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Windows XP will not reboot

By heckfire ·
It is a Sharp laptop with Windows XP home edition. The client said "I deleted some software and when I tried to restart -- it tries but fails."

First Error: 0280: Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used F1 to continue F2 setup

WXP tries to start and than gives you a blue screen with the 2nd error: autochk program not found - skipping autocheck

It than restarts itself and tries to boot into WxP again.

I have tried all of the following:

1. safe mode
2. boot to last known configuration
3. debug mode

and none of them work.

All help is greatly appreciated.

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by bluenose5709 In reply to Windows XP will not reboo ...

in this instance i would resort to using the windows xp recovery console, here is how:

1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.

2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

3. When the Recovery Console menu is displayed, a numbered list of the Windows installations on the computer is displayed (usually only one entry-c:\Windows-exists). Press a number before you press ENTER, even when only one entry appears. If you press ENTER without choosing a number, the computer restarts and begins the process again.

4. When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

for a full list of options / commands that can be used from here type HELP and hit enter, for info on a specific command type HELP COMMANDNAME and hit enter.

I would try two options, 1st would be to try he "fixboot" this writes a new boot sector on the system partition.

if this didnt work then try "Fixmbr" this option repairs the boot partition's master boot code. The variable device is an optional name that specifies the device that needs a new MBR; omit this variable when the target is the boot device.

I hope that this is of some use to you? i would be interested to know the outcome.

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by a_dempsky In reply to Windows XP will not reboo ...

Try this and see if it works:
Restart your computer, and then press F8 or what ever you need to to get the promt during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a command prompt.

Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

This should restore your computer to an earlier state.
Good luck

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by dmiles In reply to Windows XP will not reboo ...

CMOS configuration information has been corrupted.
Reboot computer press desinated key to enter cmos setup,using the computer manual reset the system configuration to default,manually set the hard drive to auto.
When prompted save the changes and exit

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by Mr.Wiz In reply to Windows XP will not reboo ...

Sounds like a reinstall from the recovery console. Also, you might let the guy know what a twit he his and tell hime not to delete files when he doesn't know what he is doing.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Windows XP will not reboo ...

I would bet that when the application or whatever was removed he chose to remove all Shared Files so you'll be missing several DLL's that will prevent the machine Booting and the only real solution is to do a repair install of the OS and work from there to see what else needs reloading. If he removed shared DLL there will be more than just the OS not working quite a few installed Applications will be unusable as well.

Tell him that if he wants to remove applications Never Chose to Remove Shared Files.

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