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Windows XP won't boot after CD Repair install


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#1 valmay

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:53 PM

Hey guys and gals, got a question...:yes:

My MS support contact advised me to use the Operating System Cd...Microsoft Windows
XP Pro SP3 to repair my system...

Everything went well on the CD install until it rebooted...

Now I'm looking at a black screen that states "We apologize for the inconvinience, but
Windows did not start successfully..."

The screen with the 'Start Windows Normally, Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking...etc" and the 30 sec countdown...

And this cycles endlessly. I've tried all the options etc yet to no avail...
And the only way to shut down in manually turn off...

This has me totally puzzled...

System Info...

Computer Manu: Dell
Computer Model: Precision Work Station 360
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80 GHZ
Motherboard: Dell OW2563
Phy Ram: 2.37 GB
OS Name: Win XP Pro SP3 (build 2600) x86

Any ideas would be appreciated...(haven't heard back from my ms contact in days)...
so I'm a little irritated...

Thanks,
Nile

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:39 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

<<My MS support contact advised me...>>

I guess that I don't understand why you didn't get back to this contact...when problems arose.

Your system is a Dell, which, IMO, means that you should have contacted/searched the Dell website...regarding a solution to whatever your unspecified problem was which preceded this attemptd reinstall.

Since you have provided no details about what preceded this stage of your problems....IMO, it's hard to advise/suggest what may have taken place and what the next step should be.

Dell Instructions, Reinstalling O/S.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:21 PM

Hi Louis,
Actually, I did get in contact with the ms contact yet it's an iffy when he contacts me...that's why
I'm reaching out to this forum...thanks for your reply...

The link you sent me (Dell) does actually give me the OS steps to do exactly what I did...repair...
I have a continuing Isass.exe error that doesn't get fixed, no matter what I do...
In addition, IEPROXY.dll file is missing.

So with boot into Recovery Console, I did the following...

C:

CD C:\Windows\System32
REN lsass.exe lsass.old
Expand D:\i386\lsass.ex_ lsass.exe

Didn't solve anything...

Continuing,
I was advised to Run the System Files Checker (SFC). This didn't solve anything...

Below are the problems I was having...

1. Internet Explorer did not work. Runtime error message when attempting to run IE Troubleshooter.

(I did get IE working, by copy/paste files from another computer into the IE folders, it dumped IE8 and I
was up and running with IE7...)

2. Search is not responding.
(Found out it actually was working, yet real real slow...)

3. Windows updates won't open
(This was solved when IE7 took over)

4. The Drive D shows nothing when flash drive installed in USB
(This was never fixed.)

5. Restore Function fails

6. The application error was received.

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The following entries were performed and problems solved.

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search.imesh.com/


O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com

IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {474597C5-AB09-49d6-A4D5-2E8D7341384E} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: IEGBH0 - {9F3209E2-334B-41E9-B09C-703F398742E7} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: Ask Toolbar BHO - {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} - C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Ask Toolbar - {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} - C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll

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Is there an instructional on how to use the "Boot Disk ver 2010. Recovery, Repair, Rescue, Fix MS Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista 7 ?
This is as far as I've gotten...maybe with the Boot Disk repair I can get these problems solved...

Actually, I'm still at the black screen recycling and can't go any further...I really don't want to do a full reinstall...
If there is a way to save my data then a full reinstall would have to be ok...

Thanks

Edited by valmay, 10 October 2010 - 01:29 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:41 PM

BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html

Sounds to me as if the system might be infected.

Repair installs are ineffective against malware, IMO...since a repair install only impacts system files.

Might be worthwhile to visit BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html

Louis

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:22 AM

It sounds like you managed to do a repair install with a SP2 or prior slipstreamed version of the OS. Download and resinstall SP3 then IE8 and other updates.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 01:53 AM

Ok, I did the paralell reinstall on windows xp...and all went well...
except for no Internet access...

Found out that these reinstalls, you end up with ie6 since I did have ie7.
So I installed ie7. no results...

Doing a little more research, I ended up in Device Manager...
All looked good except for Yellow? = other devices...?ethernet controller...?muti-
media audio controller...
All three yellow
So I guess these are drivers I need.
You have any idea of how to get the right ones...I'll have to download to
another computer and slap on a cd...

Thanks

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:03 AM

You can download the drivers from the Dell web site.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 10:56 PM

That's what I did, I decided to read up on 'fresh clean installs' and went ahead with it...
Thanks all you guys for the help! :thumbsup:

Edited by valmay, 13 October 2010 - 10:58 PM.


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Posted 13 October 2010 - 11:39 PM

Glad you got going. :thumbsup:




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