Computer shuts down and restarts during boot process
Posted 28 November 2005 - 06:15 PM
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:23 PM
If you can get safe mode with command prompt, type sfc /scannow then press enter, or sfc /scanonce then press enter then reboot
If not then use this method
When you start your computer, the Microsoft Windows XP startup screen appears, and then the computer may restart. The Windows XP logon screen does not appear.
This issue may occur if the Kernel32.dll file is missing or damaged.
To resolve this issue, use the Windows Recovery Console to extract a new copy of the Kernel32.dll file from the original Windows XP CD.
To do this, follow these steps:
1. Start the Recovery Console. If you do not have the Recovery Console installed, start it from the Windows XP CD.
To do this, follow these steps:a. Insert the Windows XP CD, and then restart the computer. If you are prompted, select any options that are required to start from the CD.
b. When the text-based part of the Setup program starts, follow the instructions that appear on your screen. To select the repair or recover option, press R.
c. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the recovery console.
d. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password.
2. At the command prompt, type cd system32, and then press ENTER.
3. Type ren kernel32.dll kernel32.old, and then press ENTER.
4. Type map, and then press ENTER.
5. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD. It is appears in a format that is similar to the following format:
6. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
Where drive is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive that contains the
Windows XP CD). For example, type:
Note Include the underscore character after the "L" in Kernel32.dl_.
You receive the following message: Kernel32.dll
1 file(s) expanded.
7. Type exit. The computer restarts.
8. Remove the Windows XP CD, and then start the computer as you regularly do.
• Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
• Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:26 PM
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:42 PM
Take a look at this SITE for how to install the RECOVER CONSOLE on your computer when your computer didn't come with an actual XP CD. Once you have done that, then follow the advice Keith gave you.
*EDIT* -- Of course try what is mentioned at the above website in SAFE MODE, since that is the only way you can logon to your computer.
Edited by Fenor, 28 November 2005 - 09:46 PM.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:47 PM
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:49 PM
You aren't using a CD to do what is mentioned on the website.....
It says I can't do that because the version of windows on my computer is newer than the one on my CD
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:50 PM
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:54 PM
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:58 PM
Go to START-->RUN and type D:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons. Where D:\ is the letter of your CD-ROM drive, so change it if your CD-ROM drive is E: or F: or etc....
Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:01 PM
Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:05 PM
If you don't have a CD-Burner, or can't use it because you can only get into Safe Mode, then download the Windows XP Setup Boot Disks. You will need 6 Floppy disks to do this. Download for XP Home OR XP Professional.
Edited by Fenor, 28 November 2005 - 10:12 PM.
Posted 29 November 2005 - 07:21 AM
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