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    XP start up (XP Home)

    When ever I start Sony Laptop with XP home edition, it always always comes with the following:

    We apologise for the invonvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

    If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings, that worked.

    If a previous startup attempt was interurrpted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

    Safe Mode
    Safe Mode with Networking
    Safe Mode with Command Prompt
    Last known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

    Once you choose Start Windows NOrmally, and you shut down completely, it still comes up when I restart again.

    Choose

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    Re: XP start up (XP Home)

    Krista--

    If you can boot up to Windows try Safe Mode. It looks like you can't. So you can use that menu that MS calls the Windows Advanced Options Menu to boot into Safe Mode and try System Restore first. If that doesn't work you can try System Restore from a command prompt using Safe Mode with a Command Prompt--which might work if Safe Mode System Restore from the gui doesn't. I prefer these two to Last Known Good, which has the disadvantage that it doesn't work a high percent of the time and would return your system to the last time you booted. It only takes a few seconds to try though and you can. Here are some links that lead to more links that will give you the ways to do this and screen shots. The objective is to get you back in Windows with your compter and OS running normally.

    Post 309211: Win 2K Won't Boot November 3, 2003

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    Re: XP start up (XP Home)

    Have you made a recent Hardware or Software change or Installation?

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    Re: XP start up (XP Home)

    Any luck using the choices you listed on the Windows Advanced Option Menu with the links instructing how, Krista?

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