XP Pro Wont Boot (Safe Mode with N/W will)

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cosmo74

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XP Pro Wont Boot (Safe Mode with N/W will).

(1) Power interruption last night.
XP Pro wont get past the black loading screen with blue moving bar.

(2) Booted in "Safe Mode with Networking".
Can surf internet OK.
Can run a few sample programs OK.
Ran error checking on C drive - checks out OK.

(3) Restored to a few days ago (still in safe mode).
Rebooted with same problem.

(4) I just happen to have a dual boot with XP Home (a left over, not used anymore).
XP Home boots OK.

(5) I get the impression (with lots of stuff working in safe mode and disc checking out ok) that there's something "simple" happening under the covers that XP PRO gets stuck on.
Are there any other diagnostic tools to help?

(6) If not, is my next step to reinstall XP PRO (followed by SP2) ?
Will I have to reinstall all my applicatons (oh no) ?

Thanks in advance - Phill. :(
 
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Try going to start....then run and type
chkdsk /f
type Y for yes and enter then restart. See if that helps.
Goodluck Phil!
 
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Try running: SFC /Scannow

As maybe a driver got corrupted and the SFC should refresh it.
 

cosmo74

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OK.
Tried SFC but got error.
Windows file protection could not initiate a scan of protected system files.
The specific error code is 0x000006ba [RPC SERVER is unavailable].

- phill
 
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Most likely the RPC error is caused by a virus, or possibly spyware.
I would run an up-to-date anti-virus scan first, and then possibly a
spyware scan as well.
 
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