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Computer won't start

by AHUSKETH / June 21, 2008 11:40 PM PDT

Disabled Terminal Server Keyboard and Mouse in device manager and now coputer won't start. Tried to get into recovery console to reset registry but it just sets at wait...

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Can you get into safe mode and fix it there?
by Steven Haninger / June 22, 2008 12:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Computer won't start

or invoke "Last Known Good"? If not, another option might be to boot from XP CD and do a repair installation.

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Comp won't start
by AHUSKETH / June 22, 2008 12:58 AM PDT

No, can't get to any mode that works, ie Safe Mode, XP, Recovery Console. Tried everything I'm aware of still no go.

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That's bad.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2008 1:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Comp won't start

When the Windows OS won't start in any mode I suggest "learning" about how to install XP in a "PARALLEL INSTALL." Then we have access to our files and use of the machine so we can inspect the failed OS.

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Parallel Install
by AHUSKETH / June 22, 2008 1:26 AM PDT
In reply to: That's bad.

Will a parallel install keep me from having to re-install over 100 programs or will it stunt all of those?

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No but this will be how most learn about backup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2008 5:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Parallel Install

No offense intended but this is how most learn if they must backup a system.

-> The really nice thing about the parallel install is that I can reach deep into the failed install to disable startup or other items I suspect have failed.

IN CLOSING I APOLOGIZE for not sharing a common quick fix. Unplug all USB things and try again.

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by AHUSKETH / June 22, 2008 6:22 AM PDT

I have backups to this point, but they will be about a week old as they would have been made Monday. The problem I have with a backup is I can't get to dos to trip it. With SP3 being so new I have not been able to update my start disks to allow mw to get in. This also brings up the recovery console which has not been updated which may have let me in. I at this point am opting to do a re-install over the old system. Your opinions?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2008 6:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Backups

What good is a backup if it won't restore?

As to re-install, I thought we covered "XP REPAIR INSTALL." If not, google that.

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Point well taken!
by AHUSKETH / June 22, 2008 6:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Opinion.

Yes a backup is as good as it is, but only if you can access it. This brings up my failure to have an acceptible method to get to the backup program and the data files. At over 60 gigs to backup, cd's & DVD's are not an option. Thanks for the help and a lesson well learned!

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RSN. Blu ray data disks are 25 GB each.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2008 6:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Point well taken!

The question will then be "Is my data worth it?"

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