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Win XP Will not boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mrcobra, Oct 6, 2003.

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  1. Mrcobra

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    Ok guys & Gals, I got an HP with win xp on it and I am having some troubles. It will NOT BOOT ! It gets to the "loading windows" screen and does absolutley "nothing". It shuts down and then goes to that screen again. Several hrs past and it just kept doing the same thing. Helpppppppppp

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  2. Cookies

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    Try booting from your CD. Pop it in and reboot. See if Windows loads.
     
  3. Mrcobra

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    It never came with a cd.
     
  4. mobo

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    Try restarting it and this time immediately start tapping the f8 key until a black screen with white lettering appears. Choose last known good configuration
     
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    Mobo, if he still can't boot from last good known config, he may still be able to recover using a Knoppix disk.

    http://www.shockfamily.net/cedric/knoppix/

    Ok, I'll go back to sleep now :) The oranges I tell ya!
     
  6. mobo

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    They are good disks to have Cookie but they are not very popular among windows users. I myself have red Hat , mandrake suse and knoppix...Just don't have enough time or energy to learn the stuff.
     
  7. Mrcobra

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    When I do the F8, it gets me to the screen with the option of restoring to last known good config, I choose that and the computer resarts again and then I get this error. "System is not fully installed, please run set up again" This is an endless cycle every time it tries to start up again.

    I don't know anyting about these Knoppix disk and if they are safe to try out

    Cobra
     
  8. mobo

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    Do you have an xp cd ?
     
  9. Mrcobra

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  10. mobo

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    Try the preious route again and this time choose command prompt and type c:\windows\system\restore\rstui.exe to attempt a system restore from outside of windows.
     
  11. tehon3299

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    The HP's do not come with a restore CD since they included an HP Restore Partition (dumbest thing HP has ever done!). We have seen a couple of these situations at work with the exact same message. Try using the command it shows you when you start up to reinstall windows and then use the restore option from there.

    --Tehon
     
  12. zack520

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    Yeah, you've got a big problem there!, try getting a copy of Win. XP from a buddy if you can!
     
  13. Mrcobra

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    Problem solved: Bad HD
     
  14. Cookies

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    Ouch; glad you resolved it :)
     
  15. Whiteskin

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    Cool. So was the restore partition burned aswell? If so then did you have to go out and repurchase xp?
     
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