XP won't boot up normally

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lonewolf78

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A few months ago the reconditioned LCD monitor I had suddenly quit on me. I used the CRT one from my old computer (which I did have hooked to it before I got the other) as a crutch until I could get one.
A day later I had the new one and hooked it up. When I turned it back on I got the "Windows didn't load properly" message, and restarted it.

Between then and now my computer got subjected to a couple of power failures, and when I went to restart it, it would stick on the loading screen. I could get it going in safe mode but not normal. After resetting a few times it would work again. I was afraid to turn it off after that.

Last night I decided to transfer some videos from my camcorder. I plugged my firewire cord into it and the computer screen turned to lines and froze. Had to do a hard reset, and now it won't load normally. I'm stuck using safe mode with networking and no sound. I've looked up several ways to try and fix it, but I'm afraid I'll mess it up even more. I thought of system restore, but I saw reports it doesn't work for this problem.

I'm not sure what to do. If this computer quits I will have no internet access unless I go to the library. I've saved most of my files to Cd's and a flash drive so that doesn't bug me much. We have a computer repair guy in town, but I'm short on cash and when I took my old one to him it was 100 dollars everytime (and he won't be avalable until tomorrow which is why I decided to join here). I have my installation CD, but a full wipe isn't very appealing to me. I got this computer in 2008.

Data: MSI motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ CPU 1.75GB ram
 
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Hiya,there is a sticky at the top of this page called "a guide to reinstall windows" please read this,it will not delete any files or folders ,/programmes but will require all the updates again.
 
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