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Windows Keeps restarting

By ahgrafx
Nov 1, 2005
  1. Hi everyone, first post here hope you guys can help me out. Last thing i remember doing is installing msn messenger and halfway through seemed to be frozen so I restarted the computer. After this as far as it get is the progress bar under the windows icon then restarts. sayse autochk.exe cannot be found. I dont have my OS disk with me cause I am moving and have all my software in storage hope someone can help. I'm running xp with sp2
    thanks in advance
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    During bootup tap the F8 key a few times. You should see a screen that gives you several choices. I.E safe mode/safe mode with command prompt etc.

    Choose last known good configuration.

    Let us know what happens.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. ahgrafx

    ahgrafx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    done that several times still says cant find system file
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Can you boot into safe mode?

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Try continuously tapping the spacebar during bootup. This may allow your computer to skip autochk.exe.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  6. ahgrafx

    ahgrafx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im trying to run checkdisk that is when it says it cant find autocheck
     
  7. ahgrafx

    ahgrafx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and when i start normally i get:
    windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    \windows\system32\config\system\
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Without your OS disk I don`t know what else to suggest.

    Maybe some of our other members will have other ideas.

    Sorry I couldn`t help you.

    Regards Howard :confused:
     
  9. ahgrafx

    ahgrafx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no worries thanks howard
    help everybody, I have graphics I have to do !!!!!! haha
     
  10. ahgrafx

    ahgrafx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    will a copy of xp work if its not professional??
     
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