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XP Pro Won't Boot - BartPe Booted...now what to fix?

I was having trouble installing new Flash Player to display in IE. I was able to load add-on for Firefox but kept having issues with IE. Went to Adobe site and followed every suggestion they had for troubleshooting issue. No luck.

As I was on the Adobe site, I selected Log Off User --> Switch User from the Start menu.

OS began loading new user but stopped at the 2 shaded blue screen (dark blue bands on top and bottom and light blue band in middle with the words Windows XP Pro). System never moved past this point.

I shut off and tried booting to Last Good Known Configuration. This did not work
I ran "R" from original Dell OS install disk. This did not work (after waiting 40 minutes and alot of errors)

I then booted with BartPe and am in. Now what do I need to do?
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Christopher McKayCommented:
First thing I would do is run a chkdsk on the C:
See if it comes up with any errors.
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Christopher McKayCommented:
should be chkdsk /f
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FUROGAuthor Commented:
OK, I have actually started the disk checking option on BartPe.

Lets say this comes up good. Where would you go next?

I am just trying to get a little bit ahead.

Thanks
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Christopher McKayCommented:
If it comes up good, (without fixing anything) then I'd backup the data on the drive and try a repair install again.
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phototropicCommented:
You can perform a system restore from UBCD4Win:

http://www.ubcd4win.com/downloads.htm

It is under \Registry tools, called the Registry Restore wizard.  This may enable you to get back into Windows to see what's happening...
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FUROGAuthor Commented:
Alright, I ran chkdsk /r/f   ... rebooted and am still stuck

OS began loading new user but stopped at the 2 shaded blue screen (dark blue bands on top and bottom and light blue band in middle with the words Windows XP Pro). System never moved past this point.

Booted to Bartpe and did a system restore from command prompt. ....rebooted and am still stuck

OS began loading new user but stopped at the 2 shaded blue screen (dark blue bands on top and bottom and light blue band in middle with the words Windows XP Pro). System never moved past this point.

Any ideas?
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FUROGAuthor Commented:
OK...I executed both statements in this direction

- type: copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32
\config\system OR:
copy _registry_machine_softwarec:\windows\system32\config\software

from http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_21158100.html

The system boots but now I do not see the Start button and complete bar across the bottom...no task tray. I can open task manager and get to file system and command prompt. I am getting someplace.

Any ideas what I need to fix this?
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Christopher McKayCommented:
When you get the task manager, what happens if you choose File>Run and type "explorer"?
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FUROGAuthor Commented:
It displays Explorer.

I got the Start and task bar to display in Safe Mode. I was able to right-click and change property settings. I am rebooting in Safe and going to run another restore point because this system is slow. ...really slow to boot.

Looks like I am out of the woods. I will keep you posted.
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Christopher McKayCommented:
Ok.
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phototropicCommented:
This page offers fixes for a lot of task bar and system tray problems, including a missing system tray:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm

Good luck!
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FUROGAuthor Commented:
OK...I am going to close this question and open another. This question was specific to getting the computer to boot. Thanks for all the help!!
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