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XP crash

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by on2line2, Dec 29, 2001.

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  1. on2line2

    on2line2 Thread Starter

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    Win XP Home Edition was installed on my PC, beginning to get familiar with new windows, features, etc. for several days. Worked like a charm. That is, until I decided I wanted to make a shortcut icon to put on my desktop for an e-mail link. After OKing "this will put an icon on your desktop" my initial desktop disappeared, all links to other open windows were gone, and I was left with one desktop window with the one icon I had just created with no taskbar, toolbar, etc. Win XP froze. Nothing worked. I tried to reboot but it would not load Win XP. I loaded my XP CD and tried to boot from it…………no luck, keep getting the following message: "file\i386\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded, error code is 7, setup can not continue, press any key to exit" What would you do to regain use of computer?

    Questions, suggestions, etc. appreciated…………contact here or thru "[email protected]"
     
  2. Dan O

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    NTKRNLMP is Windows Kernel, which must be damaged. It should be able to be fixed by using the Windows XP CD. I suspect your CD is not listes as the first boot device. You need to go into BIOS Setup and set the Boot squence. To access BIOS setup look for a message when the PC is first powered on, it usually depress the Del key on any PCs. A Repair option is available one you are able to boot using the CD.

    Good luck.
     
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