Win XP OS Boot Error

By nypdagvu · 7 replies
Nov 23, 2006
  1. I have a laptop that went to try to boot it, it comes up with a screen that give me a choice of starting in safe mode, normal mode or last known good configuration. When I try either of the first 2 nothing happens, when I try lst know good configuration, it takes awhile, but finally I get a message of
    <Windows Root> \system32\ntoskrnl.exe. I also tried checking the hard drive through F2 setup and I get a message #1-07 Fail. I have tried taking the original OS disc and use Repair, it tells me when it's done to type exit and restart. But it all goes back to the begining problems. I have extremely important files on this drive and am at a loss as what to do. Can anyone help???????
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    Boot from the XP CD and choose the option to use the Automatic Repair function, or you can do an over the top install of XP.

  3. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    If you do the manual repair option use either one of these parameters

    CHKDSK /R or /F
  4. mfaizan91

    mfaizan91 TS Rookie Posts: 67


    i posted this on a previous forum as well but here:>

    insert ur windows xp disc inside get to the setup screen to get den press 'r' to get on to recovery console, when in the recovery console type 'fixboot' this installs a fresh copy of the required files needed by windows to boot up

    if this doesn wrk insert ur OS disc agen in and get to setup follow the options for a fresh copy when u get to chosing how u want to install it choose repair previous version of windows. hope it helps:)
  5. olen

    olen TS Rookie

    I think the bast solution is to install your Windows from the scratch, just for sure.
  6. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Like the poster says, there are important files on the drive, and a clean install will lose those....

    I think the only option is to get the drive removed and connected to a standard PC using an 2.5 to 3.5 IDE adpator, then read the disk as a slave drive and copy the files over, then junk the drive buy a new one and then start from scratch.

    The adpators are available from many PC shops or online from any good PC spares company.

  7. olen

    olen TS Rookie

    You can boot from the boot disk using MS DOS or something and copy the necessary files.

    Your solution is requiring deep knowledges in BIOS for some users it's not acceptable
  8. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Who mentioned the BIOS, as for MSDOS, well XP is usually NTFS, so that wont work, even if the poster manages to boot into DOS, then what, what will the files get copied to? Floppy, better be a small file, CD, not many programs work under DOS,

    No the only option is what I have already said, but I think that your local PC shop may be the best option for you...

Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...