Can’t Get Into Windows?
After switching on or rebooting your PC, you are receiving one or more error messages and cannot access the Windows XP desktop.
Typically you won’t be able to get past these messages. You will have to either switch off or restart by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL.
This troubleshooting guide covers some of the most common Windows XP boot up problems and their solutions.
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- You cannot boot into the Windows XP desktop
- You are receiving one of the error messages below:
- Non-System Disk or Disk Error
- NTLDR is missing. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart
- NTLDR is compressed. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart
- Operating System Not Found
- Missing Operating System
- Invalid Boot.ini
- Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: Windows\System32\Hal.dll
This troubleshooting guide will assist you to solve the problems associated with the error messages listed above.
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