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can't boot in safe mode... not at all anymore


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yes, that is what i mean
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the edit function is not, sadly, part of the recovery console.

You can, however, see your boot.in using the type command.

from the c: prompt, type

cd .. (note space)
type boot.ini

write it all down, then post back the contents.

what we will do is create a new boot.ini on a floppy disk in a working computer, then copy that over after renaming your old boot.ini
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i tried to go back to the prompt via the 6 floppy disk set windows xp sp2 had me make and i received a message like this upon loading the 2nd disk:

file \ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded
error code is 7

without a prompt, there is little more that i can think of than to buy a new hard drive and a new version of windows so i can at least recover the material i have on the old drive.

more ideas?
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Sal, redo that floppy andtry again, ive seen that error b4, i think its a bad floppy or corrupted info on the floppy.
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I have had this happen to me in the past. It drove me nuts but in the end I discovered you can change the boot.ini on the windows xp cd
from the repair console.

if you still need help, say and I will post details of how to do it.

I cant remember off the top of my head, so I will only check if your still having problems.
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thanks everyone for your help, but apparently in the endless boot cycle, my hard drive fried itself. i had to buy a new hard drive, and then i had to go get new recovery discs from sony to reinstall windows.

btw... instead of buying a computer i suggest building it with parts that actually have good warranties on them.
this little experience of calling sony and seagate and best buy has left me so ticked off i never want to have to deal with it again.
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