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I have a emachine computer(window xp), when trying to do system restore error msg "windows/system32/webm/webmcont.tlb could not opened", stops at 32% restore. I do not have restore or back up disks. I'm using hard drive restore. Computer will not start correctly, desk top does not display when turned on.

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  • clbarberjr Oct 15, 2008

    How do I get in safe mode

  • clbarberjr Oct 15, 2008

    The answer I received was to try in safe mode, How do I get to safe mode?

  • clbarberjr Oct 15, 2008

    What other options are you refering

  • clbarberjr Oct 16, 2008

    hitting f8 did not work, at power up msg: NTLDR is missing?

  • clbarberjr Oct 16, 2008

    pressing f8 at power up before any icons appear,nothing happens,nothing shows up on the screen

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Hi,
This problem will be solved by repairing your windows installation. Get windows XP CD and repair your OS. This won't cause any loss of data and will take less than an hour. This is the best solution you can do.
Thanks & Regards.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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The first thing you need to make sure that which restore you are running at this point of time.
As you If you are unable to boot to the windows or the desktop does not show up however you are using the restore from the Hard drive partition, than you might be using the factory restore provided by the manufacturers.

Although you are getting an error however this is suppose to restore your system back to the factory settings.

As you mentioned that you do not have any disks, hence our options are limited.

The first step you have to try is to do a system Restore from the Safe Mode.

Steps to boot to the Safe Mode.

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Unplug all the devices from the computer apart from the keyboard/Mouse/Monitor. Unplug the printer/internet/dialup/any other device.

  • Wait 30seconds, and then turn the computer on.
  • Starttapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If youbegin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboarderror" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  • Ensurethat the Safe mode option is selected.
  • PressEnter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
Log in to the Administrator if you know the password(Generally the password is blank).
If you are unable to log in to the Administrator than log in to any other user name showing there.

If You are able to reach here successfully than you can go for the system restore.




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1. Click Start, point to AllPrograms, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, andthen click System Restore.
2. On the Welcome screen, click Restore mycomputer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
3. On the Select a Restore Point page,select the date from the calendar that shows the point you'd like to restoreto, as shown below, and then click Next.
Note: - ****Select a date when everything wasworking fine****
4. On the Confirm Restore Point Selectionpage, verify that the correct restore point is chosen, and then close any openprograms.
5. Click Next if you are ready toproceed or click Back to change the restore point.
6. The computer will shut down automaticallyand reboot. On reboot, you'll see the Restoration Complete page, andthen click OK.
You may always undo the System Restore ORchoose another restore point after checking your system. To do the same justopen System Restore and make the appropriate choice, you'll have an additionaltask; Undo my last restoration, on the System Restore Welcome page.
Caution: - Whenever you do a system restore remember that you'llhave to reinstall any programs that were installed after the restore pointselected.


Let me know if you need any clarifications
All the Best
Sammy


Posted on Oct 16, 2008

  • Sameer Kashyap Oct 16, 2008

    In this case when you are getting the NTLDR missing error you need to arrange the Win XP CD and follow the following steps.

    You might even borrow the Win xp CD from someone for some time as any win xp disk will work for this solution.

    Note : We need the Operating system disk for Win XP, not the restore disks.



    1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.

    2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press
      any key.

    3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R"
      key to repair Windows.

    4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the
      "1" key and pressing enter.

    5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password,
      enter that password.

    6. Copy the below two files to the root
      directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we
      are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is
      "e." This letter may be different on your computer.



      copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\

      copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\




    7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied,
      remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
    Thanks
    All The Best
    Sammy


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Do you have the operating system disk?
because thats what you need to fix the system files

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You need to go for repair installation for Win XP with bootable Insatallation win XP CD. as System restore will not work good here .

You will loss no data/file during recovery. As it will copy/replace only system files.

Repair/Recovery install for Win XP, is

  1. Boot from the Recovery CD (press any key when prompted).
  2. Choose Setup (press ) - do not choose the R=Recovery Console option.
  3. Press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
  4. Press R to Repair the selected Windows XP installation.
  5. The setup program will copy files to your hard disk and reboot automatically.
  6. Do NOT press any key when the CD boot code is run, allow the code to timeout, the system will boot from the hard disk and continue with the installation from the CD.
  7. Answer the configuration questions once the computer has finished re-installing. You will be prompted for your Product Key which you will find at the back of your system. You will also need to Activate your system within 30 days, if you have not done so previously

Let me know if you need further help.

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    Puneet Jain Oct 16, 2008

    As you have mentioned you did not have any Backup or recover disk.

    Then I would like to help you out with the Checkdisk Command to run in Safe Mode.

    To go into Safe mode -- Press F8 key as soon as the PC restarts.

    (You will have do again if PC starts in normal mode.)

    On the black screen >>> Safe Mode With Networking(for internet Access).

    On the login screen, please select Administrator as a USER to login.

    Press 'YES' when you get the safe mode warning.

    Run the Command prompt and enter the following:

    chkdsk c: /f /r

    note: space after k, :, and f only

    If this command run and complete the error checking then good, otherwise use the window mode to run the command:

    1: Open "My Computer", RIGHT click on the C drive icon, choose "Properties".

    2: When that loads, click on the "Tools" tab, then click on the "Check Now" button in the "Error Checking" section.

    3: When that little window loads, place a CHECK in BOTH boxes, then click on "Start Now".

    4: A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer, so......Restart the computer. Error Checking will run automatically after the restart and it locks you out from doing anything until it's finished. It takes a little time to perform the task but after it's finished, it will restart into Windows automatically.


    Let me know if you face any difficulty in this, and also let me know the status after this.


    Now please perform the following steps:

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    Puneet Jain Oct 16, 2008

    As you mentioned the NTLDR missing error comingup, it means your window is corrupt.

    You need to go for Repair installation, go and get Win XP CD from someone you know.

    Otherwise take it to repair shop for a Hardware engineer, who can backup the data & upload new window or do the needful


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This issue is related to a software conflict.
Start your system in Safe Mode. (Start up your machine and before win load hit F8 and select Save mode) Run chkdsk
Be sure that your system is not virus or antivirus infected.
Sometimes this folder (webm) contains trojans virus.
Restart your computer and try again

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Press F8 when turning it on and before icon appears on screen

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    then you are a candidate for a format of the hard drive and re installation

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    A Womans Computer Man Oct 16, 2008

    you are well ahead of any of those solutions..if F8 does not work, then you will need to boot from install or recovery disk

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Hi,

To get into the safe mode.Restart your PC/laptop and keep hitting F8 repeatedly and you will get into Advanced options from there just highlight Safe Mode and hit enter.You will see a list of files loading don't panic just wait for 10min. and it will login to the windows normally.

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Restore data got corrupted. do you have other options (dates) ?

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Try to Boot on safe mode and check if you can do a system restore there and hopefully you wont have that error message , but if still have that error you can try to run your recovery disc to recover that missing file....

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    Mark Gil Oct 15, 2008

    Restart the computer while booting up press F5 or F2 to access the boot menu...

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    Mark Gil Oct 15, 2008

    Restart the computer while booting up press F5 or F2 to access the boot menu...then you need to press F8 so you can see the option for boot menu just select safe mode...

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    Mark Gil Oct 16, 2008

    If you have your recovery disc for this computer better run it because there's alot of operatings systme fils that are missing that's why the system restore and boot to safe mode is not working....

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    Mark Gil Oct 18, 2008

    If you have your recovery disc for this computer better run it because there's alot of operatings systme fils that are missing that's why the system restore and boot to safe mode is not working....

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  3. Click the View tab.
  4. Under Hidden files and folders, click to select Show hidden files and folders, and then click to clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box.
  5. Click Yes when the dialog box that confirms that you want to display these files appears.
  6. Double-click the drive where you installed Windows XP to display a list of the folders. If is important to click the correct drive.
  7. Open the System Volume Information folder. This folder is unavailable and appears dimmed because it is set as a super-hidden folder.
  8. Open a folder that was not created at the current time. You may have to click Details on the View menu to see when these folders were created. There may be one or more folders starting with "RPx under this folder. These are restore points.
  9. Open one of these folders to locate a Snapshot subfolder. The following path is an example of a folder path to the Snapshot folder: C:\System Volume Information\_restore{D86480E3-73EF-47BC-A0EB-A81BE6EE3ED8}\RP1\Snapshot
  10. From the Snapshot folder, copy the following files to the C:\Windows\Tmp folder:
    • _REGISTRY_USER_.DEFAULT
    • _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SECURITY
    • _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SOFTWARE
    • _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SYSTEM
    • _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SAM
  11. Rename the files in the C:\Windows\Tmp folder as follows:
    • Rename _REGISTRY_USER_.DEFAULT to DEFAULT
    • Rename _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SECURITY to SECURITY
    • Rename _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SOFTWARE to SOFTWARE
    • Rename _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SYSTEM to SYSTEM
    • Rename _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SAM to SAM
These files are the backed up registry files from System Restore. .

Part Three loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); In part three, you delete the existing registry files, and then copy the System Restore Registry files to the C:\Windows\System32\Config folder:
  1. Start Recovery Console.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line: del c:\windows\system32\config\sam

    del c:\windows\system32\config\security

    del c:\windows\system32\config\software

    del c:\windows\system32\config\default

    del c:\windows\system32\config\system

    copy c:\windows\tmp\software c:\windows\system32\config\software

    copy c:\windows\tmp\system c:\windows\system32\config\system

    copy c:\windows\tmp\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam

    copy c:\windows\tmp\security c:\windows\system32\config\security

    copy c:\windows\tmp\default c:\windows\system32\config\default
    Note Some of these command lines may be wrapped for readability.
  3. Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer restarts.
Note This procedure assumes that Windows XP is installed to the C:\Windows folder.

If you have access to another computer, to save time, you can copy the text in step two, and then create a text file called "Regcopy2.txt" (for example). To use this file, run the following command when you start in Recovery Console:
batch regcopy2.txt Part Four Click Start, and click All Programs. Click Accessories, click System Tools. Click System Restore, click Restore to a previous RestorePoint.

Jul 21, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

I have an eMachine T3410. When it boots, a screen


your missing the biosinfo.inf. try reinstalling the system but backup everything you need first.

Jun 09, 2009 | E-Machines eMonster 600 PC Desktop

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