by starting the computer with switch and pressing F8 key every second.
This should by pass main Windows boot up.
You should see a menu of choices including "safe mode".
Use Up or Down Arrow keys to choose safe mode & press "enter" key.
IF this works ..try using System Restore to go back to when you KNOW it worked OK. OR (if system restore fails) try (in safe mode)
Checkdisk/ Repair as it may repair XP system files. Here's How:
Disk/repair (Check Disk) (like SFC)
Left click on My Computer(open)
Right click on "C" or your OS drive if another letter.
Left click Properties and then click Tools Tab.
Left click on "Error Checking"> Check Now.
Left click to enter check mark in BOTH boxes offered.
Left click on "Start".
Computer will have to reboot to begin repairs.
Just leave alone (you're locked out anyway) 'til process finished.
In regular mode will take about 1 Hour (more/less)
In Safe Mode about 2 hours.
If computer normal after process complete you might want to create a new
restore point and Label it POST ERROR REPAIR.
This is based on using an onboard copy of sys
files if copy is ok.
If copy is corrupted, it may tell you to insert XP or SP2(if patch applied) disk or to indicate location of SP2 info to get new,
clean copy inserted. Good to have disk at hand. Good Luck!!
Am using windows XP - Pro operating system. At first when I start my personal computer the messages display " DISK BOOTH FAILURE" I read to put start up disk but I miss used cos instead i insert xp start up disk i insert win 98 start up and i process to run the disk. When I rebooth my computer again they messages display was change and it turns to " A DISK READ ERROR OCCURED. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart . I tried to press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart the system. The windows still now working properly so what will i gonna do now. I really need someone to help me regarding this matter. Your help is highly appreciated. Thank you so much and may DA VAR ELOHIM YEHOVAH will guides you and continue to bless.......hoping to hear from you soon.
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