A disk error ocured! Please help
Posted 11 December 2006 - 12:05 PM
Posted 11 December 2006 - 12:32 PM
Try booting to the Safe Mode options screen by tapping the F8 key during the boot sequence. From the Safe Mode options, choose to start using the "Last known good configuration" option. Let me know it your machine is able to boot to Windows this way.
Do you have the XP installation cd?
Posted 11 December 2006 - 12:37 PM
I do have the win XP disk. Is there anything else I can do?
Posted 11 December 2006 - 12:45 PM
Because this failure occurred during an installation process, there are few options available. However, the options that are available ususally work very well. The best way to go for you is the Repair Install. That will get you back to the way things were before you started the installation of IE7.
REPAIR your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can. Note: This option is not always available on OEM Recovery Cd's
Once this repair has completed, you will have to download all Windows Updates again.
Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:04 PM
from the example from the link you left mine looks a little different instead of just one I have four to choose from and it looks like this
-: Partition1 [FAT] 39 MB (31 MB FREE)
C: PARTITION2 [UNKNOW] 73171 MB (73171 MB FREE)
E: PARTITION3 [FAT] 3075 MB (531 MB FREE)
I'm really not sure what to do since I don't have the Repair option is there anything else I can do so i can get my computer running again with all my data unharmed. Thank you
Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:14 PM
Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:17 PM
-:Partition1 [FAT] 39MB (31 MB FREE)
Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:19 PM
Press F3 to quit...then boot to the cd again.
This time, at the Welcome to Setup screen, press R for Recovery Console. What does it show in the next screen?
Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:26 PM
"The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery funtionality.
Type Exit to quit the Recovery Console and restart your computer"
Then right under that on a new line it has this
I kinda looks like I'm supose to type something there. Do you have any idea what I do next?
Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:32 PM
Type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe at the command prompt, and then press "Enter".
Does System Restore open?
Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:37 PM
"The Command is not recognized Type Help for a list of supported commands"
What should I do now?
Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:42 PM
You should be told the volume is busy and asked if you want to schedule this to run on the next boot. Type Y and press "Enter".
Type exit and press "Enter" to restart.
If this runs, it will be a long check...do not disturb this, let it finish.
Let me know if this runs...
Edited by wannabe1, 11 December 2006 - 01:43 PM.
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