Most of the computer users, like me, have evolved with Windows XP, which is regarded as the first customer-oriented operating system from Microsoft. There are lots of salient features of XP such as faster start-up, the ability to perform driver rollback, rich user interface, Remote Desktop functionality to connect to other users and use their resources, etc.
However, just like every other thing in the world, an XP system is prone to corruption. Corruption occurs due to various reasons such as power surges, human errors, abrupt system shutdown, virus infections, corrupt file system, etc. In such cases, you should use appropriate corrective measures to rectify the issue. However, if you are unable to do so then you should use a third-party Windows data recovery software to recover Windows files.
Consider a scenario wherein your Windows XP system is unable to boot. It passes the Power On Self Test (POST) but after that a black screen is displayed and the system hangs after that.
Following causes might lead to this situation:
You have a CD, a DVD or a floppy disk in your CD, DVD, or floppy drive, when you boot the computer.
One or more of the following components are corrupted and will not load during the boot process:
Master boot record
In such situations, following resolutions should work for you:
Resolution for Cause 1:
Remove the media from your CD, DVD, or floppy drive and then restart the system.
Resolution for Cause 2: To resolve this cause, you need to have Windows XP CD. You can perform the following methods:
Troubleshoot the specific component that causes Windows not to load. In this method, you need to determine the exact component that is missing.
Repair Windows installation. However, you would lose valuable data using this method.
Further, if you are not able to address this situation after performing the aforementioned methods then you should use a third-party Windows data recovery software to recover Windows files. Such read-only tools use fast yet sophisticated scanning algorithms thereby ensuring that the original data is not overwritten during the scanning process.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is a recovery tool that enables you to recover Windows system and files, and recovers more than 185 different files. This Windows data recovery tool recovers data from various storage media such as hard disks, pen drives, iPods, external hard drives, etc. It is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and 2000.
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