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#1 gülay

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 05:19 PM

Hi everybody, on starting the computer "Microsoft Windows XP" page opens and after the bar under the logo completed, instead of "Wellcome" screen Microsoft Windows Xp starts again. After this second boot normal wellcome page starts.
-OS windows xp home sp3,
-The above is the only OS installed,
-Installed in C Drive,
- C Drive is not partitioned.
How can I fix this boot problem ?
Thanks everybody.

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#2 Allan

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 05:21 PM

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 06:05 PM

Hi Allan,
Only registry cleaning and optimization done, as far as I remember.
Thanks.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 06:44 PM

gülay wrote:
"Only registry cleaning and optimization...."

Hi, gülay.

Did you back up your registry before you "optimized" it? If so you can remerge the entries that have been "cleaned" from the system. Otherwise... I don't know.

Registy cleaners and optimizers have been the root cause of many a posts in computer related forums worldwide. The programs can often cause more problems that they claim to cure. Fiddlin' with the registry should be performed with great care and greater knowledge.

Do you happen to have restore points that predate this issue?

Edited by bludgard, 06 August 2011 - 06:45 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2011 - 07:02 PM

Hello Bludgard, last restore point is 6th Aug. can't go back to earlier dates or months.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:00 PM

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
  • Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

    The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
  • Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
  • Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
  • Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
  • The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.Louis

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:10 PM

Only one restore point, gülay?

Is this a fresh install of XP? Did you by chance delete all other restore points?

You could run sfc /scannow with install media attached. Or Repair Install. Sorry, I just do not know how to troubleshoot "optimized" registries. :wacko:

You may find some help from this website: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308041




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