cant start windows xp


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dylan

i start my computer and when it attemts to load xp it goes right to the
windows advanced options screen. From there no matter which option i choose
whether it be safe mode or last normal configuration or if i just let it time
out it tries to load xp for half a second then just goes right back to the
advanced options screen over and over and over again
 
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Stefan Patric

i start my computer and when it attemts to load xp it goes right to the
windows advanced options screen. From there no matter which option i
choose whether it be safe mode or last normal configuration or if i just
let it time out it tries to load xp for half a second then just goes
right back to the advanced options screen over and over and over again

Try instead pressing the f8 function key to get to the boot option
screen, and see if you can boot into one of the modes. My guess is the
system is thoroughly broken. Time to reinstall XP or try a repair
install.


Stef
 
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Andrew E.

If you own a retail version of xp,install xp cd,boot to xp cd,press the r
key
for recovery console,at xp cd boot menu,select 1 For C: Press enter key
for password.Type: Fixboot Agree,type: CHKDSK C: /R Once its thru,type:
EXIT Let xp start,remove cd.
 
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Jose

i start my computer and when it attemts to load xp it goes right to the
windows advanced options screen.  From there no matter which option i choose
whether it be safe mode or last normal configuration or if i just let it time
out it tries to load xp for half a second then just goes right back to the
advanced options screen over and over and over again

Have you ever used msconfig to adjust the BOOT.INI tab setting to add
the /SAFEBOOT option?
 
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Arkadiusz 'Black Fox' Artyszuk

dylan said:
i start my computer and when it attemts to load xp it goes right to the
windows advanced options screen. From there no matter which option i choose
whether it be safe mode or last normal configuration or if i just let it time
out it tries to load xp for half a second then just goes right back to the
advanced options screen over and over and over again

That might be an effect of damaged registry...
 

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