start windows normally doesnt work?

  [DELETED] 11:56 09 Apr 2006

I had accidently turned of the power as my PC was loading up , so then when i turned it back up it has come up in a black screen saying:-

We apologize for the inconvenience , but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might of caused this.
(then it goes on about what to do with the following options)

-Safe mode
-Safe mode with networking
-Safe mode with command prompt
-Last known good configuration(your most recent settings that worked)
-Start windows normally


it give me them options and when i choose start windows normally it restarts and then brings me to the same screen.
I have also tried Last known good configuration, and that brings me to the same screen aswel.
I can start windows in Safe mode but i dont no how that can help.

Is there any way I can get my Winxp S2 to start up in normall mode?
Any ideas will be most helpful. Thanks

  [DELETED] 12:15 09 Apr 2006

Let it get to Safe Mode and then shut the computer down as you normally would.

Once shut down wait a few seconds then reboot. It should start OK. If not, post back.

  [DELETED] 12:20 09 Apr 2006

I have tried that and it doesnt work.It just comes back to the same black screen.

  rawprawn 12:28 09 Apr 2006

Run a system file check in safe mode. Safe Mode?Start/Run/type sfc /scannow (watch the spacing) you will need your XP CD

  [DELETED] 12:28 09 Apr 2006

I don't have XP myself so can't offer too much in the way of help. Have a read of this thread click here and see if the solution given by Fruit Bat /\0/\ works. I assume you are using Win XP?

  [DELETED] 12:35 09 Apr 2006

i am doing the scan thing, but i dont have the xp cd?

  [DELETED] 12:37 09 Apr 2006

opps , i wrote the last thread before even doing it!,, i have put sfc /scannow in run but it flashes the screen and does nothing.

  howard63 12:45 09 Apr 2006

try rebooting several times xp has the ability to sort itself out - does not always work though you may have to go into safe mode and run system restore.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:03 09 Apr 2006

"i have put sfc /scannow in run"

sfc /scannow problems
click here

  rawprawn 13:20 09 Apr 2006

"i am doing the scan thing, but i dont have the xp cd?"

You can't run a system file check without the XP CD unless you have slipstreamed those files onto your HD

  [DELETED] 18:31 09 Apr 2006

i have tried system restore and then when it restarted it came up to the same black screen.

any ideas?

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