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XP won't start up past light blue screen

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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more info pls?

by Tink! In reply to XP won't start up past li ...

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

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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?

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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.

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XP,XP,XP!

by dababy In reply to

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<drive:\path\filename>
or
copy software<drive:\path\filename>
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!

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XP,XP,XP!

by dababy In reply to

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<drive:\path\filename>
or
copy software<drive:\path\filename>
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!

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XP,XP,XP!

by dababy In reply to

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<drive:\path\filename>
or
copy software<drive:\path\filename>
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!

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blue screen oh god

by silagy In reply to XP won't start up past li ...

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

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by cdplayer In reply to XP won't start up past li ...

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?

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XP problem

by KrazyKyngeKorny In reply to XP won't start up past li ...

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

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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.

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