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XP Pro not booting up properly!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by exp33, Jul 29, 2006.

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  1. exp33

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    Hi,

    I have XP Pro installed which has been running without any problems on my laptop. This morning when I booted up, I logged in and then nothing happened - I merely get a blue screen. The only thing I can access via 'Ctrl, Alt, Delete' is the Windows Security Box. When I open the 'Task Manager' screen, it shows that no programs have loaded. I can see that several services are running.
    I can view all folders and files through 'Task Manger'. I can copy files from 'Task Manager' onto my memory stick. I am not able to start any programs either. I am able to shut down okay.

    I have tried the following without any success:
    1. Booting in safe mode - same outcome
    2. Used a Win XP CD to boot up with and tried to recover -
    3. ran a chkdsk - seems HDD is okay

    I am currently running WinXP SP1
    I have not loaded any new programs or harware recently.
    I have an up to date AntiVirus program - Panda Titanium IS 2006

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Rich
     
  2. Tabvla

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    Exp33 wrote.....

    Rich, I am a little confused. You say you merely get a blue screen. Do you mean the BSOD screen? If you are only getting a blue screen how are you getting to Task Manager, how are you running chkdsk.... ? :confused:

    Can you clarify. Tks
     
  3. exp33

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    Its confusing me also! After I login, I get the normal blue screen and then normally all the apps will load and off I go. However, now it sort of stops short of loading everything, the HDD light stops flashing and I cannot do anything except 'Ctlr, Alt Delete' which then allows me to access the Windows Security box. Maybe its Windows BSOD Light version :eek:

    I was able to copy a file through 'Task Manager', 'New Task' and paste it on my memory stick - which makes me think the HDD is okay and that its probably XP??
     
  4. exp33

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    Im able to access CHKDSK by booting up with a WinXP CD and then using the Repair function.
     
  5. Steven715

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    When you press CTRL+ALT+DEl and you get the task manager go into file > run new task and type explorer.exe that might get you somewhere
     
  6. exp33

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    Hi Steven,
    I tried to run explorer.exe through Task Manager - it gave an error message saying: ' This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options Control Panel.'

    I cannot access the control panel...:(
     
  7. Steven715

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    Ok try this in the run bit it worked on mine it may not on yours but worth a try
    control panel put that as is in the run command and try that
     
  8. exp33

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    Got the same error message when trying to run control panel...:(
     
  9. Tabvla

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    Hi Exp33,

    Next step is to give Windows a health check.

    Login as an Administrator and then.....

    1. SFC

    Click Start > Run and then type sfc /scannow (note the space between sfc and / ). SFC may ask for your Windows CD so have it to hand before you start.

    2. MSCONFIG

    Click Start > Run and then type msconfig. If you have not used msconfig before then BEFORE you do this read the Microsoft KB on the subject which you will find here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310560/

    3. DXDIAG

    Click Start > Run and type dxdiag. Wait for dxdiag to collect the system information as indicated by the progress bar at the lower-left. When dxdiag is ready, progress through all the Tabs and run the Test or the Troubleshooter as appropriate.

    Let us know the results.
     
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