View Full Version : windows XP Boot Problems

13-02-2011, 03:02 PM
Hopefully someone is able to assist.

I (mistakenly) turned my Dell laptop off yesterday without it following the normal shutdown process. It now will not boot up properly. Basically the laptops appears to 'hang' at the MS Windows XP flag...it does not move from there.

I don't have a Installation CD and cannot get to a command prompt as when running in safe mode (any version) it just gives me the "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS\System 32\DRIVERS\..." error. When I run a diagnostic pre full boot (i.e. F12...Diagnostic) it sticks when looking at the partitions.

Is there any sites (even MS) that provide the software to enable me to make a new XP installation disk or does anyone have any ideas of how I can get the laptop back up and running?

Any help would be appreciated.

13-02-2011, 03:09 PM
turn off system,
turn on system
tap f11 straight away
that should put you into recovery mode and able to reinstall windows.

if not send me your addy via pm and i will post out a windows xp disk and serial number for you;;)

13-02-2011, 03:09 PM
To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts. Download that. This has various boot fix/mbr utilities.

13-02-2011, 03:12 PM
you can go here to make your own win os

ive made an basic one for my pc and it seems ok,stripped down to the basic
essentals,just learnin meself to do script batchin so i can include some of
the main proggies i use


15-02-2011, 01:57 AM
why suggest reinstalling when all it prob wants is chkdsk running in safemode?