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unsetting MSCONFIG safe mode without accessing windows on XP

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unsetting MSCONFIG safe mode without accessing windows on XP

antz78
i recently set MSCONFIG to boot into safe mode but now windows will not boot at all. I'm just in a loop as windows screen loads it fails and goes back to boot menu.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Jacky Howe

    Insert your XP CD and when you see ?Press any key to boot from CD? press a key. Now wait for the XP installer to finish loading up and you will be presented with the option to press R to Repair.

    Press R.
    The next screen will ask you which Windows? installation you would like to log on to. Normally the following will be listed:

    1: C:\WINDOWS

    Press 1, then Enter to continue.

    You may now be asked for the Administrator password. If you know this type it and press Enter. If you don't know the Administrators password it may be blank. Just press Enter or type your username and password.

    At the command prompt type:

    attrib -h -s -r C:\boot.ini

    del C:\boot.ini

    bootcfg /rebuild and press Enter

    fixboot and press Enter

    Once you are back to the Recovery Console remove the XP CD and restart your PC.

    Edit formatting gets changed

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    antz78

    Many thanks for the reply Jacky, I've just had to cut my losses and do a full system restore. i had work to do, thanks again for the reply the effort is appreciated.

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    Jacky Howe

    Insert your XP CD and when you see ?Press any key to boot from CD? press a key. Now wait for the XP installer to finish loading up and you will be presented with the option to press R to Repair.

    Press R.
    The next screen will ask you which Windows? installation you would like to log on to. Normally the following will be listed:

    1: C:\WINDOWS

    Press 1, then Enter to continue.

    You may now be asked for the Administrator password. If you know this type it and press Enter. If you don't know the Administrators password it may be blank. Just press Enter or type your username and password.

    At the command prompt type:

    attrib -h -s -r C:\boot.ini

    del C:\boot.ini

    bootcfg /rebuild and press Enter

    fixboot and press Enter

    Once you are back to the Recovery Console remove the XP CD and restart your PC.

    Edit formatting gets changed

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    antz78

    Many thanks for the reply Jacky, I've just had to cut my losses and do a full system restore. i had work to do, thanks again for the reply the effort is appreciated.