win xp no fast reboot (config error)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Broke again, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. Broke again

    Broke again Guest

    Hi all hope you can help me a lil,

    I have a problem that has been raggin me for some time now.

    whenever i reboot, or restart, i get these errors at random.

    windows cannot find
    windows\system\config

    please reinstall a copy or pres "r" in recovery

    (paraphrased)

    or windows cannot load ntoskrl.exe

    please reinstall etc, etc

    i am running win xp pro with all the updates,
    NAV 2002 all updated

    I have done a clean install of XP on 2 different HD's same prob.
    tested powersupply ok

    only way i can boot is to shutdown and wait 15 minutes.

    I have also had my cpu temp. checked by pc shop it is ok ( i don;t know the numbers)

    the system:
    FIC AD-11 xp mobo
    512M Kingston DDR
    20 gig maxtor udma 66 hd 2 partitions 1 for XP other just storage
    or
    8gig WD udma 66 hd
    onboard sound
    2 smc NICs
    athlon xp 1600+ retail w/ hs and fan ( boxed)
    lite on cdrw 16x10x40
    300watt p/s
    geforce 2 mx 400 64meg vid card

    when it runs it's fine just a lil slow when desktop loads
    the pc shop said they can fix this for 60$ but it will be a temp fix
    they said that my reg is over a 13.0meg limit? hecjk it's like 42 megs
    and they think something is trying to write to reg on shutdown and doesn;t finish does this make sense?
    i have been living with this foir about 4 months now.
    can;t find good help for it. altho it may be a hardware issue i think.

    thanks in advance for your help!
    i did a search and nothing came up that matched my prob if anyone knows of something please lik me.

    ricky

    p.s. if u need more info lemme know.
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I don't think I would be going back to that pc shop. I've never heard of a registry to be anywhere near that size. Good grief it would take ages to backup & restore.
    Does this happen straight after a clean install or have you loaded other apps? :confused:
     
  3. Broke again

    Broke again Guest

    yeah when a clean install is done, and it is time to reboot to continue installation, it gives the config error. that's why i am thinking hardware issue. the XP disc is clean no scrathces i even made a backup of it and tried.

    btw cool siggy pic love that!
     
  4. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    I had this problem a while ago. To fix it you have to boot from the XP cd then choose to install it. Then on the very next screen press "r" and it should fix its self.
     
  5. Broke again

    Broke again Guest

    alas, i tried that 3 times :( still didn't work.

    it just seems like after it is shutoff with the manual power switch off it "resets" itself and works fine.

    can a failing IDE controller cause this? well, then again it runs fine in windows. and i do not have a switching powersupply. i have heard that could cause it if HD is not spun up fast enuff.

    thanks for the input folks still lookin'

    :)
    rick
     
  6. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Did you try going to run>sfc /scannow ? That might work but im just throwing ideas at you.. the way i actually fixed mine was reinstalling windows
     
  7. Broke again

    Broke again Guest

    ahhh i am running sfc /scannow at this minute. seems like some .dll's are missing. i am reinstalling them now. will see how that works on reboot.

    thanx 4 the tip :)
     
  8. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    no problem... hope it works
     
  9. Broke again

    Broke again Guest

    wellp,

    I ran sfc /scannow installed some dll's didn;t help BUT!
    I fixed it.

    i don;t knnow how but on my FIC i just loaded the performance BIOS settings and it loads everytime now.

    new problem tho.

    i had a kick off when power blinked and now it gets to 0% on disk check and will not go any farther.

    I have norton's utilities. anyway i can make it not load disk check and jus fix it with disc doctor? regarless it still comes up even after i run disc doc.

    thanks for all your help guys/gals

    rick
     
  10. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Man that storms been messing up everyone computer... i hate to say it but i think you got hit by a surge :eek: