OS FAILURE AGP400 hang up in safe mode after CHKDSK/r ..no command prompt ...blank screen only RRS feed

  • Question

  • after chkdsk/r fix after service pack 3 issue did the steps below. Log back into safe mode now hung at AGP.400.  Can't get by...can't get into recovery...wants admin password, my own personal computer,  no administrator...won't recognize any of my passwords.

    No command prompt to try any of the fixes listed.....JUST BLANK SCREEN

    Only have Xp home UPGRADE CD, can't reload ..MESSAGE SAYS NO PREVIOUS VERSION OF wINDOWS FOUND after go thru WINDOWS SETUP steps .....NOW WHAT.  Do have the floppies of windows 95.


    Tried and Tried need help

    The steps I did that got me into this mess

    md tmp
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

    delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\software
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\security
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\default

    copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
    copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
    copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
    copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default

    HELP ME SOMEONE...very much an amateur at this

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 3:33 AM

All replies

  • First thing to do is to get your data off.  Then you don't have to worry if the rest goes wrong!

    To recover data from your disk.

    If you have another PC then take the HDD out of your faulty PC and put in into your other PC as a second drive and then boot that PC or attach it to the other pc using a USB HDD docking station.  Once booted you should be able to copy all of your data.

    Something that may be useful to help you with this would be a SATA/IDE to USB adapter so you can attach your disk via USB to another PC or laptop.

    Then it would probaly be better to start from scatch rather than trying to recover to where you were.  Do you have original recovery disks for your PC or is it stored on a partition on your hard disk. (What brand of PC is it?)

    Hope that helps.

    Jason Bolton - BWCL - Micosoft Online Services Partner

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:43 PM