Question by  Catherine34 (54)

Why is my Windows XP not starting?


Answer by  Leonte (76)

I've encountered something like this once, so I'll tell you my reason. My win. kept saying it could not find a specific .dll file, and I remember my antivirus did a pre-boot scan just before that and deleted some stuff. As a result, my Win. was missing one or more files needed at startup. Moral: keep your antivirus in check!


Answer by  ananta (104)

At first try to go through safe mode by pressing F8, if its not work then try to repair your windows through its BOOT ABLE disc. If it refuse to repair then you have to install a fresh copy.


Answer by  worker5825 (96)

Windows not starting can have many causes. If the computer does not turn on or you hear a series of beeps, the problem is most likely hardware. If, however, Windows starts to load but fails, the reason is normally a change in software. Possible changes include recently installed programs, hardware drivers, or in some cases, a virus or adware that has rendered Windows unstable.


Answer by  bob6518 (319)

If your computer won't start, you have a hardware problem but if the computer starts and XP won't load, then it's a software problem.


Answer by  mtrabotnik (76)

Maybe you haven't enough space on your hard drive and the windows xp can't start. Maybe you have deleted a very important file who started a windows.


Answer by  trigonometry (668)

Could be a defunctional driver. Try starting Windows in restricted mode and deactivate all drivers. Then reboot and switch them on one after the other until you find the error.


Answer by  Taylor (863)

There could be any number of reasons why your computer isn't starting (more details would be preferred) however, the most common is because of a corrupt file. Try pressing F8 and holding it when your computer starts and use the arrows to navigate to last known good configuration. If that doesn't work you may have to reinstall Windows XP


Answer by  xGSPOTx (22)

There could be a problem with your BIOS which would have nothing to do with XP. If it is indeed XP it could just be a corrupted/missing file.


Answer by  kd97 (733)

The problem could be software, or hardware issues. It could be because of a trojan or virus, or it could be something as simple as a driver error in Windows.


Answer by  JanuszStaszewski (30)

There could be many reasons: error system files or registry, the virus in the system, bad hardware configuration in the BIOS, the computer component failure.


Answer by  ramizq1 (185)

There could be several reasons for that: A virus or Hard drive corruption. The MBR/boot sector corruption. A missing XP start-up file. Get your PC checked by your vendor.

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