JSI Tip 4812. The Automatic Recovery screen is NOT displayed if Bootstat.dat is compressed?


When you restart after a failed start attempt, Windows XP does not display the Automatic Recovery screen if you used NTFS compression to compress %Windir%\Bootstat.dat.

NTLDR can NOT write the Automatic Recovery flags to a compressed Bootstat.dat file.

To fix the problem:

1. Right-click the Bootstat.dat file and press Properties.

2. Press Advanced.

3. Clear the Compress contents to save disk space box and press OK.

4. Press Apply and OK.

NOTE: When the computer is restarted after a failed startup, the Automatic Recovery screen which contains:

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully.
A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

The Windows Advanced Options menu includes:

Safe Mode 
Safe Mode with Networking 
Safe Mode with Command Prompt 
Last Known Good Configuration 
Start Windows Normally


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