EXTREMELY SERIOUS BOOT ISSUES WITH XP HOME



BOOGER
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Im in the IT field and ive ran in to this problem twice in the last weekwith
different PCs....XP boots up to a black screen. Over and over, F1 setup is
not responding, F8 Restore/Last Known Good Configuration responded finally,
safemode - unreachable.
The PC was restarted at least 10 times...hanging on the black
screen...several listed missing or corrupted files, including several system
files....BIOS options were not accessible but finally we were able to boot
from a Norton System Works 2003 CD to run WinDoctor and fix the issues...my
question is basically what type of behavior could lead to such action with
the disk/OS/motherboard. Just seems odd to me because ive ran into twice in
the past few days......

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Spyware, adware, viruses. Those are the main culprits of behavior of that
nature.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"BOOGER" <BOOGER@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:829FA3E1-E110-4E1B-91C8-9A2E7B17F361@microsoft.com...
> Im in the IT field and ive ran in to this problem twice in the last
> weekwith
> different PCs....XP boots up to a black screen. Over and over, F1 setup is
> not responding, F8 Restore/Last Known Good Configuration responded
> finally,
> safemode - unreachable.
> The PC was restarted at least 10 times...hanging on the black
> screen...several listed missing or corrupted files, including several
> system
> files....BIOS options were not accessible but finally we were able to boot
> from a Norton System Works 2003 CD to run WinDoctor and fix the
> issues...my
> question is basically what type of behavior could lead to such action with
> the disk/OS/motherboard. Just seems odd to me because ive ran into twice
> in
> the past few days......
>
>

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
People using registry cleaners could cause such a problem!

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Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"BOOGER" <BOOGER@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:829FA3E1-E110-4E1B-91C8-9A2E7B17F361@microsoft.com...
> Im in the IT field and ive ran in to this problem twice in the last
> weekwith
> different PCs....XP boots up to a black screen. Over and over, F1 setup is
> not responding, F8 Restore/Last Known Good Configuration responded
> finally,
> safemode - unreachable.
> The PC was restarted at least 10 times...hanging on the black
> screen...several listed missing or corrupted files, including several
> system
> files....BIOS options were not accessible but finally we were able to boot
> from a Norton System Works 2003 CD to run WinDoctor and fix the
> issues...my
> question is basically what type of behavior could lead to such action with
> the disk/OS/motherboard. Just seems odd to me because ive ran into twice
> in
> the past few days......
>
>

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Yep, that too.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eM$yFoKZFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> People using registry cleaners could cause such a problem!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "BOOGER" <BOOGER@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:829FA3E1-E110-4E1B-91C8-9A2E7B17F361@microsoft.com...
>> Im in the IT field and ive ran in to this problem twice in the last
>> weekwith
>> different PCs....XP boots up to a black screen. Over and over, F1 setup
>> is
>> not responding, F8 Restore/Last Known Good Configuration responded
>> finally,
>> safemode - unreachable.
>> The PC was restarted at least 10 times...hanging on the black
>> screen...several listed missing or corrupted files, including several
>> system
>> files....BIOS options were not accessible but finally we were able to
>> boot
>> from a Norton System Works 2003 CD to run WinDoctor and fix the
>> issues...my
>> question is basically what type of behavior could lead to such action
>> with
>> the disk/OS/motherboard. Just seems odd to me because ive ran into twice
>> in
>> the past few days......
>>
>>
>
>


EXTREMELY SERIOUS BOOT ISSUES WITH XP HOME