Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC
Try to boot up in Safe mode by pressing F8 during boot up. Be sure to log in to an account that has administrative rights. Once on desktop, run the System Restore utility so it will restore back your system from the past day. Select a date when you think your computer was working properly.
All Programs> Accessories> System Tools > System Restore
If you can't boot up into Safe Mode and you can open the Windows Task Manager, Click on File and New Task (Run). In the open box, type in C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore\rstrui.exe
This will allow to run the System Restore manually. This will not require you to use the Windows XP. However, if this will not work, other option is to use Windows XP to run a repair re-installation. You cannot download Windows XP from any other website because this is Piracy, against the Law.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
On task manager, Run a new program - Explorer.exe
Do you get your icons and toolbar or what happens? - if you don't it would be best to use the windows xp cd to perform repair installation of windows to fix the problem.
how to perform a repair installation
this is for xp, but its similar on 2000 and on vista.
insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.
1.Whenthe Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen,press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
ifnot then the computer is not set to start up from a cd, you can eitherenter the setup / bios to change that setting OR right when you powerup the computer look at the screen it will say what button to press inorder to enter boot menu or bios, it will very likely be button F12 or similar, it should say on the screen when you power on.
if it doesn't, then you need to go into the bios and change the boot order so that the computer starts from the CD first.
after that you should be able to start from the cd and install the OS (Operating system, eg.Windows)
here's some info on how to work the bios: http://www.whitecanyon.com/how-to-change-boot-order.php
Repeat step 1 when you have changed the boot order.
2.Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.
3.Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.
4.In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
5.Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
6.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.
May not be required: 7.Oneswindows is working you may need the drivers for your computer, theyare at the makers website, for hp and compaq. www.hp.com for acerhttp://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads.html for all otherbrands go to google and write Brand drivers. Should get you to theright place. Dell is most likely www.dell.com and so on.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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