XP disk boot failure



Kelly
07-10-2005, 01:08 AM
I am running XP Pro. The system will not boot into safe mode. It keeps
looping in a reboot giving me the options for the type of boot, but none
work. Not even my "Last good configuration" or safe mode. So I attempted
to boot from my XP CD and it tells me file ql1240.sys is corrupt and tells
me to hit any key to reboot. It does the same thing each time I attempt to
start it from the XP CD. Any suggestions? If I can't get the cd to boot
how would I ever reinstall windows if that's what it takes?

Your suggestions are appreciated.

Kelly

Alias
07-10-2005, 01:08 AM
"Kelly" wrote

> If I can't get the cd to boot how would I ever reinstall windows if that's
> what it takes?

> Kelly

By downloading the floppies from your hard drive manufactuer's web site and
using them to format and partition your drive and then the XP CD should
work.

Alias

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 01:08 AM
What kind of CD are you using? Is it a Dell recovery CD, by any chance?
Or is it a full "generic" version of XP Pro?

Kelly wrote:
> I am running XP Pro. The system will not boot into safe mode. It
> keeps looping in a reboot giving me the options for the type of boot,
> but none work. Not even my "Last good configuration" or safe mode.
> So I attempted to boot from my XP CD and it tells me file ql1240.sys
> is corrupt and tells me to hit any key to reboot. It does the same
> thing each time I attempt to start it from the XP CD. Any
> suggestions? If I can't get the cd to boot how would I ever
> reinstall windows if that's what it takes?
>
> Your suggestions are appreciated.
>
> Kelly

Kelly
07-10-2005, 01:08 AM
Yes, its a Dell recovery CD.

"T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
news:u1Bas0iXFHA.1152@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> What kind of CD are you using? Is it a Dell recovery CD, by any chance?
> Or is it a full "generic" version of XP Pro?
>
> Kelly wrote:
>> I am running XP Pro. The system will not boot into safe mode. It
>> keeps looping in a reboot giving me the options for the type of boot,
>> but none work. Not even my "Last good configuration" or safe mode.
>> So I attempted to boot from my XP CD and it tells me file ql1240.sys
>> is corrupt and tells me to hit any key to reboot. It does the same
>> thing each time I attempt to start it from the XP CD. Any
>> suggestions? If I can't get the cd to boot how would I ever
>> reinstall windows if that's what it takes?
>>
>> Your suggestions are appreciated.
>>
>> Kelly
>
>
>

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 01:08 AM
Question: Have you attempted to use this disk in the past?
If you have not used the disk successfully in the past, then:
Someone else may have a better solution, but I would suggest that you
contact Dell regarding this file and the fact that it appears to be
corrupted. In fact, even if you have used the disk previously, the disk
appears to have a defect at this time and may need replacing.


Kelly wrote:
> Yes, its a Dell recovery CD.
>
> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
> news:u1Bas0iXFHA.1152@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> What kind of CD are you using? Is it a Dell recovery CD, by any
>> chance? Or is it a full "generic" version of XP Pro?
>>
>> Kelly wrote:
>>> I am running XP Pro. The system will not boot into safe mode. It
>>> keeps looping in a reboot giving me the options for the type of
>>> boot, but none work. Not even my "Last good configuration" or safe
>>> mode. So I attempted to boot from my XP CD and it tells me file
>>> ql1240.sys is corrupt and tells me to hit any key to reboot. It
>>> does the same thing each time I attempt to start it from the XP CD.
>>> Any suggestions? If I can't get the cd to boot how would I ever
>>> reinstall windows if that's what it takes?
>>>
>>> Your suggestions are appreciated.
>>>
>>> Kelly

Kelly
07-10-2005, 01:08 AM
Yes I have used it before. Anyway, a friend of mine let me borrow his disk
to get it back up and running. I'll contact Dell for a replacement.

Thanks,
Kelly

"T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
news:%238dqEEjXFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Question: Have you attempted to use this disk in the past?
> If you have not used the disk successfully in the past, then:
> Someone else may have a better solution, but I would suggest that you
> contact Dell regarding this file and the fact that it appears to be
> corrupted. In fact, even if you have used the disk previously, the disk
> appears to have a defect at this time and may need replacing.
>
>
> Kelly wrote:
>> Yes, its a Dell recovery CD.
>>
>> "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
>> news:u1Bas0iXFHA.1152@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> What kind of CD are you using? Is it a Dell recovery CD, by any
>>> chance? Or is it a full "generic" version of XP Pro?
>>>
>>> Kelly wrote:
>>>> I am running XP Pro. The system will not boot into safe mode. It
>>>> keeps looping in a reboot giving me the options for the type of
>>>> boot, but none work. Not even my "Last good configuration" or safe
>>>> mode. So I attempted to boot from my XP CD and it tells me file
>>>> ql1240.sys is corrupt and tells me to hit any key to reboot. It
>>>> does the same thing each time I attempt to start it from the XP CD.
>>>> Any suggestions? If I can't get the cd to boot how would I ever
>>>> reinstall windows if that's what it takes?
>>>>
>>>> Your suggestions are appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> Kelly
>
>
>

AxMan
07-10-2005, 01:08 AM
Kelly wrote:
> I am running XP Pro. The system will not boot into safe mode. It keeps
> looping in a reboot giving me the options for the type of boot, but none
> work. Not even my "Last good configuration" or safe mode. So I attempted
> to boot from my XP CD and it tells me file ql1240.sys is corrupt and tells
> me to hit any key to reboot. It does the same thing each time I attempt to
> start it from the XP CD. Any suggestions? If I can't get the cd to boot
> how would I ever reinstall windows if that's what it takes?
>
> Your suggestions are appreciated.
>
> Kelly
>
>
Most times this is a hardware issue and can be solve by holding the F8
key at startup and entering the BIOS. In the BIOS reset the hardware
configuration key and reboot.


XP disk boot failure