not able to start window XP Pro

  pablofan99 15:53 26 Nov 2005

during a virus update this morning my machine shut down and now wont start windows. Have had a couple of successes in starting in safe mode, but then just gets into a loop and end up back on flying window screen and then apology for not starting windows, and we start all over again - safe mode has disappeared. Any ideas?

  mgmcc 16:22 26 Nov 2005

From the Boot Menu (tap "F8" after powering on and until the Boot Menu appears), can you boot "SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT ONLY"? If so, try running System Restore from the Command Prompt:


Alternatively, from the same Boot Menu, can you launch the "Last Known Good Configuration"?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:37 26 Nov 2005

Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see 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 using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

REpair XP
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