windows fails to start

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November 27, 2009 at 04:45:33
Specs: Windows XP, Celeron
When I startup windows, I get as far as the blue Windows XP screen and then the system freezes. I have tried starting windows in safe mode and from the last known good configuration but the same problem occurs.

I have also tried using the windows recovery console; I have used the commands fixboot and fixmbr but have not managed to fix this problem.

Could you help please?

Mike.


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#1
November 27, 2009 at 04:53:24
CPU/Ram: Celeron
You should have that also show how RAM you have ??

For if no Safe-Mode, a Repair install of XP needed ----
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP
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Possible that the harddrive is not running at its normal speed,
freezing up or slowing down. Or has quit.
My computer took 20 min. to boot the other day.
I was watching the HDD activity indicator light,
and it would remain on, and not rapidly blinking.
Mechanical devices do have problems.

Harddrive manufacturers have software for download for testing HDD.


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November 27, 2009 at 06:48:27
My laptop has only 256Mb of RAM. I don't believe that at the moment there is a hardware problem because I can get to the command prompt using the Windows installation disk and the HDD light does not stay on as you describe. I'm pretty sure that this is software related.

Mike.


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