1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Windows not booting properly

Discussion in 'Software' started by Professor-Falken, Nov 20, 2008.

Click here to banish ads and support Certforums by becoming a Premium Member
  1. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

    393
    2
    37
    I recently reinstalled Windows XP Professional and now when I boot up my computer it displays a black screen asking me to Start Windows XP Professional by pressing Enter. I want my computer to boot directly to Windows, Windows is running fine but I get this black screen everytime I boot up my computer. Does anyone have any information as to why and how to stop it.

    Thank you,

    Professor Falken
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia Network +
  2. Sparky
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    10,337
    349
    319
    Something to do with the boot.ini file perhaps?
     
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Office 365, Server 2016, CEH
  3. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    14,292
    265
    329
    is there more than one partition and copy of windows on this computer?
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  4. skuzzy

    skuzzy Bit Poster

    24
    0
    19
    Yeah as Sparky said, it's something with your boot.ini file. You can edit it by going to System - Advanced tab, there you will see Startup & Recovery section you have to click Settings just look around there you will see some options about your solution.

    * You have to choose your default operating system.
    * Uncheck the "Time to display the list of operating systems:"

    If those two up what I gave aren't the solution, than you have to enter to Edit your boot.ini file manually (if you do not know how to do it ask, I will help you!).
     
    WIP: A+
  5. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,173
    487
    374
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  6. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    14,292
    265
    329
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  7. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    5,372
    87
    190
  8. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    4,196
    172
    211
    That, is, AWESOME!!!! Welcome to my new de facto response.
     
    Certifications: ITIL Foundation; MCTS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration
    WIP: None at present
  9. Mathematix

    Mathematix Megabyte Poster

    969
    35
    74
    Certifications: BSc(Hons) Comp Sci, BCS Award of Merit
    WIP: Not doing certs. Computer geek.
  10. Tinus1959

    Tinus1959 Gigabyte Poster

    1,539
    42
    106
    Wow! How did you do that?
    Never mind, I found out myself.
     
    Certifications: See my signature
    WIP: MCSD, MCAD, CCNA, CCNP
  11. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,173
    487
    374
    Good, cause I was about to say, "Here, let me Google that for you..." :twisted:

    Yeah, I'm gonna wear that site out.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  12. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    7,796
    71
    224
    Hey BM, what's google?:blink
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  13. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    7,796
    71
    224
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  14. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

    1,479
    54
    112
    Not trying to be funny but you have the A+ cert... all suggestions mentioned here (including google :biggrin :twisted: ) are covered quite a bit in that exam - what does this post say about not knowing the material???? :ohmy

    I'm with the others - boot.ini - something worth looking at to start with.
    If you have already, then my apologies for posting above, but if not.......... :x
     
    Certifications: MBCS, BSc(Hons), Cert(Maths), A+, Net+, MCDST, ITIL-F v3, MCSA
    WIP: 70-293

Share This Page

Loading...