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Why would Windows XP not start after an improper computer shutdown due to a power failure?

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2004-11-24 15:38:02

Probably due to a hardware failure or driver corruption due to

the power failure. First try to boot in safe mode (press F8 during

boot process, chose "safe mode" from the menu). If that doesn't

work, open the case and remove all adapter cards except video.

Unplug all drives except main hard drive. If Windows will then

start, shut down and add one component at a time until the problem

returns. That component will probably be the culprit. If removing

the cover scares you, do not do it, call for help.

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