Windows did not start successfully

By dchadz17
Sep 5, 2006
  1. Hello. I need serious help.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

    If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

    If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows

    Safe Mode
    Safe Mode with Networking
    Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked) Start Windows Normally

    Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

    Seconds until Windows starts: 30

    This message appeared. I have a Acer Extensa 2000 laptop and I have tried everything. I do not have XP CD recovery. PLease HELP ME!
  2. Fulcanelli123

    Fulcanelli123 TS Rookie

    Don't fret! If that's all you are getting and you don't say what the results of selection are, I'm assuming you aren't doing anything once you get that screen.

    Just select Last Known Good Configuration, press Enter and that should do it. Failing that Start Windows Normally. In the unlikely event you have no luck then, try Safe Mode. Once in, and everything works ok, Log Off, Reboot and you should get back your normal Windows Desktop.
  3. dchadz17

    dchadz17 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Windows doesnt start

    Okay, I tried all that and it still goes back to that pages... also it take forever to start to load and then only goes about 1/4 of the way loading before it stops.

    What now???
  4. Fulcanelli123

    Fulcanelli123 TS Rookie

    Have you installed any new hardware recently - especially USB? If so remove it.

    When you boot into Safe Mode is it loading drivers....which is the last one on the list before it stops?
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