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Old 01-05-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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Default Computer stuck in safe mode screen

Hello All

I am trying to get an older computer of mine working. I bought a brand new hard drive and it has windows xp on it.

The computer worked fine for about 2 weeks then out of the blue now everytime it boots up it goes to the screen that asks you if you want to run it in safe mode but it gets stuck on that screen. It will let you move up and down the options of safe mode, or regular mode but if you select any option or just wait for the clock to run down it freezes on that screen. It will not go past that screen under any circumstance. I even tried booting up from the windows disk and it will not do that either. Anyone have any suggestions on what might be doing this or how to fix it?

Any advice would be great thanks all
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #2
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wow this isn't common.. so it's stuck basically..


Are you sure you went to bios and changed it to .. boot from disk>?
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Sounds like Windows needs reinstalled or the Hard drive is bad.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #4
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Sounds like Windows needs reinstalled or the Hard drive is bad.
I would too agree
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:45 PM   #5
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I would too agree
I too agree. It honestly sounds like a hardware related issues, but a windows re-installation may be all you need.
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