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i cant do any thing that the point

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what does that mean?
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well what i meant is that i cant start nomally and it wen i go to safe mode it loads the normal things u know b4 the users but i dont even get that after all the stuff it normals loads lik the drivers and stuff all i get is the logo
is doesnt show any users to login
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Is this before or after you did (or tried to do) what I suggested?

so it's not safe mode at all...you are hung up....

reboot.

tap f8 key while counting memory

when the boot menu appears, choose safe mode
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after what u suggestd
and i go into to safe mode but not really lik i said
and yes im hung up
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i would lik to get this done b4 530pm and it already 448pm here
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after what u suggestd
and i go into to safe mode but not really lik i said
and yes im hung up

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Once again, I am having a hard time following you.

So, you edited the registry and then rebooted and now you're stuck??

tapping the f8 key, as the memory counts up, once a second. you should get to a menu--one option is LAST KNOW CONFIGURATION.

choose that.
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yes i editd the registry then rebootd and wen i tryd last good configuration the same prob wit screen shuttn off
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crap

this is why I said this was FRAUGHT with danger, and asked you to ASK questions.

Editing the registry is dangerous.

without seeing what is going on, it is difficult to suggest where to go now.

Do you have your windows xp cd?
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yes i do of course
and i did what u said i didnt do any thing wrong i didnt skip any thing
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does that mean im gonna have to install xp for the fourth time
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I'm not saying you did do anything wrong...I am saying that that edit is not guaranteed to work because what happened to you is not supposed to happen (your system drive switched letters).

I have seen other drives randomly switch, but never the system drive.

At this point, I would run a system repair--which was the only other option before we tried the registry trick, which MIGHT have worked but it was pretty much 50-50. I'd pay good money to know what caused that (again, since a user cannot change it normally I know you did nothing to cause it, something very, very, odd happened).

That was an extraordinary problem, since nothing other than partition magic alters the drive letters like that that I have seen. Running a repair should put you back in business with the c: as the local drive.

Here is a good guide.

http://www.michaelst...pairinstall.htm
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does that mean im gonna have to install xp for the fourth time

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no, run the repair

http://www.michaelst...pairinstall.htm
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It will look very much like an install--don't freak, but it will maintain your data and your programs.

You will, however, need to visit windows update immediately.
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thxs for helpn me i will try to reinstall it
also tommarrow i would lik help wit my screen shuttn off
got to go
-Joleen
ps i dont ave ne thing i want to keep on it
because i avent installd ne thing on ther yet

Edited by Jolen98, 04 June 2005 - 06:10 PM.

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really, how new of an install was it?

This is really, really weird.....gets weirder with every post

Things will be spotty as far as me being here tomorrow, but I will book mark the thread and track you down
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