Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

XP Boot Error


  • Please log in to reply

#1
csmartin13

csmartin13

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
Figures....it is paid for...

Emachine will not boot at all. The Windows start up begins, runs for about 5 seconds, and then error message comes on the screen:

'We apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.' There is a bunch more verbiage, and then 5 options to reboot--safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration, or normally. After this there is a timer that sets itself to 30.

I have tried each one, to no avail. Each time, just reboots into this menu. I have recovery disks and was going to go down that path until it tried to reformat the hard drive.

Can anyone help??
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
An outside chance if it is a recent development

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Start the System Restore Utility at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click 315222 to see a description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP

  • 0

#3
csmartin13

csmartin13

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
I did that, and started, and went to a point and got to boot to

system32\drivers\agpCPQ.sys

And then went back to re-booting to previously described situation....it appears as something is either missing or corrupt..any other thoughts??

Thanks in advance for your assistance!
  • 0

#4
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Press the power button and then keep tapping the delete key until it enters set up, load BIOS defaults, press F10 to save, type Y to confirm, press enter
  • 0

#5
csmartin13

csmartin13

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
Would not let me do that....i can get to it via the F2 boot menu, but does not have the option to load Bios Defaults...
  • 0

#6
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Has it got fail safe defaults, basic, or can you post the options
  • 0

#7
csmartin13

csmartin13

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
As it relates to Bios Settings:

Standard CMOS Features
--another menu

Advanced BIOS Features
--Load optimized defaults
--set supervsor password
--set user password
--save and exit
--exit w/o saving....

Thre are other menus with Advanced chipset features, integrated peripherals, pc health status
  • 0

#8
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Does the standard CMOS menu expand
  • 0

#9
csmartin13

csmartin13

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
yes...I have IDC channels, VIdeo, Halt on, memory, time/date
  • 0

#10
csmartin13

csmartin13

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
sorry, should have read IDE Channels
  • 0

Advertisements


#11
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Video options if you can change anything there, otherwise, load optimized defaults
  • 0

#12
csmartin13

csmartin13

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
Tried both, but no luck...
  • 0

#13
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Does the e-machine handbook say you can only format with the CD's you have?
  • 0

#14
csmartin13

csmartin13

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
Does not say one way or the other
  • 0

#15
csmartin13

csmartin13

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
i can get to the system format and recover softwareby Softthinks, but the only option I have is to lose all files, including data files and have the original factory-shipped files be recovered. I want to keep my data, but may not have an option.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP