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"50% completed."

standing by...
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just now... "70% completed" over half an hour later....

this is gonna take a while.
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Yup...it takes a while. The last two stages of the check take the longest as it checks all the clusters on the drive. It can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour to complete. It just depends on the problems it finds.
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there...done.

"CHKDSK found and fixed one or more errors on the volume"

back to C: prompt

type 'win' enter?
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Type exit and reboot.
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It rebooted off the CD and is at the menu to setup winxp or repair
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Remove the cd and reboot...we need to see if it will boot normally... :whistling:
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bummer...

back in continual reboot mode
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No worries...

Let's run a repair install.

Boot back to the cd again, but at the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press "Enter" instead of R. This will look like a fresh install, but is actually a repair that will replace the system files.

I'll walk you through it just as we did the chkdsk operation...you are my eyes so keep me posted on your progress.
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When you get to the screen asking which operating system you want to repair...that's where you will press "R"...we DO NOT want to format.
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F8 -- yes, I agree....

now it is asking about partitions

take the default C: partition NTFS ?
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Yes... :whistling:
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Is this gonna rewrite/format my c-drive?

I have tax files on there that I want to recover... :whistling:
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"Leave the current file system intact" option? (default -- highlighted)
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Not if we do this correctly. There is a guide for this HERE...take a few minutes and read it over...look at the screenshots.
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