Windows won't start

By koco_12 ·
Windows won't start. I have a SATA drive and don't really won't to loose my data. Is there a way to recover windows xp. I tried with the recovery cd, doesn't work. I tried booting with the emergency disk, doesn't work because of my SATA hard drive. Can someone help me?


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Need more information

by cmiller5400 In reply to Windows won't start

We need more information here. Is it showing the XP logo and then rebooting? Is it not showing anything on the screen? Is is showing an error message?

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XP logo

by koco_12 In reply to Need more information

It is showing the XP logo and then rebooting.

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safe mode?

by goody3335 In reply to XP logo

Can you start it in safe mode? Or start it with the Last Good Config option? Do you have anything plugged into the computer, like an external hard drive or flash drive? I would unplug everything except what is absolutely necessary (I've run into that problem before). If you can get it to a command prompt you might try copying and overwriting the startup files from the cd to the hard drive.

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by koco_12 In reply to safe mode?

No can't start in safe mode, doesn't do anything if I choose the Last Good config option. Nothing plug except the video card, keyboard and mouse. Can't go to command prompt, Try booting with the emergency disk, doesn't work either.

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Re: Windows won't start

Sounds like a currupted file making your computer locked into a re-boot.
1)Get a new hdd and install.
2) Load on your windows software and all the updates. You will be able to access all your files from the new hdd. If you do anymore to your hdd at the moment you might loose some if not all of your files and applications.
Why oh why don't people do any backups anymore. DO NOT RELY ON ANY OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE. Keep some backups of your system.
Please post back if you have anymore problems or questions.

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