Laptop wont start

  robopaul 17:46 12 Aug 2008

The battery on my lap top is broken, so I need to keep it pluged in. Last night I forgot and unpluged it without turning it off first. Now Windows wont open.

It asks me if I want to open it in
Safe mode
Safe mode with network
Open Windows normally etc...

All in all 5 options.

Windows wont start in any, The start up process sort of "Cycles over"

WHAT CAN I DO!!! Any help would be greatfully appreciated!

  rawprawn 17:56 12 Aug 2008

If you have the OS CD boot from that, then see if you can find the problem (there may not be one when it has booted.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:11 12 Aug 2008

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
click here

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