Boot problems with XP Pro



Bigsky
07-10-2005, 12:32 AM
I'm running XP Pro on an HP Pavilion 752n, and two days ago I shut my machine
off as I normally do. The next morning when I turned the computer on I was
given the error page that gives you the safe mode, safe with networking, safe
with command prompt, last known good configuration, and start windows
normally options. I have tried all the various options, tried to boot from
the XP CD-ROM, hit F10 for systems recovery, and changed everything I can
think of in the setup. But for some reason, I'm always looped back to the
error screen with the above options. I can't enter windows or get a command
prompt to change anything. Can anyone help, or possibly tell me how to exit
the boot process to a DOS prompt so I can go from the CD-ROM? I don't want
to re-partition my hard drive, but I will if necessary. Right now, however,
that's not even an option.

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
I think that HP Computers have a Recovery Partition but you said you
tried that with no luck. If you have a WinXP CD
you can try a Repair Install. You first have to enter the Bios and set
the cdrom drive as first boot device.
Go here to get further instructions. Pay close attention to Step # 3
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm


"Bigsky" <bigsky_52@Yahoo(do_not_spam_me).com> wrote in message
news:0DD8EE2E-4E02-4E5E-977C-3799946D3CA0@microsoft.com...
> I'm running XP Pro on an HP Pavilion 752n, and two days ago I shut my
> machine
> off as I normally do. The next morning when I turned the computer on I
> was
> given the error page that gives you the safe mode, safe with networking,
> safe
> with command prompt, last known good configuration, and start windows
> normally options. I have tried all the various options, tried to boot
> from
> the XP CD-ROM, hit F10 for systems recovery, and changed everything I can
> think of in the setup. But for some reason, I'm always looped back to the
> error screen with the above options. I can't enter windows or get a
> command
> prompt to change anything. Can anyone help, or possibly tell me how to
> exit
> the boot process to a DOS prompt so I can go from the CD-ROM? I don't
> want
> to re-partition my hard drive, but I will if necessary. Right now,
> however,
> that's not even an option.


Boot problems with XP Pro