XP Start Up

  bswatts 21:35 29 Jan 2004
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Why, oh, why, does my XP 'break down' at start up and insist on going through a 25 seccond countdown, then again and again and agein until I start up in 'Safe mode' and then 'Restore' every other day???
Most annoyed
hope someone has the answer.
Thanks

  VoG II 21:39 29 Jan 2004

What exactly happens - messages, errors etc?

  furryboo 21:50 29 Jan 2004

Had this problem for the first time last weekend, took it to a local shop(Linktec), turned out i needed to reinstall XP complete with service pack 1. Even though i had run XP for over a year and had downloaded all the updates etc. Also had a confrontation between XP and Quick Time, they sorted that out as well.

  VoG II 14:29 30 Jan 2004

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Thanks for rwply There are no error messages, just the usual start up screens (black and white. XL then starts to load and after a couple of times of the green bars crossing the header, the screen blanksout and it all starts agin and there is a 25 second wait each time. this mirning, for example, the only way to get started was to go into 'restore'.

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