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#1 shawnroche


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Posted 13 December 2007 - 08:31 AM

Well i just joined the fourm mostly because i have one simple question, How do i prefoprm a system reboot?? but heres the trick, i cant log in, i cant get by a message window asking me whether i want to start my computor in safe, safe with networking, safe with cmd, or start with last known good configuration. Obviously none of these options are working my system tells me im missing SPTD.sys, i called dell sum guy i could barely understand told me ctrl F11 would do it, well its not working, i got teh new disks and :thumbsup: im ready to go i just need to know what keys to actually push! THanks in adanCe

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 10:24 AM

Welcome to BC shawnroche

Instructions for rebooting in "Safe Mode".

If, you cannot boot up in Normal or Safe mode, see:
"What to Do When XP or 2000 Won't Boot".
"10 things you can do when Windows XP won't boot".
"How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting".
"Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option".
"Langa Letter: XP's Little-Known 'Rebuild' Command" easy fix for "Missing HAL.DLL," "Invalid Boot.Ini," and several other fatal startup errors.

If you don't have your XP CD you can download a Recovery Console ISO file and burn it as an image to a disk to get a bootable CD which will startup the Recovery Console for troubleshooting and fixing purposes. This is especially useful for those with OEM systems with factory restore partitions or disks but no original installation CD. Also read Creating A Windows XP Recovery Console CD Image.

Another option is a Windows XP bootable Floppy Disk:
"Resolving Boot Issues with a Boot Floppy Disk".
"BC's Tutorial: Using a Windows XP bootable Floppy Disk".
"How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks". The Setup boot disks are available so that you can run the Setup program on computers that cannot use a bootable CD-ROM.
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