Ways to resolve startup error on a Windows® XP® system
How can you resolve start up errors om a Windows XP system?
It is possible that you may face some issues while booting a Windows XP system. These issues are startup errors on the system. There may a number of reasons for startup errors on a system. You may get a black screen with some error messages displayed. You may get error messages like "A disk read error occurred", "Could not read from selected boot disk", "NTLDR is missing" or "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt and Invalid partition table". You may also get blue screen with some error messages displayed on it. There can be a number of reasons behind these erros. The most possible reasons are system configuration error, hardware failure, virus infection or bad or corrupt file, volume or driver.
Here are some tips to fix startup errors in Windows XP:
- Restore the system
- Repair the system
- Use Automated System Recovery
Restore the system
Windows XP comes with an integrated System Restore tool. This tool can be used if any recent installation or modification are the reasons behind startup errors in Windows XP. You can restore the system to an earlier point with the use of System Restore located in the Start Menu of the system. You need to take care to backup important data before doing so.
Repair the system
You can use the 'Repair' option to resolve startup issues in a Windows XP system. For this, you need start your system from the installation CD and press the spacebar, as you are prompted to press any key. Your hardware and software will be then inspected by the setup and will load repair files. As the End User Agreement is displayed on the screen, hold the 'F8' key and select the installation which you need to repair with pressing the 'R' key. On the new screen, press the 'F3' key to reboot the system and resolve the issue.
Automated System Recovery of Windows XP is a new system restoring and backup method. This tool provides the framework to save and recover Windows XP if the system faces hardware failure. You can recover a damaged system using simple steps by using this tool.
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