Cannot boot Windows XP on old Compaq

By rustafarize
Oct 30, 2011
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  1. Hello,

    Found this website and was hoping to find some help on booting an old computer. I turned it on from the start and it comes up with the black and white screen saying it was'nt turned off properly and whether to start in safe mode, or normally etc. But no matter what option i choose, it only gets a far as the windws xp loading bar, then reverts back to the black and white screen. Im not computer savvy, and hoping like hell i can save the files on the computer. Can someone help me understand what the problem is and if i can fix it, how.

    Thanks heaps
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    The XP install on the hard drive is corrupt. Take it to a friend that knows computer repair


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