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I have got a problem trying to boot up an xp machine. I get the following message but does not matter what I choose it just goes back to the same thing

We apologize for the inconvience, but Windows did not start sucessfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectally or was shut down choose last known configuration:

choices are:

safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt
last known configuration
start normally


I dont have an xp start up disc as it was on the pc when I bought it so cant do that (as suggested in a previous posting) The pc has not been used for about 3 weeks now and was fine the last time it was used.

Can anyone help???!

Thanks


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Last Post by pondotcom
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Not alot - it just sits on the XP welcome window


What happens when you choose to start normally?

peace

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Try to post in orignal post as it makes it easy to follow what was already suggested you try doing to fix problem .
? Hitting F8 on bootup and picking last good configuration didn't make and difference ,

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You need to do a clean install.

You could download a 98 or earlier startup disc form the internet (save to a floppy) Boot to the floppy, load your cd drivers, then boot to your xp cd. If that doesnt work, you may need to reformat and start from scratch

peace

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Does anyone have anyideas at all on this?

Whats wrong with the solutions that were given to you??

peace

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Turn on computer while holding down F10 until the restore wizrd comes up and then do just as it says.
Thanks Hope

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