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windows xp home edition sp3 BSoD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by XPUser1991, Nov 30, 2011.

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  1. XPUser1991

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    my grandfather turned on his computer this morning only to find that it won't boot, he has a dell dimension 8300,
    i've tried Last Known Good Configuration, but that doesn't work either, and i can't boot into safe mode. can i simply replace "\systemroot\system\config\software"?
     
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    Is the primary hard drive being recognized? Go to start-up BIOS and take a look. Sometimes data and power connections get loose.
     
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    yes the computer is recognizing the drive, i get the boot menu for xp, but none of the options work (EG: safe mode, Last known good configuration, etc, etc.) i tried following microsoft KB article KB307545, i created a file called regcopy1.txt with
    is there a way that i can copy the "\systemroot\system32\config\software" file from another installation of winxp home sp3?
     
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