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^^^ that is what i get when try to start my computer. no matter which option i try they all send me back to that same screen. I don’t have my windows xp cd to repair it or do whatever the cd is needed to do. anything i can do to fix it without the cd?

I have dell insipiron 1545 laptop wid windows vista home edition, its not starting, I have installed partion magic software for making my only c drive to partition then when i tried to partition its not partitioned so i tried to remove the software in the control panel and after that it suddenly says ur system has incurred a problem & now when i am starting it says windows error recovery wid 2 options – Launch startup repair(recommended) & start windows normally when i click start windows normally its not starting and when i click Launch startup repair(recommended) then its saying select o.s. to repair and no o.s. is showing in the system recovery options so i clicked load drivers where it says "insert the installation media for the device & click ok to select the drivers" when i click ok then all drivers folders is showing emtpty not matching the setup information, I dont knw how to fix this Could u help me how to start my os and get back my previous data or how to start it in safe mode. Any solutions. plz help me guys.

Can anyone help me how to start my dell insipiron 1545 laptop in safe mode or in command prompt? Is there any way to solve it Please help

I am facing a similar problem on my Windows XP Home Edition SP3.

The thumbails for all types of pictures are generating, but not for any videos including .wmv .avi .mpg. I don’t know since when this is happening, I observed this recently.

I was using Windows Media Player 11, KMPlayer v2.9.4, K-Lite Mega Codec Pack v5, Format Factory v2, Nero Vision (Nero 8). I had uninstalled these softwares and then reinstalled them one by one as I was testing thumbnails between every installation, but even though nothing worked out.

I tried to correct it by going to Windows Explorer’s Folder Options and the restoring the defaults and applying it to all folders. I cleaned my tracks, junk files, registry issues using Ccleaner & Wise Registry Cleaner. But nothing really worked out.

Please Help !!!

So, I’m trying to clean up every non-essential program from my computer to free up space. When I open my hard drive through "My Computer", my Windows file is using over 35 gigs of space. When I open the actual Windows folder and combine all the files (including Hidden), they total around 4 gigs of space, which I think isn’t too far off the normal mark. So it would seem that Windows XP is just stealing squirreling away about 30 gigs of needed disc space.

Here’s what I’ve tried so far:

– Removing all alloted space for Recycle Bin
– Completely turning off System Restore options
– Running CCleaner, Wise Disk/Registry Cleaner, and the regular old Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter.
– Clearing out all cookies, temp folders, and logs.

I’m not sure how to thank those who answer, so I’ll do it ahead of time. THANK YOU… if anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
Ok, thanks guys for responding. I’ll try your suggestions. Just to be clear, I’m opening My Computer, then clicking once on my hard drive. It tells me I have 45 gigs of used space, when I then open my hard drive, I right click on the Windows folder, then click Properties. The folder properties display tells me 35 gigs are being used. When I then open the Windows folder and select all the contents, they only total to about 4 gigs.

It says it will remove unneccesary, files, registry entries and internet clutter from my system to free up disk space.
Will this take away all of my folders and pictures and stories and poems I’ve written and stuff that I have on my desktop? Is this a good thing to do or is almost like rebooting a computer?! HELP!