Windows no longer boots

By naughtydread198 ยท 4 replies
Apr 23, 2008
  1. i have a lap top {windows xp home}
    and it doen't stop booting up
    the windows logo start and then a blue screen displayes not long enough for me to record the error information.
    i think it said 0x00000024 and some other numbers
    i try starting windows in safe mode but no luck
    i even try starting it in last know good mode i think thats what it said and still no luck

    and help would be appprecited
    thank you very much
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    Run a repair installation of Windows.
  3. naughtydread198

    naughtydread198 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks but i don't have the disc for it
    any other idea?

    thanks agan
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    Yep, find someone who does have the CD.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,524

    This is simpler to do than it is to write..........

    You will as Zeno says need to run a repair installation of Windows.

    When you finish that you should go to; "control Panel" > "System" > (brings up "system properties tab) > "Advanced" (tab) > then in lowest panel ( startup and recovery) click on "settings (button) under "system failure" UNCHECK (box) "automatically restart". That should prevent this from happening in the future.

    With that unchecked, you should at least be able to get the error info off the BSOD. (Obviously for the next time). Here's hoping there isn't a next time.
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