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Windows XP Pro only boots in safemode


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This is just a suggestion.


Boot into Safe-Mode with Command Prompt.

When the Command Prompt opens, type CHKDSK /R

It'll tell you that you need to restart your computer for it to run, do so.

Wait until the CHKDSK finishes and see if that fixes your problem.

I've found that running a CHKDSK fixes most random startup problems.


I tried this and when I typed in the command I got this message "The type of file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. CHKDSK cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system starts?" I typed "Y" and rebooted the system but nothing happened. It just booted back to the safe mode screen.
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Thanks to everyone who has tried to help me with this problem. I'm still trying to fix it, so if anyone else has any advise, the help would be appreciated!
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1. If you have Windows CD, follow the steps from here: http://icrontic.com/...pair_windows_xp

2. If you don't have Windows CD...
Download Windows Recovery Console: http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso
Download, and install free Imgburn: http://www.imgburn.c...hp?act=download
Using Imgburn, burn rc.iso to a CD.
Boot to the CD...let it finish loading.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Then, follow the steps from here: http://icrontic.com/...pair_windows_xp, starting below this picture on page 1:
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1. If you have Windows CD, follow the steps from here: http://icrontic.com/...pair_windows_xp

2. If you don't have Windows CD...
Download Windows Recovery Console: http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso
Download, and install free Imgburn: http://www.imgburn.c...hp?act=download
Using Imgburn, burn rc.iso to a CD.
Boot to the CD...let it finish loading.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Then, follow the steps from here: http://icrontic.com/...pair_windows_xp, starting below this picture on page 1:
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Ok, I downloaded the recovery console and I burned it to a CD (I made it a bootable CD, now I'm wondering if that was a mistake). When the CD boots up, it give me a "A:" prompt, but it won't do anything else. What am I doing wrong?
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(I made it a bootable CD, now I'm wondering if that was a mistake)

Probably was. I can see that now it is booting up like MS-DOS. Try not making it a bootable CD, or use BurnCDCC to burn the image to a disc.
http://www.terabyteu...ee-software.htm
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Did you use ImgBurn?
When computer was starting, did you see:
Press any key to boot from CD
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I burned the cd again using imgburn and when I put it in, my computer started into Windows like it's suppose to do. I got several error messages saying Boot Acceptance Application for Registry had to be shut down to prevent damage. Then I started hearing some guy trying to sell me a program to teach me how to sell on Google, but there wasn't any windows open so I turned my external speakers off, and the voice started coming out of an internal speaker (if there is such a thing). It stopped by itself.

Should I still run the recovery cd, if so how do I get the system to boot from the cd. If not, what should I do?
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started hearing some guy trying to sell me a program to teach me how to sell on Google,

Is this an infection or some guy you heard out of the window? Does this happen whenever you startup your computer?

I got several error messages saying Boot Acceptance Application for Registry had to be shut down to prevent damage

Was this is in normal mode or safe mode?
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When computer was starting, did you see:
Press any key to boot from CD


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When computer was starting, did you see:
Press any key to boot from CD


No, I've never seen that
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started hearing some guy trying to sell me a program to teach me how to sell on Google,

Is this an infection or some guy you heard out of the window? Does this happen whenever you startup your computer?

It was coming out of my computer's speakers and this was the first time it happened.


I got several error messages saying Boot Acceptance Application for Registry had to be shut down to prevent damage

Was this is in normal mode or safe mode?


It happened in normal mode
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That's the crucial point, if you want to boot from CD.
You need to access BIOS, and make sure, CD drive is listed first in "boot order".
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Read this for some tips on booting from a disc: https://help.ubuntu....nity/BootFromCD
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I changed the boot order, but it still won't boot from the cd. :)
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When computer was starting, did you see:
Press any key to boot from CD


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