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Win XP wont start

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Eidelmaim, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Eidelmaim

    Eidelmaim Flightless Bird

    so i am working on a Emachine PC, the problem is the os will not start.
    it goes as far as the Windows XP loading than goes blue screen and
    restarts the machine faster than i have a chance to read what the
    problem is.

    is there a boot up disk i can make or get that will help me here, i do
    not have the orginal XP disk that came with the machine. only other
    thing i can do is to reinstall the entire OS but i dont want to have to
    buy another OS.

    Any help appriciated.
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Eidelmaim" <Eidelmaim.44tmoi@no.email.invalid> said this in news item
    news:Eidelmaim.44tmoi@no.email.invalid...
    >
    > so i am working on a Emachine PC, the problem is the os will not start.
    > it goes as far as the Windows XP loading than goes blue screen and
    > restarts the machine faster than i have a chance to read what the
    > problem is.
    >
    > is there a boot up disk i can make or get that will help me here, i do
    > not have the orginal XP disk that came with the machine. only other
    > thing i can do is to reinstall the entire OS but i dont want to have to
    > buy another OS.
    >
    > Any help appriciated.


    What happens when you boot the machine into Safe Mode?
     
  3. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 14, 9:29 pm, Eidelmaim <Eidelmaim.44t...@no.email.invalid>
    wrote:
    > so i am working on a Emachine PC, the problem is the os will not start.
    > it goes as far as the Windows XP loading than goes blue screen and
    > restarts the machine faster than i have a chance to read what the
    > problem is.
    >
    > is there a boot up disk i can make or get that will help me here, i do
    > not have the orginal XP disk that came with the machine. only other
    > thing i can do is to reinstall the entire OS but i dont want to have to
    > buy another OS.
    >
    > Any help appriciated.


    If you can only boot in Safe Mode, choose the option:

    Disable automatic restart on system failure

    Then you can see the BSOD.
     
  4. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    Eidelmaim wrote:
    > so i am working on a Emachine PC, the problem is the os will not start.
    > it goes as far as the Windows XP loading than goes blue screen and
    > restarts the machine faster than i have a chance to read what the
    > problem is.
    >
    > is there a boot up disk i can make or get that will help me here, i do
    > not have the orginal XP disk that came with the machine. only other
    > thing i can do is to reinstall the entire OS but i dont want to have to
    > buy another OS.
    >
    > Any help appriciated.
    >
    >



    To get started troubleshooting the cause of your problems, we'll
    need to learn what specific errors are occurring and being recorded.

    To get the error message from the blue screen (a.k.a. the BSOD --
    Blue Screen of Death), you'll need to turn off WinXP's automatic
    reboot "feature:" Right-click My Computer > Properties > Advanced >
    Startup and Recovery > Uncheck "Automatically restart." The next time
    your PC crashes, you'll be left with a blue screen full of memory
    addresses and other seeming gibberish. The top 2 or 3 lines of this
    screen will contain information that can help solve your problem.
    Carefully write down these lines and post the exact text back here.
    Hopefully, one of us will be able to provide some insight.

    Additionally, you should check your Event Logs to see if they can
    shed any light on the matter, To do so, Right-click My Computer >
    Manage > Event Viewer > System and Application. Record the specifics
    of any red-flagged error messages and post the exact text back here.
    Again, hopefully, one of us will be able to provide some insight.



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    Bruce Chambers

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