Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
to start off this is a problem with windows registry, i just need someone who can guide me to the right spot instead of me trying to search the entire windows registry.
I want windows to reboot when I ask it to do in the start/ shutdown menu.
I also had the problem with the power off, but someone already guided me to the registry key of that.
it shows windows is shutting down " (or something like that, my xp is dutch) and after a few seconds it should reboot, but it doesn't.
can someone tell me where to look.
You can start by downloading GUIDED HELP .
This application is provided for free in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
The registry is a volatile environment to enter without prior experience
or the presence of a full backup.
Startup and shutdown issues are addressed by a variety of registry keys
and you can destroy your system with good intentions. This is an area
best addressed by Microsoft as I have seen mixed results with so-called
registry cleaners. Also get a full understanding of how to use ASR
in Windows XP.
Hope this gets you started.....................Nate P.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
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1. Check your BIOS to be sure your computer will boot from a CD.
Enter the BIOS setup by pressing the "Delete" or F2 or "F12"
key, or as directed at the startup screen, immediately after booting. Set the
first boot device to "CDROM" or "DVDROM" instead of
"hard drive" if it isn't already.
2. MS-DOS command prompt
Insert the Windows XP installation CD into your CD or DVD drive
and restart the computer. When prompted, choose to start from the MS-DOS
command prompt with CD support. The MS-DOS command prompt will appear in a
3. Start SMARTDRIVE by typing "SMARTDRV" at the DOS prompt
and pressing enter. You don't have to run SMARTDRIVE, but copying the files
will be much quicker if you do. The computer will display the DOS prompt again.
4. Enter "CD I386" at the DOS prompt to change to the
directory where the setup program starts.
5. Enter "WINNT" at the prompt to start Windows XP setup.
The installation program will copy files to your computer and then display a
message requesting to reboot.
6. Press the "Enter" key to reboot. The setup program will
start again and check that your hard drive format is compatible with Windows
XP. If not, it will guide you through partitioning and formatting the drive and
then ask you to reboot once more.
7. Press "Enter" to reboot. The computer will restart in Windows XP mode and automatically start the Windows Setup Wizard to detect your hardware and finish the installation.
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