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Help RE: Windows will not load

Hi, Yesterday I had to replace the power supply of my computer, which died. I plugged everything back in, powered up and it all runs fine. Then It goes to the load screen and says windows cannot open or something, Choose Safe mode, Safe mode with Networking, Last known config, and all that. I read another topic on here that said to do a boot from windows CD, and repair it and all, but it never gives me the option to do that. I go through the normal install, select cancel, because I don't want to lose all the stuff on my harddrive, and it is supposed to reboot with the repair option, but this never happens. Any help/advice?
If you want system specs, it's and EVGA SLI somthing or other motherboard, athlon 3500+, 2 gb OCZ ram, 160gb maxtor(maybe, not totally sure) harddrive, ATI Radeon x800, and a basic floppy drive, and cd burner/DVD player.
Thanks in advance.

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Before you go that far

In reply to: Help RE: Windows will not load

Have you tried the other options that screen is giving you? Try to finish the boot process by choosing each one the options, one at a time. The first one to try is "Safe Mode" if it boots from that sreen, a software fix is possible by finding the one causing the problem. Report back with your results and someone here can help. I assume your OS is XP, but just for clarification tells us.

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Checked Them

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I checked all the options and same thing each time, just goes to a reboot cycle. Yes, you were to correct in assuming XP, sorry I didn't indicate earlier. It's Windows XP SP2, when you say load windows normally, or boot from last known good config, for like 0.1 of a second a blue screen with some writing appears on it, but it's impossible to read it's so quick.

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pc crash

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I'm no expert,but if you turn pc on and repeatedly press f12 every couple of secs straight away,it may go to recovery mode,as mine did when my pc crashed completely. If you have windows xp it ought to start from scratch. You'll lose everything on the hard drive you had saved unless you had saved the info to disc,so be warned,lol.I was happy to start again just to get pc back! My pc is a packard bell and i can only hope it helps.

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If it only takes a very short time for BSOD

In reply to: Help RE: Windows will not load

I would find a different computer and download a "Linux Live" copy of something like :
You may have to change your boot order in the BIOS to boot from the CD or DVD drive.
Run the hardware tests for each component. If this does not turn up any problems, then it probably will require a repair install of the OS. Come back for further help if you cannot proceed.

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