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Black And White Screen Windows Did Not Start Successfully


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#1 Buckoeye

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:02 PM

I am not a computer expert. The problem is I am running windows Xp HOME EDITION. When I go to start windows, I keep getting the screen We apologize for the inconvenience but windows did not start successfully. If I highlight start windows normally nothing happens and the system keeps circling back to this page over and over......

So I went on the web, I read many articles that stated to use your windows XP disk as a boot disk... so I installed it and get the WINDOWS SET-up Blue screen. On the bottom of the screen it goes through a process SETUP is loading files......

SeTup is starting windows.....

Welcome to setup

This portion f the setup program prepares Microsoft Windows to run on your computer..

To set-up windows XP now press Enter

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console press R.

So I press R..........

I get to a C:\> My question is what do I need to type in this line to get the recovery process started....... PLEASE HELP

I DO NOT WANT TO FORMAT over existing system losing all my data.....

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:08 PM

I believe what you are trying to do is a "Repair Install". See the link below for detailed instructions on how to do this.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
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