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justjan
24-10-2004, 05:05 PM
Hi
At the end of a long and frustrating day fixing three xp computers (2 down 1 to go) I inadvertnley disabled all teh items in the startup list in MSCONFIG. Now when I turn on the PC all I get is a blank black screen.
Help!!

drb1
24-10-2004, 05:10 PM
repair disk-repair install.

Unless you have a copy of the old one and can copy it in from; dos, knoppix, barts, ect.

D.

drb1
24-10-2004, 05:11 PM
or if someone knows if there is one hidden by sys restore if it was turned on.

D.

the highlander
24-10-2004, 06:03 PM
tried safe mode ?

drcspy
24-10-2004, 06:35 PM
safe mode then reenable ?

Young Tom
24-10-2004, 06:54 PM
Good luck Justan,remind me not to ask you to repair my XP computer...;)

arnie
24-10-2004, 10:23 PM
Hi Just Jan

First how come you made the first mistake twice. The old story one mistake no problems same mistake again (if that is what has happened) no excuse.

Do not go out of your depth. As has ready been said try to go back to restore, but then I do not know too much about this. Perhaps a complete reinstall? Do not touch the third computer until you sort it out.

Best of luck

beama
24-10-2004, 11:40 PM
what os
if 98 try this bootup with a boot disk or f8 boot.... command prompt only. then type in "scanreg /restore" choose a date before the error.
oh by the way if you do this, on the next boot you may end up at c:\ prompt simply type in win and hit the enter key

whtafo
24-10-2004, 11:58 PM
> what os
> if 98 try this bootup with a boot disk or f8 boot....

>> At the end of a long and frustrating day fixing three xp computers
>> (2 down 1 to go)

> I inadvertnley disabled all teh items in the startup list in MSCONFIG.
> Now when I turn on the PC all I get is a blank black screen.

How do you inadvertently untick a whole stack of check boxes on two machines?

metla
25-10-2004, 12:07 AM
With great cunning and forethought.

Mzee
25-10-2004, 12:37 AM
There is a button which removes the whole lot.

justjan
27-10-2004, 05:21 PM
Hi Guys and (hopefully) Dolls
Thanks for all the suggestions. They were much appreciated. However, on browsing around for 'XP Repair' I found a website that showed how to restore without formatting or losing files and applications. It involves a lot of DOS commands (gone, but not forgotten) but it worked. Go to www.digitalwebcast.com and look in their boot tutorials.
Thanks again and I hope this helps someone else. Hooray for F1.