Operating Syystem not starting up
Posted 30 May 2006 - 07:31 AM
Posted 30 May 2006 - 07:47 AM
You need to boot with your windows disk into the recovery console. When you get to the prompt, type
take a walk, this will take some time
You can try running it two times. If windows can recover the operating system, that will do it. If not, your data may still be there and can be recovered in a couple of ways, the easiest being is placing the drive in a second computer
Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:19 AM
Posted 30 May 2006 - 10:04 AM
Thanks, so I assume that if after runing this twice and the result is not different, the hard drive is junk? By doing this I am not going to lose any data that I have stored right? Also is it possible to run the recovery disc without erasing data added after I purchased the computer. I am mostly concerned with a bunch of family pictures on the hard drive.
To clarify, not necessarily junk--it means that your OS installation is junk, but not your drive. Some part of your drive may be corrupt, or your file system was trashed, but a reinstallation could totally revive the drive
Running a chkdsk /r will not damage any data that is not already damaged
Running a recovery disk from your pc maker MAY wipe out your os....using the recovery console is safe...these are very different things
As noted, the best way to recovery that data is to drop the drive in a second system, or barring that, in a drive encosure that hooks up to the other PC via a usb or firewire port
Posted 30 May 2006 - 04:57 PM
what does this mean
Posted 30 May 2006 - 05:50 PM
Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:10 PM
Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:24 PM
did you include the space?
You are booting with an xp disk and choosing recovery console?
Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:30 PM
Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:32 PM
Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:36 PM
Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:38 PM
Do you know how to burn an iso? Do you have a second PC running XP?
Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:43 PM
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