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My Compaq nx6110 turns on but stops on a black screen with white writing. It says "Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this." It then has 5 options - Safe ModeSafe Mode with NetworkingSafe Mode with Command PromptLast Known Good ConfigurationStart Windows NormallyI have tried all 5 options but it always reverts to this screen again after briefly being on the 'Windows xp loading screen'.Can anybody help? Thanks!
First address the file system by using your operating system cd. You can follow the below steps
to run the check disk utility followed by fix master boot record utility.
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.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER. (Space btwn k and /r)
At the command prompt, type exit , and then press ENTER to restart your computer.
The system should boot back into Windows.
If that doesn't work follow the above steps again but after you type the Administrator password ...
At the command prompt, type fixmbr and continue the next two steps.
THIS SOLUTION IS ONLY FOR A DAMAGED FILE SYSTEM.
If you get up and running you'll need to click START....RUN....then type cmd into box and hit enter.
Once your command prompt opens type sfc/scannow and press enter. The XP CD needs to be
inserted into your optical drive (CD DRIVE).
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
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