Windows won't boot


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alice

I have a windows XP PC that will not boot. I get the screen that says
Windows did not start successfully, and it gives the options to start
in several safe modes, last known good config, etc. No matter which
option I choose, all that happens is I get the bar at the bottom of
the screen that starts out as broken lines and then fills in as a
solid line, then it freezes and will not do anything. I tried to boot
to a CD (Norton Systemworks, which has a diognostic program) and even
though the CD drive light comes on, it says it cannot boot from the
CD. I also tried to boot to a floppy with a memory test program on it,
and all I get is the screen goes black and a column of 4 digit numbers
scrolls constantly along the left side of the screen.
Any suggestions as to what the next step should be?
 
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Will Denny

Hi

If none of those options allow you access to Windows, then you will have to
try a 'Repair' install of XP. Please have a look at the following article
by Michael Stevens:

"How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install"
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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Will Denny

MS MVP Shell/User
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A

alice

Hi

If none of those options allow you access to Windows, then you will have to
try a 'Repair' install of XP. Please have a look at the following article
by Michael Stevens:

"How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install"http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

--

Will Denny

MS MVP Shell/User
Please Reply to the News Groups






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The problem is I can't boot from the CD, the drive doesn't seem to
work at all.
 

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