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My laptop won't start or show anything when installing XP...I really need some help

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by TripleH2k3, Jul 14, 2007.

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  1. TripleH2k3

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    A few days ago I did something to the registry that resulted in my laptop not being able to stay on for more than a few minutes at a time.......I did manage to get it to stay on long enough to start a install of Windows XP PRO but it kept stopping with 9 or 7 minutes remaining (it totally froze so I had to manually power it down).....and now if it gets past the black Win XP loading screen then it goes to a blank blue screen and won't let me do anything. I think I made another mistake when trying to reinstall....I selected upgrade when I probably should have selected new install.

    I can enter safe mode but it says that Windows XP can not install in safe mode and has to restart........then goes back to the same old problem. I have it setup so that my cd-rom boots first but it doesn't load anything now.

    I asked about this registry problem before but no one would help me either on here or on the phone and I have NO idea what to do.

    Is there any possible way of deleting the partition and installing windows with all of the problems I mentioned above. I have no money right now so I can't take it in to get it fixed so right now I am without a computer and I'm forced to talk through my uncles pc. Someone Please help me.
     
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    It sounds like you cannot get into Windows at all. If you can get into Windows (even in Safe mode), the first thing you should try is a System Restore and roll back to a date when the computer worked.

    There is a way from the command line to restore a backup of the registry, but you need to know what the backup is named and that it is good. I don't really know how to do that, so hopefully someone else will post that info.

    Otherwise, I'd double-check that the boot order is correct. I've made BIOS changes and forgot to F10 to save and would have sworn I did.

    If you can get it to boot from the Windows CD, you might be able to recover using the recovery console. Instructions on how to access and use it are at:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

    If you installed the recovery console prior to this problem, the article has instructions on loading the console.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. TripleH2k3

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    Pausebreak..........thank you for your reply. I couldn't log in to windows at all.......safe mode or normal and since my registry was messed up it kept freezing and shutting me down........I was finally able to load a cd and it took several times to power the pc back on to continue the installation........I messed that up so I redid it and deleted the partition after that I was able to reinstall and everything works fine.

    Thanks again for the post.....I asked about this before but no one posted a reply.
     
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