Re-Booting

  Spr 15:51 19 Nov 05
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I have a second PC running Windows XP, 525MB Ram, GeForce 4 Video Card.

Of late when booting up it goes to the Microsoft Logo Screen then it re-boot before going to Safe Load/Start Windows Normally Load, when pressed it loads in.

Also when you go to the Search window the screen is blank except for the dog.

I have tried to re-install windows but I get the message the version on my PC is newer than the version I’m trying to load in,

It is the same Version of Windows I load in a long time ago.

  woodchip 15:53 19 Nov 05

Try running Restore to older date

  Spr 15:56 19 Nov 05

I've tried that did not work

  woodchip 16:08 19 Nov 05

Check out click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:10 19 Nov 05

OPTION 1 - Repair XP by replacing corrupt files
Type

sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
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OPTION 2 - Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

REpair XP
click here

  Spr 23:08 19 Nov 05

Carried out Option's 1&2 still no joy is there anyway I can Format my HD and re-install Windows a new

  VoG II 23:11 19 Nov 05
  Spr 09:33 20 Nov 05

I have tried everyting you have all suggested.
now it is in a loop
Boot Up to Start Windows Normally Screen

back to Boot Up back to Start Windows Normally Screen

The only thing I can think of is Format C:\ Drive but how do I do it on Windows XP

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:14 20 Nov 05

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.


3. Choose "Press Enter to start the windows setup"


4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select format the partition using NTFS

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

  Spr 16:55 20 Nov 05

Thanks all sorted

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