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XP loops on startup tried various things now stuck!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Aquarian3, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. Aquarian3

    Aquarian3 Thread Starter

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    HI,

    A friends computer went down last week - on loading it'd say 'file missing explorer.exe' it restarted and just wouldn't do anything else. It wouldn't go into safe mode, XP wouldn't repair etc, so I reformated the PC and put XP back on a fresh. She said she'd done nothing to it which was a bit puzzling.

    Now today I've gone around there and the PC is looping, it'll go to the XP load screen and then go back to the menu options - safe mode etc. The PC won't load in safe mode, last known config, nuffink! Again, she said she'd done nothing to it, apparently the mouse was freezing, now it won't do anything!

    I put in the XP disc and tried to do a repair this is the message:

    Setup cannot set the required Windows XP configuration information. This indicates an internal setup error. Contact your system administrator.


    I've tried various things in Dos. On doing a Chkdsk it say it found one or more errors on the disk. Has this got anything to do with the above?

    I'd really appreciate any help or advice!

    Thanks in advance

    Lee
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  2. Aquarian3

    Aquarian3 Thread Starter

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    Bumping this up - any suggestions guys & gals ?

    Ta :)

    Lee
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    How old is the Hard drive?
     
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