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    XP won’t start up past light blue screen

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    by dougiec29 ·

    Windows XP gets to the light blue screen with the XP logo and then stops. It doesn’t do any better booting in safe mode or with the last known good configuration. Any ideas besides a restore disk (I think I’ll try that next if I can find it)?

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    • #3082911

      more info pls?

      by tink! ·

      In reply to XP won’t start up past light blue screen

      Can you explain when about this started happening. And what you have done recently to the computer?

      • #3083370

        Can you…

        by noyoki ·

        In reply to more info pls?

        Boot either to a boot-disk or Knoppix? This will let you know if it is a Windoze problem or a hardware overheating problem… (Most likely it’s M$ Windoze, but never hurts to be sure.)

        And yeah, was there anything that changed? Programs loaded? Computer started to run slow after much ‘net use? (indicating spyware/malware/virus) Drivers changed? Hardware added/subtracted?

        • #3082519

          Reply To: XP won’t start up past light blue screen

          by dougiec29 ·

          In reply to Can you…

          I recently installed internet service, but both Norton and
          Windows SP2 antivirus/firewall were on. The computer worked
          for a few days with the internet and I did a virus scan. The only
          thing that the HP restore disk offers is to reinstall the OS (and
          hardware diagnostics which found no problems). As the
          machine came with XP preinstalled, I don’t have an XP disc to get
          the recovery console intalled, but I’m not sure what I would dd
          with the recovery console anyways. It’s not a primary computer,
          so if your best suggestion is reinstall everything, then let me
          know.

        • #3082494

          XP,XP,XP!

          by dababy ·

          In reply to Reply To: XP won’t start up past light blue screen

          Your HP restore disk is your XP disc. 1) To get to the recovery console, insert your HP disk and reboot. 2) When prompted to press a key to start Setup. 3) At the Setup Notification screen, press ENTER. 4) After the welcome to Setup screen appears, select To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console by pressing R. A menu that lisys one or more Windows XP Professional appears. 5) Type the number corresponding to the installation you want to use, then press ENTER. 6) At the prompt, enter the password ford the local Administrator account to access the contents of the local hard disk. Recovery Console only accepts the local Administrator account password. 7) Use the Recovery Console to replace the file system by typing at the command prompt.
          cd system32\config
          Create backups of the system and software files by typing,
          copy system
          or
          copy software
          Replace the current System or Software file by typing,
          copy..\..\repair\system
          or
          copy..\..repair\software
          Answer the Overwrite system? (Yes/No/All): press Y and the restart your computer.

          If this doesn’t work, there are a few more options we can try! Good Luck!

        • #3082493

          XP,XP,XP!

          by dababy ·

          In reply to Reply To: XP won’t start up past light blue screen

          Your HP restore disk is your XP disc. 1) To get to the recovery console, insert your HP disk and reboot. 2) When prompted to press a key to start Setup. 3) At the Setup Notification screen, press ENTER. 4) After the welcome to Setup screen appears, select To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console by pressing R. A menu that lisys one or more Windows XP Professional appears. 5) Type the number corresponding to the installation you want to use, then press ENTER. 6) At the prompt, enter the password ford the local Administrator account to access the contents of the local hard disk. Recovery Console only accepts the local Administrator account password. 7) Use the Recovery Console to replace the file system by typing at the command prompt.
          cd system32\config
          Create backups of the system and software files by typing,
          copy system
          or
          copy software
          Replace the current System or Software file by typing,
          copy..\..\repair\system
          or
          copy..\..repair\software
          Answer the Overwrite system? (Yes/No/All): press Y and the restart your computer.

          If this doesn’t work, there are a few more options we can try! Good Luck!

        • #3082492

          XP,XP,XP!

          by dababy ·

          In reply to Reply To: XP won’t start up past light blue screen

          Your HP restore disk is your XP disc. 1) To get to the recovery console, insert your HP disk and reboot. 2) When prompted to press a key to start Setup. 3) At the Setup Notification screen, press ENTER. 4) After the welcome to Setup screen appears, select To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console by pressing R. A menu that lisys one or more Windows XP Professional appears. 5) Type the number corresponding to the installation you want to use, then press ENTER. 6) At the prompt, enter the password ford the local Administrator account to access the contents of the local hard disk. Recovery Console only accepts the local Administrator account password. 7) Use the Recovery Console to replace the file system by typing at the command prompt.
          cd system32\config
          Create backups of the system and software files by typing,
          copy system
          or
          copy software
          Replace the current System or Software file by typing,
          copy..\..\repair\system
          or
          copy..\..repair\software
          Answer the Overwrite system? (Yes/No/All): press Y and the restart your computer.

          If this doesn’t work, there are a few more options we can try! Good Luck!

    • #3081780

      blue screen oh god

      by silagy ·

      In reply to XP won’t start up past light blue screen

      just as the day when gates reveled what os? any how have you added any new hardware
      ? if so remove it , if not remove every pci card expect ur vid card , then try to boot to safe modem , you you make it to safe modem , go to start run, cmd, do a chkdsk/f it will tell you files are in use but before you do that also do a scan disk it will tell you the same thing , then reboot and let it scan away, if that does work put in the xp hp disk one , do a repair of windows, and you wont loose anything, someone else posted that fix , thats what i would do after , i tried what i told you , then if either doesnt work do a full format and recovery but only after a data back up , by taking the hd and slaving it to another pc , you can also do that to do a chksk/f fix and scandisk (by hooking up to another pc) any questions email me at silagy@gmail.com

    • #3081942

      Reply To: XP won’t start up past light blue screen

      by cdplayer ·

      In reply to XP won’t start up past light blue screen

      When was the last time that you checked memory? I remember having a similar problem where one laptop had problems similar to yours.

      When was the last time that you defrag your hard drive?

    • #3143106

      XP problem

      by krazykyngekorny ·

      In reply to XP won’t start up past light blue screen

      My son runs about six OS’es on five laptops. One thing he found out is that XP, 2000 or NT can’t run succesfully on FAT32. The system destabilizes after about a year, requiring re-install. Then, if you continue to run FAT32, the time grows shorter, and shorter.

      The solution is, re-install using custom install, and NTFS. Problem solved.

      We have fixed a half-dozen, or so XP systems by doing this. When MS said FAT32 is OK, they lied. That surprises anyone?

      KrazyKyngeKorny

      • #3164724

        SP2

        by g.luis ·

        In reply to XP problem

        Windows works great with FAT32 until you load SP2 which is more NTFS oriented due to the rights issue that FAT32 can?t support. So, if you loaded SP2 on a FAT32 partition, the problem may be right there. SP2 initializes the XP firewall which is (not disclosed) set to run on NTFS only partitions. M$ claims it doesn?t matter but if you know how firewall works, you know it works off rights and FAT32 doesn?t support rights, at least not to the degree of NTFS.

      • #3271070

        Can be fixed

        by pkr9 ·

        In reply to XP problem

        If you for some strange reason have Xp running on FAT32 it is quite easy to change it.

        1.
        Run a chkdsk/f and a defrag just to iron out any snags in the filesystem
        2.
        Open a DOS window and type

        convert C: /FS:NTFS

        It will protest that the disk is locked, but after reboot it will change your filesystem from FAT32 to NTFS. This is a one-way process.

        Probably this PC is beyond that being possible.

    • #2479160

      helllllllllllp

      by sandbox ·

      In reply to XP won’t start up past light blue screen

      my system has refused to boot past the blue screen. and i don’t want to format it ’cause i will loose a lot of documents. what do i do?

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