Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC
I used the windows repair option and when it restarted, the black logo screen came up, loading bar and all.. and then goes black, mouse arrow appears in the middle of the screen, and then the top 1/6 of the screen flashes an error message too fast for me to read. all i have been able to read is STOP blah blah blah system error and there is a second line below it as well. then it reboots and repeats over and over until i get sick of it. i have tried some things off of microsoft.com and havent had much luck.
one thing i tried was suggesting that the kernel32.dll might have been bad... so i did :
ren kernel32.dll kernel32.old
then exit and it rebooted.. but nothing was fixed.
my source for these help ideas is
i have tried the above fix and the first on the list and am going back home to try the 2nd, which deals with editing the registry from the recovery console.
if anyone has any other ideas aside from reformat and clean install, please let me know.
I have tried the above before, and have only witnessed it work once. I have since never had that work.
Here's your best bet:
Find your OEM (I think even upgrade disks will work too) XP CD and boot your computer with it. You will not be reloading windows or formatting any of the HD's.
Here's a how to for you to read before starting:
It's pretty easy and usually does the trick. You will not loose any data since this is really only replacing the Windows directory. Just remember, SKIP THE FIRST REPAIR OPTION AND DO THE SECOND REPAIR OPTION.
Let me know if that helps.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
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