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Anonymous
June 7, 2005 9:07:03 AM

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WXP SP1 won't boot into normal mode. It will boot into Safe Mode. It
just sits at the splash screen and the progress indicator goes by.
This occured after a reboot by Drive Image 2002 which was backing up
the hard drive ironically.

I have gone in through Safe Mode and done a Scandisk and disabled
nearly everything via MSCONFIG. I suspect registry corruption, but is
it possible the boot sector is messed up if it can boot into Safe Mode?

How can I recover from this quickly? My wife needs to use the computer
to do online classes and tests. Will the XP installation disk help in
any way? I am reasonably capable of fixing the Windows OS so I am
willing to get down and dirty if needed. Thank you for your help.

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Anonymous
June 7, 2005 12:19:06 PM

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You could check to see if 1) press F8 and tell it to boot from last known
good configuration (good luck) or 2) you may have a restore point is the 2nd
easiest way. Start/programs/accessories/system tools/restore point and pick
the last good day with a restore point.

From there, see MSFT Q315341 @
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341&Product=winxp
and/or
Q308041 @
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308041&sd=RMVP

Good Luck
Dave


"badgolferman" <REMOVETHISbadgolferman@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> WXP SP1 won't boot into normal mode. It will boot into Safe Mode. It
> just sits at the splash screen and the progress indicator goes by.
> This occured after a reboot by Drive Image 2002 which was backing up
> the hard drive ironically.
>
> I have gone in through Safe Mode and done a Scandisk and disabled
> nearly everything via MSCONFIG. I suspect registry corruption, but is
> it possible the boot sector is messed up if it can boot into Safe Mode?
>
> How can I recover from this quickly? My wife needs to use the computer
> to do online classes and tests. Will the XP installation disk help in
> any way? I am reasonably capable of fixing the Windows OS so I am
> willing to get down and dirty if needed. Thank you for your help.
>
> --
> No matter what happens, someone will find a way to take it too
> seriously.
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 2:27:21 PM

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badgolferman, 6/7/2005, 8:07:03 AM, wrote:

> WXP SP1 won't boot into normal mode. It will boot into Safe Mode. It
> just sits at the splash screen and the progress indicator goes by.
> This occured after a reboot by Drive Image 2002 which was backing up
> the hard drive ironically.
>
> I have gone in through Safe Mode and done a Scandisk and disabled
> nearly everything via MSCONFIG. I suspect registry corruption, but is
> it possible the boot sector is messed up if it can boot into Safe
> Mode?
>
> How can I recover from this quickly? My wife needs to use the
> computer to do online classes and tests. Will the XP installation
> disk help in any way? I am reasonably capable of fixing the Windows
> OS so I am willing to get down and dirty if needed. Thank you for
> your help.

The suggested methods were unable to restore my computer to working
order. I was forced to restore a week-old image back to the computer.
Fortunately that worked and very few data files were lost, if any.
Thank God for Drive Image and especially the Image Explorer that comes
with it where you can extract individual files from images.

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Anonymous
June 8, 2005 2:35:10 AM

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Create a boot log. Type msconfig in Start Run, Boot.ini tab, then try to boot normally.

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"badgolferman" <REMOVETHISbadgolferman@gmail.com> wrote in message news:xn0e37kyh751rx8000@msnews.microsoft.com...
> WXP SP1 won't boot into normal mode. It will boot into Safe Mode. It
> just sits at the splash screen and the progress indicator goes by.
> This occured after a reboot by Drive Image 2002 which was backing up
> the hard drive ironically.
>
> I have gone in through Safe Mode and done a Scandisk and disabled
> nearly everything via MSCONFIG. I suspect registry corruption, but is
> it possible the boot sector is messed up if it can boot into Safe Mode?
>
> How can I recover from this quickly? My wife needs to use the computer
> to do online classes and tests. Will the XP installation disk help in
> any way? I am reasonably capable of fixing the Windows OS so I am
> willing to get down and dirty if needed. Thank you for your help.
>
> --
> No matter what happens, someone will find a way to take it too
> seriously.
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 2:35:11 AM

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David Candy, 6/7/2005, 8:35:10 AM,
<uG6A211aFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl> wrote:

> Create a boot log. Type msconfig in Start Run, Boot.ini tab, then try
> to boot normally.

Please explain. If I create a boot log from a Safe Mode boot what will
this do to help it boot normally?

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Anonymous
June 8, 2005 2:50:24 AM

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It won't help to boot normally as all. It will say where it stopped doing anything and hopefully pinpoint the problem area as MS hides info behind that stupid screen. The /sos switch list drivers to the screen rather than hiding it.

A bootlog applies to your next boot (well till something tells it to stop making one).

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"badgolferman" <REMOVETHISbadgolferman@gmail.com> wrote in message news:xn0e37lut76ciz4001@msnews.microsoft.com...
> David Candy, 6/7/2005, 8:35:10 AM,
> <uG6A211aFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl> wrote:
>
> > Create a boot log. Type msconfig in Start Run, Boot.ini tab, then try
> > to boot normally.
>
> Please explain. If I create a boot log from a Safe Mode boot what will
> this do to help it boot normally?
>
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> No matter what happens, someone will find a way to take it too
> seriously.
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 2:50:25 AM

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David Candy, 6/7/2005, 8:50:24 AM,
<eGL2A#1aFHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl> wrote:

> It won't help to boot normally as all. It will say where it stopped
> doing anything and hopefully pinpoint the problem area as MS hides
> info behind that stupid screen. The /sos switch list drivers to the
> screen rather than hiding it.
>
> A bootlog applies to your next boot (well till something tells it to
> stop making one).

Okay, I have tried this on my W2K machine with the /sos and /bootlog
option enabled in msconfig. But I can't find the boot log. Where
would it be located?

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Anonymous
June 8, 2005 3:46:58 AM

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c:\windows\ntbtlog

If it hangs at "Please Wait" the log doesn't get written to file. I presume it didn't hang during driver loading according to sos?
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"badgolferman" <REMOVETHISbadgolferman@gmail.com> wrote in message news:xn0e37n8jfqsy000@msnews.microsoft.com...
> David Candy, 6/7/2005, 8:50:24 AM,
> <eGL2A#1aFHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl> wrote:
>
> > It won't help to boot normally as all. It will say where it stopped
> > doing anything and hopefully pinpoint the problem area as MS hides
> > info behind that stupid screen. The /sos switch list drivers to the
> > screen rather than hiding it.
> >
> > A bootlog applies to your next boot (well till something tells it to
> > stop making one).
>
> Okay, I have tried this on my W2K machine with the /sos and /bootlog
> option enabled in msconfig. But I can't find the boot log. Where
> would it be located?
>
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> No matter what happens, someone will find a way to take it too
> seriously.
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 3:46:59 AM

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David Candy, 6/7/2005, 9:46:58 AM,
<ekGLmd2aFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl> wrote:

> c:\windows\ntbtlog
>
> If it hangs at "Please Wait" the log doesn't get written to file. I
> presume it didn't hang during driver loading according to sos?

I have found the file on my W2K machine here at work. When I return
home later I will look at the WXP machine that is affected. The
machine does hang at the Please Wait... screen so I may be out of luck
in diagnosing the problem.

I will try a System Restore first, Last Known Good Configuration
second, an in-place upgrade or complete reinstallation of Windows last.
Any other suggestions are welcome.

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Anonymous
June 8, 2005 4:25:08 AM

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Do Last Known Good Configuration first. This is the boot configuration of the last time you sucessfully booted.

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"badgolferman" <REMOVETHISbadgolferman@gmail.com> wrote in message news:xn0e37o491kkh8001@msnews.microsoft.com...
> David Candy, 6/7/2005, 9:46:58 AM,
> <ekGLmd2aFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl> wrote:
>
> > c:\windows\ntbtlog
> >
> > If it hangs at "Please Wait" the log doesn't get written to file. I
> > presume it didn't hang during driver loading according to sos?
>
> I have found the file on my W2K machine here at work. When I return
> home later I will look at the WXP machine that is affected. The
> machine does hang at the Please Wait... screen so I may be out of luck
> in diagnosing the problem.
>
> I will try a System Restore first, Last Known Good Configuration
> second, an in-place upgrade or complete reinstallation of Windows last.
> Any other suggestions are welcome.
>
> --
> No matter what happens, someone will find a way to take it too
> seriously.
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