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Will not Reboot back into Windows?

My Laptop is Dell CPi A11 version at 192 RAM and 30 GB HDD; It has been running great, but when I put my XP Sp2 Disk back in to "Repair" any corrupted files, now it looks like the OS fell apart on install with the auto reboot points on the Disk? Now everything starts(Boots) normal except at the last point when a Image of Windows starts for 1 second and Windows fails to start? I saw the Partition Table with Boot-up Disk-all is the same as usual since Disk Partition and original XP install. About 20 Gigs of Free Space remain on HDD. I cannot get to my LogOn Screen? I already tried my 6-Disk Bootup followed by the XP CD in the ROM but the XP Disk will not Bootup anymore? Keep in mind that I have the External Floppy hooked up that works good and the Removable CD-ROM stays in place and works for other CD Program installs. I hope this is a piece of cake for one of you GURUs. Please impress me Fast!
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Re: Will not Reboot back into Windows?


Say, are you able to boot into safe mode? Also, what exactly happens when you try to boot normally. It simply gets stuck? Are there any error messages on the screen?

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Re: Will not Reboot back into Windows?

Well you kinda messed up your windws instillation and the only way you are going to get the pc working again as a complete format and reinstall..

1.) boot from the windows xp cd,
2.) delete the partition to remain with one huge unpartationed spcce.
3.)select this unpartationed space and hit enter
4.)do a full format and let windows reinstall it self.

this will remeover everything on your harddrive including the messed up files and boot sector, rewrite you mbr etc..

so you will need to reinstall all your drivers and software..

if you need further help or details reply here ..

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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