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sharonleetx

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HELP!!

After I click on safe mode I get a several error messages and no safe mode. I have tried to do a repair and a reload from a cd and neither work.

This all happend after I attempted to add a new graphic card.


My error messages were

multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\hal.dll
multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\kdcom.Dll
multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\Bootvid.dll
multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\config\system

I appreciate any help one might have!
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If I'm not mistaken those are not error messages. It should do that everytime you try to load into Safe Mode. At least it does it on my computer.

Have you tried just letting it load for a while?
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How long am I suppose to wait? I have left it for as long as 30 minutes, with nothing more on the screen.
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OK, that is definitely not normal. Do you have your Windows XP CD?
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It will not boot from any disk either. I have tried xp and the restore that came with it. Weird eh?
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I was going to ask you to do that but we can try something else with the XP CD. ;)

Place the XP CD in your CD-ROM drive.

Start | Run | type sfc /scannow | OK

It will run a system file check on your system. It will ask you for the CD a lot, so be prepared.

Maybe one of your system files became corrupted.

Good luck! :tazz:
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When I put the CD's in nothing happens. All I have is a black unresponsive screen. I have no "start" to go to. I am not able to run xp at all. The only thing I can do is get into my BIOS and to the f8 area that is suppose to get me to safe mode (but doesn't).
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Sorry, I meant for you to just start your computer normally so you have the Start menu and everything. Then put in your XP CD and execute the command.

Sorry about the confusion. :tazz:
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My computer is not starting normally. What I listed above is all I can do with it. If I just turn it on I get the blank screen when windows should boot.
I am not sure I am making my self clear. But, bottom line I can not get into windows in any way. I can ONLY f8 or bios. Nothing else.
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I'm out of ideas then. :tazz:

When you first posted were you able to get into normal mode Windows?

Also, when you try to boot into Safe Mode does it always hang at this line?:

multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\config\system

If anyone else out there has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated.
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The ntoskrnl.exe from Windows XP with installed Service Pack 1 and without installed Service Pack are not compatible. This means if you using a wrong, not to your system corresponding ntoskrnl.exe, the Windows XP will hang or crash while booting!

I would suggest creating a slipstream XP install CD:
http://www.n3croshid...e=article&sid=7

and then try performing a repair installation:
http://www.geekstogo...p?showtopic=138

and if that doesn't work, you might try this:
http://support.micro...5&Product=winxp
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Hi sharonleetx

This will boot up XP for you Boot Disk - Windows XP (Home & Pro) boot disk

You will need a floppy formated disk

kc :tazz:
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