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bazmeister
11-08-2014, 04:37 PM
My five year old AMD Desktop was completely unplugged and shutdown for 3 weeks while I was away. At this time it was running fast and perfectly.

Today on returning I fired it up as normal, selected my emails and left it to download a small backload.

When I returned It had defaulted to the black screen advising of a shutdown and giving the options to restart...i.e. Last good configuration, safe mode etc, or normal windows start. I have tried all of the options several times but it merely attempts to restart then returns to this page. I am still running XP but everything was up to date and fully anti-virused

Any indications suggested here that may explain the problem..? Tks

wainuitech
11-08-2014, 06:58 PM
Could be a update has installed and caused a problem.

You can try running chkdsk from the XP CD https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=5097

If you could start with save mode with command Prompt you can easily run system Restore.