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    XP Pro laptop BSD problem

    My Dell laptop with XP pro is in a rotating BSD funk. It gets to a page where you have to choose Safe, Safe with networking or continue to start. No matter which one I choose, it brings me back to the same page. I can't get into it to figure out what's wrong. Any thoughts?

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    Following link will give steps to do a chkdsk using Recovery Console.
    http://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=5097#CD

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    Thanks Rich,I can't find the original disks. I know they are around somewhere but I just don't know where at this point. At other ideas?Joe

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    You could try this.
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    The procedure explained here saved me and a few other people a few times: http://webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=8658

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    t does require a CD, though. I don't think you will go far without one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    The procedure explained here saved me and a few other people a few times: http://webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=8658

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    t does require a CD, though. I don't think you will go far without one.
    The link I posted is to an .ISO file that boots to an XP Recovery Console, which should address the need for a CD.
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    Alright so now I feel like a complete idiot. I was able to borrow a friend's XP disc. As I ran it, I discovered this is Win98 not XP as I thought. Will that ISO file work for 98 as well? If not, any other ideas on how to get to the Recovery Console? No there are no Win 98 discs

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    Window 98 didn't have one and the XP RC won't help you with 98. However.....

    From here...
    The Advanced Boot Options menu is accessed by pressing F8 as the Windows splash screen begins to load.
    This method of accessing the Advanced Boot Options menu applies to all versions of Windows that includes the menu, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, etc.
    In older versions of Windows, the equivalent menu is accessed by holding down the Ctrl key while Windows is starting.
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    This is getting stranger and stranger. I figured out why I thought this was Win 98. My "friends" disc was from win 98. Now that I have tossed that one in the garbage and found one from XP Home, I am at the XP Pro recovery console. It is asking for the Administrator password. Any idea on how to bypass this step? I have no idea what that may be.

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    I am making progress. I am at the Windows cursor. How do I get it to restore to a prior point?

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    You have managed to boot to a command prompt, is that it? If so, the link I posted includes instructions to get back to an older restore point. It's a manual process, but it works, I have used it.

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    Yes, I booted to the command prompt. I copied and renamed all of the files as instructed in the link you provided. I am still getting the BSD. I was able to get it to stop before it rebooted and copied down the error message. Hopefully this may help

    stop: 0x0000007E (0x0000005, 0xF748E0BF, 0xF78DA208, 0xF78D9F08)
    PCI.sys - address F748E0BF base at F7487000 date stamp 3b7d855c

    Any other ideas? I am back at the command prompt

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    That error message seems to be associated with a bad installation of XP. Are you certain that the OS is actually installed and that it was running before you got it ??
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    Try an even older restore point? Did you complete the described process in full?

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    Yes, it was running fine. The only thing I changed before this happened was to download a new version of Itunes and a Windows update. I am leaning towards thinking it could be the Itunes as I had a problem with it before all of this happened. The Windows updates were all approved by Susan before my updating them.
    I hope that Win 98 disc didn't cause any damage.

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