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Startup Computer would not boot to Windows XP

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  • georgeteam Jan 10, 2009

    A week ago my emachine was working. I opened a yahoo personal email and the system locked up. I then shut down the computer by the power button. Upon restart the bios came up the safe mode every time. I could not restore or repair anything . I ran a software debug and was able to get the system to cycle thru a E Prompt then to a Win xp Prompt and then into a curser prompt and it continues on this cycle indefinitly. Any Help other than taking the hard drive out and removing items would be great.

    Is there any thing I can do to reboot without a disk. I did not receive one with the computer as it was used. I believe I have a trogan or virus worm.

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What are the circumstances that led to this issue? (Did it ever boot up to XP?)

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

  • zabrina liang Nov 16, 2008

    To continue with my questions, did you ever have another operating system installed? what if any, types of beeps occur when turning the computer on? Does anything show up on the screen? Can you get to the BIOS?

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When istart the computer cant log in ,eventhough my user name and password is correct


A log-on loop on your Windows XP computer is a difficult situation where the computer never completes its boot cycle, restarting intermittently ad nauseam.


This issue indicates a major problem with the boot functionality of your XP system.

Restore the computer to working order by utilizing the repair and restoration utility on your XP system disk.

Insert the XP disk into the computer.


Restart the computer.

Press any key when prompted to boot from the disk.

Press "Enter" at the first screen and "F8" at the license terms.


Highlight the drive containing XP and press "R," repairing the operating system boot files and removing the log-on loop.

or

Windows XP sometimes has a glitch when you are logging in to your user account in order to boot the operating system.

The glitch logs you in and then logs you off the account.


This problem is usually caused by one of the programs that load during the computer's start-up.

Fixing this issue is a matter of ensuring that whatever program is causing the problem doesn't start up as soon as you start your computer.

or


Power on the computer and allow it to get to the user logon page normally.

There is no need to start up the computer in "safe mode."


Click the user who is having the issue and type in the user's password if one is set up.

Press and hold the "shift" button on your computer keyboard as soon as you see the tool bar load up at the bottom of the screen but before any other program has a chance to do so.


This stops any "Startup" program from running and logging you off.


Right-click the "Start" button on the bottom left of your screen.


Select "Explore" from the menu that appears.


Double-click "Programs" from the list on the left side of the window that pops up.


Double-click "Startup."


Select all the files inside the "Startup" folder by dragging a box over them.


Right-click anywhere on the selected files.


Select "Delete" to delete those files.


Note that deleting the programs from the "Startup" folder does not delete them from your computer.


All this does is make it so that these programs no longer start as your computer is starting so that any error in the running of the programs doesn't interfere with logging in to your account.


Hope this helps







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on Nov 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Can't find my startup disc for my emachine, is


yes windows xp potable CD will solve it but select boot from CD ROM rather boot from floppy disk or you can use windows xp on bootable flash memory or you can restore your windows it might work

May 23, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Need to reset or eliminate 2nd time


Note: Wrong procedure will affect your computer startup settings so be careful in doing this steps.

Follow this steps:
  1. Click Start menu from your desktop screen
  2. Choose and right click on My Computer
  3. Choose Properties
  4. Go to Advanced tab
  5. Click on Settings button under Startup and Recovery
  6. In Startup and Recovery window click Edit button
The notepad boot.ini file looks like this one

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Your default operating system is:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

as shown in:

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS

You'll see the second line containing

multi(1)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"

or other operating system like Windows Vista

You have to delete this second line from multi..... to the end of the line that contain a second boot of your windows

Then click File Menu > Save
Close the notepad file (boot.ini)

Also refer to this information for some explanations to understand more about boot.ini file

http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/bootini.htm

Jan 16, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Logon


Go into your BIOS
Set the 1st Boot device preference to CD
Insert your windows XP disk
Boot from CD
Run XP Repair

You do this at your own risk. I am in no way accountable for damage to your computer.


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Jan 07, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I just installed xp pro and it keeps freezing


To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.
Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.
Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

I would suggest that you run only one stick of Ram at a time to determine if they are the problem.. Also these CPU's had heat problems that damaged the cpu. This also causes freezing. I would consider resetting the CPU and the heat sink, and case fans are clean and working. 

Dec 10, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Upgrading Computer


All you have to do is re-boot from the xp disk.When promted,press any key to boot from the disk.The installation program will then start.Just follow the prompts from there!

Feb 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Win xp prof. again &again re starting problum


if the system was able to enter the desktop and restarts...once possible cause is a virus...scan the pc via safemode or reinstall windows.

but if it didn't enter the OS desktop...cause might be the boot loader or MBR is damage..

worth a try:

Run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5. At the command prompt, type this commands one at a time.

FIXMBR C:
FIXBOOT C:
COPY [CDDRIVE]:\I386\NTLDR C:\
COPY [CDDRIVE]:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\
BOOTCFG /rebuild


6. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

Nov 19, 2007 | PC Desktops

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It shuts off


it seems not to be a boot up error it is an windows start up error

might be the boot up files for windows are corrupt
solution:

1. if you have a registry backup you can restore it through recovery option with windows XP setup

2. better reinstall the operating system will fix the problem

Oct 30, 2007 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

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