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Windows XP pro - starting problem

 
 
Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 06:06 am
This morning, the automatic update started (after confimration) the last updates.

I cleaned afterwards cache, IE, cookies, Temp etc and closed.

When I wanted to re-start now (4hrs later), it doesn't work:
- I get the message that Windows wasn't closed properly [it was!],
- can't start in safe modus at all (only the "blinking thing" there),
- "last known working modus" and "regular start" work in sofar, that at first nothing happens at all. After opening/closing the cd/dvd, Windows starts and starts and starts ... = I only get the "Windows Pro" screen, "windows is loading ... anf that's it. Nothing happens, besides that it loads, and loads, and loads.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 06:37 am
I'm on our second computer now, so this isn't a really big problem.

Correction: I'm on my wife's computer and this is a problem :wink:

And I don't want to re-install Windows again!
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satt fs
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 06:56 am
Quote:
F8 key: Using the F8 key can be more difficult than using the System Configuration Utility because you must press the F8 key at just the right time. If the F8 method does not work, repeat the steps, but press the F8 key more quickly, or press it several times. If the F8 key still does not work, use the System Configuration Utility method instead. On some older computers, the F8 key method does not work because the computer has disabled the F8 key for this purpose or the computer is designed to use a different key.

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001052409420406

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001052409420406?OpenDocument&ExpandSection=4#_Section4
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 08:01 am
Thanks, satt - but unfortunately, I've tried that already without success Crying or Very sad
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 08:07 am
did you try dropping the computer on the floor or shaking it violently? sometimes that helps. if for nothing else, it will make you feel better!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 08:13 am
dagmaraka wrote:
did you try dropping the computer on the floor or shaking it violently? sometimes that helps. if for nothing else, it will make you feel better!


Psssscht! (And I don't tell the other things a did - would loose my reputation totally :wink: )

Btw, dag: I voted for this band/song here
Elan to be the best of all the new EU-countries. I hope that suits you :wink:
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 09:03 am
Just a quick, dumb question here, Walter ... but is there any reason you can't use the emergency boot disk Windows asked if you wanted to make the first time you installed Windows?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 09:16 am
I suppose, it's the answer, which is even 'dumber': didn't make one.
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 10:21 am
I was just bein' mean, Walter. Does your wife's machine run the same operating system as yours? If so you can use hers to make the emergency boot, then run it on the affected machine.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 10:40 am
Unfortunately, no, timber: here's ME, and I use XP professional.

<Walter, going away to his room http://magazine.byu.edu/bym/1999/99fall/images/miner.jpg>
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 11:54 am
I really should do the above, since I even can't reinstall Windows (doesn't 'take' the cd, but asks me, in which modus it should restart [which doesn't work, as we know]).
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 01:05 pm
You can use another machine, any operating system, to download and create the setup disks from

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];310994

6 floppies will be needed, and then the XP CD.

Read the article carefully ... which version of XP you have and which, if any, service pack is involved makes a difference in which set of disk to use.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 01:42 pm
When this works, timber, you get a kiss.

Or at least a "Thank you very very much"! :wink:
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 02:03 pm
I even found exactly six floppy disks, but I'm not going to try it tonight!

Just a final question: my cd is "simple" XP pro. So I'll have to download that version - although I had installed the Service Pack 1, right?
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 02:38 pm
i download anything. even if it is for NT or ME, i figure parts of it may work. if they don't i uninstall. any cd's i lay my hands on in the office or at friends' houses go into my computer. i want it all. ALL!
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 03:12 pm
Walter, Can't you try a System Restore?
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 03:15 pm
Walter, Are you sure you don't have a disk in any of your drives?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 03:20 pm
All checked, c.i.!
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 03:23 pm
I agree with dag, drop your computer on the floor. Wink
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2004 08:30 pm
Sorry 'bout the delay here, Walter ... thought I'd replied, but discovered I hadn't clicked "Submit", and some how, Rolling Eyes , the window with your reply got buried under a buncha windows. I just now noticed it there ... Embarrassed Anyhow, yeah, download the basic set, and then look forwars to updating stuff for a while. Hope you had backups of everything important. Hope you make your own rescue disk set when you get up and running again, too.
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