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Im runnng xp on P4.When i boot up the i can load up to the Xp loading screen then where the welcome screen should be i get a black screen with just an active cursor. I've tried all the safe mode options and get the same thing. So i've no way of even loading the system. What's going on?

Please help. I wasn't supplied with an xp cd so can't reinstall it.
thanks, Nicky
 

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Hello and Welcome to TSF
Unfortunately you will be unable to do anything without a Windows XP cd
Can you borrow one from a friend and try to do a repair install?

Set the computer to boot from cd first in the BIOS
Place the xp cd in cdrom and reboot
Boot from the xp cd and choose install
Ignore the first repair option and continue with install
When windows finds the previous installation and offers to repair
then do the repair
If you have xp sp2 installed it needs to be incorporated into your xp disk or it will not offer the repair option only the clean install


How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP
 
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