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XP won't boot correctly

Discussion in 'Windows XP' 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?
     
  2. dai

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    do a repair
    set the comp. to boot from cd first in the bios
    pop in the xp cd and reboot
    choose install
    ignore the first repair option and continue with install
    when windows finds the previous installation
    then choose repair
    you will have to reload sp1 and any ms updates and probably your video drivers
     
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