Unable to get into system-help!



anth7149
07-10-2005, 03:03 AM
I have a emachine, S2485, 80g hard dr, 512 mb ddr.

My problem is i can't get it to sign on. When it is turned on it goes to
this screen.

Stating: We opoligize for the inconvenience windows did not start
sucessfuly. With options as to the reasons... it further gives options to
start, normally, safe mode, safe mode w/networking or command prompt, or last
known good configuration.

However, none work-- it keeps coming back to the above screen... what is the
problem? How do I get into my files in order to troubleshoot?

Please help... just recently had it fixed where my fans had burned out due
to smoke/nicotine. Had an exhaust fan added. They are all working (3)
computer stays on instead of turning off immediatley when the fans weren't
working, I'm now confused.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 03:03 AM
How to restore the operating system to a previous state in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084/

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.­com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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"anth7149" wrote:

| I have a emachine, S2485, 80g hard dr, 512 mb ddr.
|
| My problem is i can't get it to sign on. When it is turned on it goes to
| this screen.
|
| Stating: We opoligize for the inconvenience windows did not start
| sucessfuly. With options as to the reasons... it further gives options to
| start, normally, safe mode, safe mode w/networking or command prompt, or last
| known good configuration.
|
| However, none work-- it keeps coming back to the above screen... what is the
| problem? How do I get into my files in order to troubleshoot?
|
| Please help... just recently had it fixed where my fans had burned out due
| to smoke/nicotine. Had an exhaust fan added. They are all working (3)
| computer stays on instead of turning off immediatley when the fans weren't
| working, I'm now confused.

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 03:03 AM
"anth7149" <anth7149@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I have a emachine, S2485, 80g hard dr, 512 mb ddr.
>
>My problem is i can't get it to sign on. When it is turned on it goes to
>this screen.
>
>Stating: We opoligize for the inconvenience windows did not start
>sucessfuly. With options as to the reasons... it further gives options to
>start, normally, safe mode, safe mode w/networking or command prompt, or last
>known good configuration.
>
>However, none work-- it keeps coming back to the above screen... what is the
>problem? How do I get into my files in order to troubleshoot?
>
>Please help... just recently had it fixed where my fans had burned out due
>to smoke/nicotine. Had an exhaust fan added. They are all working (3)
>computer stays on instead of turning off immediatley when the fans weren't
>working, I'm now confused.
>

See my reply to your identical message in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support

Please do not post the same question multiple times to different
newsgroups. If you feel that more than one newsgroup is relevant to
your type of problem then please use the cross-posting technique
whereby all of the newsgroups are addressed in the one message. That
saves time for us in reading (and possibly responding to) the same
message over and over again.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm

connie
07-10-2005, 03:03 AM
I don't have an emachine but I am having the same problem. Nothing has been
changed on the system. I read the suggested articles but I am unable to
perform any of the suggestions because it won't even boot.
Were you able to get anywhere with this?

"anth7149" wrote:

> I have a emachine, S2485, 80g hard dr, 512 mb ddr.
>
> My problem is i can't get it to sign on. When it is turned on it goes to
> this screen.
>
> Stating: We opoligize for the inconvenience windows did not start
> sucessfuly. With options as to the reasons... it further gives options to
> start, normally, safe mode, safe mode w/networking or command prompt, or last
> known good configuration.
>
> However, none work-- it keeps coming back to the above screen... what is the
> problem? How do I get into my files in order to troubleshoot?
>
> Please help... just recently had it fixed where my fans had burned out due
> to smoke/nicotine. Had an exhaust fan added. They are all working (3)
> computer stays on instead of turning off immediatley when the fans weren't
> working, I'm now confused.
>

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 03:03 AM
connie <connie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I don't have an emachine but I am having the same problem. Nothing has been
>changed on the system. I read the suggested articles but I am unable to
>perform any of the suggestions because it won't even boot.
>Were you able to get anywhere with this?
>

Is your Windows XP on an installation CD (with the Microsoft name and
logo) or is it on a "System Recovery" disk with the computer
manufacturer's name on it?

If you have an installation CD then boot your computer with the CD and
from the menu that comes up choose the "Repair (Recovery Console)"
option. If you do not see this option on the menu then something is
amiss. Make note of the information that is on the screen and the
options available to you and post that information back here. Then
cancel out, remove the CD, and shut down or reboot the computer
normally.

If you do get the Repair (Recovery Console) option choose it and when
the computer finishes booting it will stop at the command prompt C:\>

Enter the following command, exactly as I typed it including the blank
spaces, and press the Enter key when you have finished:

CHKDSK C:\ /R

Follow the instructions on the screen.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm


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