Computer will not complete loading windows xp sp3, it reboots. Safe mode hangs

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computer will not complete loading windows xp sp3, it reboots. Safe mode hangs up at giveio sys. I tried to repair with WinXP disk, that didn't work. I wonder What the express recovery in the bios does? I haven't read anything that mentioned using that feature. My heart was in my throat when I tried the repair! What else can I do? I'd really like to fix it, and not reformat.
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  1. Well, I'm dumb as a stump! I found the article here about repairing XP, and I guess I did it all wrong. I thought express recovery was in the bios, or setup, wherever, and didn't realize that it was the thing I selected.

    what now? Or, rather, what tomorrow? Not now. It's too late. :)
  2. I'm still talking to myself here. After the repair, which apparently did work, I ran checkdisk on the computer, and it found errors. Should I run fdisk to get rid of the errors?

    Once the computer started running the other day, I haven't turned it off overnight, only off if I have to reboot to install updates. I prefer shutting down my computers overnight, but am afraid to.
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