Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

I think I broke it :-D


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Torgar

Torgar

  • Members
  • 24 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:06 AM

Posted 27 August 2005 - 07:32 PM

Well.... ho humm... I really did it this time :thumbsup:

One day I shut down my computer. The next day it won't boot past loading the desltop background..... it would load the background and never progress any further. I restarted and this time in safe mode, tried to fix it using what knowledge I had ( :flowers: ).... no go.

Now, no matter how many times I hit F8 I am not getting the menu to select safe mode :-D The only thing I can do is hit delete and go into the configuring of the computer. Is there any home solution for this or should I take it somewhere? :trumpet:

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Enthusiast

Enthusiast

  • Members
  • 5,898 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Local time:04:06 AM

Posted 27 August 2005 - 09:42 PM

Start tapping the f8 key as soon as the hard drive starts turning. Keep tapping it until it gives you a choice of how to boot.

What op system are you using?

#3 Torgar

Torgar
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 24 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:06 AM

Posted 27 August 2005 - 11:31 PM

I tried..... it ignores it :thumbsup:

Windows XP


Really at a loss as to what made it do this :flowers:

#4 Bear

Bear

  • Members
  • 342 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:South East Texas
  • Local time:04:06 AM

Posted 28 August 2005 - 12:05 AM

Try this please, click Start, Run, type msconfig, click the BOOTINI tab, now check the box in the screen shot below. Now click Apply and then OK. Restart the computer and you should be in safemode.

Posted Image

Edit: damn I'm blind,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you aren't able to get into Windows so my sugestion is crap :thumbsup:

Edited by Bear, 28 August 2005 - 12:08 AM.

Posted Image


My System Specs


Comptia A+, Network + & MCP certified.

#5 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:03:06 AM

Posted 28 August 2005 - 12:16 AM

Do you have the XP CD? You maybe able to use the repair opition if you boot from the CD.
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#6 Torgar

Torgar
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 24 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:06 AM

Posted 28 August 2005 - 08:13 AM

Yup, safe mode is a bit tricky to do :thumbsup:

Booting from the CD though.... I think I'll go try that now.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users