When this system is booted up it goes to the screen where you choose to start in safe mode etc, etc,,, have tried everything including F8 and the repair function nothing works Any suggestions?this is a computer someone left here last year and have NO reload disc or antying for it. its a compaq persario v2000 running win xp
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This is an operating system error, and you will need an operating system disc. You can try to repair or reinstall the operating system, but most likely the hard drive has failed and will need replacing.
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Booting into safe mode usually indicates a problem with the machine. When powering it on, keep punching F8 for the "Safe Mode" boot option window and try choosing "Last good Configuration". You might try Restoring it back to before this started. Click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools and then System Restore.
If the system will not complete boot, try the F8 boot menu and select safe mode and see if the system will boot to windows.
If the system boots to windows, you could have software issues or a startup item causing the system to hang at boot, try turning off the startup group items in MSCONFIG (Start, run, MSCONFIG) and see if the system will boot in normal mode.
If that is not help, hold the Fn Key while pressing the power buttong this should start PSA diagnostics on the system, see if any hardware fails
There are a couple ways to fix this , 1. When you turn on the computer as it's booting up start pressing the "F8" button on your keyboard , your pc should load up to a black screen with several options in white text to choose from , try "boot using last known good configuration" , if that is unsuccesfull repeat the previous steps & this time choose "boot safe mode". If you can at least get it to boot into Safe Mode you can undo / repair the changes that occured .
2. If you can't even boot Safe Mode , you can try booting your pc using the operating system installation disc / recovery disc that came with your pc . Once loaded you can select to repair your current installation . Then sit back & wait till it's done , it will reboot & you should be presented with your login screen .
This is a driver issue, try this.
Try start up in Safe Mode press F8. Choose Safe Mode, when at the choice window, to select either Safe Mode Desktop, OR System Restore, chooses system restore and choose a time before you had the "Problem" and follow instructions. This should get you back.
ok, press f8 key as the system is booting up, this will put you in safe mode,
if the system boots okay goto command prompt mode and type chkdsk /r to repair any files etc ,
Try booting up again, if the problem is the same then it a startup file that need repairing so goto safe mode, command prompt type bootcfg etc and try repairting it that way, us e the help command to point you in the right direction.
Your boot menu for Windows is corrupt. Try to boot from the windows installation disc and make sure to key any key when told to boot off the disc. Once the windows files load, you will have a choice of what to do next. If you have XP, choose the repair option and you will be faced with a black DOS screen...after the blinking cursor type
FIXBOOT hit enter Try to boot the computer without the disc in it. If it does not boot, then boot off disc again and this time type:
FIXMBR hit yes and enter
Try once again to boot without the disc.
Also try to boot into safe mode by tapping F8 when you see the Compaq name come up during starting. If you can get to the multiple boot up option screen, scroll to "Safe mode with networking" and choose that. If it boots then you can go to the start button > accessories > system tools > system restore > choose a restore point back a day or two and follow the prompts.
If you have Vista, boot off the disc and choose start up repair. If that doesn't work, boot again and choose restore computer to an earlier time. Again choose a restore point back a few days. Good luck ParrotHead PC Repair
Try to see if it will boot in safe mode, by pressing F8 while the laptop boots up. If it allows you to boot in safe mode, try to do a system restore when you know that laptop was working with no problems. You can do this by clicking on start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore and choose a date and time when you know that the laptop was working with no problems. If this does not work or you cannot boot in safe mode (be aware that everything will look big in safe mode and when the computer reboots if asked how you want to start windows, choose start windows normally), try doing a recovery. This will restore your computer to the factory default settings when you purchased it. You can do this by booting the computer, when the acer screen appears hold down the ALT key and continuously press F10, this will open the recovery manager and you can restore it from there.
This sounds like an update trying to be configured. Try pressing F8 when the computer boots up this will take you into Safe Mode. Everything on the screen will look big but don't worry about that for now. Click on Start>accessories>system Tools>System Restore and choose a date when you know everything was working okay. When the computer has finished restoring the computer will reboot. If asked after booting choose Start Windows Normally.
First try to Boot to Last Known Good Configuration.. do this by pressing F8 upon bootup...look at the prompt screen for the option mentioned OR
Attempt to boot up in Safe Mode....
Do This by pressing F8 Upon bootup, it will take you to a black Safe Mode Options screen... once there choose the first option.. boot into Safe Mode Only.. If you are able to boot into windows that way,, you can then check for problems... Like checking the device manager for errors, Check the Status of your hard drive.. etc.