windows boot problem


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kah

Running xp home, and used my original disc to run a repair install trying to
fix a contstant cycling reboot problem. Before repair install could not even
boot to safe mode. Now the problem is when booting to regular mode it boots
to a blank blue screen with nothing there. I can however boot successfully
to safe mode. Any ideas and/or solutions? Thanks
 
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Gerry

kah

What was the original Stop Error report?

Check the System log of Event Viewer for Error Reports.

Please post copies of all Error and Warning Reports appearing in the
System log in Event Viewer for the last boot. No Information Reports or
Duplicates please. Indicate which also appear in a previous boot.

You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Control Panel,
Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer.

A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Right click on the Report in
the
list and select Properties. In the window, which appears are three
buttons
towards the top right of the window. The top one has an arrow up,
underneath
is an arrow down and third is a button resembling two pages. Click the
button and close Event Viewer. It is not obvious but this action places
a
copy of the report in your Clipboard. Now start your message (email) and
do
a paste into the body of the message. Make sure this is the first paste
after exiting from Event Viewer.



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Hope this helps.

Gerry
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Stourport, England
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Andrew E.

Booting to xp cd & selecting "repair this copy" in most cases is a waste of
time.The option to format & reinstall asures that in the end the problem(s)
are eliminated,plus with loosing all xp updates with a repair,time
diffrence is
minimal.Either way,try booting to xp cd,press r For recovery at xp cd menu
screen,select 1 For C: Press enter for password,type:Fixboot Agree,type:
CHKDSK C: /R Once its thru,type:EXIT Let xp start up.
 
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Patrick Keenan

kah said:
Running xp home, and used my original disc to run a repair install trying
to
fix a contstant cycling reboot problem. Before repair install could not
even
boot to safe mode. Now the problem is when booting to regular mode it
boots
to a blank blue screen with nothing there. I can however boot
successfully
to safe mode. Any ideas and/or solutions? Thanks

Boot to safe mode, and create a new admin-level user account. Try
restarting to that account. If it works, the other account is perhaps
corrupt and you should migrate data and settings from it, then delete it.

HTH
-pk
 
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Daave

kah said:
Running xp home, and used my original disc to run a repair install
trying to fix a contstant cycling reboot problem. Before repair
install could not even boot to safe mode. Now the problem is when
booting to regular mode it boots to a blank blue screen with nothing
there. I can however boot successfully to safe mode. Any ideas
and/or solutions? Thanks

If you want to run a Repair Install, you should be booting off the
CD-ROM drive, not your hard drive. Also, it would help if your
installation CD is at the same Service Pack level as the OS on your hard
drive. See this page:

http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

In the event you need to enter the BIOS to change the boot order, see
this page:

http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

Since you didn't go into detail about your problem, note that a Repair
Install will quite possibly not address your problem and that your
solution might actually involve a Clean Install. Either way, it is
important that all your data has been backed up!
 

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