Windows XP will not boot
Posted 14 February 2007 - 04:17 PM
Posted 14 February 2007 - 04:40 PM
It needs to be as it was when you originally bought it
to go to system restore.
Posted 14 February 2007 - 09:19 PM
Posted 14 February 2007 - 09:26 PM
Posted 15 February 2007 - 07:17 AM
Boot to the cd (press a key when prompted)
At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press R
The screen will switch to black and you will be asked which installation to log on to. If you only have one installation you will press 1 (Choose the C:\Windows installation...by number)
Next you'll be prompted to enter your Admin password. By default it is created blank so just press Enter
At the C:\WINDOWS> command prompt, type chkdsk /r and press Enter
You may be told the volume is in use and asked if you want to schedule this to run on the next boot...type Y and press Enter
If the machine does not automatically reboot, type exit and press Enter
If the machine does automatically reboot, you will likely have to run the exit command once the check completes.
Either way, this should get you back into Windows. This is a long procedure and may appear to hang or even back up a time or two depending on what it finds...be patient, let it finish. 60 to 90 minutes is not unusual for this.
Let us know if this helps...if it doesn't, we'll try a repair install.
Posted 15 February 2007 - 04:29 PM
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