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cannot start windows normaly

By krals
Jun 3, 2006
  1. HI to all.
    I have the following problem:
    Everytime my PC starts i get the message "Sorry for the incov.." and then i have some options (start in safe mode,network and such..), so i press the Start windows normally.
    So the machine restart and i get the same message again.
    Actually whatever i press it gives me the same message.

    What can i do?
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    When did your problem first appear?

    Had you installed any new hardware/software prior to the problem occurring?

    If you have a Windows disk, maybe doing a repair install will help.

    Instructions for this can be found HERE.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. danswebs

    danswebs TS Rookie Posts: 53

    I had exactly the same problem on one of my pc's before, and a Windows Repair cured it. Click the link Howard has supplied and repair your system
     
  4. krals

    krals TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    it has Windows XP Home,can i proceed to repair with a WInXP Professional cd? or i have to find the WInXP Home CD to make the repair?
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    As far as I`m aware, you cannot use an XP pro disk to run a repair installation on a hard drive that has XP home installed.

    In other words, you need to find your Windows XP home disk.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  6. krals

    krals TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    a friend boot the PC from another HDD (which has been setup to another pc !), thats why i get this message..

    What can i do now??
    I didnt find the WInXP Home edition but i have downloaded the 6 disks from micorsoft.
     
  7. danswebs

    danswebs TS Rookie Posts: 53

    I'd still recommend the repair, as this is exactly what happened with one of my pc's and a repair fixed it,

    Dan
     
  8. krals

    krals TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Ok, I will try to find the WInXP Home edition CD-ROm.
    Lets say i found it, what i have to do when i go to the Repair console screen?
    Just give me directions on what exactly i must do.

    thanks.
     
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You don`t go to the repair console screen.

    All the instructions are in the link I gave you.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  10. krals

    krals TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I managed to get the Cd tomorrow.
    I will follow your advice and i will come back here to post the resaults.
    Tell me something, did u have the same problem? you were getting the screen with "normal mode,safe mode" everytime PC restarts?
     
  11. danswebs

    danswebs TS Rookie Posts: 53

    yeah i was, and then it just restarted again, exactly the same problem you are having
     
  12. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    I have these problems sometimes also but windows gives me a message saying master boot record file is missing and can't boot. That's probably your case.
     
  13. krals

    krals TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Well i already run the "fixmbr" from recovery console but nothing happend.
    Lets see what is going to happen tomorrow...
     
  14. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    I think you should just do what Howard said. He is probably right that you should do a Windows repair.
     
  15. krals

    krals TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Unfortunatelly it doesnt give me the option to repair...:(
    So, whats next ?
     
  16. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Do you have a second harddrive or just a harddrive lying around? If so, install windows on that one, save your old data from your first one, reformat your first one and fresh install windows xp
     
  17. krals

    krals TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I managed to take backup before.
    is there anything i can do to avoid format ?
     
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