xp does not load windows
Posted 09 February 2007 - 09:25 PM
Posted 09 February 2007 - 10:27 PM
How to turn off Auto Reboot in XP
Right click on My Computer
Select the Advanced Tab->Startup & Recovery section
Select the Settings button
uncheck "Automatically restart" Apply".
This will give you a blue screen with the error message rather than rebooting the computer.
Heres the best blue screen error website.
Find the error and post it here so we can figure out what to do. You might be able to do a repair install on the laptop with a OEM or retail XP SP1 cd if you can find somewhere you can borrow one.
If you do not get a blue screen and the laptop still reboots you will probably need to use the recovery CD. This is also true if you cannot get into safe mode. If the recovery CD won't install windows it is probably the laptop hard drive that has gone bad.
Posted 09 February 2007 - 11:39 PM
Posted 10 February 2007 - 11:12 AM
Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:08 PM
Boot to a XP cd and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
You will get a dos prompt
Then type "chkdsk /p" without the quotes and hit enter
When that is done type "fixboot" and hit enter
"Y" and enter at the prompt
Then type "exit" and hit enter
The system will now reboot into Windows
If for some reason that don't work for you, you can boot to the recovery console like above and
Type "chkdsk /r" then enter
When done type "exit" and hit enter.
This will take longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 09:21 PM
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