Question about PC Laptops
Hi, i have a problem when i start my computer i get windows splash screen and
then after that this comes up.
windows falied to start. a recent hardware or software change migth be the
cause. to fix the problem :
1. insert yopur windows installation disk and restart your computer.
2. choose your language settings, and then click "next"
3. click "repair your computer"
If you do not have this disk, contact your system administrator or computer
manufacturer for asssistance.
File : ootcd
status : 0xc0000098
info : The windows boot conriguration data file does not contain a valid OS entry..
Any ideas cant do a rcovery nether
At boot press F8 to get to safe mode. Only the minimum required drivers will be loaded. If this works and you are in safe mode then you can access the restore points or these two utilities: Start>Run then type msconfig. There you can see what programs are starting automatically and stop or start them with the check boxes. This is a safe way to go as you can do or undo things with check boxes. Those error codes are mostly meaningless if you aren't a programmer. You can also go to the Command prompt and type: sfc /scannow which will check all of your system files and restore them. Typing 'chkdsk /p' will do a similar operation upon reboot after initiating that command. If you do know alot about command line queries then there are alot of boot configuration tools to use but you wouldn't be asking here if you already are experience in that type of troubleshooting. Type 'help' or the command (like bootcfg /?) to see the options of that command. Pressing F12 at start up will give you one-time boot options. Last Known Good Configuration gets you just that. If you cannot get to Safe Mode then you will have to boot to your XP cd where you can reinstall xp, repair xp or perform what is called an "inplace upgrade" which allows you to install a sort of parallel install of xp that is useful if you need to rescue data before wiping your hard drive for a new install. You never mentioned what happened just prior to this casualty so I have to assume that you don't know and just pretend that I have your computer here without a repair tag. ~Steve Medley
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
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