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Windows wont start

Last response: in Windows XP
February 9, 2010 10:37:49 PM

Hi everybody

Trying to start windows xp, but it wont start.

click on f8 then i tried all options no one of them works

command prompt failed.
last known configurations failed.
without network failed.
with network failed
safe mode failed

I even disconnected printer, web camera scanner so that only keyboard, mouse and display are connected still it wouldnt start.

I can reformat and install windows again but have a lot of files which i need to copy before doing that.

No blue screen of death,

Midi tower PC Asus Motherboard AV8
CPU AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000+
1GB ram ddr 400
200 Gb harddisk SATA
NEC DVD Writer
Asus DVD
Nvidia graphic card 6600 256MB

Any help appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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February 9, 2010 11:00:55 PM

Michael Stevens has a nice article here on how to do a repair install without re-formatting and losing files. I've done this several times and it works. You'll need your original XP CD - don't forget go to windows update afterwards, the repair install eliminates all the security updates.
February 10, 2010 12:56:00 AM

+1 ^ treefrog!