XP Reboots at Applying Computer Settings

August 26, 2010 at 05:22:55
Specs: Windows XP
When XP is booting up on this PC, it goes through the usual steps, but Applying Computer Settings takes a long time, then the dialog goes away and the system reboots itself. What do I do? I've tried booting in Safe Mode and it does the same thing.

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#1
August 26, 2010 at 06:31:54
Hit F8 and choose "Disable automatic restart on system failur", to get the "Blue Screen of Death", instead of rebooting, where you'll get an error number.
This error number can be used to search at the Microsoft support page for solution.

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#2
August 26, 2010 at 07:05:46
I disabled the automatic restart and got the following error:

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The windows Logon process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc06doo7e (x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.


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#3
August 26, 2010 at 09:47:53
I tried running a repair install with the disk but when the Setup loads, it gives me an error before I can even do anything. So I can't do Setup, and I can't do Safe Mode. I do have the ability to connect my hard drive to another laptop via USB, which is nice. I don't know if this is the answer, but if there's a way to correct some files on the hard drive, I am able to do that. The thing is that I can't afford to lose any data, so a total reformat is definitely not the answer.

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#4
August 26, 2010 at 09:59:38
As far as I know, this is an error in the registry of windows.
The problem is, that you can't correct things in the registy, while windows is not running.

So the easiest way is, to copy your data to another hard drive or DVD or whatever and install windows from scratch.

If you can connect it to another computer, you can manage that in that way, or you can use a Linux LiveCD like Knoppix, which give you also the ability to backup the data of that drive.

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