windows xp restarts automatically

June 30, 2009 at 12:28:11
Specs: Windows XP
Hello.Today my pc was working normally and i am running a windows XP SP3

I used it approximately for 6-7 hours.I installed the ie 8 update and later installed a scanner driver.The driver required a restart.. And that was it.

Every time now it is loading the windows it is automatically restarting after filling the blue bar on the bottom loading.After pressing F8 several times it loaded the boot page.(it didnt show this boot page automatically)

I tried everything ... safe mode , safe mode with no graphics , load using the good settings ... but nothing worked, all i am getting is just a black screen for 5-6 seconds and then a restart.

I really am stuck and in need of my pc and don't want to format it right now.Any body has a solution ? Appreciated.

PS.After choosing disable automatic restart im getting a blue screen an this message.

STOP:c00021a {Fatal Systen Error}

The Windows Logon Process System process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000139
(0x00000000 0x00000000)

The system has been shut down.


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#1
June 30, 2009 at 12:53:44
If you can't boot to either normal or safe mode then you have to use a cd to boot to xp and try repair. It should undo all the service packs and sort of uninstalls all applications. They will still be there but the registry will be removed. Most times you can repair or install over the apps.

If you don't have an xp cd you can borrow one. Be sure to see web pages on how to. It is a goofy process. You have to go past where you think you need to go to get a repair.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#2
June 30, 2009 at 13:51:13
Sort of? If? Borrow? This sounds like a Microsoft Manual.

OK serious now. If anyone is using Fusion on the Mac DO
NOT allow auto update. I have recently had a total crash
and, due to admin access being closed off, it will not allow
me to access or repair the HDD after Win XP update
screwed it up.

Tip? Make a back up of your entire command line sets and
... hang on a minute. Better still. Make sure that you back up
your entire DOCUMENT and IMPORTANT FOLDER
structure before installing or running anything from Redmond.
Its not that I cannot remember the number of times auto
update has screwed up stuff. I simply don't want to
remember.

I tried running r but without access it cannot run.
Yes I have firewall and virus on and they are competent.
Yes I tried CD boot.
Yes I tried running Del C:\config.sys
Yes I tried going to
WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SYSTEM\CONFIG etc. It will not let
me in. Says "Access Denied".

So what now? Format is the only answer.

Supposing I had a lot of important stuff on there? What
would I have done? Terrible things come to mind.

I was BLESSED that I was running WIndows on a MAC
inside FUSION. With the Mac at least I can see the folders
and go to them and copy them all onto a hard drive and back
up the entire system before I reformat and then when XP
finally gets resurrected I can then copy the needed files
back.

Now if MAC can run multiple safety features then why not
Windows? Redmond are you listening? Any lights on up
there?

WIndows will screw up one day. You just lucky it has not
happened to you yet.


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#3
June 30, 2009 at 14:36:27
OK, people make mistakes it seems also.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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