Question about Computers & Internet

6 Answers

Windows XP Hiatus

Computer was incorrectly switched off. Now on switching on XP Logo appears on screen and stops showing ''Windows did not start successfully etc etc'' various options shown including ''Start windows normally'' But when selected and key pressed system goes into a loop and counts down to zero then repeats XP logo before going back into the loop.. Moving key to any other position has the same effect.

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • cookeaccount Mar 05, 2009

    I do not have a windows reinstall disk to hand

  • cookeaccount Mar 05, 2009

    problem persists when srrting in safe mode

  • cookeaccount Mar 05, 2009

    System goes into a continual loop when switched on. Even using any of the four methods suggested on screen does not clear the problem. I do not have a reinstall XP disk.
    Please help,

  • cookeaccount Mar 05, 2009

    TRied the restart by forced shut down.... It didnt work... I still cannot restart my computer.

  • cookeaccount Mar 06, 2009

    Swopping hard drivs is OK ..........IF.............. you have a recovery disk. So why swap hard disks in the first place? i still am unable to run my computer.

×

6 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 916 Answers

You are going to need a windows xp disk to fix this issue. You will have to run the repair function on the windows cd however some computers ship with a preloaded recovery partition. To check if there is one as the computer is starting tap F10 if it has one the recovery should start and then just follow the on screen prompts.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 392 Answers

Put Boot diskets or CDs and test it, Also I suggest you to put some Optimize softwares like TuneUp utilities 2008, or PC booster, or Symantic Uptimize CD which is excellent, in your CD-RAM and then reset your system, these softwares could help you (Don't forget Symantic optimized software and utility, their product is powerful)
Depend on each software, when you reset system, some munes will appear that could help you.
Good luck

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 564 Answers

Hi,
Try these steps to fix this problem
To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in theOn this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.

    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Completepage is displayed.
  7. Click OK.

Hope This Helps!!!  Please Don't Forget to Rate my Response!!! Thanks!!!
PREM

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • Prem  Kumar
    Prem Kumar Mar 05, 2009

    Hi,


    If you Wish. I will take remote Control of your computer and I will try to Fix it.






    Click Here, It will Take you to a Page, where you can see download Button.


    Click on the Download Button, Open and run it. It will be automatically Connect to me.






    Note: Link will Only Work for 15 mins. So Click on the above link as soon as you get this message.


×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,369 Answers

Did you try doing a forceed shut down (holding down the "on" button until the computer shuts down)? Then restart normally.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • gerry bissi Mar 06, 2009

    I had this happen. I took out my hard drive and brought it to a friend. He opened up his computer after it was running, and he unhooked his hard drive and pluges mine in it's place Then he reloaded Windows XP from a recovery disc. Worked perfectly.

×

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 154 Answers

Start windows in safe mode. and restore your system.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • crysiszone Mar 05, 2009

    You need to reinstall the operating system.


×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 19,396 Answers

When that happens you need to use a Windows install disk to reinstall the system.

do you have a Windows setup disk at hand?

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • 4 more comments 
  • Ginko
    Ginko Mar 05, 2009

    The system counting and then trying to start in loop times and times again is because some of the startup files (typically boot.ini file) had been damaged because of the sudden shut down.

    What you need to do is locating a Windows setup disk for the version installed, and reinstalling the operative system as an upgrade version, so that you do not lose your original data.

    To install Windows you need a disk for that same version listed on your serial number sticker (eg. XP home, Vista Business etc.), located on computer side or at the back.


  • Ginko
    Ginko Mar 05, 2009

    If you do not have an installation CD and you are not a very experienced user, I suggest either having Windows reinstalled at a local shop for a small fee or purchasing a Windows setup CD for your system, see also related links below:




    Can I create my own Windows XP Installation CD?


    Windows XP Home Edition installation CD

    How to install or upgrade to Windows XP


    I don't have an installation CD for Windows XP -


  • Ginko
    Ginko Mar 05, 2009

    XP Home costs from $90 to $120.

    If you already have the licence stickers it is better having windows reinstalled at a local shop for about $50.

    For legal reason I cannot give any link to XP download, even for troubleshooting purpose.

    The rest of the solution is listed on my previous comment.

    Some example of Win XP home cost, it will be more expensive if you have XP pro.

    US:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2 - 1 user

    UK: Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3, OEM


  • Ginko
    Ginko Mar 08, 2009

    Reinstalling windows is the regular way to fix your problem, due to corrupted windows startup files. An that is the easiest way to fix the problem. That is also what is normally done at alocal repair shop when they receive a computer in this state.

    If you really do not want to buy a windows setup cd , follow instructions on website below to restore the Windows startup files without buying a restore CD

    Follow the procedure below to repair original boot.ini file


    1. Firstly arrange a Bootable Windows XP setup CD.

    2. Boot from bootable Windows XP setup CD and press R to enter recovery console which allows to restore the corrupted boot.ini file to original.

    3. Now enter your administrative username and password, when you get the command prompt type the following command “bootcfg /rebuild” (without double quotes) and press Enter.

    4. Bootcfg utility on the Windows XP setup
      CD will scan your drives for any Windows XP installations and then
      display the results which you can select to repair the corresponding
      boot.ini file.

    5. The first prompt asks to Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All). typeY” (without double quotes) and press enter.

    6. The next prompt asks to Enter Load Identifier ” This is nothing but the name of the operation system which appears at the time of Booting ” :type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition or simply Windows XP and press Enter.

    7. Now it will ask to Enter OS Load options: type /Fastdetect and press Enter.

    8. Take the Windows XP bootable CD out from the tray and Type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.
    :

    from Repair Windows XP | Windows does not boot


  • Ginko
    Ginko Mar 09, 2009

    Well, I gave you all possible solutions, if you do nto want to do the repair by yourself, then the best thing to do is going to a local repair shop.
    The system reinstall is a simple repair.

    Goodbye.


  • Ginko
    Ginko Mar 11, 2009

    Now that you have had the refund, I will be grateful if you can change the negative rating given.

    Many thanks.


×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hello, My kids have Acer Aspire one 250. They shut it down and when wanted to switch that back on its not getting starting. It is showing screen processing with Windows XP Logo but not getting ahead. Can...


Hi what you can do is, after power up ( before windows xp logo appear) press F7 on keyboard and you will get advance mode choose last known good configuration and windows should start normally. If not try boot it up again and choose safe mode. If you still get problem let me know. Thank you for using fixya.com Regards

Jan 23, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How do i unlock my windows xp


Windows XP includes a new Microsoft Natural Keyboard shortcut to lock your computer. Any other compatible keyboard that includes the Windows logo key and the Application key can also perform this task.To use this shortcut, press the Windows logo key+L. The following list has different computer lock-up scenarios that are available to you, as well as other ways to lock the computer: Fast User Switching Enabled loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If the Fast User Switching feature is enabled and you lock the computer, you can observe the same behavior as if you switched users: The computer returns to the Welcome screen and other users can log on to the computer. Fast User Switching Disabled loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If the Fast User Switching feature is disabled and you lock the computer, the Unlock Computer dialog box is displayed that requires the current logged-on user to enter a password to unlock the computer.

Jan 04, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

2 Answers

When laptop switched on dell logo appears then windows logo fails to appear and a blue screen with fatal system error appears and have to switch off


restore your computer using the restore partition or restore cds, you can try to do a repair install of windows but sometimes that can hurt rather than help. if you want to f ind out the reason why hit f8 at boot and scroll down to 'do not restart computer after system failure' and hit enter, when it fails again it will give you a stop code looking similar to 0x00000000 that will give us a little better idea of what the issue is.

Nov 21, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX150 SF PC Desktop

1 Answer

Neighbor's PC stops booting when it shows the Windows XP logo on screen....no error message


Try Startup in safe mode by tapping the F8 key on startup The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears.chose safe mode....

Oct 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

To stop acer logo before starting windows xp


Well, Firstly this might be a extreme case but is to reformat your hard drive removing any manufactures partition, and reinstalling the Operating System, but what i would do first is the go to start---run---(type this command and hit enter)"msconfig" the system configuration window should pop up. Go to the boot tab and place check mark in the box which says "No GUI boot" you mat also change the timeout seconds there too. hit apply then OK and reboot your system.

hope this works for you. let met know.

Oct 06, 2009 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

3 Answers

Wont load win xp on gx 260


Hi,
There are a number of reasons why XP won't install or hangs halfway through the install process.
The main culprits are bad sectors on the hard drive. Poorly seated or faulty system memory and of course scratched CD or a dirty optical lens.

You are going to have to go through this troubleshooting process to determine what the problem is and what you have to do to resolve the problem.

Start by cleaning the install disk and the optical lens, remove and clean the system memory and the slots, check the cables and then try to reinstall.

If you run into the same problem i would be suspecting the hard drive.
As far as i know Dell have their own utility.

Turn on the computer. When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F12> immediately. If you wait too long and the Microsoft® Windows® logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.

When the boot device list appears, highlight Diagnostics and press <Enter>.
If you don't have the Dell Diagnostics Utility on the computer then something like Hiren's boot CD will be able to check the drive for errors in the hard disk tools section.

Regards.


Sep 29, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Startup problems


Hi,
this is telling you that a Scan/checkdisk program is running.
to get rid of this, run scandisk within windows, also go to Start/all programs/startup and remove from the startup if applicable.
to bypass on boot-up, simply press enter beefore the program Starts to run.

Mike @ compurepair.

Mar 08, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Starting up Dell Lattitude D600


Hit F12 as soon as you see the Dell Logo...... then pick CD/DVD Rom....

Jan 07, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

133 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

101642 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14160 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...