Mr Urban
1 Copper

Unable to Start WinXP

My Dell 4400 is currently having problems while attempting to start Windows XP Home.  It freezes at the "Starting Windows" Screen.  I have tried to start in Safe Mode but the same problems occurs, I am not able to enter into windows to do a system restore.  Any Suggestions???

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Thereal-dbk4297
5 Tungsten

Re: Unable to Start WinXP



@Mr Urban wrote:

My Dell 4400 is currently having problems while attempting to start Windows XP Home.  It freezes at the "Starting Windows" Screen.  I have tried to start in Safe Mode but the same problems occurs, I am not able to enter into windows to do a system restore.  Any Suggestions???



Hi,

Did you add any new hardware or software just before this problem?

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Mr Urban
1 Copper

Re: Unable to Start WinXP

I have not added any software or hardware in months

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Denny Denham
6 Thallium

Re: Unable to Start WinXP

Mr Urban,

Have you tried starting using Last Known Good Configuration?

If you are unable to boot to Windows is any mode, you should be able to recover with a Repair Reinstall. The directions for this are here.

Re: Unable to Start WinXP

I had a problem with that a long time ago.  Try pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. 

See if it lets you log into Windows. 

I am not suggesting this to you, but I formatted my hard drive before I looked around to try to get a fix to the problem.  I can get impatient.  I wish I had skiped that. 

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