HEEELP, XP boot

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi guys,

I just upgraded to XP home SP2. It boots, but after logging in (when explorer.exe is supposed to start), it shows my desktop background - and nothing else happens. No explorer.exe running, and I can't open task manager; can't even reboot!

Any ideas?

Before upgrading to SP2, I had to reset my boot.ini file, because I was using bootXP to change my bootscreen. When I boot, it says: invalid boot.ini file, booting from C:/WINDOWS/ ...does it have anything to do with it?

Thanks for reading guys,
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Probably.

Here is an example of my Boot.ini file using XP Pro SP2 (in your case WINNT would be WINDOWS)

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[boot loader]
timeout=8
default=multi(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fasdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
  1. [boot loader]
  2. timeout=8
  3. default=multi(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
  4. [operating systems]
  5. multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fasdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
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When you get to your desktop, press CONTROL-ALT-DELETE, hit Task Manager, then go to File, New Task (Run...). Type in explorer and see if everything comes back.
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lucassix wrote:
When you get to your desktop, press CONTROL-ALT-DELETE, hit Task Manager, then go to File, New Task (Run...). Type in explorer and see if everything comes back.


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and I can't open task manager;
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If you can boot to safe mode, do so and check your event log. See what errors are being reported. Look at both the system log and the application log. Chances are the cause will be identified in the system log. THis will help provide more information about what is going on when the Windows GUI is loading.

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