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When you restart your computer after an unsuccessful attempt to start the computeror after a registry recovery, the Windows XP Automatic Recovery screen may not appear.
This issue can occur if the Windows\Bootstat.dat file is compressed on an NTFS partition.
If this is the case, the Automatic Recovery screen does not appear because Ntldr cannot write the Automatic Recovery flags to the Bootstat.dat file when it is compressed.
To resolve this issue, decompress the Bootstat.dat file in the Windows folder. To do so:
Note If the issue still exists, rename Bootstat.dat to Bootstat.old, and then restart the computer.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
When you restart your computer after a failed startup attempt or after a registry recovery, the computer displays the Automatic Recovery screen. This screen includes the following error message and the Windows Advanced Options menu:
The Windows Advanced Options menu includes the following troubleshooting modes:
We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.