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First try starting your computer in safe mode. Power down, then hit power button and tapping F8 will get you to this option window. You can also choose safe mode with networking. While in this mode check for any new updates. If you installed new software or hardware uninstall these. Try restarting computer. If this doesn't work and you have a recovery disk put it in while computer is on and then restart.
Had that problem a few times myself. Only way I could fix was to restore back to factory condition. As you boot, watch bottom of screen closely. depending on system, Should need to press F2, F10, possibly F12, might even be Del. Most likely you didn't get restore disk, or have made one. If you do, insert disk before boot up. System should boot to DvD. Don't forget once restored to update. Hope this helps Don
Put in your recovery disk and restart the computer a clean install of windows will format the hard drive automatically! If you don''t have the recovery disk you'll need a windows disk to do the same.
Do you have it set to FAT32 or NTFS? If it's FAT32 you can pop in a windows 98 rescue disk and restart the computer with CD support type in A: and enter then you type in like this A:\ format C: /s
and it will prompt you to carry on by selecting Y for yes hit enter and start formatting.
You then have to remove the floppy put in your windows disk or rescue disk(which has windows XP on it) and restart and select install at the following prompts etc
You can reboot to Safe mode alternatively(restart and hit F8 when POST messages are displayed) and scroll up to safe mode and enter. If you have an anti virus software program installed you can run a scan and remove any possible viruses that way or if you know what the virus is use the search function and find and delete the infected files!
if you cant get online on your pc you're gonna need to go to someone else's and download a windows boot disk from the ms website then boot your pc from that, choose recovery console then repair boot partition.
The recovery console can only be used if you have a recovery disk that was supplied or if you made one.
This is not a repair option that will just repair the PC.
The admin password is the password you set, windows does not set any passwords, so if you did not set a password then just hit enter, but as I said you need the recovery disk.
If you can not get into safe mode or the PC does not have a option to enter system restore, which could be F8, then there are a few things you can try.
You can try the last known good configuration, you can try the repair boot.
.Boot with XP CD or 6 floppy boot disk set.
2. Press R to load the Recovery Console.
3. Type bootcfg.
4. This should fix any boot.ini errors causing setup not to see
the XP OS
Your best bet is if you have the windows disk,is to reinstall windows, but you need to go to the maker of the computer or you need to go to the motherboard and get all the drivers for your system.
What happened was, when windows installs updates it is writing to the system, and it warns you not to shut down, and this can take up two a few hours, it could have been updating a service pack. The system is stuck in writing and you will have better luck just reinstalling when using windows xp. Vista is eaiser to repair then xp.
You need to repair your windows. For that you have to boot computer with recovery disk or windows disk. When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios. Then go to bootm menu then set first boot device as cd/dvd rom.Then save and exit. Then put disk then follow the procedure. Then choose recovery cosole and type in prompt "chkdsk /r" then press "y" then it fix eror on harddisk. Then check. If still same blue error then again boot computer with disk then follow the procedure then choose repair option for repair previous windows. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks.
if you had the recovery disk it would not clear the c drive it would just set it back to when you got it but the programs would still be there this computer i a,m on know had trhe same thing done to it and i was able to recover it without losing any info if you can get into bios and set it back to defaut or fail safe options you may be able to get going from there
If the computer has the same version of xp on it that the disk has,Just restart in safe mode,Select safe mode with command prompt,When it get to the command prompt,Put the xp disk in and type
This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem.
Windows XP keeps a cache (copy) of these essential files at the following location: C:WINDOWS\System32\Dllcache