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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lazarus1979, Jan 19, 2006.

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  1. lazarus1979

    lazarus1979 Thread Starter

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    was working on a friends computer and ran into a problem... i needed to get into safe mode to do some stuff. so i went to msconfig/bootini and checked safe boot... restarted and now i cant get windows to load. i get a quick blue screen of death and then a restart... i tried all settings--last known good configuration, safe mode, safe with networking and normal boot. nothing... also went to bios and made it to halt on no errors.. still no go. cleared the cmos and still no go. havent done anything else to the pc... is there any way to get windows powered up ????? all help is appreciated
     
  2. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Moderator Malware Specialist

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    It is possible the Boot.ini may have gotten corrupted. Boot the computer to the Recovery Console and run the Following command:

    Bootcfg /Default

    You can try any of the commands in this link:

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=291980
     
  3. lazarus1979

    lazarus1979 Thread Starter

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    now i'm a little confused... you say recovery console... i got windows xp disk... it asks me if i want to install windows, repair, and quit.... you're saying i am supposed to go to repair ??? and that WONT reinstall windows correct ?
     
  4. frankjohn

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    YES,boot the computer using the xp disc when you see welcome screen set up you will see options, choose to set up windows now and press enter> dDO NOT CHOOSE the R at this point accept the licence agreement and windows will searche for your installation. select thexp installation you want to repair from this list
     
  5. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Moderator Malware Specialist

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    No, I was not referring to a repair install. A repair install may disable some applications, especially those that depends upon entries in the registry. I was refering to a repair using the recovery console.

    Insert the Setup compact disc (CD) and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.

    When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console. When prompted, type the Administrator password, if no password just press Enter. At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of commands, or help commandname for help on a specific command.

    To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit.


    The command I suggested was Bootcfg /Default to repair the Boot.ini file.
     
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