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Old 04-03-2004, 02:35 PM   #1
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Hi

I have XP Home
It was after installing new CD Playing software that the problem started
When I boot up it opens with what appears to be the Safe Mode entry screen,
When I navigate using the arrows and press enter on any of the options
a windows logo appears and the returs to the same screen displaying the message " Sorry for the inconvenience windows has not been able to start, this may be due to a software or hardware problem"

Can anybody help
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Old 04-03-2004, 03:49 PM   #2
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Hmm. Have you got a boot disk? If not you will have to try and re-install Xp.
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Old 04-03-2004, 08:00 PM   #3
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Hi David,

Thanks for replying
I do have a CD that came with the computer, when I insert it, it says
"To boot from CD press any Key"
When I do it looks like it's going to reinstall and asks me to accept licence

Should I continue, will it install over whatevers still there

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Old 04-04-2004, 03:29 AM   #4
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Yes I think you may have to install. Do not format the disk, just re-install windows and you will keep everything.
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Yeah, always the best answer to it.
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Many Thank's, I will try this
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Cool - post back to tell us how you did!
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Thanks Guys

Success, was able to reinstall XP
had to reinstall some programs, lost some documents but otherwise OK

Happy again
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Cheers, glad to have been of help!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Norman
Thanks Guys

Success, was able to reinstall XP
had to reinstall some programs, lost some documents but otherwise OK

Happy again
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OK but what happens now ? quote
It was after installing new CD Playing software that the problem started
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* BEFORE INSTALLING A NEW PROGRAM*

JUST BEFORE DOING THE ABOVE, JUST MAKE A RESTORE
POINT USING SYSTEM RESTORE.....
IF ANYTHING SHOULD HAPPEN ON YOUR COMPUTER THAT YOU DON'T LIKE, OR IF IT DOESN'T ACT RIGHT .....

JUST GIVE IT AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT AND RESTORE FROM THE LAST RESTORE POINT YOU JUST MADE....
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* BEFORE INSTALLING A NEW PROGRAM*

JUST BEFORE DOING THE ABOVE, JUST MAKE A RESTORE
POINT USING SYSTEM RESTORE.....
IF ANYTHING SHOULD HAPPEN ON YOUR COMPUTER THAT YOU DON'T LIKE, OR IF IT DOESN'T ACT RIGHT .....

JUST GIVE IT AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT AND RESTORE FROM THE LAST RESTORE POINT YOU JUST MADE....
Lol; quite time consuming?
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