Win XP not Booting Up

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Parry, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. Parry

    Parry MDL Junior Member

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    Hi,

    Since yesterday I have been facing issues with my desktop of not booting up. It remains stuck at Windows XP boot up screen. The day before I had shut down the PC normally. What I have tried;

    1) Have tried booting up in the Safe Mode & Last Known Good Configuration as well but no luck. On selecting Safe Mode, it loads some of the files up till WINDOWS/System32/Drivers/aswRvrt.sys & then again shows up the same message again giving options of Safe Mode/ Last Known Good Configuration & Start Windows Normally.

    2) Removed both the RAM modules one by one & boot up, but still the same error.

    Pls assist resolving the issue.

    Desktop Confirguration:
    OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635
    MB: Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H
    RAM: 2 x 2GB Kingston DDR3 1333MHz
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB
     
  2. Parry

    Parry MDL Junior Member

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    #3 Parry, Jun 7, 2014
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    Thanks steven4554 for replying. Tried the steps mentioned but still no luck.

    Loaded Optimized Defaults & rebooted but still stuck at the same error.
     
  3. case-sensitive

    case-sensitive MDL Novice

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    If i were you i would ---- > Boot from a boot CD and reinstall avast and see if that works . If it doesnt boot again from the boot CD and uninstall avast and see if that works .
     
  4. Parry

    Parry MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks case-sensitive for your reply.

    Booted with XP CD & used FIXBOOT from Recovery Console and was able to boot back.

    Uninstalled Avast on startup. Tried a reboot & the PC rebooted. Now which AV should I install? AVG or re-install Avast?
     
  5. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Anything but Avast. Currently it's the worst AV software out there. Why? You experienced one of the reasons now...
     
  6. ToastedBread

    ToastedBread MDL Novice

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    I second AVG Free, always had good experiences with it.

    On a related note to the thread, I faced similar boot-up issues with XP recently, tried deleting various drivers in Safe Mode. Finally managed to get the machine to boot after deleting the soundcard drivers, but system would crash as soon as I reinstalled the drivers. Took the machine apart - lo and behold, I spotted a tiny spider stuck to the card, electrocuted and all. Cleaned it up, put the card back and all was well again!
     
  7. negrility

    negrility MDL Novice

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    The little bugger must not have dried out.
     
  8. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    ok thats as close to a gecko as it comes. Ive seen dead lizards on motherboards, but never heard of tiny spiders causing problems haha, bigs ones maybe :biggrin:
     
  9. ToastedBread

    ToastedBread MDL Novice

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    It all happened within a day. Am sad for it though...
     
  10. ToastedBread

    ToastedBread MDL Novice

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    Wow, I'd be shocked to find a lizard inside my PC! Hard to imagine how it could make its way inside a well-covered case.
     
  11. martin_fg

    martin_fg MDL Novice

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    #13 martin_fg, Jul 28, 2014
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    How could it get there? This is not a cockroach ... it's much bigger...