When you start a Windows XP system, first of all the core files are executed to boot the system. Some of these files are ntldr, boot.ini, ntdetect.com, ntoskrnl.exe, hal.dll, etc. These files are very critical for the well-being of the system. When one or all of these files are missing or get corrupt, then the system starts behaving abnormally. Such cases may arise due to power outages, virus infections, corrupt file system, damaged operating system, etc.
You should use appropriate corrective measures to rectify the problem. If you are not able to provide a solution, then you should use a third-party windows recovery tool to do this.
Consider a scenario wherein you start Windows XP and you experience the following cases:
The Start button or taskbar is not visible.
Either the blue or black screen or the wallpaper is displayed.
The root cause of such unusual behavior could be any of the following reasons:
The taskbar has been selected to auto-hide from the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box.
The user account settings are corrupt.
The explorer.exe file is not getting loaded during setup.
The system that are required to boot the system are missing or corrupt.
To resolve the issues in corresponding manner, you should perform the following methods:
Disable auto-hide: You should ensure that the auto-hide option is disabled in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box.
Log on as a different user: If the user account settings are damaged, then you should login as a different user. If it resolves the problem, then you should create a new account and copy the old settings to the new user account.
Start computer in Safe Mode: If the explorer.exe file is not loading, then you should start the computer in Safe Mode and try to run an antivirus utility or apply all the updates from Windows Update.
Repair Windows XP: If none of the previous methods work, then the operating system is corrupt. In such case, you should repair Windows XP. To do this, you should select the option to repair existing installation. Doing so will only replace the Windows system files while keeping the installed applications and data safe.
The aforementioned methods should be able to recover Windows XP system. However, sometimes these methods do not guarantee the safety of data especially while performing in-place repair of Windows XP system. In such cases, you should use a third-party Windows data recovery software to recover Windows files.
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