Windows XP media Center not starting properly

By neilsinc
Mar 7, 2007
  1. My Windows XP Media Center isn't starting properly.

    It comes up with a message saying it can't start Windows and gives me some options:

    Safe Mode
    Safe mode with networking
    Last known working configurations
    Open Windows normally

    What should I pick, and does anyone have any ideas what is wrong and how I can fix it?

    Do I need to reinstall Windows, and if so how do I go about this and will I lose anything?

  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Try to select Last Known working Configuration. This will boot to a config windows saved the last time it got into windows. If that does not work, you might want to get a hold of a boot disk (Go to any windows XP station and format a floppy with the box "Create MS DOS Startup Disk" checked. Once you reach the command prompt (C:\) type CHKDSK to run Check Disk. That should solve your problem.
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