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AnonymousJun 15, 2010, 9:18 AM Thanks for the good tip - I hadn't thought of that. Hard disk and motherboard recently replaced and worked fine until few days ago.XP Repair console Chkdsk finds errors and says it fixes them, every time I run it.XP full repair process Join the community here, it only takes a minute. Helpful +12 Report warrior Oct 3, 2012 at 09:27 PM not sure what is more surprising that someone just replied a thread I started 4 years ago, or that the answer Check This Out

launch up repair is not starting .. Its not f8 because that gives me a boot sequence. Rename the file to BootDisk.exe and run RecoveryCD.bat. However, there is an option that works with any system and any hard drive, that is the Ultimate Boot CD or UBCD.

Windows Vista Won't Boot Up

Then you can download the EBCD or some other tool to reset the admin password if you wish to try to recovery the home edition installation. One of the files was not liked by my system (it said it was the wrong file format) but as it was only showing as a jpeg I copied it manually. However, obtaining it this was is actually illegal.Microsoft does provide a legal download of the recovery console in the form of Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install.

  1. I think I got it when I tried to download some holiday pictures from my friends USB flash drive.
  2. When it starts doing funny things like turn on without pressing the power button it's not a good sign and the power supplies is the most likely thing to be broken.
  3. Basically you extract the package into a folder.
  4. switched ide cables, power supplies, change to IDE channel2, swapped RAM sticks. 2 separate HDD's and all stop at windows logo with BSOD.
  5. open the PC and unplug and replug all connections, and then remove and reseat all cards - this will fix about 50% of hardware problems !!!
  6. If your computer will not boot into windows even from safe mode you have to either use a CD or a bootable usb device.
  7. If you want to avoid creating 6 floppy disks that are terribly slow or you don't have a floppy drive you can use a simple script written by Dean Adams that
  8. Screen again Helpful +54 Report kingull 3Posts Wednesday January 28, 2009Registration date February 19, 2009 Last seen Feb 19, 2009 at 08:23 PM Quite often, this can be caused by faulty
  9. download and burn at least one emergency Boot CD's - EBCD (from http://ebcd.pcministry.com/ ), Ultimate Boot CD (from www.ultimatebootcd.com ), and if you do not have a floppy, get a Win98

Easy Recovery Essentials will start analyzing the selected drive for problems. Join over 733,556 other people just like you! The easiest way to do that is to use a windows installation CD. Windows Vista Not Booting Black Screen Report [email protected] Jan 7, 2009 at 11:24 PM Great link and info thanks xpcman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you Jan x Report nishu- Oct 9, 2009 at 09:34 AM hi, i start my pc but not start in normal and safe node and restart in both mode. Windows Vista Won't Boot Even In Safe Mode For example, with the floppy disk in the floppy disk drive, type format a: at a command prompt, and then press ENTER. Press Enter Type exit and press Enter. Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/389883 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account?

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Windows Vista Won't Boot Even In Safe Mode

I am ready to junk this one and call it a day. Also if you are getting Blue screens with the stop 0x0000007E or similar messages then you might be able to fix by restoring your registry using the recovery console. Windows Vista Won't Boot Up Which is usually an indication that something is wrong with the motherboard or some other internal component. Windows Vista Won't Start Black Screen Already have an account?

Then be aware that this process will appear as if it is overwriting and installing a fresh copy of Windows - it is NOT. AnnePosted January 26, 2012 at 4:41 am | PermalinkHi…thankyou thankyou…I think you just saved me $$$$ at the computer shop! can access recover console, but nothing I haev done will let windows load. What is the BSOD stop code or message you're getting? Windows Vista Will Not Start

MikePosted April 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm | PermalinkAdmin, Thank you for pointing me to EBCD to repair my password problem. Click on theĀ RestartĀ button to reboot your PC and test the changes. Thanks Report tspencer- Nov 11, 2009 at 09:59 AM I bought a new graphics card and installed it on my Gateway that has an xp operating system and apparently it was All the best.

What do I do? Windows 7 Won't Start I rebooted and it was fixed and this problem hasn't happen again (5 months now). I do have a back up Dell Laptop that I could download and copy to a cd is this what you suggest.

Once the password is reset or removed it should word on fine.

hkey\locmach\system\contro\some control set\..... OliverPosted June 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm | PermalinkPlease, it is now asking for an administrator password but I don't know what it is! It would say "press any key to boot cd..." Then i would press whatever, it would then go through "setting up your hardware configuration" and then it would go black and Windows 7 Won't Boot Black Screen Thanks, Gabe potterhead4, Aug 12, 2005 #1 potterhead4 Thread Starter Joined: Apr 14, 2005 Messages: 20 Anyone have some ideas?

Usually this is done by pressing ‘del', ‘F2′, or some other key to enter setup and adjusting the boot priority so that the CDROM is first. Windows XP Boot Disks - only required if your system BIOS does not allow boot from CD !!! If you don't have an emergency boot floppy, you may be able to use one created on another PC running Windows XP or Windows 2000, but there's no guarantee that it But here are a few tips: you should listen upon startup for the Fan and the disks to be spinning up.

Once the process is complete, EasyRE will report its findings. adminPosted September 14, 2010 at 5:04 pm | PermalinkWithout a windows XP disc there's not many options. Topics include: Gettins Your Hardware and Software Ready for Windows XP Using the Simple Supplied Application Internet and TCP/IP Connection Options Chatting and Conferencing with Windows Messenger Creating a Windows XP adminPosted March 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm | PermalinkIf it is taking that long to run a chkdsk then something is really wrong with your hard drive.

Jul 15, 2006 #6 Tanion TS Rookie Topic Starter I remember there was some key that I would press to enter MS-DOS from just starting up the computer but all I Did you completely delete the existing partitions when you did a clean install? Ken WallPosted March 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm | PermalinkDell Inspiron 600M laptop running windows xp will not run. I did find an xp pro disc (i have xp home) and thought i would try it.

Do you by chance have a Gigabyte GA-7DXE motherboard? Most people I encounter don't know this or think they don't have one. The time frame is getting longer and I've gotten to a point were I hit restart and turn on and off the power 3 and 4 times. Just before it reboots I get a blue screen but can't read it before it goes back to the beginning.

The NeoSmart Support Forums, member-to-member technical support and troubleshooting. I have to let it boot to the "welcome" screen (where you log on) By the way' it still looks like Windows xpI can't log on, then i click the button The alternative is to use a WinXP bootable CD, but this is much simpler since you do not have to go into your BIOS and change the order of boot devices. Visit Microsoft's site to download the setup-disk file that works with XP Professional; available too is the XP Home version, which will also work for Windows 2000, Me, and 98.

The tricky part is booting your computer so you can run chkdsk. Help ASAP! I have tried without a hard drive and with two other hard drives. Transferring a boot disk from an external hard drive back to my laptop Can i repair my hard drive Formatted Hard Drive; "Invalid System Disk" on Boot Atypical hard disk error.

It said that it found a problem & fixed it on each one. Copy the Ntldr and the Ntdetect.com files from the I386 folder on the Windows XP Setup CD-ROM, Windows XP Setup floppy disk, or from a computer that is running the same