xp pro wont boot

By lansto ·
I cant log into windows. systen reboot while loading. I can log into safe mode, but cant restore using system restore.Need help to boot PC. I dont have a copy of windows and I dont have a floppy disk to boot with. Any suggestions?

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by L-Mo In reply to xp pro wont boot

Have you tried starting a checkdisk from safe mode? I would select both options, and reboot the machine.

Checkdisk info:

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by lansto In reply to Checkdisk

I ran CHKDSK /R but it did?nt work for me

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Well you could try the Ultimate Boot CD

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to yes

Just make sure to download the Ultimate Boot CD not the Add on the page.

But I think you'll need a Recovery Disc to go much further.

Is there a Recovery Partition on the HDD? If there is you could use that to recover from but make sure that you have a Solid Working Backup before starting it.


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how to fix the window xp profeesional boot problem

by technocrat25 In reply to xp pro wont boot

Use Recovery Console
When a Windows XP boot problem is severe, you'll need to use a more drastic approach. The Windows XP CD is bootable and will provide you with access to a tool called Recovery Console.
To boot from the Windows XP CD, insert it into the CD-ROM drive on the problem system and press [Ctrl][Alt][Delete] to reboot the computer. Once the system begins booting from the CD, simply follow the prompts that will allow the loading of the basic files needed to run Setup. When you see the Welcome To Setup screen, shown press R to start the Recovery Console.

You'll then see a Recovery Console menu, It displays the folder containing the operating system's files and prompts you to choose the operating system you want to log on to. Just press the menu number on the keyboard, and you'll be prompted to enter the Administrator's password. You'll then find yourself at the main Recovery Console prompt.

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thanx for the help

by lansto In reply to how to fix the window xp ...

thanx for the help guys, they are all good suggestions, however my boot problem has now escalated. Seems to be some virus attack. I was able to boot into safe mode to see if using cmd would help. Well I decided to run kasparky to scan for infections, it found two. In oder to delete these I had to reboot but now I cant even log into safe mode. any suggestions?

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Depends on weather or not you have a recent backup

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to thanx for the help

If you don't remove the drive fit it to a External USB Caddy or USB Universal Lead and backup your Data to another Storage Device as Plain Unencrypted/Compressed Data.

Then after you have a solid Stable working Backup in place try a In Place Install by following the directions here

Method 2 if you have a M$ Branded XP Install Disc is the best but it requires a M$ Install Disc not a System Makers Recovery Disc.

Method 2: Repair install of Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD
Note If Windows XP was preinstalled on your computer, you may need the installation CD to reinstall. Contact your computer manufacturer to make sure that you have the installation CD for a repair installation.

To reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
The following message on the Welcome to Setup screen will appear:
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair a Windows XP installation by using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
Press ENTER to set up Windows XP.
On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP. After you repair Windows XP, you may have to reactivate your copy of Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310064 ( ) How to troubleshoot Windows XP Setup problems when you upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition
If you successfully completed the reinstallation, congratulations. You are almost done. Please continue to the "After you reinstall Windows XP" section to finish.

If you received an error or if the reinstallation did not finish, unfortunately, this article did not resolve your problem. For your next steps, you may want to ask someone whom you know for help. Or, you may want to contact Microsoft Support to help you resolve this problem.


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PLAGIARISED from Greg Shultz no less ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to how to fix the window xp ...

Compare the above (stolen) answer with #4 in -
'10 things you can do when Windows XP won't boot' by Greg Shultz.

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Well at least OM

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to PLAGIARISED from Greg Shu ...

He's now taken to stealing from one of the best.

Pity that I didn't think of doing that years ago but as it was Cheating when I went to Uni I still consider it cheating and a sign of a Suspect Personality.


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by santeewelding In reply to Well at least OM

Not Suspect Personality; absence of personality, online credentials for which (he) has been frantically cobbling together by any means, fair or foul.

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I dunno.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to PLAGIARISED from Greg Shu ...

I think Greg knows how to speel professional.

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