Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
My windows XP will not load, at all.
what it will do, it will start with a normal boot sequence, and then it either says, disk boot failure, or it takes me to the safe mode options screen, which after every option, either freezes, or goes through a list of things it starts loading- AND THEN freezes.
before this happened i usually had to restart once because it wouldn't boot correctly, but after hitting the restart button it loads correctly, but now nothing works. i have not installed any new hardware. other people i have asked says it's a corrupted registry file or something, i have already tried a boot disk another option i have not tried yet, is using an install disk to access the recovery console. but as i do not own such disks, i was wondering if there were another way. please reply quickly.
How to get to a MS-DOS prompt.
Reason: If Windows or the computer is not operating properly, it may be necessary to get to a MS-DOS prompt to diagnose and to perform additional troubleshooting on the computer.
Solution: MS-DOS users
Windows 3.x users
Windows 95, 98 and ME users
Windows NT, 2000 and XP users
Windows Vista users
Other PC Operating System users
MS-DOS users If you are running MS-DOS with no other operating systems, the computer should be booting into a MS-DOS prompt automatically unless you have a shell or other program loading automatically. If the computer is not getting you to a MS-DOS prompt, reboot the computer and as the computer is booting, press the F5 key when you see the message "Starting MS-DOS" or the MS-DOS version. This will load the default standard MS-DOS. If you successfully get to a MS-DOS prompt and would like to prevent the computer from loading the program that is preventing you from getting to a MS-DOS prompt, or if you would like to fix possible error messages you may be receiving when booting the computer, edit the autoexec.bat and/or the config.sys files.
Windows 95, 98, and ME users If you are able to get into Windows 95, 98 or ME, you can get to a MS-DOS prompt by following the below steps.
============================= 1. Normal
2. Logged (\BOOTLOG.TXT)
3. Safe mode
4. Step-by-step confirmation
5. Command prompt only
6. Safe mode command prompt only
Enter a choice: 1
F5=Safe Mode Shift+F5=Command prompt Shift+F8= Step-by-step confirmation [N]
4. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only.
Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista users If you're running Windows NT, 2000, or Windows XP and need to get to MS-DOS prompt follow the below steps.
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Posted on Dec 06, 2007
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Posted on Dec 06, 2007
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