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I have a boot problem

When my couputer go back to windows initializing,and when it arrived in the stage of choosing booting mode normale, safe mode .. but it return to the windows XP initialisation

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  • Rakesh  Kumar
    Rakesh Kumar May 11, 2010

    Yes this is a boot issue. Hvae you tried booting in safe mode??
    When was the last time you were able to boot - what exactly might have triggered this looping.
    Clarify and you will get a solution.


  • Justin Check
    Justin Check May 11, 2010

    Need clarification on question, does your HDD have Boot diagnostic partition?



    Sounds like XP is not booting to completion

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It sounds like your Windows is damaged.
You need to reload the Windows.
Start your computer with Windows CD and choose "Repair System" or bring it to a repair shop. It will cost you about one hour labor.

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Dell latitude d600 i hit f1 then nothing else happens the d600 just stays on window loading up page i can only get into safe mode nothing else what do i do


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If the problem lies on Windows this can be repaired. First, If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, we can try to launch startup repair from the advance boot options menu. You can access this through tapping F8 right after you turn the computer on. Tap F8 until you get to the advance boot options menu. Choose "Repair your Computer" and this should guide you on how to do the startup repair.

If you are using Windows XP, we need to try to boot to safe mode and see if you can boot the Operating System from there. To do this, it's the same drill, tap F8 repeatedly on your keyboard once you turn the computer on until you get to advance boot options menu. Choose safe mode and press enter. This should load the operating system to safe mode. If you are able to boot from here then that means one of your "drivers" has failed the OS to boot normally. If all of these fails, We can try to repair the Operating System by booting using your Restore CD or your Operating System CD from the CD-ROM drive. Reboot the computer and press F12 (or whatever it is that makes you choose to boot to CD) while seeing the pc manufacturer's logo, this should give you the options to boot to CD-ROM. It will give you a quick prompt of "press any key to boot to cd..". Make sure you press the space bar during this time to initiate the boot from CD-ROM.
For Windows XP, Once the Windows Setup loads, Choose "Recovery Console" to repair your computer. Just choose the installation you would like to repair (normally it's number 1) then it will ask you for the administrator password. By default, the password is blank, but if you set a password for admin then use that password.
Once you get to the prompt, Type this command. "CHKDSK /R" (without the quotes). It will initiate the repair for your OS. This might take an hour or so. Just wait for it to finish and it will automatically reboot your computer. Let the computer computer reboot normally. You should be able to get to your normal windows screen back.

For Windows 7 and Vista, do the F8 and choose Repair your Computer, Choose the installation you want to repair then choose command prompt. Type CHKDSK /R and that shoudl initiate the repair for your OS. Most of the time, the "startup repair" should do the fix for Vista and 7, but just in case it fails, do this step.

BTW, these repairs are designed to repair the OS without you losing the data you have on the pc.

Hope this helps. Good Luck.

Sep 04, 2011 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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It crashes and asked me to reinstall it when I did that now it will not install at all.


Hi,

If the problem lies on Windows this can be repaired. First, If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, we can try to launch startup repair from the advance boot options menu. You can access this through tapping F8 right after you turn the computer on. Tap F8 until you get to the advance boot options menu. Choose "Repair your Computer" and this should guide you on how to do the startup repair.

If you are using Windows XP, we need to try to boot to safe mode and see if you can boot the Operating System from there. To do this, it's the same drill, tap F8 repeatedly on your keyboard once you turn the computer on until you get to advance boot options menu. Choose safe mode and press enter. This should load the operating system to safe mode. If you are able to boot from here then that means one of your "drivers" has failed the OS to boot normally. If all of these fails, We can try to repair the Operating System by booting using your Restore CD or your Operating System CD from the CD-ROM drive. Reboot the computer and press F12 (or whatever it is that makes you choose to boot to CD) while seeing the pc manufacturer's logo, this should give you the options to boot to CD-ROM. It will give you a quick prompt of "press any key to boot to cd..". Make sure you press the space bar during this time to initiate the boot from CD-ROM.
For Windows XP, Once the Windows Setup loads, Choose "Recovery Console" to repair your computer. Just choose the installation you would like to repair (normally it's number 1) then it will ask you for the administrator password. By default, the password is blank, but if you set a password for admin then use that password.
Once you get to the prompt, Type this command. "CHKDSK /R" (without the quotes). It will initiate the repair for your OS. This might take an hour or so. Just wait for it to finish and it will automatically reboot your computer. Let the computer computer reboot normally. You should be able to get to your normal windows screen back.

For Windows 7 and Vista, do the F8 and choose Repair your Computer, Choose the installation you want to repair then choose command prompt. Type CHKDSK /R and that shoudl initiate the repair for your OS. Most of the time, the "startup repair" should do the fix for Vista and 7, but just in case it fails, do this step.

BTW, these repairs are designed to repair the OS without you losing the data you have on the pc.

Hope this helps. Good Luck.

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We have desktop xp and it is running on safemode how do we take this off


You can't take off Safe Mode, it's there for your protection. However, if you want to boot into Normal Mode, shut down the computer. When you hear the computer beep, start tapping F8 on your keyboard. Keep tapping it until you reach the Advanced Options menu. Once you've reached this, just select "Start Windows Normally".
Now it will boot you into Windows on Normal Mode, not Safe Mode.

Jan 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How do you put windows into safe mode?


Power on or Restart your computer, keep tapping F8 on the keyboard while it boots up. After few seconds, you'll be taken to the "Advanced Boot Options" with "Safe Mode" in the lists. Use the Up-Down arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode" and press enter on the keyboard to confirm the selected boot options. Black Screen with white texts will be displayed on the display, wait for few seconds until you see the windows logon Screen. You'll also see a confirmation message box asking you to confirm to boot into Safe Mode, click "yes" or "Ok" and proceed forward. There now you are in the Safe Mode.

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

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Sep 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do i uninstall a driver that causes stability problems


If you can boot normally, right-click MyComputer and choose Properties, or go to Start->ControlPanel->System.
Choose the Hardware tab, and click Device Manager.
There you will see all the device drivers installed in the system. If yours is not listed, you can choose Show Hidden Devices from the View menu.
Once you found the driver you want to remove, right-click it and choose Uninstall.

If you can't boot normally, you will have to boot to Safe Mode. This is done by pressing F8 key before Windows starts to load; you can press it several times when the initial tests & information screens are displayed. A menu will be shown, from which you need to choose Safe Mode. Once the system finishes loading you need to do the same sequence as described before.

Good luck and please come back with a rating/testimonial if helped.

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The computer will not boot into normal mode without shutting off the power. If I go into safe mode and disable the video drivers then it will boot into normal mode and run for as long as I want.


Try start up in Safe Mode press F8. Choose Safe Mode, when at the choice window, to select either Safe Mode Desktop, OR System Restore, chooses system restore and choose a time before you had the "Problem" and follow instructions. This should get you back.

Feb 20, 2010 | Acer Aspire L100 PC Desktop

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Start up problem!!


When you boot up start pressing F8 and you should get a Windows startup page with more options. If you do select Safe Mode
When windows has loaded, goto MSConfig and select Diagnostic Startup. Ok and reboot
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Can't get out of safe mode


While booting ur system press F8 initially when system turned on you will get booting options .Select Normal and Enter you can able to boot in normal mode.

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Cant power on completely


try starting it in safe mode: when booting press F8 continuously until you hear a beep. When/if it can start in safe mode go to Start>programs>accessories>system tools>system restore; and choose a date when you know your computer was working okay then press restore. When it has finished it will reboot, if it asks you what mode you want to use to start press start windows normally.

fingers crossed this will work. hope it helps

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Getting out of the initial set up


First try to Boot to Last Known Good Configuration.. do this by pressing F8 upon bootup...look at the prompt screen for the option mentioned OR

Attempt to boot up in Safe Mode....
Do This by pressing F8 Upon bootup, it will take you to a black Safe Mode Options screen... once there choose the first option.. boot into Safe Mode Only.. If you are able to boot into windows that way,, you can then check for problems... Like checking the device manager for errors, Check the Status of your hard drive.. etc.

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