My laptop wont start properly

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Hello,
when i turn my HP laptop on i get the black loading screen, with the loading bar. my laptop never gets any further than this? ive tried launching systems repair an this always comes back as the computer is ok and please restart, which i have done may times, yet it never actually gets past the start up page

please help

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Hello,

Try to repair your operating system. To do it, you need a valid Windows XP installation CD.

1. Start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.

2. At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press R to repair a Windows XP
installation by using the Recovery Console.

3. Type the number that corresponds to the Windows installation that you
want to repair, and then press ENTER. For example, type "1" (without the
quotation marks), and then press Enter.

4. When you are prompted for a password, type the local Administrator
password, and then press ENTER. (If you are not prompted for a password, skip
to the next step.)

5. Type "cd system32" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

6. Type "cd config" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

The command prompt will be similar to the following (where <Windows> is
the folder in which Windows is installed):

C:\<Windows>\System32\Config>

7. Type "rename system system.old" (without the quotation marks), and then
press ENTER.

8. Type "copy c:\windows\repair\system" (without the quotation marks), and
then press ENTER.

You receive the following message:

1 file(s) copied.

9. Type "exit" (without the quotation marks) to quit the Recovery Console,
and then start Windows as usual.

Good Luck!