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Will not boot up!

Once power is on windows xp screen appears, then when it should boot up it goes to a black screen with the mouse cursor in the middle of screen. Never boots up.

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Windows has probably become corrupted,,,try using you restore cd,,,or starting in safe mode.

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if you are using xp

Restart your computer during the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer
Advanced Boot Options screen appears.

Select the Safe Mode option using the up and down arrow keys, then press the ENTER key. Choose "Windows XP Home/Professional", depending on the version of the operating system.

Press ENTER. Shortly, the welcome screen should show.
Log in as "Administrator". Click Yes to not use System Restore Mode.


Click the Start button. Choose Run and type in "control user passwords" (without the quotes). Click OK.


Select the "Administrator" user. Click Change my password. Enter a new password in the corresponding text boxes. Click OK. Write this password down and store it in a secure place Close the User Accounts window and restart Windows.


hope this helps you

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How CAN I GET TO SETUP TO CHANGE BOOT MEDIA ?


When you boot up to the log in screen type in administrator as user to log in if you cant log in

during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time press a certain key to enter set up press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there


The most common way that we know on how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug and then removing the Cmos battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard.

Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself.

Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off cmos the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased.

cmos battery Under the keyboard or bottom of laptop - If you are working on a laptop computer the location of the dipswitch (almost never a jumper) can be under the keyboard or on the bottom of the laptop in a compartment such as the memory compartment. Although on some motherboards the Cmos battery is soldered in

Often many users will leave the administrator account alone or have other accounts with administrator rights. If you're not logging into the computer as administrator or have other accounts follow the below steps to reset your other accounts password.

Reboot the computer into Safe Mode
During the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer Advanced Boot Options screen appears.

Select the Safe Mode option using the up and down arrow keys, then press the ENTER key. Choose "Windows XP Home/Professional", depending on the version of the operating system.

Press ENTER. Shortly, the welcome screen should show.
Log in as "Administrator". Click Yes to not use System Restore Mode.


Click the Start button. Choose Run and type in "control user passwords" (without the quotes). Click OK.


Select the "Administrator" user. Click Change my password. Enter a new password in the corresponding text boxes. Click OK. Write this password down and store it in a secure place Close the User Accounts window and restart Windows.


In User Accounts select the account you wish to change the password for, click change password and then enter the new password or click remove the password to remove the password from the account. Hope this helps you

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When I try to boot up my Dell Latitude /D500 laptop.. I get the following blue Screen error message: The error message says: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent...


That error is usually caused by corruption in the Operating System files. You don't mention what version of windows you are running so will try to walk you through options with XP, Vista and 7. Vista and Windows 7 are the same steps to hopefully resolve this issue.

Windows XP:
You may need your Installation Disc for these procedures. First however, try doing this:
Turn the machine on and start tapping F8, and keep tapping. You should come to a black screen with several options on it. The top 2 options will be Safe Mode and Safe Mode With Networking. Select one of those, it doesn't matter which. When you highlight the option using your Up or Down arrow hit enter.
It will take you to the list of Operating Systems Should just be the primary system choice. Look and see if it also lists the Recovery Console. If it does arrow down to it and hit enter. If it does not then you will need the Dell Installation Disc for your operating system handy. Put it in the CD drive and during boot up hit F12 to get the boot menu or whatever option it shows for it on your screen. Select CD and hit enter. It will load several files and come to the first setup screen hit the R for Recovery Console. Once in the console you will need to select the windows installation option by entering the number of the choice. Hit enter.
If it asks for the administrator's password, just hit enter, by default it is blank.
You should see a command prompt with a blinking cursor like: C:\> and the cursor blinking next to it. Type in this command: chkdsk /R and hit enter it should start showing it scanning your drive for errors. Let it run all the way through and watch the results as it will tell you it has found one or more corrupted files and repaired them. At that point you will have a blinking cursor again waiting a command. Just type in the word EXIT and hit enter. it will reboot. should go on into windows.

For Vista and windows 7, turn the machine on and tap F8, and when you get to the boot options screen it should default to Repair Computer. Hit enter and follow the screen instructions.
If you do not have the Repair Computer option on that screen, then you will need the Installation Disc for this as well. Put it in the cd drive and select the Boot Menu option. When it gets to the Installation screen using the CD you will see an option to Repair Computer. Select it and follow the screen prompts.

You will get to a Advanced System Repair screen. When you see it click on Command Prompt.

When you get the black command window type in: chkdsk /R and hit enter. It will warn you that you cannot do this on a locked drive. It will ask you if you want to dismount the drive by choosing Y for yes or N for no. Type Y and hit enter. It will take over from there and scan for and repair any corrupted files it finds. When it is done type in: EXIT and hit enter and then click on Restart Computer.

That should fix you up.

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If you are getting a Blue screen repeatedly and you can't start up to windows in any custom setting ( from f8 start up menu ) one way to solve the problem is to Use the restore disc or windows installation cd or dvd to install windows into the computer or perform a repair installation if a windows already exists on the computer and the setup can find it.

how to perform a repair installation

this is for xp, but its similar on 2000 and on vista.

insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.

1.When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.

if not then the computer is not set to start up from a cd, you can either enter the setup / bios to change that setting OR right when you power up the computer look at the screen it will say what button to press in order to enter boot menu or bios, it will very likely be button F12 or similar, it should say on the screen when you power on.

if it doesn't, then you need to go into the bios and change the boot order so that the computer starts from the CD first.

after that you should be able to start from the cd and install the OS (Operating system, eg.Windows)

here's some info on how to work the bios: http://www.whitecanyon.com/how-to-change-boot-order.php


Repeat step 1 when you have changed the boot order.

2.Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.

3.Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.

4.In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.

5.Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.

6.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

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without the windows xp installation cd there is not much you can do, but if you have it... you can do this.

REMEMBER: all this is considering you have a normal computer, with a normal system and your hardware is not damaged.
Your problem is very generic and the information you are providing is very poor...

boot with that installation cd
let windows xp installation start and when it prompts you to choose between installing or repairing by pressing "R" key, choose this second one and wait till the system shows you a black screen with some lines of white text on it.

you will be now able to write on that console DOS like... type this three commands and when the firsts two ask you, choose YES.

1. fixboot
2. fixmbr
3. chkdsk

the last one will check the hd and will tell you if you have problems in that hd... if it shows problems, after this, you should replace HD so...

after that just reboot your system and see if it works...
TIP: BOOT UP WITHOUT ANY THING BUT KEYBOARD AND MOUSE, disconnect printers, scanners, any usb dispositive, just keyboard and mouse...

if not give me more info on this please.

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this problem occurs when you try to update drivers in the computer..sometimes windows XP cannot update the driver and that corrupts system.ini file as it has a lot of bad entries..Due to this you will get this error mesage..No its not due to virus.its due to an attempt to change system.ini file

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

That means the System Registry Hive has become corrupted.

There are two ways to get back up and running. The easy way which doesn't always work, and then there is the hard way.

Easy Way --- Note that this doesn't always work.
When you are booting your system, press the F8 key during the start of the bootup sequence, meaning after it does the Power On Self Test.

Once you press the F8 key, you will be taken to a Menu. Select "Boot Using Last Known Good Configuration".

It will now attempt to load Windows XP using a past set of configuration files.

If that doesn't work, there is the next step....the hard way.

Hard Way
Boot your system with the Windows XP Install CD, let the system boot into the Setup. Once in the Setup, choose to run the Recovery Console.

You will now be presented with a screen similar to good old DOS.

First, we will recover the System Hive.

Now, type in the following commands with pressing Enter after each line.

md tmp
copy C:\windows\system32\config\system C:\windows\tmp\system.bak
delete C:\windows\system32\config\system
copy C:\windows\repair\system C:\windows\system32\config\system

Be very careful when you are typing in these commands, one wrong move, and you have, broken Windows XP.

Also, change the C in the commands to whatever your Windows XP drive letter is.

Attempt to boot the system, if it doesn't boot, get back into the Recovery Console and do the following commands.

md tmp
copy C:\windows\system32\config\software C:\windows\tmp\software.bak
delete C:\windows\system32\config\software
copy C:\windows\repair\software C:\windows\system32\config\software

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