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#1 jonb23

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:41 PM

I was trying to repair a software installation (Iomegatools) by removing and reinstalling this software. My system froze after the installation and I shut down the computer and tried to restart Windows XP. On restart, I get a black screen with white type indicating I have an invalid system configuration. It suggests I run Setup to input the correct date and time. When I get past that it starts to load windows XP but freezes on a blue screen with the Windows XP logo but no User logon information. Any suggestions?

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:51 PM

Have you tried to start the machine in safe mode and use XP system restore yet?
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 02:06 PM

How do you start machine in safe mode?

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 02:14 PM

"SAFE MODE instructions"

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 02:18 PM

Thanks!! I'll try this and post back later - I'm on another PC now (obviously).

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 02:34 PM

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 09:35 AM

I tried this and the screen still froze on the Windows XP logo. I ran safe mode with command prompt and it got stuck on a file called "iomdisk.sys". This may make some sense since I installed Iomegatools when the problem started. Perhaps this system file is corrupt and is preventing my computer from booting up.

Any suggestions on how to get around this and perhaps delete this file?

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 05:44 AM

You can use a copy of the Ultimate Boot CD or Bart PE to get access to the files ( http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ or http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/ ) and delete it from there.

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