Windows XP Home will not start

  asilvey 16:52 10 Jul 2003
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Windows XP will not go beyond the loading page despite all efforts.

Computer 2 months old. Mesh phone line help useless.

Any body know anything?

  crimbo 16:55 10 Jul 2003

Have you tried booting into safe mode by pressing f8 during boot up and then doing a system restore.

  perpetually-perplexed 16:58 10 Jul 2003

mesh responce are normally lurking around on these pages and hes pretty good at getting their probs sorted.. cant remember his email tho

someone else will tho

  asilvey 17:16 10 Jul 2003

still no start up

  crimbo 17:23 10 Jul 2003

If you have an XP disc you could try reinstalling over the top of your current installation, but if it's a restore disc, i have no experience of these. What advice did Mesh give you?

  beeuuem 17:28 10 Jul 2003

Do you get any error message or does it just stop?

  asilvey 17:33 10 Jul 2003

It just stops. The loading bar just frezzes.

  Philip2 20:02 10 Jul 2003

Could be software have you installed anythink??
i say this as it is a new computer,looks like you will have todo a full recovery as you can't get past start up your unable to view the event log to give you a clue as to why you can't boot up.

  tedz 20:09 10 Jul 2003

my laptop sometimes does exactly the same thing.

if i do a forced reboot i can choose "last known

good configuration" from the menu and it starts ok

not ideal but next step i think i'll do is to

boot from cd and re-install XP on top of current

installation as suggested by crimbo.

  asilvey 22:25 10 Jul 2003

Thanks All, but I still cannot get the thing started.
How do you suggest. In simple terms please.

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