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Can't boot XP at all


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#1 Elexander

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 07:27 PM

Hi, i was trying to boot into safemode to remove a virus but everytime i tried to do it using the tap c key option it kept giving me a BSOD. I read that you could get it to boot into safemode by selecting safeboot in the boot.ini file in the msconfig file which i did. Now it's stuck trying to boot in safeboot and keeps crashing and i can't get it to boot normal to change it back. Do any of you know how to use the xp cd's recovery console to change the boot mode back to normal so I can get on and get my files off? I've decided to just reformat once i get back on.

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 07:33 PM

Type these commands in the Recovery Console:

ren C:\Boot.ini Boot.ini.bak
exit

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 07:51 PM

Bless you sir! You are a true savior, you have no idea the kind of horror solutions i was hearing i'd have to do to fix this lol Thank you again for all of your help.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:00 PM

You're welcome.
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:24 PM

Hmmm, odd. I thought the recovery console couldn't access files outside of %systemroot% :thumbsup:




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