problem with pc booting

  andy2503 20:18 12 Jun 07
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when i boot my pc it comes, on safe mode etc screen whichever option i choose just keeps on going back to same option.

??

  tobyb121 20:38 12 Jun 07

can you give a bit more information,
your operating system
have you installed any new software/hardware
have you tried a repair install

  andy2503 20:44 12 Jun 07

os is XP pro
no i haven't installed anything

i have tried a repair install because i haven't the XP cds!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:49 12 Jun 07

click here to get XP boot disks

Restore from recovery console

boot from the XP CD or rcovery disks. Start Windows Setup and press R to access the recovery console. Select your Windows installation, then type the administrator password – press Enter if there isn't one.
Now enter the following commands:

CD C:CD "system volume information\_resto~1"
DIR

You'll see a list of restore point folders with names such as RP1, RP2 and so on. Pick the restore point you wish to use, using the folder date stamps to guide you. Enter the commands:

CD RPx (the restore point you chose)
CD SNAPSHOT

This takes you into the folder containing the restore point snapshot files. Copy the Registry backups so that they overwrite the existing Registry files.

COPY _Registry_machine_system C:\Windows\System32\Config\System
COPY _Registry_machine_software C:\Windows\System32\Config\Software
COPY _Registry_machine_sam C:\Windows\System32\Config\Sam
COPY _Registry_machine_security C:\Windows\System32\Config\Security
COPY _Registry_user_.default C:\Windows\System32\Config\Default

Type the command exit to close the Recovery Console and restart the PC.

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