Quick help required - PC wont boot - blue screen

  matthyewclarke99 21:17 11 Nov 2008

Hello all

pc has been running fine until my son managed to pull the power cord out at the wall. now, when i logg in pc loads up fine up to the point where the xp logo comes up.

the pc then flashes the following message fro about half a second (i had to capture this on vid cam to view it) and pc restarts. safe mode = same problem

check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed if this a new instalation. ask your hardware or software manufacture for any windpws update you may need

if the problems continue disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. disable bios memory options such as cahing or shadowing

i have checked connections to everything. remvoed and replaced ram and no sofware has been down loaded for some months


  VoG II 21:19 11 Nov 2008

Instead of Safe Mode try Last Known Good Configuration.

  matthyewclarke99 21:21 11 Nov 2008

also tried this, along with other 2 safe modes. still the same message

  VoG II 21:26 11 Nov 2008

Try a repair click here

  matthyewclarke99 21:30 11 Nov 2008

ah, next problem. i only have the license key for the xp. discs are long gone when i moved house

  woodchip 21:36 11 Nov 2008

Only two options, Borrow or buy a CD. As I would say that only a Repair will work. If you do not have a Image to restore as Acronis True Image.

Pulling the plug as corrupted the drive files

  matthyewclarke99 21:41 11 Nov 2008

is there a way to purchase another xp online and burn to CD

plus i really dont want to wipe everything on my pc

  VoG II 21:45 11 Nov 2008

Doing a repair won't wipe your files (although some may have been damaged if the HDD was being accessed when the plug was pulled).

The easiest is to borrow an XP CD (same flavour - Home or Professional) then repair as per my link.

  matthyewclarke99 21:48 11 Nov 2008

thanks for the advice so far

i think its gunna be hard to borrow one. ill need to buy

is this doable online? i have a laptop tha can burn cd's.

  matthyewclarke99 22:07 11 Nov 2008

or is the only solution to purcahse

  woodchip 22:21 11 Nov 2008

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