How to boot up windows xp HOME EDITION?

By Mirella ยท 7 replies
Feb 22, 2005
  1. Hello... Of course I have a problem with the lovely blue screen...

    I cannot boot up my Windows. I read the posts of Rick but... that thing can't help me as I can't find such options in the HOME edition. The only thing the system wants from me is to format the whole disk and that's something I would love to avoid (although I'm loosing hope now..).

    The problem's number is

    0x00000024 ( 0x001901FD, 0x80EBD4F8, 0xC0000032, 0x00000000)

    Could you help me somehow?


    P.S. Sorry for my mistakes, I'm not English. ;)
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    First of all don`t panic.

    Go back to Rick`s post HERE and follow the instructions very carefully.

    You are obviously missing the part that shows you how to start the repair process.

    Look at the three blue panels in Rick`s post.

    Boot from your Windows cd and when you get to the first blue panel press the enter key.

    With the second blue panel press the F8 key.

    And finally with the third blue panel press the R key.

    If you can print out Rick`s post.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Mirella

    Mirella TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Dear Howard

    Thank you very much for your post. Unfortunately, I think I've tried to do that properly. The problem is, my first screen that appears is totally different, as it tells me to choose the partition I want to format (I have only one what means that I would loose everything :) )

    I've already talked to some friends and they told me that only XP proffesional has the possibility that Rick was wtriting about and that the HOME edition is not able to do so.

    So, is there any other way? Any ideas? :)
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I also have Windows XP home edition and have never had a problem doing a repair install. It goes exactly like Rick`s post.

    I don`t know why you are having this problem and don`t know what else to suggest.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Mirella

    Mirella TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you very much, then. I don't know either why that problem occures :( I'd love to have it fixed but don't know what else to do...

    Well, anyway, thank you :)
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Stupid question I guess but you didn`t say. Can you boot into safe mode?

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  7. Mirella

    Mirella TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Not a stupid question at all - my fault, I didn't mention this stuff. Unfortunately, the answer is no. I can't boot into the safe mode :(

    But I'll try tomorrow with a CD with XP--> professional version. I don't know, maybe this could help?

    You know... I want to try every possible option that comes to my mind. Even if it sounds ridiculous for such experts like you :) (or maybe it doesn't...?)

    Thank you once more for your attention and the willingness to help.

    Regards, Mirella
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It is possible maybe even likely that your NTFS file system has become corrupt.

    If you have a floppy drive in your system then download and make the six Windows XP boot disks. You obviously will have to use another computer for this.

    Then boot from the floppy drive with disk1 in the drive and follow the instructions.

    Regards Howard :cool:
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