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IBM PIII 450 Model 390X Will not boot

I can get it to start in SAFE MODE only. If I try to boot, I get a "Windows Protection Error. You need to restart your computer"

I have noticed that there is "Nothing" on the config.sys tab of the diagnostics portion under Control Panel.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: IBM PIII 450 Model 390X Will not boot

Your going to have to put in the windows cd in and boot from it to repair the boot sector.

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When you turn on the system, just past the POST (before windows loads), hit the F8 key to get the menu between normal boot and safe mode.

When prompted, select SAFE MODE. Don't select safe mode with command prompt, or with networking. Just SAFE MODE.

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Windows should launch in Safe mode. If it does, proceed to click on START, ALL PROGRAMS, ACCESSORIES, SYSTEM TOOLS, SYSTEM RESTORE.
Select RESTORE MY COMPUTER TO AN EARLIER TIME. Click on NEXT. If you can, select a BOLD date preferably before your issue. Click NEXT. System will load some files, reboot and reload.

If you can't get to safe mode, there may be other problems holding your system up. Did you load anything prior to the messages?

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