Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
I have a Windows XP machine and when booting up it says it has a Syntax error and will not continue. Any ideas on what this might be?
Attempt to boot the machine in Safe-Mode.
While powering up continuously hit F8.
You will get a Boot Option Menu
Select Safe-Mode boot
Often times drivers, or system files may be "lost" or referenced wrong, and booting into safe-mode can solve the issues, sometimes.
Check in the Device Manager for any conflicts if you are able to get into Safe-Mode.
Note any Red X or ! symbols near any devices and their names. You will have to reinstall the drivers for these devices. Consult the machines manufacturer website for downloads and support for any devices listed.
Let us know the results.
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