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Major boot issues!

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  • Started 6 years ago by MrJackSparrow2
  • Latest reply from jdaman5
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MrJackSparrow2
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Hello! I have just recently installed the latest version of Python (2.5.1) and restarted my pc. When I restarted I get: "Error loading operating system". Then I restarted again and reset my BIOS. I get the same OS error. Please Help!

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Do you have a restore point that you could go back to

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Can you get as far as the screen that offers you Restart in Safe Mode etc (can you walk the gangplank?)

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syn
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what python did you install. was it active python or something else.

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michael
michael
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That black screen says to me that the only way to fix is to reinstall Windows. I have been faced with this many times, and found I can't do much more than reinstall.

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Mike

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MrJackSparrow2
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The OS wont load at all, I'm afraid a reinstall is my only option.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Reinstall is not that bad. Your stuff is still on the disk. Its just a hassle moving it

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jdaman5
jdaman5
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Do you have XP or Vista?

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jdaman5
jdaman5
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Woops just saw where this thread was disregard my last post.

I had a similar error with Vista. I had another partition and installed Vista on it again and my computer booted up ok. Im not sure if this will work for XP but worth a try

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