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Blue Screen, Windows is starting up

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  1. dankris610

    dankris610 Thread Starter

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    I have a Gateway laptop. For the past couple of weeks I have been trying to get onto the laptop, but it stops at the blue screena and is says Microsoft Windows XP Windows is starting up...... but then just sits there. It does not do anything else. Please help. What do I need to do. I miss my laptop.

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  2. Rollin' Rog

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    Have you tried all boot options from the F8 boot menu such as Safe Mode and Last Known Good Configuration?
     
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    Yes, I have tried all boot options from the F8 boot menu such as Safe Mode and Last Known Good Configuration. I still get the same blue screen with the same Windows is starting up...... Any additional suggestions?
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    Well there's this, it's usually the option of last resort on a problem like this if you have no other recovery media that might allow you to do a reinstall:


    USING THE RECOVERY CONSOLE TO ACCESS SYSTEM RESTORE


    If you do not have an XP CD download rc.iso from Elvandil's post here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/561576-mom-exe.html#post4622868
    Burn the .iso file to CD. With Nero or Roxio you should only need to "open" the file and it will start the burner's ISO burning program.

    DeepBurner can also be used to burn ISO files, I recommend the “portable” version:

    http://www.deepburner.com/?r=download


    Once that is done, you need to boot with either that or the XP installation CD to the Recovery Console. You may need to ensure that the CD drive is the first boot drive in the BIOS setup if it just boots to the same screen. Setup is accessed by looking for the key to press on the first data you see on the screen -- often F2

    Directions are given here:

    http://attachments.techguy.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=62075

    There are several things to note about this operation.

    1 > it is not a "reinstall" of Windows, but a method of accessing System Restore.

    2 > all command lines are one line with appropriate spacing -- the doc file does not always reflect this.

    3 > you must complete all 3 parts for it to be a proper restore.

    4 > in the first part of this document you are given the command:

    copy C:\windows\repair\system C:\windows\system32\config\system

    you may get a "file not found" when running this command. If you do, substitute this command instead:

    copy C:\windows\repair\system.bak C:\windows\system32\config\system


    >> See also: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us
    note the warning in this article. But if you have an OEM system and no other choice but a clean install -- try it anyway.
     
  5. chandlern2007

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    hey my toshiba laptot has windows home and when i boot it up i go to windows is starting up and it stays to that blue screen
     
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