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XP will not boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by adanedhel728, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. adanedhel728

    adanedhel728 Thread Starter

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    I tried to open an flv file in Winamp and XP froze up, and will not start up again except in Safe Mode. The XP splash screen comes up, but then the screen goes blank. I had not installed ANY programs, hardware, or changed anything since my previous successful startup. In fact, trying to open that file was the only thing I had done since starting up.

    If anyone can guide me to figure out how to find the problem so I don't have to reformat, it would be great. I just don't want to spend the time to reformat. Right now I'm resorting to Ubuntu, which I can't stand.
     
  2. Athan

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    If you can boot into safe mode then please try a system restore to a point before the problem started !

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  3. Dr. Chauncey

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    Try system restore
    Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
    pick a restore point right before this happened.

    I didn't think Winamp could open .flv files anyway.
     
  4. Dr. Chauncey

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    Yup. Sorry Athan didn't see you there.
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Or, tap F8 on startup to get boot options and try the "Last Good..." option.
     
  6. adanedhel728

    adanedhel728 Thread Starter

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    Right, I didn't do that at first because I didn't want to lose my work, but I completely forgot that system restore doesn't affect that. Sorry for the dumb question. Thanks.
     
  7. adanedhel728

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    Oh, yeah, Winamp can open flv files, but you have you install a second program to get it to do it.
     
  8. Athan

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    So, did the restore fix the issue ?

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  9. adanedhel728

    adanedhel728 Thread Starter

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    Sorry for the late reply.

    Yes, restore fixed the issue temporarily, but it was consistently needing to be restored. I was having to restore about once a week. So I just reformatted. I really wanted to reformat anyway to get rid of my Linux partition so I could have more room for XP, so it's not TOO big of a deal. I tried upgrading to Vista, but I'm having too many problems so I'm going to downgrade back to XP.
     
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