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Windows problem? (HELP)

By 2000Plus
Aug 1, 2006
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    Whenever I try to start up my computer, the image above happens. It just hangs, and absoulutely nothing happens. This happened after my system just randomly restarted, out of nowhere. At first I thought it might have been a heat problem but I looked into my BIOS and found it was at average temperature.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Window XP Home Edition
    CPU: Intel Pentium D 2.80 GHz
    RAM: 2 Gigs of RAM
    Video: NVidia GeForce 7900 GT

    If more information is needed, please ask.
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,511

  3. 2000Plus

    2000Plus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How? I said I can't boot up into Windows, nor does it allow me to use safe mode or another procedure.. it just hangs at that screen.
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    He meant if you have another computer. Try formatting and reinstalling windows by putting a boot disk in the floppy and start without cd-rom help.

    Type in:

    _:\\format _: (_ = drive name)

    It will ask you if you want to, and select yes, and wait. It will erase everything on the drive. After that just re-install windows. If you have more problems just reply.

    Welcome to Techspot.
  5. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Now that I think, you can also run the windows cd and boot disk at the same time, and run the repair tool on the cd.
  6. 2000Plus

    2000Plus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help.

    I popped in my Windows XP disc, and fixed my boot.ini file, which had some errors in it that prevented Windows from starting.

    Thank you very much!
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