Skip to comments.The Computer is Broken. Seems to be Circling the Drain in a Loop. TECH PING LIST SUPERSTARS
Posted on 03/02/2008 3:52:23 PM PST by Chickensoup
Came home last night. Turned on the trusty computer and up came a long message, white on black saying: We apologize for the inconvience but Windows did not start successflly... with several option to start.
None of them work.
It then loops to the windows xp screen
Then to an ad for the mainboard
then to a scan devices screen
then to some sort of listing
This morning there was a listing that on each line named had a number of the programs I run at the end of each line. It has not come up this time.
The hard disk comes on for the main board screen and the listing screen
I need your help please.
Please ping tech support list for me.
Safe mode and safe mode is an option of screen one
Hit f8 and try to boot into Safe Mode. Computer is trying to boot obviously into Win XP and something is killing it.
If you can get into safe mode you can run msconfig and try to prevent anything from running except XP. You might just be missing a .dll or have a corrupt start up file from one of your programs.
Once you get back up and running, download CC Cleaner and use (free). If you need free antivirus - AVG is very good.
If safe mode does not work, post the type of computer or motherboard here and we’ll see what we can do.
Other options include safe mode with networking
plain old safe mode
safe mode with command prompt
start windows normally
Seems the electronic sky is falling on our friend Chickensoup... please HALP.
there should be a master thread for this and it should be prominently displayed at the top of the screen on all threads.
We have a host of folks hereon. I think doing that would minimize individual vanity threads every time one of us had a desperate need.
THANKS TO ALL who help out in this case. Your tireless efforts are Godsends to the rest of us.
buy a Mac, you will never regret it.
I hit F8
Then I hit command F8
The countdown on the inconvience screen has stopped
I believe you are screwed.
Another option is to get into the case and look for the CMOS battery which keeps the startup options for your PC. You can take the battery out (just clips in) and replace after 30 seconds or so and try booting again.
Sometimes this causes problems as well.
Also, do you get any “POST” beeps when you start up? These are the beeps the motherboard gives out that can tell you where problem lies - ie 3 short beeps and then 1 long, 3 long beeps, etc.
POST Codes can identify which part of the hardware is not cooperating, or even if it appears to be a hardware based issue.
If it’s restarting itself even when you try to boot into safe mode, there *may* be a hardware issue. I’ve seen that with motherboard problems.
What model is it, out of curiosity?
Do you have an XP disk?
Go into safe mode then go to “system restore” and go back a day or two
Above works for Windows XP
You do have a recovery CD, yes?
One beep and then to the windows xp screen
the scan screen
then to the inconvenience screen
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