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Unable to boot the computer

Windows xp
when machine switched on it starts to boot up and then stops. a message appears asking to start in normal windows or safe mode or safe mode with command prompt or last known safe confifuration.
i have tried all the above and the machine just freezes.
any ideas how to get the machine to boot up please.

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Start the sys and press F8 KEY to go to safe mode.
then run chkdsk

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Start my pc on safemode


Windows 2000 and XP users Tip: 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 and 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.
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.

Choose Advanced Options for: Microsoft Windows Vista
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable low-resolution video (640x480)
Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)
Directory Services Restore Mode
Debugging Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
Start Windows Normally
Description: Start Windows with only the core drivers and services. Use
when you cannot boot after installing a new device or driver. 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.

Aug 13, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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How to boot up in safe mode from Windows XP


Showing the steps to boot up in safe mode from Windows XP.
If Windows XP is the only operating system installed on your computer, booting into Safe Mode with these instructions.
1.If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power.
2.Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
3.Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. 4.To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
5.Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
6.Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
7.When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.
To use the System Configuration Utility method
1.Close all open programs.
2.Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
3.The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
4.The computer restarts in Safe mode.
5.Perform the troubleshooting steps for which you are using Safe Mode.
6.When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the BOOT.INI tab, uncheck "/SAFEBOOT" and click OK to restart your computer.
Select your steps to boot up into safe mode to your Windows XP System.
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I cannot get passed the loading screen. Doesn't boot up. Just seems to go in a loop.


Hi, try go to safe mode ( before loading screen, press F8 and select safe mode, ) if it goes on to safe mode, goto; Start ->Run..->type msconfig ->goto stratup startup.
uncheck all the entrys, and boot the machine normally, if it boots normally, start adding the entrys one by one, until it failes to start. report back.

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MY Dell laptop running XP will run in safe mode but shut down after 2 minutes in normal operation. When I start it defaults to safe mode but allows me to restart and comes up temporairialy in normal mode...


Hi Friend, If your system only boot up in safemode, you should try a Clean Boot of your machine to help given steps, 1- click Start, and click Run. The Run window appears(From the safemode desktop) 2-. In the Open box, type msconfig and then click OK. The System Configuration Utility appears. 3- go to the General tab and click Selective Startup radio button. 4- Un-check all options with the exception of "Load System Services" & "Use Original BOOT.INI". 5- Click Apply, and then click Close. 6- When prompted to restart the computer, click Yes. Now if it boot up in normal mode you should get a message to the effect of the changes you just made in msconfig, don't worry about it, but make sure you put a check in the box that says "Do not show me this message again" and click the "OK" button.
Thanks,

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XP wont load in safe mode


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Cannot start up


Do you have a copy of your OS disk:

Try This:

insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer. 1.
When the 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.
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.

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When starting up Windows XP - the process stops and I get the message C0000135 application failed because user32.dll wasnot found. I have tried to start in safe mode but the same problem re-appears. ie:...


I've just seen this on another users pc, here is how i solved it:

Start from your xp disk (recovery disk that you got with your machine or retail copy of xp), when prompted go into recovery mode (press r at the menu)

when in the recovery mode go to c:\windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$ and type

copy user32.dll c:\windows\system32\

then type 'exit' without quotes to reboot

your system will now boot up fine

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You can trying using safe mode
To get there depends on your OS

If your using Windows 98:
  • Restart the computer.
  • Just after the POST diagnostics and memory count, start pressing the F8 key
  • On the Startup Menu, choose Safe Mode
or you may use the system configuration Utility Method.
  • While in Normal mode, Close all programs.
  • Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
  • In the System Configuration Utility, on the General Tab, click the Advanced Button
  • In the Advanced Troubleshooting Settings dialog box, check Enable Startup Menu. Click OK. Click OK again when the System Configuration Utility reappears.
  • You will be prompted to restart the computer. Click Yes. The computer will restart in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again and uncheck "Enable Start-up Menu." under the Advanced Menu, then click OK and restart your computer
Windows Xp:

If Windows XP is the only operating system installed on your computer, booting into Safe Mode with these instructions.
  • If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
  • Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
  • Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  • Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
  • Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.
To use the System Configuration Utility method
  • Close all open programs.
  • Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
  • The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
  • The computer restarts in Safe mode.
  • Perform the troubleshooting steps for which you are using Safe Mode.
    When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the BOOT.INI tab, uncheck "/SAFEBOOT" and click OK to restart your computer
Windows as part of a multiboot system
Use this method ONLY if you have multiple operating systems installed on your computer.
  • If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
  • Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
  • When the Boot loader menu (list of the available operating systems) appears, use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select the version Windows what you want
  • Press Enter, and then immediately begin tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears.
  • Scroll to and select the Safe mode menu item , and then press Enter.
Windows Vista:

  • Turn the computer on or Restart the computer
  • Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Boot Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  • Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected (the top option)
  • Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.



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dear karens25
try to boot in safe mode if the problem persist then u have to repair or reinstallyour os

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Boot from startup floppy disks or CD-ROM, choose repair option during setup, and run Recovery Console. When you are logged on, you can run FIXMBR command to fix master boot record. This should solve your problem.

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