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I loaded AOL 9.0 Optimized on my laptop while at the hospital with my daughter becasue I was unable to grab a wireless network and not too long after loading this crap my computer started messing up and has since stoped working completely. I have a school final on this computer and could really use any help I can get to try to fix this asap. The error message I get says chkdsk found one or more errors on the volume...ok well where do I go from here?
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hi, possible your harddrive is dieing.
If you have Windows XP bootable install cd, boot from it and choose "r" to load recovery console, then in the command prompt try "chkdsk /r" without quotes. after it finishes system reboots and your computer should be back to normal.
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how long does this usually take to do...I started running this over 2 hours ago and am just at 55%
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Ok well made it to 64% and that is as far as it would go the screen says
The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems.
58597052 kilobytes total disk space.
40037020 kilobytes are available.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
14649263 total allocation units on disk.
10009255 allocation units available on disk.

I am trying to run this again to see what happens. Any other thoughts or suggestions?
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Hello and welcome to Geeks to Go libragirl71!

Put your XP CD into your CD drive and boot from it. When you are given the option, start the Recovery Console.

When you get to the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and press "Enter". This should start the System Restore feature. Restore to a time before all this began.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 25 March 2006 - 05:18 PM.

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says the command is not recognized Type HELP for a list of supported commands

I typed it in as follows:
C:\WINDOWS>%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
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Actually, %systemroot% is a variable. On your computer, your systemroot is C:\Windows. This is not the same on every computer. For example, sometimes it is WINNT.

Plus I forgot to say type cd\ My mistake :whistling:

So, you would type: cd\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

Now you'll be able to procede with the System Restore.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 25 March 2006 - 10:13 PM.

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Still does not recognize.
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Try typing: cd\windows\system32\restore and then press enter.

Then type: rstrui.exe and press enter
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Still says command not recognized
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There must be some serious damage then...

type cd\ and press enter

then type dir and press enter.

Are you able to see the directories on your computer?
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when I typed in dir at the C prompt I get An error occurred during directory enumeration
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That's not a good sign at all...

Put your XP CD into your CD drive and boot from it. When you are given the option, start the Recovery Console.

When you get to the command prompt, type chkdsk /r /f (notice this one has /f in addition to /r) and press enter. Let it run. It could take 3-6 hours depending on how big your hard drive is and how damaged it is. If it looks like it gets stuck in a spot, that's probably a damaged area. Let it continue. Do NOT interupt it!

If it stays at the same % for over an hour, then it most likely means your hard drive is beyond repair and it is okay to stop chkdsk now.
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ok running that now and will post as soon as this is done. thank you
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