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#1 fire_poi

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:37 AM

XP Computer is booting up to the menu saying that Windows has not launched properly with the options for Safe Mode and to boot windows normally.

If you select safe mode it freezes up. If you select to start windows normally it loads - then you get a blue screen of death quickly then restarts computer and goes back to the black screen saying that windows cannot boot properly.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:12 PM

Try a repair of the os installation.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:17 PM

I have the windows CD and have tried to get it to Read the CD but it just takes me to the black screen with the option of how to boot windows

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 02:13 PM

Can you get into the BIOS?

If so, then change the boot options. Make the CD/DVD drive the first option, rather than the hard drive.

Let us know if you can do that or not.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 04:18 PM

Hi fire_poi,

Before going for a repair install you may try a couple of simple things:

1. Turn off and the unplug the PC and the monitor. Wait for about 30 sec and plug them and turn on PC.

2. If it didn't help turn off and the unplug the PC and the monitor. remove the case, make sure you ground yourself to avoid static shock to the sensitive parts. Then remove the RAM kits , plug the PC, then unplug and place the RAM kits. Plug the PC and the monitor and turn on them.

3. I don't know if your system has this one. If the step 2 did not worked turn off and unplug the PC and the monitor. Search for a coin battery, remove it place it upside down and wait for about 10 sec. It should reset your BIOS to original set up. Place the battery back into its original state. Then plug the PC and the monitor and turn on. If it worked you the PC boots but you have to rest the date and the time and eventually the other changes you have made before in your BIOS set up like the order of the boot (setting the controller to read hard drive first or CD-ROM drive first, or if you have turned off any on board devices).

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 04:45 PM

Have you tried selecting "Last known good configuration" from the Safe Mode menu?
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 05:15 PM

Have you tried selecting "Last known good configuration" from the Safe Mode menu?



Didn't think of that. It worth a try before anything else.

Edited by farbar, 08 April 2008 - 05:20 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2008 - 06:35 PM

Hi fire_poi,

Before going for a repair install you may try a couple of simple things:

1. Turn off and the unplug the PC and the monitor. Wait for about 30 sec and plug them and turn on PC.

2. If it didn't help turn off and the unplug the PC and the monitor. remove the case, make sure you ground yourself to avoid static shock to the sensitive parts. Then remove the RAM kits , plug the PC, then unplug and place the RAM kits. Plug the PC and the monitor and turn on them.

3. I don't know if your system has this one. If the step 2 did not worked turn off and unplug the PC and the monitor. Search for a coin battery, remove it place it upside down and wait for about 10 sec. It should reset your BIOS to original set up. Place the battery back into its original state. Then plug the PC and the monitor and turn on. If it worked you the PC boots but you have to rest the date and the time and eventually the other changes you have made before in your BIOS set up like the order of the boot (setting the controller to read hard drive first or CD-ROM drive first, or if you have turned off any on board devices).



sorry didn't mention its a laptop

and yes i have tried last good configuration

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:32 PM

Try running chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console.
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 08:04 PM

Try running chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console.


i tried the chkdsk /r and it told me there was one or more areas that could not be repaired or recoverd. How can I run the recovery throught the CD

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 10:02 PM

If chkdsk is showing errors then it may be time to replace your hard drive. If you go to the website of the drive manufacturer you should be able to download a diagnostic tool to test the drive.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 10:07 PM

If chkdsk is showing errors then it may be time to replace your hard drive. If you go to the website of the drive manufacturer you should be able to download a diagnostic tool to test the drive.

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools



can't download anything since the computer won't start up

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 10:10 PM

They should have an .iso file for download which will create a boot disk; therefore, you can still use it even if Windows won't boot.

What make is your hard drive?
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 10:25 PM

They should have an .iso file for download which will create a boot disk; therefore, you can still use it even if Windows won't boot.

What make is your hard drive?



its a dell laptop

so i download the iso and burn it to disk and boot from that? Will that allow windows to load?

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 10:28 PM

Yeah, you burn the .iso to a CD "as an .iso" and then use that CD to boot your computer. It won't load Windows, but a "custom operating system" that contains the diagnostic tool that you can use to test your hard drive. For burning .iso files I like to use DeepBurner, which is a freeware burning program.
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