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Cannot repair OR re-load Windows XP


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tanamarie

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you had me type in fixmbr earlier and it would not work. It worked this time and I typed in yes. so it said the new master boot record has been successfully written. I see you are off line maybe we can hook up again , not sure what to do now...
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Type exit and press "Enter".

Reboot and see if it starts. (remove the floppy disk first)
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It said something really quick about smart drive detects iminent failure and I didnt get to read the rest. then there was a status thing at the bottom and then there was the paragraph again about wihndows system 32 you can attemt to repair bla bal bla..

OK. so I tried over and over to do the last thing you said and it said file could not be copied. I hate to leave and go to bed because i KNOW i WILL probably not get you again. Chances are very high I GUESS that I will have to get my brother in law to help me do whatever that was that you said about getting the pictures off. I mean, if right now I could just fix it I wouldnt really care about the pictures but nothing is helping.
I would go ahead and do whatever you were talking about the fdisk thing and loose it all but I bet it doesnt even work since I saw that imnent failure thing..I had seen it earlier today tooo...so its not something that we did tonight....
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I think your harddrive is failing and the eminent failure message just confirms it. You may be able to get your images off the drive using the other methods I described, so I wouldn't advise the fdisk as you would surely lose the data then and still have a bad drive.

I'm around here every day at various times...usually the evenings.

Edited by wannabe1, 15 October 2006 - 11:35 PM.

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I appreciate your time more than you know.

I am going to bed.
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My pleasure. :whistling:
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