windows wont start up



ineedhelp:)
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
can someone please help me figure out how to get my windows started up again?
When i try to turn it on i get a message saying something to the effect of "
we are sorry for the inconvience but windows was not able to start
successfully." then it asks if i want to start windows in safe mode or start
from the last good configuration. None of which will work.

Thanks

Kelly
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
Hi,

Did you recently install a new card, update any drivers and/or install any
new updates? If yes:

Repair the Windows XP Installation

Configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM drive. For more information
about how to do this, please refer to your computer's documentation or
contact your computer manufacturer.

Insert your Windows XP compact disc (CD) into your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM
drive, and then restart your computer.

(You can also boot with a Windows 98/Me Startup disk with CD support and run
WINNT.EXE in the I386 folder on the CD)

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.

When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen,
press ENTER: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is
displayed. Do not select this option.

On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the
license agreement. Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is
selected in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP. Follow
the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q315341

If not:

How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q307545

Recovering XP using the Recover Console (Line 333) Right hand side:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm


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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"ineedhelp:)" <ineedhelp:)@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A038E789-D20C-4C67-8289-465FD334E8C9@microsoft.com...
> can someone please help me figure out how to get my windows started up
> again?
> When i try to turn it on i get a message saying something to the effect of
> "
> we are sorry for the inconvience but windows was not able to start
> successfully." then it asks if i want to start windows in safe mode or
> start
> from the last good configuration. None of which will work.
>
> Thanks


windows wont start up