unable to start computer

  the golfer 19:50 05 Sep 2006
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Help. My grandson is staying and his laptop will not start. We can't access the start page to run sfc /scannow. The only page is one with = Safe Mode = Safe Mode with Networking, = Safe Mode with Command Prompt. = Last Good configuration, = Start Windows Normally.
No matter what we do it always ends up at the same page. He doesn't have his Win XP disc with him. Any help appreciated.

  howard63 21:06 05 Sep 2006

does his laptop have a floppy? if so make a start up disk and with luck you can get to run system restore.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:30 05 Sep 2006

download the boot disks or an .iso to burn a bootable CD from click here

or boot from your XP CD
to the recovery consul

at the c: prompt type windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

wait untill a system restore window appears with a Welcome note. Then follow the onscreen message and click the appropriate button.

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