Window XP Will Not Start

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Chuck - Sep 3, 2010 at 07:10 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Sep 3, 2010 at 07:28 PM
Hello,
I am having a serious problem with a Windows XP system. It is XP Pro SP3, it froze earlier today, and would not restart. So I tried booting into Safe mode, it will do this, 3 of 4 tries. After booting into Safe Mode I restart, no boot.
So I chose "Last Known Good" from the F8 Menu. But I can still l boot to Safe Mode.
So now I Booted Safe Mode, and did a System Restore. During Restore it restarted itself, and gave a message, on restart, that System Restore Failed. So I tried again with a Restore point from a Week ago - Same Thing....
So now I dug out my Windows XP SP3 Install Disk and tried to use it to get into Recovery Console. However the system restarts before the Installation Disc reaches the Install Menu.
So, any ideas?

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Sep 3, 2010 at 07:28 PM
You might have a failing memory card or the hard disk has bad sectors. It might be time to take it to a repair shop.

Good Luck
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