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windows XP Pro will not boot past the welcome window

by mystx / March 31, 2005 7:00 AM PST

I have a winbook Si2 that i recently put XP pro on it worked fineat first ... after a few days it would not boot up past the windows blue welcome page .. the same thing happens in safe mood.
how can i get it to boot to the desk top?

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Just how many days ago???
by Steven Haninger / March 31, 2005 7:24 AM PST

Were you able to sucessfully activate the software?

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software worked for atleast a week
by mystx / March 31, 2005 8:37 AM PST

Yes soft ware worked fine for atleast a week

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Not booting Past Windows Welcome Screen
by rattlinbones / March 31, 2005 4:47 PM PST

In my experience this is a video card and or video driver problem. Can you tell me if you have installed the Windows XP recovery console as a boot option and are you running the native video drivers that install with SP2?

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Not booting Past Window Welcome Screen
by Levis Ouellet / March 31, 2005 7:29 PM PST

I had same problem and fixed it by downloading and installed J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 which you can get as a free download at
Not had a problem since then. To test it I uninstalled the program and the problem returned. I reinstalled and the problem was fixed.
Good luck.

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i can't download
by mystx / March 31, 2005 9:36 PM PST

I can't download anything because i can't get my computer to boot up to my desktop.

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I Can't Download ..
by Levis Ouellet / April 1, 2005 5:14 AM PST
In reply to: i can't download

Can't you do a restore? To get mine going, when the problem surfaced, I needed to do a restore everytime it would not boot past the welcome screen. After such a restore I downloaded the software J2SE Runtime. To do a restore just press on the F8 key while the system boots after you turn it on. Follow the onscreen steps and ensure that you choose the "restore" rather than the safe mode. It should get your system up and running.
Good Luck

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did that
by mystx / April 2, 2005 10:29 PM PST
In reply to: I Can't Download ..

I did a resotre and it still went to the blue welcome screen and no further.

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by James Denison / January 3, 2008 1:20 AM PST
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Did you try the 3 magic keys at the blue welcome screen to see if you could get an sign in box where you would put in Administrator and the password you assigned to it? If you can do that, you can get back into it.

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oops. note to self; always check the dates.
by James Denison / January 3, 2008 1:25 AM PST
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It's remarkable ...
by Kees Bakker / April 1, 2005 6:09 AM PST

that Windows should require a third party product (like Sun's java) to do anything with it except looking at a blue screen. Mine didn't: it worked right out of the box.

It must be a sign of something very wrong with your machine. Could be a virus or spyware, although I don't know of such software needing Java (it would severily hamper it's fecundity, or even mean suicide, and evolution doesn't favor such properties as we all know since Darwin). So it's a mystery to me. But if I were you, I would go and do the clean boot troubleshooting procedure outlined in and and among others to find out!


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boot in safe mode
by mystx / April 2, 2005 10:28 PM PST
In reply to: It's remarkable ...

Thank you for your input but the articles i found all said to start in safe mode and the same thing happens in safe mode as in regular boot up. It gets to the welcome screen and won't go any further.

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boot up disks
by mystx / April 3, 2005 4:00 AM PDT

I went to microsoft and downloaded the 6 floppy boot up disks and ran them to the 5th disk and when it was running i got ...error cdfs.sys corupted...boot up could not continue. Anyone have any ideas?

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