Please Help!!! win xp won't load

By Marcibunni
Mar 31, 2006
  1. here goes,
    I have a two year old compac presario
    windows xp op sys
    2.6ghz intel celeron processor
    256 mb ram
    80gb dma hard drive

    When I turn it on it goes to the windows xp screen befor the login screen and stays.
    I have tried F8, plus every other F button and nothing works, when I press the Esc key it beeps at me
    I don't know what to do, I am addicted to my game and it's a DVD rom game so I can't play it on the other computer please help

    thanks so much,
    Marcibunni :)
  2. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    Welcome to Techspot!
    Did you try to boot to your repair disk?
    You do know to disengage the battery and power chord if you cannot shutdown;( put the CD in the Rom first)
    I'd bet you need to clean you HDD of temp files , etc. and defrag. Games overload these limited areas fast.If you can get to safe mode you can do it there.
    A win 98 boot cd with dos could also help you clean up .
    Let uss know.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,078   +14

    boot in safe mode, run checkdisk for next boot.
    Also you do not have enough RAM for XP. anything less than 512 with XP will run very slow and inefficient.
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