Need help ASAP!! XP pro

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Hello,

I recently received a desktop from someone and I am have a hard time finding out what the problem is.... Please help.

When you start the computer all is well at first, logo, user screen, the the desktop wallpaper will appear . The start menu flashes then goes away, no icons will appear at all. CTR+ALT+DEL will come up but the task manager button can't be clicked... So that is out. I tried starting in safe mode but the apologize for the inconvenience, but window did not start successfully screen comes up. I'm out of ideas.... please help!

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You will need to re-install Windows from the beginning. Or do a repair/install you will find instructions at this site http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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I do not have the xp cd that came with it. Know of anything I can do?
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You will need to take it to a repair shop and have them back-up your data and re-install Windows.

Good Luck