... Windows to fix some corrupted files. I finally got to the
Windows log in screen after reinstalling but it froze up so I rebooted,
but I got a BSOD the next time. I tried restarting again but got
another BSOD, and then again and got a message saying that
windows\system32\config\system was missing or corrupted. We put in
some commands to try to repair it from the recovery disk but whenever I ... or FAT32) file systems.
#1. Run CHKDSK in XP Recovery Console:
Set pc BIOS to boot from CDROM. Place XP CD in drive. Reboot from the CD. Select the first option R Repair/Recovery Console. Select your Windows
partition by number. Usually it is 1 . Login to XP with administrator password. Then run CHKDSK /P from the command line. (In Recovery console /P replaces /F ).
Run it ...
For no reason I can think of, starting today XP starts up by asking me to log
on (it used to bypass the logon screen as I am the only user), and when I
click on my user name the screen flashes and then logs off with a message
that it is saving my personal settings. Since I can't log on, I can't check
or change anything. What can I do? Thanks.Sounds like you recently removed BlazeFind.
Thanks go to Rick Rogers, MVP for the following instructions:
Did you run a spyware removal program lately? The userinit value may have
been corrupted by the removal of blazefind. It adds wsaupdater.exe to the
logon value in the system registry, sometimes appending it, sometimes
replacing it. Running Adaware or other cleaners detects and removes
wsaupdater.exe, but doesn't correct the ...
I recently had only my motherboard replaced, and nothing else was touched.
After I got my computer back from the shop, the activate Windows bubble
appeared. I did not do anything because I thought that it would go away. All
I had was a new motherboard placed in. Windows works fine and all my programs
and stuff are the same. When I try to put in my cd key for Windows XP Home,
it keeps telling me that I have an invalid cd key and will not let me
activate it. Please help me solve this problem.Changing a Motherboard or Moving a Hard Drive with XP Installed
... . All I get is the blue screen with the XP logo
and a cursor. No window to put in my password. Have tried booting in safe
mode .. safe mode with networking .. safe mode with command promp .. and
last known good configuration. All give me the same blue screen - dead end
results. Also can't shut down without holding in the start/off button. Have
tried unplugging unit and even though it has been off it immediately starts
to boot as soon as I plug it back in. Any ideas? I hate to have to restore
from CD and lose everything .. unless that's the only solution. Any help is
Dependent on which type XP CD you have - if none of the options you have
already tried allows you access to Windows - you can try a 'Repair' install
I am trying to resolve a login problem on Win XP sp2.. what happens after
you put in a password?
does anyone know what loads or how I can find out what is hanging? It doesnt
hang in safe mode with netowrking, only normal login
TIAWell, safe mode and normal mode are very different, so you will probably
find that the problem isn't the password, but the fact that drivers that
don't load in Safe Mode do load in normal mode (regardless of password or
Perhaps if you described the actual problem it might be easier to help.
-pkthe exact scenario is after putting a valid password, computer hangs (shows
for over 20 minutes then comes back to login window.
safe mode works as it should..If the issue were the password, you'd get a rejection within a ...
... Did one disk
and was repeating the same on the other.
Noticed that some files were getting transferred on the disk. Saw
message pop up that some system change is allowed.
Canceled the process.
Could not exit Maxblast so forced shut the machine.
Disconnected being formated disk.
Powered on the machine.
Things looked moving on normally.
Machine Maker's logo -> Microsoft XP - - - -- bar moving -> Then where
'Welcome' appears with jingle only Microsoft XP logo comes up and just
stays like that.
Nothing happens even when System Recovery CD is put in CD drive.
I have had to do reinstalling several time but this time I am stuck.
Machine was my main workhorse, with lots of files I have no backup
I would be delivered if someone makes my machine come alive.
Thank you very ...
... came with a System Restore CD (actually a total of 3 CDs,
numbered 1 thru 3) which I tried booting from. But it says it will
reformat by hard disk. Looks like I'll lose my data completely and the
OS will be reinstalled. I'm trying to keep that as the ... XP installation CD and
used Repair option to get into C prompt. But I don't see a file called
rstrui.exe in the path u have mentioned. The only exe file in that path
Can I try reinstalling the OS without losing data?i reinstalled OS. I put in the installation CD, chose the (R)epair
option **that comes the second time** (the first time chose new
install). It automatically installed without reformatting hard drive.
And the problem seems all right now. Barring a few minor glitches in
application starts ...
On the other hand, it does sometimes beep once when it hangs.
I think the beep is casued by some message being displayed in the DOS prompt
behind the screen.
Anyway, so far I've already reinstalled almost all the drivers.
I have noticed that one time when I was playing Starcraft, the music/sound
went out by no reason and then after a minute or so, the stupid thing just
hung right there.
Because for my it is just rebooting automatically when I log into windows.Check out machine for computer viruses and spy-bots. It also could be a
hardware problem (beeps is the relevant symptom).
Hope this is useful to you. Let us know.
rmsMine XP (Home Ed) also started to freeze at random after installation of SP1.
Have you had SP 1 installed? Currently I am looking for a solution.Check ...
... measure. Still crashes.
I couldn't complete a NAV 2005 system virus scan without a crash.
Norton's online system diagnostic said that a WMI component was not
installed by NAV 2005. I could not get LiveUpate to install whatever
the diagnostic wanted. I updated LiveUpdate via an FTP download from
Symantec. It still would not install the necessary WMI component ... XP Pro went back to being in a VERY
unstable state - hanging or crashing repeatedly, failing
to fully shutdown. I searched for other hardware related
issued and looked at the IRQs. I found that the two
devices that had been giving me the most grief since the
installation of SP2, my AGP video adapter and my video
capture card, shared an IRQ - bad XP!
I moved the video capture card to another PCI slot. Now,
There's talk of a Windows XP with SP2b OEM CD being available in Japan (and
some other places), but no mention of it anywhere on Microsoft's website.
Even Amazon US have it listed.
What's this all about? If there is such a thing, why haven't MS made the
update (presumably that's what it is) available for download??
Would be nice to not have to install 50+ hotfixes next time I do a
Can you provide citations of where we can read about this?
As to re-installing, do you have a slipstream CD made?
Providing you have a regular XP CD that has your XP ( as opposed to just having a "recovery CD" from a manufacturer or pc vendor), then you can "merge" your original XP with the latest service pack ( at this ...
- Biostar motherboard M7NCG 400
- AMD Athlon XP 2200+
- 512 MB DDRAM PC 3200
- Western Digital 80G HD 8MB
- CD ROM
- CD-RW/DVD ROM combo
That's it ... pretty basic.
Tried to install Windows XP Home, and have repeatedly gotten the following
error messages: ... could not be installed. The
error code is 6be
- The remote procedure call failed.
- The signature for Windows XP Home Edition setup is invalid. Error code is
I also keep getting fatal stop errors, that suggest changing ... If you have a diagnostic
to check the RAM, I would run it. Otherwise try switching the memory in
different slots or just use 256 if your using two chips. There is a
possibility of it being other hardware, but I had a similar situation where
it turned out to be the memory.I know it ...
Dell PC 6 mos. old, suddenly for last 6 days shuts down by itself after being
on about 45 min. Start button flashes yellow, I hold it in till it goes off
and restart system. Then it stays on for the rest of the day and evening.Maybe a Trojan/Virus ?
I can't really think of any other reasons right now.
Shut Down your PC, then turn it back on, while it's turning on keep hitting
F8 then choose Safe Mode from the menu.
Log into the Administrator account and run your Virus\Spyware\Trojan
... being sent. If you received this e-mail in error,
please reply to abweb to explain the problem. Please do not read the e-mail
as it may contain personal information.Straight out of the help files:
The Backup Utility Wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled.
Click the Advanced Mode button in the Backup Utility Wizard.
Click the Backup tab, and then, on the Job menu, click New.
Specify the files and folders you want to back up by selecting the check box
to the left of a file or folder in Click to select the check box for any
drive, folder, or file that you want to back up.
In ... you have backed up data from an NTFS volume used in
Windows XP, it is recommended that you restore the data to an NTFS volume
used in Windows XP, or you could lose data as well as some ...
... XP screen -- the one
with the XP logo and the blue boxes scrolling across below it.)
When this first happened, I tried troubleshooting the problem following the
"Startup and shutdown troubleshooter" under Help and Support. I followed the
steps of disabling non-critical hardware (no effect), then disabling services
(that worked), then re-enabling services in blocks until I found the one that
broke. But nothing broke. I ended up with all services re-enabled and the
system still working.
After ... Do you know of this being a known problem with NAV, or do you just have a
vague general distrust of it, i.e., one of those & ... ;#39;ve had NAV on the system for years without a problem, and
after I go through the disable/enable exercise that I described, NAV is still
After my HD crashed, I put in a new HD and did a system restore using new
restore disks from microsoft, including SP2 w/Build 2600.
Now, I cannot run ftp software; it will not connect to the ftp site. I tried
three different ftp software applications, bladeftp, filezilla and another (i
forgot). nothing works. Is this a security problem?
Any help appreciated!
Try the control panel/internet options/advanced tab and change the setting
for passive ftp.Rick...
box was already checked ; I unchecked. ...
... that if I left
: my computer in hibernation mode and the batter ran all the way out, I
: could lose my work, right? Or would I not lose any of it because it's
: been saved to the hard drive?
: Thanks for the help.
: Ryan CabanasNo, the real time clock is controlled by the same kind of CMOS battery
as you find in a conventional PC. I have a laptop that I only
occasionally use outside my home office, and the only time I operate
it within the battery even in the unit is to replenish its charge just
before I'm going to go mobile or when I actually am mobile. Right now,
I'm typing this with no battery in on AC battery and my clock has
never ever wavered.
Your fist part is correct -- when you put a laptop in standby or
hibernation, it writes the contents of RAM to ...
... using the last known good configuration. BOOM!
It worked. However, when i was looking around i noticed that there were odd
folders and files everywhere. Not to mention Windows Update wasn't working.
So i figured hey, now that windows is working again, re-installing XP should
properly work. So, i put in the XP CD, and tried to re-install XP. Well, now
here I am, using a laptop and posting my problem...
I ran into the same thing again. With 9 minutes left, computer restarted and
when it rebooted it keeps giving me the "system is being restarted ......"
screen and the computer reboots and the installation restarts.
I should have just left the damn thing alone now that it was working. But
no, I had to go and goober with it some more. But i figured it wasn't good ...
... only ports available now) but nothing seems to work. Has
anyone else encountered this problems and/or can suggest a fix for it? I've
tried MS Support but gave up after being left on hold for 40 mins!
The odd thing was that XP was using the modem to download updates during
install. It was only when the install was complete that the modem
Thanks for listening.I had a similar problem, it happened when I used Windows
Update to download new modem drivers and security
patches. I had to do a system restore, uninstall the
modem completely and reinstall with the original drivers.
Then I was back in business. Good luck.
to my surprise,
56K) and lost a whole
is most definitely
properly and without
connect to The
settings on both COM1
seems to work. Has
a fix for it ...
... 39; via hard-locked files on a separately partitioned drive). that
failed to work w/the current I386 file on the C drive.
What would you recommend? Reformatting via HP's 'recovery' files? And if so,
how will we re-register after?
Or are the Services.msc, reg & IE errors fixable?
Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated! :-)
willzantRe-activation of a preinstalled system should be transparent. Your problems
are with the addition apps you want to save. The 'factory default' restore
should put in the original stuff, and backing up your files and settings is
possible with the Fast Wizard.
Save settings and data with the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard (FAST
wizard): Go To: http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
Unfortunately, you lack ...
... when i use Ctrl+alt+del and
end the process STARTEAK.exe as soon as windows starts to load, I don't get
this problem of windows xp shutting down.
MY questions are:
1) What is STARTEXE.exe and why does my computer shut down during startup.
2) What can i do to fix this problemHello
which is it you are having trouble with
If it is the STARTEAK.exe that has to do with your Compaq Keyboard
Do a complete virus scan, here are some free ones
The thing most people do not know is that after they buy a computer with
virus protection installed they have to go in and register and download the
updates and continue to update it or set it to auto ...
... . The CD came with
SP-1, and so naturally the auto update goes to MS website and gets SP-2.
Tried it twice, and each time Windows XP Home Edition Hangs after
Installation of SP-2. Machine goes through POST, Windows display screen
shows, Windows login screen shows with a "please wait . . . . " in the
upper left hand corner, then screen goes blank, and stays blank.
Tried shutting machine off and restarting, but same thing happens only on
subsequent attempts the login screen doesn't display.
Any thoughts out there short of preventing SP-2 from getting installed.
Simple. Manually download Windows XP Service Pack 2, instead of going
through Windows Update for the Service Pack.
... to re-activeate with MS but can't since I can't get on line. Can I phone
them? If so, how do I get that number?Hi
If you have replaced the motherboard, you will need to perform a 'Repair'
install of XP. Please have a look at the following article by Alex Nichol
regarding Windows Activation:
"Windows Product Activation (WPA)"
http://aumha.org/win5/a/wpa.phpOK. I tried to enter the repair function but I'm asked for the
administrator's password. I put in the correct password that works under
normal circumstances and it rejects it as incorrect. What now?Hi
You don't need a password for a 'Repair' of XP - you may be pressing 'R' at
the wrong time. Have a look at the following article ...
... and how to speed up the boot process ?
RonThis is usually to do with the registry. Services are programs that run
in the background, that do not need a GUI screen.
I would try a registry cleaner.
You said you had SP1 - there are many XP updates with SP2 etc.
When you install software and remove it, it leaves alot of junk in the
registry, as the add remove programs does not always clean all the
remains.Thanks for the info Dave.
I'll give that a try and let you know.
RonRin, let me know if you still need help mate. This is a common problem
mainly because of a poor program that has been installed. It is tedious
to fix as you have to work our what is being referenced. But a registry
cleaner should be able to help. Look at freeware.com you may be able to
find a free version ...
... rounds of progress ba
while booting into xp. this deosn't happen every time. it happens onl
some time and when it happens, pressing the reset button once solve
the problem. the pc boots normally again. i dunno wats happeningDo these hangups happen when the PC is started up cold, after being
completely powered off and left off for at least an hour?
If so then the prime suspect would be a hardware related issue, with
some component or other not functioning properly when cold but after
it has been under power for a short while it warms up and then starts
to function properly.
The prime suspects for this type of hardware problem would be:
2. Power supply
3. CPU chip.
It can be extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact culprit in this
type of situation. About the ...
... , I thought, "no
problem, will boot into safe mode ". The nightmare has
- Safe mode always starts (even with network)
- Chkdsk returns OK
- System restore no matter which control point I choose
- SFC won't run in Safe Mode (RPC error)
- Recovery console hangs
- Normal boot freezes (even with a tweaked msconfig to
load only most basic drivers)
- Windows XP CD freezes too after loading some drivers
(blank screen, cursor on the right top corner)
- Enabled "Boot logging", still no
I'm really clueless about what can be causing so much
trouble, I don't know even if it is software or hardware
problem, but in the Windows XP splash screen the blue line
stops moving, the PC goes silent and my hopes of a normal
Right now no ...
... quot;page not found". Could be their
server is down, too busy with holiday traffic, or that page got changed
and the new one didn't get put in place. With the Xmas holidays, could
be that site won't be up until after mom sees that she got an incomplete
system. Guess you'll have to give mom just the hardware you put
together or put on some other OS in the meantime. After all, even if
you put the trial on her new computer, it's a trial version and she will
still end up having to buy the real thing.Thanks vanguard, but this Funy,when I put my Country I got the Server busy
and when I don't put any country I can go but it need the Billing Info, how
Nope I tried it again while I'm wrtting this message it did work with my ...
Here's a good one. Windows XP starts up, starts to load - my desktop
shows... and that's it. No taskbar. No start menu. No explorer. The only
thing I can get to work is ALT, CTRL, DEL and task manager. From the task
manager, I can try to RUN programs ~ but most fail (explorer.exe)
I've tried to get in through SAFE MODE, and same results. Windows pauses
before the task bar loads.
Anyone know how I can get to System Restore? What is the directory/file name?The application to start System Restore is located in your windows folder:
See if the above works in safe mode or in normal startup.
amixHow to Run CHKDSK from HPFS Recovery Disk
Here is the procedure for running CHKDSK from the HPFS recovery disk:
1. From Disk 1, copy the ...