Wondows won't Start
Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:47 AM
Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:16 AM
Please download RC.ISO and save it somewhere you can find it.
Also download MagicISO.
Start MagicISO. You should see a window informing you about the full version of MagicISO.
In the bottom right select Try It! and the program will open.
Click on File and then on Open and navigate to the RC.ISO file you downloaded. Select it, and click Open.
First, we'll need to add a clean version of userinit.exe to the current RC.ISO
* In the upper right pane, double click on the i386 folder.
* Right click in the upper right pane and select Add Files...
* Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and select userinit.exe
* Then click Open to add userinit.exe to the CD image.
* Click File and select Save As...
* Name the file RCplus and save it somewhere you can find it.
Next, we'll need to burn the newly created image to a disk that we can use to fix the problem.
* Put a blank CD-R disk in your CD burner and close the tray. If an AutoPlay window opens, close it.
* Click on Tools and select Burn CD/DVD with ISO.... A window will appear.
* Click on the little folder to the right of CD/DVD Image File then navigate to the newly created RCplus.iso Image file and click Open.
* In the CD/DVD Writing Speed drop-down menu choose the 8X setting.
* Under Format make sure that Mode 1 is selected.
* And finally, click on the Burn it! button to burn RCplus.iso to disk.
Once the disk is burned, put it in the machine you want to fix and restart it.
Boot to the CD just as you would with a Windows XP disk.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to enter the Recovery Console.
Choose the installation to be repaired by number (usually 1) and press Enter.
When you are asked for the Administrator password, enter the password or leave it blank (default) and press Enter.
At the C:\Windows> prompt, type the following commands pressing Enter after each one. Note: Watch the spaces.
copy userinit.exe c:\windows\system32
After putting in the third command, you should receive the message 1 file copied which will indicate that the operation succeeded.
Now take out the CD and reboot your computer to normal mode. Try to log in and it should let you back in.
Thanks to wannabe1
Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:59 PM
Posted 14 February 2010 - 06:45 AM
Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:09 AM
Posted 14 February 2010 - 08:42 AM
When prompted to push any key to boot to cdrom then click a key
Click R to enter recovery console
Type the following
expand d:\i386\userinit.ex_ c:\windows\system32
Once it says 1 file copied
Then type exit and click enter
System will reboot
Make sure to remove winxp cd before it boots up and let it boot fully
Windows should start normally
If not post with result
Posted 14 February 2010 - 10:02 AM
Posted 14 February 2010 - 10:42 AM
Do you have a Genuine Windows XP disk or are you using a Recovery disk and are you using a recovery disk for the above steps?
Posted 14 February 2010 - 11:34 AM
Posted 14 February 2010 - 11:55 AM
Does it say recovery, OS or OS and Drivers?
Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:26 PM
Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:30 PM
Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:39 PM
Just a piece of info here, but Dell supplies full install cd's not just recovery cd's. They also supply the drivers on a separate cd.
If this is a TRUE copy of YOUR install cd, then it should do the repair option as suggested.
Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:39 PM
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