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Unread 27-08-2007, 05:08 PM   #1
Michelle
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Computer not starting in Normal Mode

I have windows xp home edition.
I am presently using my pc in safe mode. I tried all the troubleshooting
methods to no avail. Now i cannot do a system restore because of some of the
methods used.
The error or log event listed is: MCSCAN32 Engine Initialization failed.
Engine returned error: The DAT files failed or are missing.
Last message listed: DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the
eventsystem with arguments in order to run the server: 1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B
726-00C04FB926AF.
There are other messages of course but this is the last one listed as i
mentioned. I have tried everything in the help and support and i am tired
now cause nothing has worked.

Please, please someone tell me what to do. I need help desperately. Thanks
--
msb
 
Unread 27-08-2007, 05:08 PM   #2
peter
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Re: Computer not starting in Normal Mode

You must have McAfee anti virus installed.............try reinstalling it to
the same location.......or uninstall it since you are in safemode and then
reboot and see if XP will enter normal mode.
get back to us
peter

"Michelle" <Michelle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B7AC6F9F-B5A4-4B61-AD3F-E5055BD81726@microsoft.com...
>I have windows xp home edition.
> I am presently using my pc in safe mode. I tried all the troubleshooting
> methods to no avail. Now i cannot do a system restore because of some of
> the
> methods used.
> The error or log event listed is: MCSCAN32 Engine Initialization failed.
> Engine returned error: The DAT files failed or are missing.
> Last message listed: DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the
> eventsystem with arguments in order to run the server:
> 1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B
> 726-00C04FB926AF.
> There are other messages of course but this is the last one listed as i
> mentioned. I have tried everything in the help and support and i am tired
> now cause nothing has worked.
>
> Please, please someone tell me what to do. I need help desperately.
> Thanks
> --
> msb



 
Unread 27-08-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
Michelle
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Re: Computer not starting in Normal Mode

Thank you Peter but uninstalling mcafee did not work. What I forgot to
mention though is that there were 3 power outages in this month and 3 times
the pc was not shut down using windows. So the pc was restarted manually.
Hope someone can help with this.
--
msb


"peter" wrote:

> You must have McAfee anti virus installed.............try reinstalling it to
> the same location.......or uninstall it since you are in safemode and then
> reboot and see if XP will enter normal mode.
> get back to us
> peter
>
> "Michelle" <Michelle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B7AC6F9F-B5A4-4B61-AD3F-E5055BD81726@microsoft.com...
> >I have windows xp home edition.
> > I am presently using my pc in safe mode. I tried all the troubleshooting
> > methods to no avail. Now i cannot do a system restore because of some of
> > the
> > methods used.
> > The error or log event listed is: MCSCAN32 Engine Initialization failed.
> > Engine returned error: The DAT files failed or are missing.
> > Last message listed: DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the
> > eventsystem with arguments in order to run the server:
> > 1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B
> > 726-00C04FB926AF.
> > There are other messages of course but this is the last one listed as i
> > mentioned. I have tried everything in the help and support and i am tired
> > now cause nothing has worked.
> >
> > Please, please someone tell me what to do. I need help desperately.
> > Thanks
> > --
> > msb

>
>
>

 
Unread 27-08-2007, 05:08 PM   #4
Ron Badour
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Re: Computer not starting in Normal Mode

Since you can boot it in safe but not normal mode, then it is possible that
this article can help you:

How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=316434

--
Regards

Ron Badour
MS MVP 1997 - 2007


"Michelle" <Michelle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B7AC6F9F-B5A4-4B61-AD3F-E5055BD81726@microsoft.com...
>I have windows xp home edition.
> I am presently using my pc in safe mode. I tried all the troubleshooting
> methods to no avail. Now i cannot do a system restore because of some of
> the
> methods used.
> The error or log event listed is: MCSCAN32 Engine Initialization failed.
> Engine returned error: The DAT files failed or are missing.
> Last message listed: DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the
> eventsystem with arguments in order to run the server:
> 1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B
> 726-00C04FB926AF.
> There are other messages of course but this is the last one listed as i
> mentioned. I have tried everything in the help and support and i am tired
> now cause nothing has worked.
>
> Please, please someone tell me what to do. I need help desperately.
> Thanks
> --
> msb



 
Unread 27-08-2007, 05:10 PM   #5
Malke
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Re: Computer not starting in Normal Mode

Michelle wrote:
> Thank you Peter but uninstalling mcafee did not work. What I forgot to
> mention though is that there were 3 power outages in this month and 3 times
> the pc was not shut down using windows. So the pc was restarted manually.
> Hope someone can help with this.


I'm not Peter and I hope he doesn't mind my popping in. The information
about power outages was crucial. Because you had three of them and three
times Windows was not shut down properly, there is a high probability
that you have corrupted files.

1. If you have forgotten to back up your data on the machine, do so
first. As long as none of the computer's hardware was damaged by the
power outages (and that can happen), it is completely possible to
retrieve data even if you can't boot into Windows. I prefer to use
Knoppix, a Linux distro that runs from CD and copy data to an external
hard drive. If you want more information on doing this, let me know.

Naturally you can skip this step, but that is your choice.

2. Do a clean-boot of Windows, which effectively stops everything
non-essential from starting with Windows.

Clean boot in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353
Clean-boot advanced troubleshooting in Windows XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316434
How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310560

If the clean-boot allows you to get into Regular Mode, then you can
start figuring out which item that is set to start with Windows is
broken and fix it.

3. If doing a clean-boot doesn't get you into Regular Mode, do a Repair
Install of Windows.

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm - Repair Install
How-To

4. If none of the above works, you have the choice of taking the machine
to a professional computer repair shop (not your local version of
BigComputerStore/GeekSquad) to see if they can fix things or doing a
clean install of Windows. Since I don't know your level of computer
expertise, you are the only one who can decide what is right for you.

http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html - Clean Install How-To
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...alling_Windows -
What you will need on-hand

When this is over, purchase an Uninterruptible Power Supply. For single
computers, I like the Belkin 550's.


Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
 
Unread 27-08-2007, 05:12 PM   #6
Michelle
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Re: Computer not starting in Normal Mode

Thanks to you too Ron for the info but that didn't work either. bye
--
msb


"Ron Badour" wrote:

> Since you can boot it in safe but not normal mode, then it is possible that
> this article can help you:
>
> How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=316434
>
> --
> Regards
>
> Ron Badour
> MS MVP 1997 - 2007
>
>
> "Michelle" <Michelle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B7AC6F9F-B5A4-4B61-AD3F-E5055BD81726@microsoft.com...
> >I have windows xp home edition.
> > I am presently using my pc in safe mode. I tried all the troubleshooting
> > methods to no avail. Now i cannot do a system restore because of some of
> > the
> > methods used.
> > The error or log event listed is: MCSCAN32 Engine Initialization failed.
> > Engine returned error: The DAT files failed or are missing.
> > Last message listed: DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the
> > eventsystem with arguments in order to run the server:
> > 1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B
> > 726-00C04FB926AF.
> > There are other messages of course but this is the last one listed as i
> > mentioned. I have tried everything in the help and support and i am tired
> > now cause nothing has worked.
> >
> > Please, please someone tell me what to do. I need help desperately.
> > Thanks
> > --
> > msb

>
>
>

 
Unread 27-08-2007, 05:12 PM   #7
Michelle
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Re: Computer not starting in Normal Mode

Hey Malke,
Thanks for the really great info. I did the clean boot already but that
didn't work. I just tried backing up my stuff on a cd but the cd is not
being read to burn. I would have liked to try the repair install of windows
but i am so tired now, I think I will just let the professionals handle it
now. The info you provided was very good though, thanks a lot. Will try to
get a Belkin. lol bye
--
msb


"Malke" wrote:

> Michelle wrote:
> > Thank you Peter but uninstalling mcafee did not work. What I forgot to
> > mention though is that there were 3 power outages in this month and 3 times
> > the pc was not shut down using windows. So the pc was restarted manually.
> > Hope someone can help with this.

>
> I'm not Peter and I hope he doesn't mind my popping in. The information
> about power outages was crucial. Because you had three of them and three
> times Windows was not shut down properly, there is a high probability
> that you have corrupted files.
>
> 1. If you have forgotten to back up your data on the machine, do so
> first. As long as none of the computer's hardware was damaged by the
> power outages (and that can happen), it is completely possible to
> retrieve data even if you can't boot into Windows. I prefer to use
> Knoppix, a Linux distro that runs from CD and copy data to an external
> hard drive. If you want more information on doing this, let me know.
>
> Naturally you can skip this step, but that is your choice.
>
> 2. Do a clean-boot of Windows, which effectively stops everything
> non-essential from starting with Windows.
>
> Clean boot in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353
> Clean-boot advanced troubleshooting in Windows XP -
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316434
> How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP -
> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310560
>
> If the clean-boot allows you to get into Regular Mode, then you can
> start figuring out which item that is set to start with Windows is
> broken and fix it.
>
> 3. If doing a clean-boot doesn't get you into Regular Mode, do a Repair
> Install of Windows.
>
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm - Repair Install
> How-To
>
> 4. If none of the above works, you have the choice of taking the machine
> to a professional computer repair shop (not your local version of
> BigComputerStore/GeekSquad) to see if they can fix things or doing a
> clean install of Windows. Since I don't know your level of computer
> expertise, you are the only one who can decide what is right for you.
>
> http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html - Clean Install How-To
> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...alling_Windows -
> What you will need on-hand
>
> When this is over, purchase an Uninterruptible Power Supply. For single
> computers, I like the Belkin 550's.
>
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

 
 

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