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Failing to boot

By slaunder ·
my pc when started displays the windows xp start up page followed by the dell start up page but then no matter what i do it always takes me to the windows did not start successfully. a recent hardware or software change might have caused this! choose how to start windows: safe mode last know good config or start windows normally. no matter what my choice it always brings me back to this? is there any way of getting through or around this? this pc is only a month old and the user holds all the accounts etc for us here in Iraq for us to carry out our work. many thanks

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by dmiles In reply to Failing to boot

Check the computer for viruses by running anti-virus,if this is not the case check the www.bootdisk.com for startup floppies for XP,you will need six floppy disks for the starup floppies.

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by cd728 In reply to Failing to boot

1.) Check first the DELL manual regarding their DELL bootup config and then compare it to the BIOS that youi have in your PC. Make changes as necessary.
2.) If your XP is still on FAT32 try booting from the floppy with SCANDISK utility. Scandisk the HDDs and it'll check for wrong entries.
3.) If problem still exists try using the WINXP setup disk and when the repair option flashes, do so.

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