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#1 rico002

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 02:50 PM

hello, my sister has this issue. she boots her computer and it doesnt load past the welcome screen(light blue screen with welcome lol). i boot in safe mode w/o networking and it works, but when i try with networking it doesnt. i also ran recovery console chkdsk /p and /r and fixboot and fixmbr and still same problem, i ran malwarebytes/avg, ccleaners registry "cleaner" to no avail. any suggestions?!?!?!?!

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:24 PM

If Safe Mode works but Safe Mode with Networking doesn't work then that would suggest to me that the problem may lie with the network adaptor driver. You could try reinstalling it.
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:51 PM

ill give that shot, will update after!

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:49 PM

well that didnt work, when i tried reinstalling it would just stay in the starting installation part, it wouldnt actually start...also i put in an old hdd and installed windows and it booted fine then i installed the same lan driver and it works fine. any other ideas please, thanks

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:21 PM

You could try reinstalling the wireless driver.

Otherwise, maybe you should try a repair install:

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:27 PM

You could try reinstalling the wireless driver.

Otherwise, maybe you should try a repair install:

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install



i tried to do repair and not recovery but the R option doesnt appear after i press F8 to agree then it shows my hdds/ partitions there is no option for repair, only install and delete and esc. how would i reinstall the wireless driver ?

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:37 PM

How to update a Windows hardware driver

The tutorial uses the video driver as an example but hopefully it gives enough detail for you to update the wireless driver.
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 12:51 PM

i have all the updated drivers and wireless one too. but it wont let me reinstall the nic driver in safe mode...what could have caused this? could it be a faulty hdd? if so howcome it lets me boot in safe mode?!

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:04 PM

View the log file size, and if it is over capacity then that could cause the issue. At the welcome screen hit ctrl+alt+del itll bring up a classic NT/2000 login screen. It will provide you with more information then the welcome screen will.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:47 PM

A faulty hard drive is always a possibility I guess. You could run a diagnostic test on the drive if you are worried about it.

Another thing you could try is a repair install.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:47 PM

View the log file size, and if it is over capacity then that could cause the issue. At the welcome screen hit ctrl+alt+del itll bring up a classic NT/2000 login screen. It will provide you with more information then the welcome screen will.


i cant press ctrl alt del, it just has my mouse cursor and it moves and stuff but it just stays there..also today i ran malwarebytes, and during that my avg found something in the system restore or sumthing like. where can i see this log file? how do i fix it

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:29 PM

A faulty hard drive is always a possibility I guess. You could run a diagnostic test on the drive if you are worried about it.

Another thing you could try is a repair install.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install


icant see the link cause im at work, but im assuming its the with using the xp cd and Repair option right? becuase ive tried that and it doesnt give me a Repair option but i have dont the recovery console to no avail

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 06:55 PM

Sorry, I forgot I had already recommended a repair install in a previous post.

Maybe you could try running the System File Checker in Safe Mode.

How to Use SFC.EXE to Repair System Files
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:20 PM

Sorry, I forgot I had already recommended a repair install in a previous post.

Maybe you could try running the System File Checker in Safe Mode.

How to Use SFC.EXE to Repair System Files



no worries, ill ty this when i get home(should be shortly) and update. thanks!

Edit: i get a server error message stating the server not being available.

Edited by rico002, 09 February 2010 - 09:05 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2010 - 12:37 PM

this is the thing i found in the system restore

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