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Old 02-26-2006, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am trying to fix my friends pc and it wont boot up at all it just stays on the windows xp pro screen and wont go past that screen what can i do to fix this whats the problem can it be a bad hdd

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Old 02-26-2006, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Need more info. What exactly does it do when it's on the loading screen? "Won't go past" isn't very descriptive.

And I'm not a grammar whore or anything, but please use punctuation.

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Old 02-26-2006, 11:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would think you have a bad Boot Sector. You can use the windows XP disk to go to the repair console and try to repair the boot sector. Or just reinstall windows from scratch.
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Old 02-27-2006, 01:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Have you hit F8 at boot up and tried to go into Safe Mode? What about hitting F8 and trying to use system restore to an earlier safe boot time?
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