Hi Folks,

Got a really old Dell Laptop that I am trying to get going to give to some township kid as an introduction to computing.

It was running merrily on XP but suddenly it wont complete the boot. Get to the XP logo with the moving bar underneath and then it just stops.

It starts and runs perfectly in Safe Mode.

Grateful for any advice.

Thank you.

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  1. follow this
    download ccleaner from thislink
    install it only
    donot run it
    then download ccleaner enhancer from this link
    run it
    and press download latest
    then run ccleaner now
    cleaning tab
    check all selection in windows and application tab
    except the selection of wipe free space in windows tab
    press cean now button in the right side
    after that go to registery tab and press search for
    then press fix all selected
    download antimalwarebyte from this link
    install it and run it then update it if it asked
    then perform full scan to whole computer partitons from safe mode
  2. Thanks. Had already tried CCleaner but will try all you say.
  3. I am afraid I cannot get CCEnhancer to initialise. I have extracted it with 7-zip and the standard extractor but with the same results.

    Don't know how but the machine has also started a new trick - It gets through the DELL Bios bit but immediately the XP logo appears it reboots. Then with a choice of Safe Mode etc, no matter what one chooses, it repeats the cycle. :-(
  4. try repairing the windows
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