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XP Boot Problem.Arrr


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Trish

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Hello all......I have a HP (with xp home) and I wanted to get to safe mode, so i went to Run...and typed msconfig and changed the boot.ini to safeboot. When I restarted my computer, it comes up with a black screen that says

We Apologize for the inconvience but windows didn't start successfully..blah blah blah..

It then gave me 5 options:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with networking
Safe Mode with command prompt
Last known good configeration
Start windows normally

No matter what option I choose, the computer restarts and comes back to this black screen.

I have tried pressing F8 when the computer restarts, and it gives me the advanced options, but no matter what I choose, it always restarts and comes back to that black screen.

I don't have any CDs that came with my computer, because XP Home is on a partition on the Hard Drive

I read the help book that comes with the computer and it says to press F10 when the HP logo screen comes up after a restart. This is suppose to bring up the system recovery...but nothing happens.

I am actually on a friends computer writting this

Does any one have any ideas??...I am really stuck..

Thanks
Trish
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Hi Trish

Boot Disk - Windows XP (Home & Pro) boot disk

Download the boot disk, Have a formated floppl disk ready.

Run the zip file it will copy on to the floppy, now take the disk to your computer you will need to set the system to boot from the A drive.

Kc :tazz:
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Cool thanks very much...I will give it a go :tazz:
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