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xp crash----------

By mitch11uk ·
one of my friends computer which was had xp,suddenly crashed.and he made no back up copy of he can do nothing.other then buy a new windows software..unless anyone here has any bright ideas.if u do please use as much non computer talk as possible.and keep it simple...thanks

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Just reinstall WinXP from legal CD

by sMoRTy71 In reply to xp crash----------

The easiest solution is to use the legal copy of Windows XP that came with your friend's PC.

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no xp software

by mitch11uk In reply to Just reinstall WinXP from ...

in uk at least most computers get sold without windows disk.its already installed on there.and ur meant to make back up.but my mate bought his 2nd hand and didnt get xp disc with he cannot do there anyway of him downloading anything to help him.he dosent really want to buy new xp software

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XP Crash

by Techjunkie In reply to xp crash----------

New XP disk, legal of course - or depending on manufacturer it may have a hidden area on the disk that stores the software needed to reinstall windows XP - check your documentation or visit the manufs website.

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Try this

by dbucyk In reply to xp crash----------

Press F8 and select "Boot to Last Known Good Configuration"

Or if it is a recovery CD or original CD, press F8 and enter into safe mode and do a system restore.

As long as system restore was not turned off before this happened, you'll have no problem fixing your problem. Just make sure you select a restore point at least a few days before the crash happened.


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