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Windows Start-up Errors
Step one, you need a Windows XP CD. If you only have a recovery disk set like the ones from HP or Compaq they will not do what you need done. Under normal circumstances however, you can use a Dell disk because the Operating system is on a stand-alone disk. All retail versions are also acceptable as well as upgrade disks. For a rule of thumb, if the disk has the Microsoft hologram it should work. You can order a boot up floppy disk from here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994 with this file, if you know how, you can use “ImageBurn” to burn the file into an ISO file which can be burned to a disk. Now make sure your computer boots to the cd rom first. If you know how to do this skip on down, if you don’t, while the computer is first starting up and you see the manufacturers splash screen, tap F12 (some computers it’s F9, others it may be another key, you may have to watch and see if the computer lists the key strokes for getting to the boot menu. If you still cannot find it, boot into the BIOS settings and change your boot order there. Save your settings and exit, the computer will now seek the cd rom as its boot source first.
Place your Windows disk in the computer and start it up. When you see the test at the top of the page “Press Any Key To Boot From CD” Just hit the space bar to activate. The next screen you will see will most likely be a Windows setup screen, when you see this press the “R” key to get to the recovery console. It will get there, it may take a little time, patience. Once it loads you will be given a choice of Windows installations, there should only be one, if there are more, always pick number one. It may ask for an administrators password, if you have not set this particular password, then just leave it blank and press enter. The next prompt you see is:
C:Windows>
You need to type the following:
cd
hit enter. Pay close attention to the spacing between the characters. There is a space between the character “d” and the “”
You are now at the ROOT of the drive, this is where basic commands can be given and changed. You should now see the following:
C:>
Now type the following:
CHKDSK /R
Hit the enter key.
The chkdsk /r command also includes the P command and will also look for lost recoverable information in bad sectors.
There are occasions depending on how corrupt the system is, that this process could take several hours, so be patient with it.
Now, after chkdsk has run type the following:
FIXBOOT
Hit the enter key.
It may prompt you with a warning, that’s ok, just continue. When fixboot has finished, type: EXIT hit enter and windows will reboot. When the system reboots, tap the F8 key during this time and you will see the multi-boot menu come up. Scroll to the title “Last Know Good Configuration” and hit the enter key. If you were having some simple drive errors this should have fixed them.

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My compaq e500 doesn't start. how can i reformat my compaq?


you cant format a computer if it does not start !

Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.

Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu


Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.


select safe mode with command prompt then type in chkdsk/f/r which will scan for and and attempt repair of bad files and bad sectors on hard drive


you should have no input while chkdsk utility is in progress any input might further damage your computer or


Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue and then replace the file.


Type the following command and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.


hope this helps

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I have a compaq notebook and the mouse is stuck,how do I unstick it?


restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer


click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to mouse you might see a yellow exclamation or question mark ! ? or red x you will need to update driver right click to update driver

if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
hope it helps

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I have unplugged it and let it rest for a few days, so I powered on today and it's still stuck on "logging off", how can I fix this????


For the Windows Vista operating system, (All versions);

Go into Safe Mode. Let the computer run in Safe Mode for a few minutes. 5 to 10.
Then restart the computer.

1) Using the F8 method;
A) Turn the computer on. AS SOON AS you press the Power On button, start tapping on the F8 key. Tap in 2 second intervals. (1001,..1002)

If you hear a beep as you are tapping on the F8 key, disregard it.
It is a Stuck Key error code.
The computer 'thinks' you have a stuck key on the Keyboard.

The reason you are tapping right away, is the window you need will pass by VERY quickly. Using this method there is no chance of missing this window, and the small window of opportunity.

If you have never been in Safe Mode;
The computer is in a Very basic mode. The icons on your desktop screen will reflect this. All graphics shown will reflect it. Safe Mode is a program built in that will automatically rectify problems, and return your computer to the state it should be in.

I would appreciate hearing back from you in this matter. Please post in a Comment.

Apologizes for the lateness in providing a solution to your problem.
I see you connected to me, and due to this recent event, I looked at your problem/s.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Wont boot in safe mode


start your laptop before booting windows press f8 button continuously

ndows 2000 / XP users

bulb.gif If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.

To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

Once you're done in Safe mode if you want to get back into Normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally. Click here to get additional information about getting out of Safe mode.

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 users

bulb.gif If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.

To get into the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Safe Mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

Trouble Getting into Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

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I did a system recovery with the cds provided with the laptop for my compaq 2175 but when it restarts it gets stuck on the Windows XP screen and never gets past that point. How do I fix this?


You may have some malfunctioning hardware. When the computer boots up and you see the compaq screen, you should be able to perform hardware diagnostics by pressing one of the F keys. Look in the bottom right hand corner. My guess is going to be malfunctioning hard drive, especially since the computer is a bit "older" and age is rough on laptop hard drives.
I believe the key for diags is F9

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reboot your pc in safe mode wtih networking
click on start>run
type MSCONFIG
box will open
click on start up tab
disable all startup items
restart your computer in normal mode

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Computer stays in Windows XP screen


If you can boot into SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT then you can run a repair command from there.

Here's a link to a basic guide HERE.

It's really easy to follow.

Let me know if you get stuck.

Best of luck!

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goto start --> run --> type msconfig --> there should be a option to change to the boot tab, under boot options tick safe mode off. and press apply and then ok and restart your computer

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when the pc is powering up, keep pressing F8 to get into safe mode, and when in the menu select last known good configuration and press enter for a reboot. This should get you running, if not restart again pressing F8, but this time select start windows in safe mode and whilst in safe mode select the administrator account and try doing a system restore to a date before you tried loading the programe, and let the pc re boot, and hopefully you are now ok.

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