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kbru1922

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Please help I am having trouble with my computer. When I restart it will lock-up before get to the
area where I select the user. If I start in safe mode it will work. I talked to a friend and he recomended
that I repair my Windows XP home edition. I didnot get an XP Cd with my computer. I did come with a System recovery CD as well as an Application Recovery CD but I didn't want to attemp as I am not aware of what might happen. I could really use some advise. Tired of working in safe mode.

Please help me :whistling:
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wannabe1

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Hi kbru1922...

From Safe Mode, Click Start, then Run, type cmd, and click "Ok". At the command prompt that appears, type chkdsk /r, and press "Enter". It will prompt you to let it run on the next boot...type Y and press "Enter".

This will be a long operation...let it finish. See if it will boot into Windows normally once it completes.

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Edited by wannabe1, 21 April 2006 - 08:15 PM.

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It started a Vaio System Recovery Utility. I states that I will lose everything on my c drive if I continue. I got scredand stopped. I am logged on on a different computer. What should I do?
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I have never seen that command start a destructive recovery, but we'll go a different route just to be on the safe side.

From Safe Mode, click Start , point to All Programs , then to Accessories , then to System Tools , and select System Restore . Restore to a date before the problem began.
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I can't seem to get out of it. I tells me that if I want to retain my data exit te utility and perform a full backup of external media. I hit the cancel button and it just restarts to the same point. It will not allow me to
get out of the loop.
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Shut the machine down by holding the power button in until it shuts down. Then start back up in Safe Mode and run the system restore.

Edited by wannabe1, 21 April 2006 - 09:16 PM.

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Sorry, It wont let me.

I restarted the unit tapping the f8 key but it still goes to the recovery Utility.

Any suggestions?
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Does it give you a command prompt? Do you have a disk in the cd-rom drive?
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Thanks,

I am an idiot. Just pictured what y wife was gonna do if I lost everything.

I took the disk out and it let me get to the safe mode .

Should I reattempt the first thing you told me as, it will probaly work now?
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Yes.
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kbru1922

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I'm sorry,

I will report what I find.

Again Sorry for the stupidity
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Happens to all of us... :whistling: Don't worry about it.
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It just finished running.

It stats that the volume is clean
Windows has finished checking the disk.

It appears to be stopped on this screen.What next?
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Reboot and see if it starts normally.
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It started to run disk checker again?
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