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Windows Will Not reboot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by WirelessAlum, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. WirelessAlum

    WirelessAlum Thread Starter

    Jan 27, 2011
    On a HP 4200+ with AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual core running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, on startup the screen goes to black screen with message "we apologize for the inconveniece, but Windows did not start successfully..." When try to start in either any Safe Mode, Choose Last Known Good Config, or Start Windows Normally; it shows the Windows screen (in the latter two options) for a few seconds, then shows "no signal" and returns to the blue start screen with ESC for Boot menu and then to same error screen.
    If first go to Windows Recovery Console, get Blue Screen that "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent further damage to your computer..." The Technical Information on the Stop error screen reads "STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x89B1c008, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000)"
    Also noted that the DVD-RW drive will open, but the DVD-ROM drive will not.

    Any suggestions to get back on computer without recovery and wiping out everything?
  2. Saga Lout

    Saga Lout

    Sep 15, 2004
    That error message can point to problems with the file system and may sometimes be cured by the use of Checkdisk. If you have an XP CD, run that and proceed as far as the choice between Enter for installing and pressing R for Repair. You'll be invited to choose the installation to repair and that will usually be number 1 and when you reach the Command Prompt, type chkdsk /r (including the space before the /) and press Enter.

    A five stage process will run after which you need to press Enter to restart - hopefully into XP, then choose Safe Mode to ease it gently back into running smoothly.
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