unsetting MSCONFIG safe mode without accessing windows on XP

By 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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Try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to unsetting MSCONFIG safe m ...

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:


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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Many thanks

by antz78 In reply to Try this

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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Glad to see that you have it sorted out. {nt}

by Jacky Howe In reply to Many thanks

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