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Windows will not boot - even in Safe Mode


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#1 slytherinette

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 12:08 PM

I know what the problem is. I know how to fix it, of course i cant fix it if my Windows XP Media Edition will simply not boot. The problem is in ntoskrnl.exe. When I try to load windows in safe mode it doesn't get past that file, and of course that being the first file that it loads, it doesn't get anywhere. I had a recovery disk, but it wont recover so it's useless. I have the original Windows disk and loaded it temporarily onto an extra hard drive I had and then tried to make a boot disk from it but it only gives me a command prompt with nothing useful.

I am going to try and get a hold of a Linux boot up disk so that way i can get into it without having to load Windows, but that might take away because i have to track down My teacher that has one. What I want to know if there is other way that I can try.

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 12:53 PM

If you have the original Windows XP CD, why not boot from it and run the repair option to restore the corrupted file?
Put the XP CD in your computer and boot from the CD. When requested, press ENTER to INSTALL XP.
- NOW it will ask you if you would like to repair XP. Select YES.

This will appear to be a normal install of Windows XP (it will look almost
exactly the same as when you installed it the first time), but it's not.
None of your files will be deleted. Windows XP is just refreshing the
drivers, etc. that it installed on it with clean copies.

#3 slytherinette

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 05:52 PM

I tryed it out on the hard drive that i loaded XP on to help me solve the problem and everything looks like it worked. I do have one question before I do it: Will i have to reactivate windows?

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 11:06 PM

the LEGAL answer is you will have to enter the original product key.
If that is an "issue" with you, and you use a "pirated" key, you wont go to microsoft prison but you WILL have issues updating the OS.




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