Problem starting up

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Bbouvier, Jul 16, 2015.

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    Bbouvier

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    Hey everyone,

    So this is an acer windows XP that I found lying around so I thought I'd start it up. So I power it on, and at first it makes the normal sound but the screen stays black. If i leave the computer like this, after around 15 mins the following screen suddenly appears:

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    I tried plugging in a mouse and keyboard but nothing does anything!

    I know there isn't data in the computer that I want to keep... And is there anything I could try that might let it boot?

    Thank you so much for your help in advance :)
     
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    you need to pull the drive and slave it to another pc to see what is on it or even if the drive is any good.
     
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    I think the only other windows computer I have is a small laptop (currently windows 7).. Can I put the hard drive into any pc or does it have to be an XP?

    Thanks
     
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