XP Wont boot!

Microsoft Windows xp home edition sp2b
October 23, 2009 at 16:59:11
Specs: Windows XP
My xp worked fine last night, Now it wont boot at all Ive tried every safe mode, and last known. also start normally. it just goes to the logo, flashes a blue screen and reboots. help please!

and please dont say use a install disc, i have none.

I also run ubuntu on the same computer, Which works fine


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#1
October 23, 2009 at 17:38:21
Can you run clam av on the xp drive from ubuntu?

Any xp disk could be used to "repair" (well almost a retail version is best) and even use tools like sfc.exe. Might consider making a barts or ubcd4win with tools like that and system restore. Viewing the event viewer logs would help too.

See this if you want to copy it off using linux and move to another machine. (might be able to view in wine)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/165959

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
October 23, 2009 at 17:59:42
i cant access anything off ubuntu, to my knowledge (tried)
The only thing i am concerned about is my music which half is on xp and half is on a external drive. If theres any way to get that easily please say.

I also noticed in the BOIS settings or something it was set to boot off a external drive, i changed it to hard drive.. nothing =\


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#3
October 23, 2009 at 18:34:22
"I also noticed in the BOIS settings or something it was set to boot off a external drive, i changed it to hard drive.. nothing =\"

Which is why you can't use Ubuntu. You have to be able to boot from CD to use any Linux distro. Without that (or a XP CD), you're going to have a tough time getting to your data unless you physically remove the internal drive and somehow get it working on another machine...


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#4
October 23, 2009 at 18:59:03
"You have to be able to boot from CD to use any Linux distro." ???

When you boot into ubuntu , what happens when you try to mount XP partition ? error messages are important. I do not use ubuntu but Mepis and SuSe will auto mount a XP partition.


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#5
October 23, 2009 at 19:31:55
It just tells me xp is unable to boot correctly, it might be because of a software or hardware change

i havent changed anything.. to my knowledge
Ive tried safe mode, safe mode with network & terminal also. and all the other options. it just reboots.


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#6
October 23, 2009 at 20:10:26
Ok heres what i get on start up.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. a recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose last known good configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

if a previous start up was interrupted due to a power failure or because the reset button was pressed, or if you are not sure that caused the problem, choose start windows normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last known settings that worked

Start Windows normally


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#7
October 23, 2009 at 22:27:46
"You have to be able to boot from CD to use any Linux distro." ???

Sorry should have been:
You have to be able to boot from CD to use any Live Linux distro.


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#8
October 25, 2009 at 05:13:26
im just gonna get a xp disk..

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