problem with booting up pc

  fel2rose 22:17 18 Aug 2008

can anyone help on this! pc working no problem at all till the other week when all of a sudden it shows the windows logo then states it didnt start successfuly and needs to be started with the options that follow. all of these options just cause it to shut down and for the above message to re-apear. no F buttons work, there is no bios setup funtion-nothing seems to work. nothing has been downloaded recently and no hardware been installed.

  woodchip 22:28 18 Aug 2008

Can you get into Windows By Safe Mode. Tapping F8 and choose from list or Tapping F5 as comp boots

  fel2rose 16:04 19 Aug 2008

no-nothing at all!tried all the safe modes but they dont work. am wondering if the harddrive or moherboard has decided to give up

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:16 19 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
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  fel2rose 21:41 19 Aug 2008

thanx for that-i didnt have a clue what to do with the stupid thing (i hate computers)-just got to try and find the cd!

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