Windows will not load on desktop XP Home SP 3

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Windows will not load on desktop XP Home SP 3

Post by charleyono on Wed 04 Aug 2010, 2:03 pm

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I would appreciate assistance with this issue. My desktop has been rendered useless! Yesterday, I was perusing available driver updating software on line. I left the site to check an email message with a powe point attachment that was loading very slowly. I noticed that software (probably the one I was previously looking at) was downloading!
I stopped the download, exited the email and selected Windows Restore. So far, so good. The Restore sequence went smoothly, I chose to restore to a restore point the previous day. When I initiated the restore action, my screen went blank with a blinking cursor, upper left of screen, and has remained there ever since. I can't do a thing. Do not have an XP CD because the OP system is embedded. (emachines, ugh!) My only software option is the emachines Restore CD set, which will wipe everything out. (I should have made a bootable windows CD and been more diligent with back-ups -
I will from now on!) I done the following so far, I'm an X-Motorola Tech, so I know how to use a meter.
Cleared the CMOS memory
Disassembled, inspected, reassembled and checked all power supply voltages, all OK. (+12VDC is +11.82VDC) the remaining voltages are spot on.
Removed the RAM sticks and put them in one at a time, no help
Was able to access the Bios and confirm that the boot sequence begins with the CD drive
Tried, but unable to get into Safe Mode. After initial boot - blank & blinking
The POST beep sequence is normal on boot-up - One Beep
There's an option on the Restore CD to boot-up in DOS mode. I did that, but the DOS is very limited to it's own drive and will not recognize any others.
Am I correct in thinking that I need to download a bootable XP Home CD? I'm using my friend's Vista Premium laptop
which has CD burning capability.
Thank you, thank you in advance!!!

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Re: Windows will not load on desktop XP Home SP 3

Post by charleyono on Tue 24 Aug 2010, 4:10 pm

Sorry, I was out of town...

Please re-send the PM

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Post by Sneakyone on Wed 25 Aug 2010, 1:46 pm

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