Windows XP will not boot up

February 7, 2010 at 16:03:51
Specs: WindowsXP
I was receiving a lot of error messages when I was trying to close various programs on my computer yesterday. I finally was able to close all the programs, and shut down the computer. I went to boot up the computer today and only get a screen VPR Matrix, nothing comes on. The keyboard light comes on but then goes off again. I umplugged everything, but still same problem. Any suggestions

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#1
February 7, 2010 at 17:30:59
Try resetting the BIOS, if it does not show anything when
turned on, and freezes. The jumper (or switch) to reset the
BIOS varies by motherboard/manufacturer, consult the manual
of the motherboard or system. If you can get to the BIOS, try
booting a linux live CD and running one of the many disk
checking utilities.

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#2
February 7, 2010 at 17:47:45
Hi, I found an article "10 things you can do when Windows XP
won't boot" for you.
You can just check and see whether it can help.
The URL is : articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-
6031733.html
http://www.joyfax.com/?ref=VIVIAN

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#3
February 7, 2010 at 20:58:42
In addition to checking your hard drive, also download a RAM testing utility like Memtest (use a working XP computer) and create a bootable floppy or CD and see if you have a memory problem. Alternately, if you have more than one stick of RAM, try booting with only one installed, and then switching them to see if one of two or more are bad, if so replace as needed.
This will especially be needed if you cannot run a hard drive utility, which might indicate a bad RAM.

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