Windows not starting up.
Posted 03 December 2005 - 05:52 PM
Posted 03 December 2005 - 06:18 PM
Choose safe mode, click start then run, type msconfig then press enter, click start up, remove ticks for Norton Symantec etc, click apply, reboot
If you have the installation CD for Norton, use add / remove to uninstall it then reboot and try installing it again
Once you get the screen which says windows did not load normally choose safe mode, you might as well cos it will be a long time starting any other way
Posted 03 December 2005 - 06:22 PM
Posted 03 December 2005 - 06:24 PM
1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a command prompt then press enter.
2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.
Look for a recent system checkpoint to restore from
For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
A description of the Safe mode boot options in Windows XP
If it won't do that then
You can use these to repair XP
XP Repair Install
Or here if you are unable to run XP Repair Install
Alternative XP Repair Install Method
Use Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, from the list, 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 XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates
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