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My Computer Keeps Booting Into The Recovery Mode.does Anyone Know What I Can Do


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#1 vistawizz008

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:39 AM

Hi im new here and have recently registered, I was wondering if anyone knew what i could do because my computer keeps booting up and then going straight to the recovery programme which i only used to use if i wanted to restore my computer to a previous date. when it goes there it asks me two options, to reset my computer to when it was purchased, completely or partially. i had done both of these things in the hope that it would go back to normal but it hasnt and i guess i lost all my data. also it asks me whether i want to roll my computer back to a previous date, this is after i reset it to the day it was purchased completely. this is the only screen i see and the furthest my computer will go once booted and the screen will be blue. it also gets larger as if its about to go into safe mode but then takes me to a recovery programme. i have no idea why this has happened, but i dont know how to take this off, is there anyone who can help. much appreciated.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:49 AM

System manufacturer and model, please?

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:16 AM

System manufacturer and model, please?

Louis


It is windows xp and packerd bell.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:19 AM

I would really appreciate help.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:30 AM

Try this:

1. Open My computer and click Tools->Folder Options
2. Hit View and scroll down to "Hide protected operating system files" and uncheck, then apply-->ok
3. Check "Show hidden files and folder"
4. Open your C: drive ( or whatever letter your windows is installed on )
5. Open the file Boot.ini with Notepad and post it here.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:42 AM

Thank you Gabisonfire, that would be easy except the problem is it wont boot up at all. it only boots in the recovery mood, when the screen is blue, giving me those two options and its either i restart and go through the same process or select one of the options and the computer will automatically restart and get back to the way it was.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:46 AM

Oh .. my bad.

I confused recovery mode and safe mode. Still,

Can you boot the recovery console? Maybe fixing mbr would solve your problem.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:50 AM

Oh right okay, so how would i do that and i dont know how to boot recovery console, how can i do that do you know?

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:58 AM

Ok,

Insert you xp cd into your drive and reboot.
Xp setup should pop in, let it go. ( press any key when you will be prompted if you wanna boot form the CD/DVD ) ( that assuming your boot sequence is set to detect your dvd first, if not, you can press F8 when your bios screen appears to chosse from where you wanna boot. )
You will be prompted with many option and you will be able to press R for repair. The recovery console should load. ( it's habitually quite long )
You will be prompted for the windows installation you want to use. ( hoping you only have one )
Then type in fixmbr and hit enter, ignore the warning and enter Y and press enter. Enter exit and press enter but remove your xp cd from the drive. See what happens. If you have the same problem again your can also try the same process but using the fixboot instead.

Tell me if that worked!

Edited by Gabisonfire, 14 August 2008 - 04:00 AM.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:54 AM

thank you very much i'll try that.

which xp cd do i put in though, whats written on it?

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:56 AM

Ok, I guess you don't have a Xp cd since you bought a prebuilt computer. Ok, i'll get back to you shortly with some more information. Won't be long I promess.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:59 AM

Ok,
The best thing to do, I guess, would be to get a Xp cd from a friend and do the above steps. Else you'll be forced to put in your backup cd =/
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