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Gateway desktop xp starts then flashes blue screen for split seco

\015 At start up windows logo comes up then blue screen flashes for a split second then goes to screen saying windows to start in 30 seconds and counts down will repeat this over and over . tried to go to last start up will not work tried to go to restore press R gateway logo shows up and says please wait for hours tried unplugging to no avail .can not start from disc that i thought was recovery disc . I seem to be hittting a wall\015

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Sometimes they make the recovery disk with windows on it, but not the programs that start windows during the boot up phase. One of the three main files that boots into windows is corrputed or your Master Boot Record is missing. There are two options you can try without the OS disc so lets see if one of those will work: 1) boot up and press F8 to enter safe mode. Once in safe mode sometimes you can also get into window because just the minimum of the program is loaded. F8 Safe Mode>in windows>click start>accesories>system tools>system restore. It will allow you to restore your computer to a prior date before you have problems. 2)if that don;'t work then F8 safe mode and while in safe mode choose Last Known Configuration. Kinda works the same way as restoe but you don't have to be in windows to do it. If those don't work then get your hands on a windows xp disc, anyone's will do, don't have to be yours. Let me know how it goes.
\015\012Rate this solution. You can also find out about this at support.microsoft.com>help and support>type in Windows XP boot disk in the search engine.If those don't work let me know and we'll move on to phase II.
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