Only load from last known good configuration

  exprog 15:23 27 Aug 2011


Over the past few days my machine has developed a problem when loading Windows XP. When I start up, the WINDOWS XP screen appears (The one with the moving blue squares). This then disappears and the m/c just sits there.

The only way I can start XP is to use the 'Last known good configuration', or SAFE mode.

I have done a system restore, ran a virus check,run Ccleaner, and run Malwayebytes.

I have even

        1. Started the M/C from last known good configuration,...  
        2. Taken a System Restore Point,...
        3. Shut down...
        4. Restarted (as in 1)...
        5. Done System Restore, back to 2.

But still no joy!!!

I am now at a loss at what to try next.

Any help would be appreciated.

  birdface 15:55 27 Aug 2011

Switch off windows Automatic updates the next time you do a last good configuration and see if it works Ok then.

It may be a windows update that is stopping it from running properly.

  birdface 15:57 27 Aug 2011

Or make sure it is booting from the proper device.Not a dell computer is it.

  exprog 17:07 27 Aug 2011


Windows update is always turned off, and the computer is not a Dell.

As I have done a system restore, is there anything that happens before whatever is restored is activated.

  birdface 17:25 27 Aug 2011

I take it that it works ok in safe mode.

Maybe run chkdsk in safe mode.

And check device manager to see if any yellow exclamation marks beside any of the drivers.

Or sfc /scannow if you have sp3 xp cd.

Virus Maybe be.have you run any security programs in safe mode or will it not open.

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