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XP wont boot! ARGH! help mee!


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californiafraser

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hello computer geniuses,
yesterday i finally decided to install SP2 against my better judgement, and my computer froze halfway through the installation. and now it wont boot. all i get is the XP splash screen forever; i left it on for 2 hours to no effect. safe mode doesnt work.

any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi californiafraser?

When your computer is booting up, tab F8 until the screen appears allowing you to choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Select that option and see if you are able to get to the command prompt.

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hello fenor,
no, when i try any kind of safe mode, it says press escape to cancel loading sptd.sys and then the same for a347bus.sys, and then reboots. back-up plan? :whistling:
many thanks,
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What I suggest you do is a REPAIR INSTALLATION of windows, using the link in my signature as a guide. Don't worry, after doing this all your programs will still work and you won't lose any files or settings. All this does is replace your operating system files (C:\WINDOWS). You will need to redo all windows updates after doing this.

Please note that not all OEM Windows XP cd's support this repair option. Please post back if you are unable to do the repair and we will pursue other options.

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hello fenor,
no, the repair option did not work. now, instead of the splash screen going forever, it just stays for half a second then restarts (but it is back to the Home Edition splash).
plan c?
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