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Installed WinFast motherboard 2 years ago.computer won't boot into windows XP now even in safe mode. it willshow WinFast. It displays "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEM". tried XP CD but could not get it to go.

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    Don't know yet. have to wait until next week

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Plz check the first boot device is cd rom in the bios then repair your os by second option

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Okay, so I'm not even close to being savvy with computers. Anyways, my netbook keeps on restarting and won't let me go on to the desktop. Safe mode, safe mode with networking, and all those other...


Do a Windows repair by following below steps:

1- Boot up form the CD
2- Windows installer will start loading some files to your hard drive, when it finishes go for "To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER" so press ENTER
3- Press F8 to accept the License Agreement
4- Now Windows installer will search for installed Windows OSes on your hard drive and should find yours and lists it at the bottom, highlight it, then press R

Wait for the repair process to finish. I hope this solves your problem.

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on Apr 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to boot up in safe mode from Windows XP


Showing the steps to boot up in safe mode from Windows XP.
If Windows XP is the only operating system installed on your computer, booting into Safe Mode with these instructions.
1.If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power.
2.Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
3.Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. 4.To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
5.Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
6.Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
7.When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.
To use the System Configuration Utility method
1.Close all open programs.
2.Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
3.The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
4.The computer restarts in Safe mode.
5.Perform the troubleshooting steps for which you are using Safe Mode.
6.When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the BOOT.INI tab, uncheck "/SAFEBOOT" and click OK to restart your computer.
Select your steps to boot up into safe mode to your Windows XP System.
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Hi I have a A8N-SLI motherboard running XP when first switch on it stops at xp splash screen. when switched off and rebooted i am able to go into safe mode even when i noticed that before going to windows...


Windows Xp especially six years ago never had good native sata support. You need to load sata drivers for it to recognize the sata drive.
You need to got to Asus's website and download XP sata drivers for your motherboard. You can try to install them with the sata drive only connected in safe mode and if not with a floppy(if you still use them). Also make sure that you are connecting the sata drive to the correct sata port on the motherboard usually sata 0 or 1.

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PC BOOTS HALF WAY


Try booting into safe mode. If it's a driver problem, safe mode will allow you to start Windows with only the bare minimum of hardware and drivers being engaged. To get to safe mode, press the F8 button on your keyboard during the Windows boot process until it takes you to a screen to let you select Normal, Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking, etc. I would suggest not using anything other than just Safe Mode. From there, uninstall any software or new drivers that you recently installed. Alternatively, you can use the System Restore feature to rollback to a previous restore point.

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I have a video problem


its been a bad install of the drivers, boot into safe mode and uninstall the display drivers, reboot the machine and it should reinstall the drivers itself


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ASUS P4S533-MX


Hello
1. you need a windows installations CD
2. you need to boot from the cd and press R to go to repair mode.
3. in the repair mode(console) you should write "chkdsk c: /R"
4. let it run and then restart your computer.
that gonna solve your problem.
good luck

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Our competer crashed AND WINDOWS WAS TOTALLY UNABLE TO EVEN OPEN. wE BOUGHT OUR COMPUTER 2-3 YEARS AGO USED AND DONT HAve the original windows xp disk or registration numbers. Are we just out of luck on...


hi,
reboot the pc and press F8 for the boot menu,
select Last known good configuration.
else again come to boot menu and select safe mode. if it boots up to safe mode, let me know.

thanks for using fxnlogo_s.png

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Unable to boot up after windows xp


If you can get into the BIOS, try setting with default settings.

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