Verify the Computer Finishes Initial Power-Up (POST)
Unplug All External Devices.
Check for Specific Error Messages.
Run a Computer Diagnostic.
Boot the Computer into Safe Mode.
Boot Last Known Good Configuration.
Check for Recent Changes.
Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Repair Installation) of Windows XP.
#1: Use a Windows startup disk One of the first things you should reach for when troubleshooting a Windows XP boot problem is a Windows startup disk.
#2: Use Last Known Good Configuration
#3: Use System Restore
#4: Use Recovery Console
#5: Fix a corrupt Boot.ini
#6: Fix a corrupt partition boot sector
#7: Fix a corrupt master boot record
#8: Disable automatic restart
To boot from the Windows XP CD, insert it into the problematic CD-ROM drive and press [Ctrl][Alt][Del] to restart the laptop. Once the system starts booting from the CD, simply follow the instructions which will download the core files needed to start the installation.
Boot the system to install the installation material of the version from the Windows source.
On the Install Windows screen, select Next > Repair Your Computer.
On the Select an option screen, select Troubleshoot.
On the Advanced Options screen, select the Startup Repair option.
On the first setup screen, press R to use Windows to restore the Recovery Console. Select the Windows installation you want to restore by entering its number and pressing Enter.
How to restart a Windows XP computer? Restart your Windows desktop frequently. Using the start list. Ctrl+Alt+Delete method. Using the Windows boot line…. Windows XP and earlier. Press the “Stop” button. Typically, in some new windows, click the down arrow and choose Restart from the drop-down menu. click OK. How to start Windows XP?
Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer. If you no longer have a copy of the CD, contact your computer manufacturer for a specific replacement or download the .iso file.
Be sure to write down the product key. It is helpful to prepare this situation before you start knitting.
Restart your computer.
The configuration has been loaded.
Read the agreement.
Save your information. While a repair install shouldn’t change any of your data, it’s always a good idea to change it if something goes wrong.
Insert the entire Windows XP installation CD. For example, if your company bought a computer from a manufacturer like Dell, you might have a recovery CD instead of the giant Windows XP CD.
Restart your computer and enter BIOS.
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