Windows® XP Does Not Boot
What are the possible reasons for which you cannot boot Windows® XP?
There are various reasons for Windows® XP does not boot properly. The possible reasons are hardware conflicts or bad board, corrupted registry, NTLDR error, disk corruption, or master boot record gets corrupted. The Windows® XP system won’t boot might be due to any sort of malware attack that might cause serious problem to the system files. If there is a hardware conflict system will not boot in safe mode also. When the Windows® system files get corrupted it just displays a splash screen. Problems rooted in the Boot.ini.file also make Windows® XP incapable of booting properly. At this situation system displays an error message saying that "Unmountable Boot Volume". If master boot record is corrupt, the partition boot sector cannot work properly and Windows® won’t boot. Virus infections also lead systems in trouble. You might have downloaded something that contains viruses. Windows® will not boot if its main files gets damaged or corrupted. When you try to start your system you might receive a message saying that program files are missing or get corrupted.
Tips to fix and prevent these issues:
- Use Windows® startup disc
- Perform an in-place upgrade or system repair
- Format hard drive
- Clean system registry
Use Windows® startup disc
You can use Windows® start up disc if the problem is caused when startup record for the active partition or files used by operating system uses to start Windows® are corrupted. With the help of startup disc you can rectify the problem and make system bootable.
Perform an in-place upgrade or system repair
You can perform an in-place upgrade or system repair without losing your data if Windows® XP is unbootable even in safe mode. System repair function works only when the trouble is with the software programs. If there are problems with hardware it will not work. So fix the trouble before you perform system repair.
If various important files get corrupt, you need to format the hard drive and reinstall operating system to fix the issue. You can also use recovery console tool to fix the issue.
Windows® XP won’t boot might be due to corrupted registry files. Your registry might be cluttered with errors. So it is always advised to perform registry scan using a registry cleaning software and as majority of booting trouble are caused due to bad system registry.