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Computer wont boot - Operating system failed (Windows XP running on a MAC)

Post by micah on Tue 19 Jan 2010, 11:20 am

My computer (Which is MAC running Both Windows and Mac operating systems) will not start up into Windows XP after a virus infected my computer last week.

The computer will start into MAC okay but when i try to go into Windows side it wont start up - i tried starting in safe and recovery mode but get a message appearing that says

'a problem has been detecting and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer'

'UNMOUTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME'

'Technical information***STOP: (000000ED (0X89A20C08, 0XC000014F, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)' .

How do i rectify this problem could someone please step me through re-installing the Windows operating system if this is what is needed and let me know if it is possible to retrieve all of my Data that was on it?? ( It is my work computer )

Thanks!!

Any Help would be appreciated!!

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Tue 19 Jan 2010, 2:09 pm

Hello,

This should solve your problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=297185


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Re: Computer wont boot - Operating system failed (Windows XP running on a MAC)

Post by micah on Wed 20 Jan 2010, 6:56 am

thanks but nȯne of the options worked,
i tried the chkdsk /r and Fixboot with no luck,
i also tried to load the fail safe default settings but am unsure how to get into the BIOS settings if i even can?

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Post by micah on Wed 20 Jan 2010, 7:03 am

Also, when i try to start in safe mode it says
Multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\
(then ACPI.sys , WMILIB.SYS, etc)

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Wed 20 Jan 2010, 4:02 pm

Hello,

Do you have you XP cd?


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Re: Computer wont boot - Operating system failed (Windows XP running on a MAC)

Post by micah on Wed 20 Jan 2010, 5:17 pm

yes

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Wed 20 Jan 2010, 8:20 pm

Hello,

Insert your XP cd and boot from and to perform a repair of the OS.


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Post by micah on Thu 21 Jan 2010, 6:03 am

Okay Thanks,

How do go about that exactly?
Do i start in recovery mode?

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Thu 21 Jan 2010, 2:26 pm

Hello,

If your XP disc is the retail version, then you will be asked to boot from the CD at boot up, press any key to do so when the message appears at the bottom of the screen. Then will be two options to format and repair XP. Choose repair.


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Post by micah on Thu 21 Jan 2010, 3:25 pm

hI,

I have selected C:\WINDOWS> to repair but what do i type in to start the repair

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Thu 21 Jan 2010, 3:36 pm

Hello,

1. When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.

2. Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.

3. Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.

4. In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.

5. Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.

6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.


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Re: Computer wont boot - Operating system failed (Windows XP running on a MAC)

Post by micah on Thu 21 Jan 2010, 4:48 pm

Hi, I have performed the repair the computer automatically restarted and windows has started to install devices:

The message below appears though when i click OK in the system restore restore window?

The ordinal 410 could not be located in the dynamic link library urlmon.dll.
appears after i click ok on the system restore window??


its still thinking (not frozen) and processing should i just wait or is there something else i should do??

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Re: Computer wont boot - Operating system failed (Windows XP running on a MAC)

Post by micah on Thu 21 Jan 2010, 4:57 pm

Just closed the System restore window and a message asking for regional and language options came up...

Does this mean that it is starting my system from scratch and all of my info has been lost??? If this is so, is there no hope of getting all info that was on my computer back??

Thanks for all of your help....

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Thu 21 Jan 2010, 9:25 pm

Hello,

A repair won't remove your files it only fixes the operating system files. Are you able to boot properly into Windows now?


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Re: Computer wont boot - Operating system failed (Windows XP running on a MAC)

Post by micah on Fri 22 Jan 2010, 6:14 am

hi,

im a bit confused?

once the repair finished it rebooted my computer automatically then proceeded to reinstall windows xp i followed the prompts but i think it has now wiped my old data from my computer?? because when the reinstall finished my computer again rebooted and when windows starts it asks me to setup and configure windows

What do i do now???

any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Fri 22 Jan 2010, 3:20 pm

Hello,

Did you perform a repair or format? If repair didn't work, formatting/reinstalling Windows was the only way out of the problem.


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