XP boot up problem
Posted 09 November 2005 - 11:37 PM
Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:00 AM
Open the CD ROM Drive used to install Windows, insert the XP CD but leave the drawer open. Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter and close the CD ROM Drive drawer. You will get a blue progress bar, after the bar goes, reboot. This will check for and replace missing or corrupt system files.
You can check for an improvement after running sfc /scannow then after each step until you have run through them all, if necessary
Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.
This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.
When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should
Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.
Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, all the files in the folder will now be highlighted, right click any file, click delete, a box will appear asking if you want to delete all the files, confirm the delete then reboot
If no change
Please go here to repair your operating system
If you are unable to run Repair XP
Alternate XP Repair Guide
Use the last one - Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method
Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system
After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates
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