windows xp start up problem

  welshy01 19:03 28 Jul 2009

can anyone help, when turning my pc on black page comes up with white writting sayin start in safe mode ect then it goes to windows xp screen then back to black screen with safe mode details then back to windows xp screen but doesnt load desktop.
any ideas ???

  johndrew 19:51 28 Jul 2009

Have you tried tapping the <F8> key on start up to get you into the selection screen and then selecting `Safe Mode` by using the arrow keys and pressing <Enter> when it is highlighted?

  woodchip 19:57 28 Jul 2009

If you can get into Safe Mode Do a System Restore to when it worked

  welshy01 20:20 28 Jul 2009

cant even get desktop up to do anything, tried safe mode but just goes as if windows xp is starting up icon comes up then back to selection screen and repeats every time i try to do start up

  PhiltheFragger 21:17 28 Jul 2009

you have a problem there.

I have come accross this often

One thing that often works is to extract the hard drive and load it into another machine, then run scan disc (chkdsk) and it may fix the problem

if that doesnt work, extract your data and reformat

Good luck

  welshy01 21:59 28 Jul 2009

think i need to get someone professional to look for me

  woodchip 23:19 28 Jul 2009

If you have a Full XP cd you could do a repair

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