of Windows.

It might also pay to visit www.badcaps.com.
 
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