My windows is not starting up.
A few lines of text appeared, then the screen just went black.

I tried F5 after i see the text.
I chose safe mode.
i get lines of things...
then, it just stop/jammed.

the last line says multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windowstem32\drivers\isapnp.sys

what does that mean?

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Last Post by beenverified123

if you cannot find your disc, ask a friend for theirs then follow these instructions,go into BIOS and set CD Rom as first boot order,put in the windows CD and reboot,when asked to boot from CD press space bar to continue
To replace the Isapnp.sys file in Windows XP, follow these steps:
Start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to start Recovery Console.
If you have a dual-boot or a multiple-boot computer, type the number that corresponds to your Windows XP installation when you are prompted to select the Windows installation to log on to, and then press ENTER.
When you are prompted for the Administrator password, type the password, and then press ENTER.

Note If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
ren c:\windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys isapnp.old
Note The steps in this article assume that you installed Windows XP to the C: drive. The actual location of your Windows installation may vary.
At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
expand cd-romdrive:\i386\isapnp.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys
For example, type:
expand d:\i386\isapnp.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers
After the file is successfully expanded, type exit, and then press ENTER to exit Recovery Console.
Restart the computer good luck,hope it helps.huggie


Thank you!
I'm off looking to see if anyone got any.
Otherwise, I'll have to get the teckie here >.< to revive the dekstop.

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