Computer Start-up Failure

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The other night, there was a power failure and of course my friends
father was on their computer. They have a safety powerboard, yet now
when they try and turn their computer on it finishes the Memory Test
and then completely stops and doesn't move any further. Would this be
a hardware issue, or otherwise? Any help would do well thank you. They
are running WindowsXP Home if this is any help too.
 
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If it is finishing the post and locks when windows loads, then you need to
do a repair install.
Set your bios to boot off your cd rom as the first boot device and boot with
your xp disk in the drive and do a repair install.



"Kitty Vamp" <shiloc@cannp-12.vic.edu.au> wrote in message
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> The other night, there was a power failure and of course my friends
> father was on their computer. They have a safety powerboard, yet now
> when they try and turn their computer on it finishes the Memory Test
> and then completely stops and doesn't move any further. Would this be
> a hardware issue, or otherwise? Any help would do well thank you. They
> are running WindowsXP Home if this is any help too.