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Boot error - can only (just) run safe mode

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Stephen, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen Flightless Bird

    My laptop won't boot. Not sure why. Can only just run safe mode. Event
    viewer shows a lot of red X's, some yellow! summary follows:
    * About 15 minutes before meltdown plugPlayManager reports? event id 12 -
    various things 'disapeared from the system without first being prepared for
    removal': (Ricoh MMCH host Controller', SDA STndard Compliiant SD Host
    ....;OHCI Compiant IEE 1394 Host Controler)
    * When? things go bad Service Control manger reports? multiple event id's -
    7026 (boot-start or system start drivers failed to load), 7001 (various
    failed to start ... A device attached to the system is not functioning.)

    Around the time things went bad a DVD was stopped playing poorly (my 16
    month daughter, bless her).

    I tried restoring to an earlier system restore point. SRSerice reports
    event id 110 this was successfull at least once but problem persists.

    When the messed up boot screen appears the keyboard appears mostly dead.

    I have no idea what is going on, any help much appreciated.


    Thank you
    --
    Stephen
     
  2. R. McCarty

    R. McCarty Flightless Bird

    Devices leaving the hardware profile while running isn't a good thing.
    Safe mode working is an indication of a corrupted driver or device
    table being invalid. I'd recommend an in-place or repair install to correct
    the device table. That requires that you have a XP install disk with the
    latest Service Pack that is installed on your PC.

    In some situations you can modify Device Manager's view so the
    device map is shown in a "Parent/'Child" format. I've had cases where
    you delete the top level PCI tree device and reboot to have XP rebuild
    all the child devices. It's risky and could make the machine unbootable
    so I'd go with the inplace/repair install method.

    "Stephen" <Stephen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CF4D0587-153F-46B6-A132-AFD19D774E91@microsoft.com...
    > My laptop won't boot. Not sure why. Can only just run safe mode. Event
    > viewer shows a lot of red X's, some yellow! summary follows:
    > * About 15 minutes before meltdown plugPlayManager reports? event id 12 -
    > various things 'disapeared from the system without first being prepared
    > for
    > removal': (Ricoh MMCH host Controller', SDA STndard Compliiant SD Host
    > ...;OHCI Compiant IEE 1394 Host Controler)
    > * When? things go bad Service Control manger reports? multiple event
    > id's -
    > 7026 (boot-start or system start drivers failed to load), 7001 (various
    > failed to start ... A device attached to the system is not functioning.)
    >
    > Around the time things went bad a DVD was stopped playing poorly (my 16
    > month daughter, bless her).
    >
    > I tried restoring to an earlier system restore point. SRSerice reports
    > event id 110 this was successfull at least once but problem persists.
    >
    > When the messed up boot screen appears the keyboard appears mostly dead.
    >
    > I have no idea what is going on, any help much appreciated.
    >
    >
    > Thank you
    > --
    > Stephen
     
  3. Stephen

    Stephen Flightless Bird

    Thanks but I'm now having trouble getting to safe mode and the boot sequence
    goes straight to the hard drive. I think at some point in the past I may
    have tweeked the boot sequence to ignore the optical drive to speed things up
    (doh!!). When I try booting from a boot floopy [still own a usb plug in :)]
    I get:
    "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    <windows root>\system32\hal.dll Please reinstall a copy of the above file'.

    Do I need a floppy copy (ouch) or can I set up a smarter boot disk that will
    allow me to transfer to my DVD copy of Windows?

    Thanks again
    --
    Stephen


    "R. McCarty" wrote:

    > Devices leaving the hardware profile while running isn't a good thing.
    > Safe mode working is an indication of a corrupted driver or device
    > table being invalid. I'd recommend an in-place or repair install to correct
    > the device table. That requires that you have a XP install disk with the
    > latest Service Pack that is installed on your PC.
    >
    > In some situations you can modify Device Manager's view so the
    > device map is shown in a "Parent/'Child" format. I've had cases where
    > you delete the top level PCI tree device and reboot to have XP rebuild
    > all the child devices. It's risky and could make the machine unbootable
    > so I'd go with the inplace/repair install method.
    >
    > "Stephen" <Stephen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:CF4D0587-153F-46B6-A132-AFD19D774E91@microsoft.com...
    > > My laptop won't boot. Not sure why. Can only just run safe mode. Event
    > > viewer shows a lot of red X's, some yellow! summary follows:
    > > * About 15 minutes before meltdown plugPlayManager reports? event id 12 -
    > > various things 'disapeared from the system without first being prepared
    > > for
    > > removal': (Ricoh MMCH host Controller', SDA STndard Compliiant SD Host
    > > ...;OHCI Compiant IEE 1394 Host Controler)
    > > * When? things go bad Service Control manger reports? multiple event
    > > id's -
    > > 7026 (boot-start or system start drivers failed to load), 7001 (various
    > > failed to start ... A device attached to the system is not functioning.)
    > >
    > > Around the time things went bad a DVD was stopped playing poorly (my 16
    > > month daughter, bless her).
    > >
    > > I tried restoring to an earlier system restore point. SRSerice reports
    > > event id 110 this was successfull at least once but problem persists.
    > >
    > > When the messed up boot screen appears the keyboard appears mostly dead.
    > >
    > > I have no idea what is going on, any help much appreciated.
    > >
    > >
    > > Thank you
    > > --
    > > Stephen

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Stephen wrote:
    > Thanks but I'm now having trouble getting to safe mode and the boot sequence
    > goes straight to the hard drive. I think at some point in the past I may
    > have tweaked the boot sequence to ignore the optical drive to speed things up
    > (doh!!). When I try booting from a boot floppy [still own a usb plug in :)]
    > I get:
    > "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    > <windows root>\system32\hal.dll Please reinstall a copy of the above file'.
    >
    > Do I need a floppy copy (ouch) or can I set up a smarter boot disk that will
    > allow me to transfer to my DVD copy of Windows?
    >
    > Thanks again


    Restart, and press the key that gets you into the BIOS. Set the CD as
    the first boot device.

    On some systems, you can press F12 during boot to boot from a different
    device. Read the screen during startup to see what options are available.

    --
    Joe =o)
     

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