Winxp startup problems..URGENT!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by eminem910, May 1, 2003.

  1. eminem910

    eminem910 Guest

    ok...i had all these miscellaneous programs..installed. and i removed them and when it asked to keep the shared files...i said no..cuz it said "they are no longer in use" but now i cant boot up the desktop..i just get the wall paper... how do i fix this?... besides formatting

    i have system restore enabled... but when i boot up...and it says "type yes to continue in safe mode..or no to use system restore" and i click no..nothing happens... and i also selected "use last good configuration" that didnt work either
     
  2. mike09

    mike09 Moderator

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    you can try maybe doing a repair install.
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You could try doing a repair installation. Put the xp cd in & boot up. Follow the screen to the repair option. It will install xp over the top of itself. Other files dhould remain intact.
     
  4. eminem910

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    ok...when i try to do the "recovery console" option.. it says "select your windows directory" i select the right one.. option 1 ... enter my administrator password.. and it just shows the directory path. and nothing happens then theres the "automated recovery option".. i need the automated recovery disk. what is that? is it possible to retrieve online?
     
  5. Un4gIvEn1

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    Try this...

    CTRL+ALT+DELETE (to open Task Manager)
    Select Processes.
    End any instances of explorer.exe
    Click FILE/RUN
    enter "explorer.exe"

    Hope this works for you!
    Good luck!
     
  6. Indomidable

    Indomidable Guest

    eminem910 "ok...when i try to do the "recovery console" option.. it says "select your windows directory" i select the right one.. option 1 ... enter my administrator password.. and it just shows the directory path. and nothing happens then theres the "automated recovery option".. i need the automated recovery disk. what is that? is it possible to retrieve online?"

    Recovery Console pretty much sucks: It's the command prompt. I use this basicly to run chkdsk and that fixes 98% of boot problems.
    Automated Recovery: this is a program you can run in WinXP that creates a boot-disk sieries, you can do this when you've got a good install (I've never had to use this one.)

    What you need to do is act like your doing a new install and when you select the drive/partition don't del/format it instead there will be an option to press "r" to recover/repair the install. This is what you use.
     
  7. eminem910

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    ok.i did that..it copied files.... then it restarted..and went into setup mode.. and it was "installing hardware devices" the it asks for "vgaagp1.sys" ..i clicked no..then i get these blue screens with 2 unique errors messages so far they were "Bad_Pool_Driver" and "Driver_IRQL_Not_Less_OR_Equal" and at the bottom it said 1394Bus.sys what the heck...

    ok question...i have an external drive... 80 gig maxtor.... does that work in dos mode?.. i want to copy something to it..and then use it on my other pc...if thats possible..thanks
     
  8. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    No. I am assuming the drive is USB. USB does not work in DOS (that I know of)
     
  9. eminem910

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    ok i'm following the instructions on this website..
    http://www.digitalwebcast.com/2002/03_mar/tutorials/cw_boot_toot.htm

    i did part 1 of the instructions.. and i got to the startup screen..where it asks for your "Administrator password" but my keyboard and my mouse do not work ... i changed my keyboard from usb to ps2 still nothing...
     
  10. yoyo

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    There is no mouse in recovery console.
    For the keyboard - you must have already pressed some keys to get to the password screen. It stops working there?
     
  11. eminem910

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    lol guess i wasnt too specific.. i finished the recovery console part..and when i boot into windows i have to choose a password for administrator access... to log into windows.... mouse and keyboard do not work at all....=[