Windows not starting up!

  peachtea 19:06 20 Jul 2007
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Hello, I have windows XP, (on an E-Systems computer) and it starts normally. Yet when it comes up the typical windows loading screen with the scrolling loading bar at the bottom, then it restarts.
I have pressed f8 to bring up the menu where you can choose to safemode etc, and have tried all of these options, but they all just restart the computer.
I searched on the internet but could not find a solution.
Thankyou if you can help!

  VoG II 19:09 20 Jul 2007
  Terry Brown 20:27 20 Jul 2007

If you have an original XP CD,from the command box type 'msiexec /f' (without speech marks). this will force XP to check it systems and repair /replace any defective files..
For more help goto Help & Support and enter Repair.

I have not tried this myself, however I would suggest you back up all critical user files and your Email documents first.
Terry

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:49 20 Jul 2007

I think is just to repair the microsoft installer package,not the windows operating system.

click here

Failing at the loading bar is usually a driver problem but if you can't get into safe mode then you probably need a XP CD todo a repair
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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  sparkyuk 20:50 20 Jul 2007

I found this link for you, have a good read before doing anything

click here

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