computer won't boot up, help..

geckovision

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i have an older computer that i havent used in sometime, but tried booting it up just now and it reaches the windows screen then just freezes, any idea what i can do to get it up and running?

thanks in advance
 
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geckovision said:
i have an older computer that i havent used in sometime, but tried booting it up just now and it reaches the windows screen then just freezes, any idea what i can do to get it up and running?

thanks in advance
How old; may just be lack of use and age together?
 

Gary Graefen

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If you have rebooted several times and it still locks up try reinstalling windows-also if you have an emergency boot disk try booting from that and at the c:\ prompt type

dir c:\ then enter key

if you see a blur of files zoom by your harddrive is probably ok-then reinstall windows.

If your computer isn't set up to boot from a floppy you have to enter the bios and tell it to.
 
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