Windows XP Startup in Text Mode

  WardaleM 14:19 19 Jun 2005

My son "tried to fix a problem" on my PC by going into msconfig and selecting the restart in text mode option.

He then got stuck and gave up.

How do I get windows back?

Help me please before I go insane!

  De Marcus 14:23 19 Jun 2005

Do you mean diagnostic startup?

  De Marcus 14:25 19 Jun 2005

or ms-dos ?

  De Marcus 14:26 19 Jun 2005

Either way, turn the pc on tapping the f8 key as it switches on until you get a list of options, choose the last known good configuration one and press enter

  woodchip 14:31 19 Jun 2005

can you tick this thread and use other

  woodchip 14:32 19 Jun 2005

can you tick this thread and use other

  WardaleM 14:34 19 Jun 2005

De Marcus

When windows starts it has Safe Mode in each corner, no icons and an ms-dos list on the left.

When I try to start in last known good setup it gets back to the same thing.

  De Marcus 14:37 19 Jun 2005

Can you go to start, run and type MSCONFIG in the run box?

  WardaleM 14:43 19 Jun 2005

De Marcus,

There is no start icon or toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Just the MSDos list.

I might be able to run msconfig from there, but I don't know where in the directory structure it is.

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