Win XP won't boot past the Welcome screen

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    Hello, I am new to forums and would like some help/advice. My son gave me a redundant Win xp desktop. It worked immediately when I switched it on, but being inquisitive, I opened the case to determine if it was an IDE drive machine or SATA.drive machine. When I closed the IDE pc my problems began. It boots as far as the welcome logo, but no further. There are no CD's available so I downloaded a Win XP Recovery disc. This lets me get to the "blue" set up screen, and then the recovery console screen. After that, I am lost. How do I get the pc to start again, or do a system restore? I have been at this project for several weeks, and my wife is getting a bit fed up. Please help!!
     
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    in the recovery console run checkdisk

    you will get to a screen that will ask which windows you want to boot to, should only be one so type 1 and press enter
    if there is an admin password enter it, if not press enter twice
    then type in:

    chkdsk c: /r notice space between the k and c and between the colon and forward slash.

    let run it will be a lengthy process depending on the size of the disc and the percentages will fluctuate this is normal, if errors are found and fixed, run again until no errors are found.
     
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    Elizabeth, many thanks for your prompt reply to my problem. I have run chkdsk about 5/6 times and it is now scanning 100% of the disc and showing no errors. However, the pc will not boot past the welcome logo which freezes after about 1 to 2 minutes. Is there any way that I can do a system restore in the recovery console?
     
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