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XP Will Not Start - Blue Screen

by redline82gmail.com / March 27, 2008 1:10 AM PDT

The other day i went to use my PC, it had been running and the screensaver was on. The computer would not respond when i moved the mouse or typed on the keyboard. I noticed the HD light was on steady/flashing fast - like it was doing something...

Since the PC would not respond i switched it off and back on. It brings me to start options, safe mode, safe mode with command, safe mode networking Start normally, start last known good config. No matter which one i choose Windowws will start to load and then go to a blue screen...it flashes very quickly then reboots...it says something about recent soft/hardware change, but i have changed nothing...

Since I cannot even start in safe mode, i am thinking this will not be something easily fixed...Any advice?

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A few items are missing from your post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2008 1:34 AM PDT

Such as make, model, what XP CD we have to work with.

-> If it was my machine I could use the XP REPAIR INSTALL (found on google) or even the XP PARALLEL INSTALL (google that) to get into my machine. But you might have something other than a real XP CD so my methods may not apply.
Bob

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by redline82gmail.com / March 27, 2008 2:02 AM PDT

My computer doesnt have a make it was customer built...it is an AMD athalon processor 1.65 Ghz, about 4-5 yrs old...I have XP pro

i will try the suggestions you have posted

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At 4 to 5 years I usuall encounter THESE ISSUES.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2008 2:08 AM PDT
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sounds a little like what I have
by satish_997 / March 27, 2008 6:50 AM PDT

what motherboard do you have?

Can you see the blue screen long enough to read what it says at the bottom? Does it say something like

nvgts.sys ...

then

dumping physical memory

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