System Boot Error
Posted 02 December 2006 - 06:05 PM
Posted 02 December 2006 - 07:21 PM
First try this.
Boot with the XP installation CD.
When prompted, press R to repair a Windows XP installation.
If repairing a host with multiple operating systems, select the appropriate one (XP) from the menu. If you have only one operating system, enter 1 to select it.
Enter the administrator password if prompted. If you never had a password just hit "enter".
To fix the MBR, use the following command:
This assumes that your installation is on the C:\ drive. You will be presented with several scary warning lines the reading of which will make you want to say no. Microsoft is exceptionally vague regarding the conditions under which fixmbr can cause problems although they are clear about the consequences (losing all data on the hard drive), so use this at your own risk.
Type y and ENTER to fix the MBR.
Type exit to leave the recovery console and reboot.
Hopefully this will fix it to where the computer will boot into windows. If not you could still have some bad malware or a dead HD.
Answer back and we will see where to go next.
Posted 02 December 2006 - 07:25 PM
Posted 02 December 2006 - 07:42 PM
Edited by SRX660, 02 December 2006 - 07:42 PM.
Posted 02 December 2006 - 07:45 PM
Posted 02 December 2006 - 08:31 PM
Posted 02 December 2006 - 11:01 PM
Posted 03 December 2006 - 06:50 PM
Posted 03 December 2006 - 07:01 PM
on the command window type the letter y then reboot your computer and let it go through its five stages
it may take a while so be patient
Posted 10 December 2006 - 07:17 AM
remember....anything you don't have 2 copies of......is data you don't care about
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