|He (or you) can either try to diag the problem based on where it stops in safe mode. Usually things scroll and when it stops you get an idea of what fails.|
Other than that you might have to use the repair feature by booting to XP. One way is to use sfc.exe another is to use the xp repair that basically puts the OS back to the way the CD installed it. Your data is there but applications would need to get reloaded.
Another way is to make a live xp cd such as barts or ubcd4win and try to repair it that way.
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