Can you mash the f8 key when the PC starts the boot process, if a black screen with white lettering comes up select "Disable automatic restart on system failure". Type: attrib -h -r -s C:\boot.ini del C:\boot.ini 2. What happens when you attempt to boot to normal mode? If the system is set to boot from CDs, you may see a startup message saying Press any key to boot from CD.... http://sauvblog.com/windows-xp/cannot-repair-windows-xp.html
System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry. P.S. Compaq users will usually have to press F10. http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/cant-repair-install-windows-xp/173472.html
Then you select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. it seems like my comp got slower when it should have gotten faster. Also the startup repair doesn't even work here are... XP does a better job that the other OS's but it is still hit and miss.
You can print a text version for reference. start up) the computer with the Windows XP CD in the CD drive. repair.txt Boot the computer using the XP CD. Windows Xp Not Starting In Any Mode will try again thought.
If you are able to install the latest XP service pack prior to doing a Repair Install, you may may prevent this problem. Windows Xp Startup Problem To prevent loss of data and/or program settings, perform the following before the Repair Install. This may happen if the data or partition on your drive is too corrupted. Type the following where D: is the CD-ROM drive letter: D:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons Probably won't help if you can't boot into windows but it may save you from having to dig out
Dec 8, 2003 #14 NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 98 Install Recovery Console to boot menu It's a sticky thread too. More articles to help prevent data loss. Windows Xp Won't Boot Do this it will look like its installing a new OS but when done, if it works you will be able to start windows. Windows Xp Recovery Console Do not confuse a Microsoft Windows XP installation CD with the computer manufacturer's own System Restore CD(s) often supplied with laptop machines.
Windows XP Pro SP2 CD will work on an older WinXP Pro SP1 installation) Before the Windows logo appears, you will be asked to press any key to boot from CD, http://sauvblog.com/windows-xp/cannot-repair-connection-xp.html My fault, you are still within DISKPART. KB 833330u Blaster removal What You Should Know About the Sasser Worm and Its Variants Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011 Reapply updates or service packs applied since initial Windows XP installation. So I was hoping I could find some way to repair the system files, or whatever has been trashed.In the mean-time, I am installing onto a new hard drive and see Windows Xp Won't Start In Safe Mode
In this case, initiating a repair operation is synonymous with performing an in-place upgrade, so you'll need to press R. it repaired windows (to my knowledge) since it said it was finished and put on a count down to restart. One thing to remember, if a hard drive has not been formatted or written over by reinstalling, the data is accessible. his comment is here Free space verification is complete.
Your question will get answered as quickly as possible. Safe Mode If you choose Safe Mode on the Advanced Options Menu, Windows will attempt to start up in a special mode where only its most basic components are loaded. repair.txt XP Repair Install in PDF XPrepairinstall Warning! #1 Should you do a repair install and is it the best choice? Windows Xp Startup Repair Without Disk You can retrieve important files.
sfc /scannow produces the same result as before when attempted after chkdsk c: /r /x Thanks for your help so far. 12-23-2013, 05:24 AM #6 ganjeii Windows SpecialistMicrosoft Support Oct 20, 2003 #3 Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549 Don't forget to mention the 87MBs of windows updates (you need to do this several times because there are updates for some The reason the activation dialog wouldn't come up was that the repair left IE in an unusable state with both IE6 and IE8 files. weblink At the screen you posted, select the XP installation you want to repair and press R to start the repair.