Can be booted only in Last Known Good Configuration

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Hi,

I am having this problem for a week now and still wasn't able to find solutions for this. I don't remember any errors before shutting down my computer from the last time I used it. But since then, when I started it again, I am not able to continue booting in a normal way.

So what I did is, hit the F8 key and run the windows advanced boot option. I tried running on safe mode, but it just keeps on looping from the same boot option window. The only option I can successfully run and continue with my windows is when I choose the Last Known Good Configuration from the option menu. From there, I tried to fix the error ,but could not find anyone having the same problem as mine. I disabled everything and ran the anti virus, run the system restore disk, repair the startup, and uninstall and re install all the drivers. But still I could not continue normally.

I am running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 64-Bit Ready. How can I fix this without having to reformat my whole system? I have important documents and applications that I used for work, but don't have the original disk with me. Please kindly send some instructions.

Thanks.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #126695

Can be booted only in Last Known Good Configuration

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Hi bonnie!

 

I have faced this problem before and search the net  what is the cause of this. most causes are rootkit, malware and worms

and the other reason is power shortage. Here are some solutions that might help you:

upon starting press f8 and last known  good configuration

install this software Malwarebyte. (this has fixed my problems) the software is free just search the net.

After scanning  delete  the detected files and restart the computer it should be fixed by now.

If it still not working get another hard-disk with an operating system installed and connect it in your computer then slave the hard-disk you have  for you to use the os of the other hard-disk then  save imported files. then reformat your hard-disk

Answered By 0 points N/A #126696

Can be booted only in Last Known Good Configuration

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Hi,

Having that kind of startup means that the computer is not properly shutdown or due to power failure. However, if this still persist even in normal conditions, their is no doubt that the system is infected by any malicious programs know as malware or viruses.

These programs will take advantage to your registry and thus manipulating system files and keeps on replicating until your system crashes. There are two known solutions that best solve the problem.

First solution is using the repair in the operating systems installation CD. Some of the system files might be jammed by the malicious program where it triggers upon start up. Using the repair, it is much faster and very easy. Refer to this link for more info. http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm  .

Second solution is using Avast! BART(Bootable Antivirus and recovery tool). I have been using this utility until now and it didn't fail me. This utility came from a bootable cd and is compatible with any anti-viruses that has installed in your system since it is a utility software with an antivirus feature. To get Avast! BART please visit avast.com

Answered By 210 points N/A #126697

Can be booted only in Last Known Good Configuration

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I believe too that my computer had a virus. I performed a fresh install of Windows XP. Thank you all for such a great help.

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