My computer went dead about a week ago, it was slowing down so i did a disk clean-up. next day all i got was an error message about windows not being able to start up ......may have been power cut.. there were 4 options safe mode, normal start up, etc but no matter what i did it went back to that screen. finally got a blue start-up screen, but i couldnt repair the hard disk, and had to format hard drive. got xp working again, tried the xp update disc now all i get is the microsoft xp screen but it wont load anything and the computer screen is blank. is there anything i can do myself or will i have to call out a professional? Any ideas on what could have caused the crash? I'm not techical so in layman terms please if anyone can help. Thanx
i managed to got copy of full xp disk, and format hard drive but computer still running slow. cant get it to stay on uk settings on keyboard etc. did full virus scan, defrag, installed avg as norton is constantly switching off autoprotect, but dont know why its still not 100% would like to use xp sp2 disk but this may make it crash as it did last time. try to backup comp but backup only recognises A: drive. 8 disks later still hasnt finished backing up comp. burned most of c drive to cd rom using roxio, will this be ok if comp crashes again and need to reinstall everything?
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