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The windowxp loading logo comes on at the start up but system won't go any further, what can i do if i can't log in?

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Crossquestion: Does the progress bar hang/stop/freeze there or does it move on "jitterly" for ever.?.

Boot up with your windows XP Professional CD. After the CD has loaded everything you'll be given 3 options. One of them is "...Recovery console", so press the "R" button on your keyboard to access the recovery console. It will ask you " to which windows installation would you like to log on to; so you enter the required OS installation (usually "1") then, it will ask you for your administrator password, so you type it in.

Now for the "coding": Type in "hkdsk /r" withour the quotes, a checkdisk will run through 5 steps checking your disk for faults and wil attempt to repair. IT WILL TAKE A WHILE. Standardly between 30minutes and 1 hour. if the chkdsk is completed, type in "fixboot" without the quotes , confirm with yes if prompted, then after the fixboot has finished, type in "fixmbr" without the quotes, confirm any promps with "yes" or "y". Reboot your machine when completed.

Secondly, your drive might be heavily fragmented. If the previous "fix" does not solve the issue. In that case, you could unplug your drive, slot it into another machine and defrag it using (recommended O & O defrag = 3party defrag program and use the "space method"). Not only will your pc boot up fine, it will also operate much faster and start up quicker.

If the previos two fixes don't work, you can also try getting in in safe mode, last known good configuration by using the "F8" option; just after your pC starts up keep on pressing F8 on your keyboard until a selection menu appears with the mentioned options.

Thirdly, sadly to say; your drive might contain bad sectors meaning that it is corrupt or broken. The bad sectors lie on your "boot" section of your HDD rendering your hdd unable to start up. In this case, you COULD still recoer data from your drive, low level format it, and it would work fine again. But that lies far "beond the scope of this Post"

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DELL OPTIPLEX WONT BOOT PAST WINDOWS LOGO


If the loading fails with an error message, try hitting F8 before the windows logo appears and from there Select "Safe Mode". If it works like that, one you're logged in Windows, perform a System Restore to an earlier point in time (when the computer worked).

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Login into safe mode.


You can use safe mode for a number of things...
Uninstalling programs that refuse to unistall in normal login;
Performing a system restore;
Scanning for dangerous viruses and Trojans;
and so many other things.
How ever, you can not install programs in safe mode because the installer is disabled.
In safe mod, you sound and graphics cards are also disabled, so you cant listen to anything or play video games.

To start your system in safe mode:
1. restart your system.
2. During system restart, press F8 before your Operating System (OS) is loaded, before the OS logo is displayed.
3. A list of options will be displayed, which include "Start Windows Normally","Safe Mode" among other options.
4. Select safe mod and press enter.
5. Give it a few seconds for safe mode to start, then log into your administrator account to start using safe mode.

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Why won't my compaq presario 1250 load windows?


1 - You may need to roll back system with System Restore. Under Safe Mode (press F8 during boot and choose safe mode).
Win 7 - Start > Search type System Restore
XP - Is Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Restore. Now choose a date prior to problem. You may have to try a few dates.


2 - Try disabling startup programs. Go to Start > Run (search in Win 7) and type MSConfig. Startup tab and uncheck anything that you don't want Windows to load automatically. It will make Windows boot faster and use less resources while running. This just disables them in startup. Programs will still load, but when only you initiate.

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I have a compaq mini notebook, operationg system is windows xp and not working properley and i want to reinstall windows i dont have any disc or usb source, how can i do that? also want to fragment the HDD...


Loading Windows 7 in safe mode may be the answer to your problem. Safe mode will allow you to load your computer with the minimal device drivers and programs needed for it to operate. Here's what to do...
Step 1:
Ensure your computer is powered all the way down. (If necessary holding down the power button for 8 seconds should get the job done however this should not be used as a normal means to power down your system.)
Step 2:
Power up your system and wait for your manufacturers' logo to disappear as soon as the screen changes. PRESS and HOLD the F8 key on your keyboard.
Step 3:
This should bring you to the"Advanced Boot Options" screen this screen will allow to choose various options to troubleshoot and correct problems with your Windows 7 computer. (Another option available in this menu is "Last known Good Configuration" give that a shot before trying safe mode. It's very simple either it will work or it won't.)However for this particular problem the option we are looking for is "Safe Mode"
Now from here you want to try to log in to your normal or admin accounts on your system. If it works (Yay!) you can assume that the problem is with a recent change to your system and undo the latest install or configuration change you may have made the last time you logged on. (Add/Remove programs, MSCONFIG)


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Need help please and thank you


For that you need to fix error on harddrive.
For that You can solve this errors with following 2 methods.
(1)When you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode.
Then if you are able to enter in safe mode then uninstall driver or software which you installed recently and face this error.
(2)If you are not able to enter in safe mode Then you need to fix error on hard drive.For that you need windows disk or recovery disk.
Boot your computer with that disk
For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 "del" key to enter in bios.
Then go to boot menu and set frist boot device as your cd or dvd rom.
Then save settings and exit bios.
Insert windows disk in cd /dvd rom.
Then it boot with that disk.Then you get this message "Press any key to boot from cd.."
Then press any key.
Then follow the procedure then enter in recovery console mode then type in prompt "chkdsk /r"
Then type "y"
Then it fix error on hard drive.
Then check if again you are not able to enter in windows then boot again and this time choose "R" option for repair previous windows " then it repairs old windows then it loads again old windows.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

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How to access bios on Dell Inspiron 546


As soon as you turn your computer on, and see the Dell logo, start tapping the F2 key.
If you miss this window of opportunity, wait until Windows has fully loaded, then restart your computer. Try again.

(The Dell logo comes up pretty fast. If you miss entering BIOS Setup, {System Setup is Dell's term}, then as soon as you press the Power On button, start tapping on the F2 key. Tap in 2 second intervals)

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xlob/dtg/en/systemse.htm#wp1211139

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Logon


Go into your BIOS
Set the 1st Boot device preference to CD
Insert your windows XP disk
Boot from CD
Run XP Repair

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Hi,
To resolve the problem,do the following step,
1. Power on the system
2. At dell logo screen before windows xp starts to load tap on the F8 key slowly 5 to 8 times
3. Select safe mode
4 Hit enter on the next screen and logon using the administrator or your name
5. Do the system restore, when you have logged on, this would return your system back to the date when it was working fine
6. To system restore
click start>all programs>accessories>system tools >system restore



Thanks
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When i turn on my philips freevents 11nb5800 notebook on, after the philips logo then the bar that has windows loading above it, the screen just stays on this and does not start up. i have done the memory...


when you power on your system start tapping F8 key so that you get advanced options
choose safe mode and press enter
it will ask you about operating system
press enter again
when you get user name options log on using an Administrator
you will get a pop up and you just have to click no
it will give you option for a system restore
choose a highlighted date when you are sure that the system was working fine
within 10 mins your system will restore and will boot to windows
log on and hopefully the issue will get resolved
or else let me know what happened.

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Did you install there something new on it? Maybe could help to push the F8 key after POST (just after the DELL logo disappeared and before Windows logo would appear) and choose to start with last configuration which worked. If this doesn't help then after F8 choose to start in Safe Mode and uninstall the failing application after you log into Windows.

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