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windows xp starts with this quick message "boot.ini file failed or invalid" i cant remember which one it was prior to loading. The problem started when XP continually rebooted. I turned off the auto restart option and then uninstalled and then reinstalled Service Pack 2 and all appears to be working ok except that message. Any thoughts?
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have you tried to boot with xp cd or trying to do a repair with it

did you try tapping f8 to get to safemode or try safemode with networking
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tried safe mode, they work. Like I said everything appears to be working now minus my stand by mode. That is the only difference I have noticed and the quick message on startup
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LAN option is set first in the booting order. Change it to HDD or CD.fisrt and LAN at the end of the booting order or


Resolving Power Management Problems on x86-based Systems
Putting your computer on standby or in hibernation requires firmware that uses Advanced Power Management (APM), or preferably, that is ACPI compliant. To avoid problems, review your system documentation or the manufacturer's support Web page for information about determining whether your firmware is current. Using updated firmware is especially important when you use ACPI functionality.
To determine whether your system is using ACPI features


In the Run dialog box, type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK.

In the console tree, expand the Computer folder.

If the computer description includes ACPI, as Figure 27-5 shows, Windows XP Professional is using ACPI functionality.



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Figure 27-5 Using Device Manager to determine ACPI functionality

For information about using Device Manager, see "Managing Devices" in this book.

To determine if your computer supports hibernate and standby features



In the Run dialog box, type powercfg.cpl, and then click OK.

In the Power Options Properties dialog box, verify that a Hibernate tab exists. If present, select the Hibernate tab, check the Enable hibernation box, and click Apply.

In the Power Options Properties dialog box, verify that an Advanced tab exists. If present, verify that Standby and Hibernate are selectable options in the Power buttons drop down lists.

If the Standby and Hibernate options are not present, then your computer does not support these features.

Symptoms of Power Management Problems and Their Causes

When a computer is entering or leaving hibernation or standby, the following might occur:



It displays an error message such as "Unable to enter Standby mode," or the option to configure the standby or hibernation feature is not available in Control Panel.

It cannot leave standby or hibernation.

It runs differently after leaving hibernation or standby, and you notice audio, mouse control, or video distortion problems.

It displays Stop messages, such as 0x0000009F: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_ FAILURE, when the system is leaving or entering standby or hibernation.

Typical causes include:



Your hardware does not properly support standby and hibernation. Verify with your computer or peripheral manufacturer that your hardware supports standby or hibernation. Older hardware might not be ACPI-compliant or might predate recent revisions in the Advanced Power Management standard.

Your system firmware is out-of-date. Upgrading to the latest system firmware can resolve problems, especially for ACPI systems. For x86-based systems that are equipped with an APM-based (non-ACPI) BIOS, disabling APM might eliminate startup problems, such as instability or Stop errors, until you can obtain an update. For more information, see article Q237673, "How to Troubleshoot STOP Error Messages After Enabling Advanced Power Management," in the Microsoft Knowledge Base. To find this article, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base link on the Web Resources page at http://www.microsoft...ts/webresources.

Your peripheral firmware is out-of-date. Peripherals are typically packaged with diagnostic software that allows you to check the firmware version installed. You can then visit the manufacturer's Web site to determine whether an upgrade is necessary. Firmware updates for various devices, including SCSI adapters, modems, CD and DVD-ROM drives, and video cards, might be available. If you find updates for several devices, install them one at a time to better observe the effect of each update.

You are using outdated driver files that do not support power management. Using out-of-date drivers might cause incompatibility problems, preventing the system from entering or resuming from standby and hibernation. Be sure to check for the latest Windows XP Professional updates to all your devices (especially audio and video). If you find updates for several devices, observe the rule of simplicity and install them one at a time to better observe the effect of each update.

You are using incompatible software that installs components that either interfere with or do not support power management. Are incompatible versions of software present on your system? For example, CD-ROM mastering software meant for other versions of Windows might appear to function properly in Windows XP Professional. However, the software might be the source of a message similar to the following:

System Standby Failed. The device driver for the 'XXXX CD-RW' device is preventing the computer from entering standby. Please close all applications and try again.
The preceding message might be misleading because the problem might not be caused by the CD rewriter driver. You query the Microsoft Knowledge Base or review messages on the msnews.microsoft.com newsgroups and find recommendations to update your CD authoring software. Following this advice, you install a Windows XP compatible update, which restores the ability to put the computer on standby and in hibernation.
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