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Booting Problem.

By note235
Aug 26, 2004
  1. nWhen I try to bot my xp up it restarts again. I was trying to install xp sp2. It had an atapi.sys prob. Then When I try to boot tere is a flash or a blue screen and when i tried to make it so it does not restart it says winserv or winsvr or something like that error.
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Can you boot into safe mode? If yes, disable reboot on crash feature so you can actually see what the problem is. You can also try uninstalling SP2 in safe mode.
     
  3. note235

    note235 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    No i cannot boot in safe mode.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    sp2 problems

    Same thing happened to me mate I ended up having to reformat and reinstall sp1. Never again! Regards Howard:grinthumb
     
  5. note235

    note235 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    I dl the compressed 6 boot disks. It says on the 4 th disk vga.sys is corrupted.
     
  6. note235

    note235 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Got to command prompt but dont know what to do.
     
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What do you want to do?
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    In my opinion I think you should reformat and start again with a fresh install of sp1. once installed if you still want sp2 then download and install sp2 without doing any other updates. Regards Howard:grinthumb
     
  9. note235

    note235 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    What i what to do is either restore or recovery xp. My pc came with a preintstalled windows.
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    If your computer wont even boot into safe mode then I don`t think there`s anything you can do except format and reinstall sp1. Perhaps you could take it back to where you bought it from and have them reintall sp1 for you. Failing that I think you have two choices either try another pc shop or purchase windows xp. I`m sorry that I can`t be of more help but I don`t see any other way around the problem. Good luck and Regards Howard:grinthumb
     
  11. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You have a recovery or an XP CD. Boot from it and reinstall Windows. You may have to enable booting from CD-ROM in your computers BIOS.
     
  12. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Is VGA.SYS system critical for safe mode, or would the computer simply boot without a monitor display? I should imagine the former. Repair or reinstall seems to me to be the only way to really go.

    It may first be worth booting the recovery console and running the CHKDSK /r command though. (unless I've missed something in this thread).

    you never know. It could just be disk corruption.
     
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