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Cannot start computer [Resolved]


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Since I can't log in in Normal mode, I'm going to finish repairing first. Starting up definately seems to be running alot smoother.

Question: Should I run CHKDSK like other maintenance programs? How often should I do it if so?
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You shouldn't need to, though a quarterly run would not hurt

sfc /scannow will run in safe mode
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Computer crashed during repair at 99% completion... I'm sad.
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Run sfc /scannow
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In standard Safe Mode I ran sfc /scannow. I saw the brief flash of a Command Prompt window, but aside from that, nothing happened.
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Click start, all programmes, accessories, command prompt and type it there
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Windows File Protection could not initiate a scan of protected system files.

The specific error code is 0x000006ba [The RPC server is unavailable.].

^ recieved this error.
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When you get the console, click file, add / remove snap in then continue

2. Click Start, click Run, type mmc, and then click OK.
3. In the Microsoft Management Console, click Console, and then click Add/Remove Snap-in.
4. In the Add/Remove dialog box, click Add.
5. Click Certificates, and then click Add.
6. Click Computer Account, and then click Next.
7. Click Local Computer, and then click Finish.
8. Click Close, and then click OK.
9. In the console tree, double-click Certificates (Local Computer).
10. Double-click Trusted Root Certificate Authorities, and then click Certificates.
11. In the details pane, locate the No Liability Accepted certificate. If the certificate is missing, follow the steps in the "Resolution" section to export the certificate from another workstation and import it.
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Computer Account and Local Computer are not listed. Additionally, when I add Certificates, it asks me whether I want to add it for my user account, service account or computer account. Which should I choose?
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Click Computer Account, and then click Next.
7. Click Local Computer, and then click Finish.
8. Click Close, and then click OK.
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we're back for another round! I tried to finish repairing windows while I was waiting - it was successful! But.... now it wants my Product Key. I don't have it. Where do I go from here? I thought I was repairing the OS I already had installed, why would I need the account key?

Does this belong in its own topic?
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What does it do if you boot the PC without the XP CD in, it may want to continue the repair
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Once I finished the repair, it went to a screen that looks like it's installing XP for the first time. It installs the drivers and then asks me for my product key.

When I boot with no CD, it goes to this installation screen, but stops and asks me to insert the Windows XP CD before it can continue.
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Can you check the product key is not on a sticker on the PC Tower
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The computer came with Windows ME installed - the product key on the tower is for ME and doesn't work for this. Tried it.
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