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Cannot repair OR re-load Windows XP


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failed to successfully scan disk for windows installations this error may be caused by corrupt file system, which would prevent boot config from successfully scanning. use check disk to detect any disk errors.

note this operationh ust complete successfully in order for the rebuild commands to be utilized.....
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it turned off again...
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At the prompt, type chkdsk /r (again, not the space) and press "Enter"

You will be told the volume is busy and asked if you want to schedule this check to run on the next boot...type Y and press "Enter"

If you are asked for the path to autochk.exe, it may be time for the recovery cd. It's starting to look like the partition is hidden...we'll find out with this step.

The path to autochk.exe is: c:\windows\system32
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Is your machine overheating?

Leave it off for a while and try again in a bit...I'll be on for a while yet.
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I will not be tryinhg to fix the computer again until 10:00....When I do, and if it the skndsk thingy does not work... do I just put the recovery cd in? THe thing is, the CD wont work i guess unless those 6 floppy disks are in there...IF I do,do I just put it in at any point after the 6 are in?
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I'll have to check the Compaq site, but I think when using the recovery cd you want to put the cd in and do a complete power down and then power back up.

Before you use the recovery cd, you'll want to set the boot priority so cd-rom is first, HDD second, and floppy third.

Try the recovery console again...I'm very curious as to what happened to your machine and there are a couple more things we can try from that prompt.
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yea thats what I thought... Its not going to work. If I have to restart the computer without those 6 floppies then its just going to say that one file is corrupt or missing. See... thats the wierd part... without those 6 discs we get NOWHERE....anyway, now you are going to be gone and I have to EXPLAIN EVERYTHING and that is going to be a DRAG! Thank yoiu so much for your help......
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I'll be here for a while yet... :whistling:

There is information on using the recovery cd HERE.
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I tried chkdsk and it came back with autochk.exe could not be located in either the start up directory or the cdrom drive so then I typed c:\windows\system32 and it said autochkiexe could not be found
Any suggestions?
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Try c:\windows\system32\autochk.exe

I think it's the partition it isn't finding...not the file. This is not a good sign as far as your data is concerned. :whistling:
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the command is not recognized....
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Type fixmbr and press "Enter".
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caution this cmputer appears to have a non-standard or invalid master reboot record

fixmbr may damage your partition tables if you proceed

this could cause all paratitiohns o the curent hard disk to become inaccessible

if you are not having problems accessihng your hard drive do not continue

are you sure you want to write a new mbr
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my computer just turned off
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Yes

At this point we just need to find the partition...I think that is the whole problem here.
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