Can't get past XP Safe Mode advanced startup

September 6, 2010 at 09:53:06
Specs: Windows xp
when i press f8 i reach the advanced options but my system reaches windows screen but does not get past the screen as the screen goes blank and starts all over again

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September 6, 2010 at 10:31:29
(Specs and make/model is of course alway useful when posting here...?)

Power down; remove power into system completely; and if a laptop then remove battery too.

If a laptop, remove RAM sticks; clean connectors (soft pencil eraser is often advised here); re-install RAM; reinstall battery and mains power etc. See what happens when try to reboot again...

If a desktop/tower then as above remove all power - no connection to mains at all.

Open case and check all connections to motherboard are secure; clean RAM as above; repower and verify all fans (cpu and psu) are running correctly; and see it will boot up etc. OK?

In either of the above... if you uhave two (or more...) RAM sticks installed - reduce to a single (min of 128Meg) and try each in turn.

Do you have a full version (or upgrade) XP CD (or access to one)?

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