Windows XP wont boot up

  Luca M 17:27 14 Dec 03

I have a PC running Windows XP Pro and it wont boot up. Befor it gets to the login screen it will go black with a list of options. Which ever one I choose it will reboot and come up with the same menu. Any Ideas??

  spikeychris 17:29 14 Dec 03

Have you installed anything? do you have an XP installation disk?

  Luca M 17:31 14 Dec 03

no i havent installed anything. I do have the disks but when i put it in it asks for an adminastrive password that i dont know. Also this problem started when i went on the net for around 30 then it blacked out. When I turned it on again the trouble started

  Luca M 17:31 14 Dec 03

30 seconds that is

  spikeychris 17:34 14 Dec 03

Are these reload/recovery disks?

  Luca M 17:35 14 Dec 03

no the install disks fow win XP pro

  spikeychris 17:36 14 Dec 03

When you boot from the disk how far do you get?

  Luca M 17:37 14 Dec 03

it asks for a an adminastrive password

  Luca M 17:38 14 Dec 03

that i dont know

  spikeychris 17:38 14 Dec 03

A full XP installation disk will not ask for an administrative password whilst its loading.

  ahales42 17:39 14 Dec 03

when it boots up and you come to the list of options,try the one that asks for confirmation of every step, and see what it hangs on. had a similar prob which was caused by a faulty mem stick.

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