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Will not boot up.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Chas, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Chas

    Chas Flightless Bird

    I have a laptop with XP Pro.
    When I turn it on it starts to boot up, but just after the Windows XP screen
    appears it stops, then a blue screen flashes up (too fast to read what it
    says) then it restarts the boot up.
    In safe mode it show a screenful of loaded files then hangs forever.
    Any ideas please?
    Thanks
     
  2. db

    db Flightless Bird

    if you can't get into
    normal mode or safe
    mode,

    then you will need
    to boot up with a
    bootable disk like
    the windows install
    disk.

    with it you can boot
    into the repair/recovery
    console and run commands
    at the disk prompt like

    chkdsk

    and

    fixboot

    you can also borrow a
    winxp cd to run the recovery
    console.
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    "Chas" <I ate Spam@ntlworld.com> wrote in message news:-Oe8iaKq0KHA.6104@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > I have a laptop with XP Pro.
    > When I turn it on it starts to boot up, but just after the Windows XP screen appears it stops, then a blue screen flashes up (too
    > fast to read what it says) then it restarts the boot up.
    > In safe mode it show a screenful of loaded files then hangs forever.
    > Any ideas please?
    > Thanks
    >
     
  3. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    Chas wrote:
    > I have a laptop with XP Pro.
    > When I turn it on it starts to boot up, but just after the Windows XP screen
    > appears it stops, then a blue screen flashes up (too fast to read what it
    > says) then it restarts the boot up.
    > In safe mode it show a screenful of loaded files then hangs forever.
    > Any ideas please?
    > Thanks
    >
    >



    try last good configuration
     
  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Apr 2, 4:17 pm, "Chas" <I ate S...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
    > I have a laptop with XP Pro.
    > When I turn it on it starts to boot up, but just after the Windows XP screen
    > appears it stops, then a blue screen flashes up (too fast to read what it
    > says) then it restarts the boot up.
    > In safe mode it show a screenful of loaded files then hangs forever.
    > Any ideas please?
    > Thanks


    Have any hardware oriented changes been made to the system since it
    worked? RAM, video card, storage (hard disks, USB devices), printers,
    network hardware drivers, device drivers?

    If you can only boot in Safe Mode and are seeing a BSOD, choose the
    option:

    Disable automatic restart on system failure

    Then you can see the BSOD when it happens again.

    When you have it, do this:

    Here are some BSOD blue screen of death examples showing information
    you need to provide:

    http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/images/Windows_XP_BSOD.png
    http://techrepublic.com.com/i/tr/downloads/images/bsod_a.jpg

    Send the information pointed to with the red arrows (3-4 lines
    total). Skip the boring text unless it looks important to you. We
    know what a BSOD looks
    like, we need to know the other information that is specific to your
    BSOD.

    When your system hangs forever in Safe Mode, what is the last thing
    you see on the screen when it gets stuck? Usually, the next thing
    trying to load after that is the problem and that can be determined.
     

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