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XP not booting up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by frijoles44, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. frijoles44

    frijoles44 Thread Starter

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    I am running Windows XP Professional, and after installing new RAM recently I encountered a problem. I found out it was because I had the wrong memory module for my motherboard. Now I have the correct memory module installed, but XP won't boot. I get through the BIOS screen, and then I get a screen that asks if I want to load the OS in Safe Mode, Last Known Good Settings, or Load Windows Normally. None of the options work - any one I choose gives me a blank screen with a white bar on the bottom, or sometimes just a blank screen. I disconnected all peripherals and left just the monitor and keyboard attached. I've heard that I can try to reboot the OS from a CD, but I don't want to do that unless I have to. I also don't want to mess with the BIOS too much as that seems to be OK. What should I do next?
    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. active95

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    Couple of suggestions.
    If you happen to made a Automatic System Recovery disk , go ahead and use it to fix Windows .
    Might try and boot up with the windows XP boot disks and choose " repair" ( if it will show up).
    Reinstall Windows into a different directory ( that way you'll be able to save the data that is important to you. you might be able to reinstall windows on top of the old widows though.) then reformat and install from scratch.
    Might want to pull the drive out and install it as a second hdd onto a pc that runs XP and do a chkdsk ( scandisk ) see if that fixes.
     
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    only post in one thread
     
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