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IMEDIA 3055
I was looking at the wrong part of the computer

Edited by Ellie 2, 18 June 2006 - 03:02 PM.

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Download this Bootdisk and create it as instructed on the download page.

Start the problem machine with this disk in the drive. Does it boot?
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Hi no it doesn't
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Do you have a lot of important files on the machine that need to be recovered?
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I don't think there is any files to be recovered the computer is mainly used for my home purposes. Nothing that important. I will find out when they're all gone what I needed.
Elaine

Edited by Ellie 2, 19 June 2006 - 04:15 AM.

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Restart the machine and tap the F11 key during bootup. This will (hopefully) start a system recovery from the files on the recovery partition.

Let me know if you are able to start this procedure...
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Cannot start that procedure computer just goes back to previous black screen
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Is there a floppy drive on the machine? (Or did I already ask?)
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Hi Wannabe 1
Yes there is floppy drive,
thanks Elaine

Edited by Ellie 2, 21 June 2006 - 12:49 PM.

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Sorry for the delay...somehow you got that last reply in under my radar... :whistling:

Download and create this Boot Disk Set for XP. To do this, save the file to your desktop and double click on it to start creating the floppy set. You will be prompted to insert the floppy during the creation process...this set will require six floppy disks. Choose the correct set for your operating system...the links are about half way down the page.

See if you can boot the machine into Recovery Console using this boot disk set. If you are able to use Recovery Console, type chkdsk /r at the prompt, and press "Enter". You may be told that the volume is busy and asked if you want to schedule the check for the next boot...type Y and press "Enter".

This will be a pretty long check if it runs correctly...up to an hour in most cases...longer in some. Be patient and let it complete even if it appears to be starting over a few times.

Let me know how you do with this...
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Is that the same set up disk that I have already created.
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This is for a set of 6 floppy discs which you load as required, starting with disc 1

They are different to anything from bootdisk.com, or anything you created as a single disc
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Hi
this is the link

WinXP Bootdisk

that I clicked on before and have already created 6 disks as you suggested before, Is there a different set of disk that I am supposed to be looking at, when I put those disks in I tried pressing R It just says no hard disk drives installed on this computer.
Elaine

Edited by Ellie 2, 22 June 2006 - 07:50 AM.

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I'm thinking the HDD has failed, Elaine. Do you have files on the drive that need to be recovered?
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Hi Wannabe 1
No I don't have files that need to be recovered
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