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Old 08-23-2005, 07:15 AM   #1
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My Windows installation has just completely screwed up. I don't know why cos it was completely fine in the morning but when I booted into Windows later, everything was fine until the login screen. I clicked the icon and then the system just hung at the "loading system settings" part. How can I recover Windows without doing a complete reformat and reinstall?
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Old 08-23-2005, 07:58 AM   #2
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Start the system using the 'Last Known Good Configuration' option.
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:55 AM   #3
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How do I do that when I can't boot into Windows at all?
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:23 AM   #4
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when u turn on your comp after the mem test screen press F8 a million times realy quickly
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:21 PM   #5
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when u turn on your comp after the mem test screen press F8 a million times realy quickly
And what will this do?
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:25 PM   #6
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It brings up a menu with several options. One of which is to start the computer with the last known good configuration.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:05 PM   #7
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I doubt the last known good configuration option will work. You should just boot off your winxp cd and choose the "repair" option by pressing R. This will re-install critical windows components, but will NOT format your HD, meaning you won't lose your personal files and apps.

If you can get into safe mode run a system file checker, from a terminal.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:29 PM   #8
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terminal..............um...isnt that linux?
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