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March 21, 2005 3:33:02 PM

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hi
my computer has a hugh problem. Windows XP will not boot and when i enter
the F8 set up. All the safe mode options come up but nothing happens when you
press enter it just loops back to the set up screen. Any ideas???

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March 21, 2005 6:48:12 PM

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In news:9FFE6CEC-4C77-4A11-966E-FCB2C41F8D06@microsoft.com,
Mick <Mick@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> hi
> my computer has a hugh problem. Windows XP will not boot and when i
> enter the F8 set up. All the safe mode options come up but nothing
> happens when you press enter it just loops back to the set up screen.
> Any ideas???

Have you tried the last known good configuration option? If the answer is
yes and it too didn't work then you're PROBABLY looking at doing a repair
installation of the OS if not a clean installation entirely.

Galen
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Signature changed for a moment of silence.
Rest well Alex and we'll see you on the other side.
March 21, 2005 6:48:13 PM

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F8 is not a SET-UP option!

It is a boot-up option: if you are in set-up remove the CD and reboot, press
F8 immediately after the BIOS / POST processes and you should get boot up
options including SAFE MODE.

"Galen" wrote:

> In news:9FFE6CEC-4C77-4A11-966E-FCB2C41F8D06@microsoft.com,
> Mick <Mick@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
> > hi
> > my computer has a hugh problem. Windows XP will not boot and when i
> > enter the F8 set up. All the safe mode options come up but nothing
> > happens when you press enter it just loops back to the set up screen.
> > Any ideas???
>
> Have you tried the last known good configuration option? If the answer is
> yes and it too didn't work then you're PROBABLY looking at doing a repair
> installation of the OS if not a clean installation entirely.
>
> Galen
> --
> Signature changed for a moment of silence.
> Rest well Alex and we'll see you on the other side.
>
>
>
March 21, 2005 9:39:59 PM

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In news:CC280B93-ACF8-4DF9-965C-DD02CB64F157@microsoft.com,
BAR <BAR@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> F8 is not a SET-UP option!
>
> It is a boot-up option: if you are in set-up remove the CD and
> reboot, press F8 immediately after the BIOS / POST processes and you
> should get boot up options including SAFE MODE.

<G> I'd hoped the OP was just lacking proper terminology.

Galen

--
Signature changed for a moment of silence.
Rest well Alex and we'll see you on the other side.
!