|IBM ThinkCentre Model MT-M 8187|
Your help would be greatly appreciated in solving the following problems:
1. The invalid boot.ini message appears and
the PC fails to start. The message about
Windows shutting down incorrectly appears
about a minute later.
If Safe Mode or any other option is selected it
takes about half an hour for various messages
to appear and then Windows begins to boot.
In Safe Mode, which takes about another 15
minutes to load, this error appears:
Application failed to initialize properly
0xc0000006 and the PC restarts at the same
speed as above when OK is selected.
When the Start Up Interrupt mode is invoked
by pressing Enter when the unit is switched
on, selecting F2 allows one into the setup
Pressing F12 is supposed to allow one to
change the temporary start up device but
beeps are heard whenever F12 is depressed
and it is not possible to start up from the
2. Windows was updated to Service Pack 3.
Will the original Windows XP Pro CD still
function and if not how does one enter the recovery console.
Thank you for your help.