trouble loading operating system

Running windows XP got it running perfectly suddenly it will not load beyond XP window blue tracer either locks up or fails to appear.Managed to get it load done a system restore worked ok until I tried to load it next day.Sometimes it loads but mouse pointer is erratic and computer runs very slowly.Help

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  Corringdon 15:42 29 Nov 06

If you can get it to fire up try doing a system file check using the 'command prompt'. After that run CHECKDISK.

  rawprawn 17:06 29 Nov 06

Will it load in safe mode? (Tap F8 on boot)

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