every time I try to repair my xp sp3 using the xp cd,I fail to do so....... after going through the whole lengthy process of the above,when the installation completes....and the system restarts,it gets stuck at the xp start screen where it says "please wait".I have waited as long as 2 hours ,but the screen does not change.........please help.hope I was bale to explain the problem to you......
Instead of doing a repair, boot into the repair console. At the command line, run each of the following commands:
fixboot <-- This will repair your boot files
fixmbr <--This will rewrite your master boot record
chkdsk /r <--This will scan your hard drive for errors and try to repair any it finds