Determine the source of a problem.
Use general troubleshooting strategies to solve common problems.
Troubleshoot problems using Web sites and newsgroups.
Use Windows XP’s recovery tools: Last Known Good Configuration, System Restore, Recovery Console, and Automated System Recovery.
Reinstall Windows XP.
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