|This applies to a desktop. You didn't say what you had.|
If you have a friend with Windows XP (if they will allow) remove your hard drive
and attach it to their Windows XP as a slave and run Error Checking.
Error Checking- CD not needed
Start - my computer - right click local disk (C) - properties - Tools Tab -
Error checking section - Check now - check mark both boxes - Start -
This requires a restart to begin.
I've done this to get Windows XP working.
After you put it back into your computer you will need to clean it up.
Anti virus and malewarebyte.and CCleaner.
Click Start - Run (If you have a check mark for this in Start Properties)
Start - Run - type - sfc /scannow - OK
Don't forget the space between c and /
You will need the Recovery CD if any thing is found wrong.
Don't insert unless asked for.
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