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Thread: Can't get past XP Splash screen on boot up?

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    dodgy368's Avatar Poster
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    Have to go and look at my nephews pc tomorrow which was turned off all the wall whilst it was still on.
    Now, when it's switched on you get boot up options, safe mode, last known working, start xp etc etc and none of them work, each time it gets to the xp screen the pc restarts.

    Any ideas on what to do with the pc?

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    i should have read the whole message try to get it to safe mode thats all i no
    Last edited by weenden; 02-18-2007 at 08:49 PM. Reason: stupid answer

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    use xp cd boot from it and try fix** options one of them may solve the problem but not sure.like fixmbr or fixboot.trl help command to get a list of commands...


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    Recertify the hard drive.
    If it passes, run a repair from the install disk...NOT the Repair Console (first option) but a repair after it finds the already installed OS.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    How do I recertify the hdd(never had to do this)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgy368 View Post
    How do I recertify the hdd(never had to do this)?
    Open up the PC and find out who manufactured the drive.
    All of the big makers offer free diagnostic tools on their websites.
    "Recertifying" is basically just testing to make sure the drive is physically OK.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Cheers Clocker, will give that a go.

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    HDD was fine, repair didn't sort it so he suggested reinstalling XP, I didn't need to be asked twice!

    Reinstall sorted it.

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