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Running XP Home, I can try to boot into safe mode, Last configuration ,or normal and each time you get the windows sreen before going into windows and then it will shut down and reboot to the option page. Will a repair help this? Bruce
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Most probably yes. Look at the link in my signature to read about how to repair and what is involved.
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Thanks for a fast reply, I will check the link. Bruce
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When I boot with cd I enter setup and then I don't get a repair option for the partition that xp is on. When I boot into a repair from the start all I get is a C:\, no option to pick # 1 for the OS . Bruce
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Have you followed the instructions carefully? I have seen cases in which repair options was not available.

Before you go for a full repair please try chkdsk: Start like you did before and in the first screen choose to repair through recovery console (press R). When asked for installation type 1. Press Enter when asked for password or enter password if you have one. At the prompt type chkdsk /r . Let the process run to the end.
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Yes I followed the instructions. I already knew how to do that but when you don't get a repair option there is serios problems. I am running chkdsk right now. I used a panda Antivirus CD to scan but it got hung up at a gif file. I believe it could have bee a nasty virus not sure yet. Bruce
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I finished the chkdsk repair and Im now booted into windows. I need to find out what happened . Any ideas were to start looking. Bruce
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If the computer works well then there is no much use for researching the source of the problem because it is random and could happen everywhere. Generally speaking chkdsk is a command that scans each sector on the HD, repair damaged sectors if possible, mark in the file tables those damaged permanently to avoid rewriting, etc.
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This mourning it booted up and I tried to open Outlook express and it froze. I rebooted and it stopped at the need disk. This afternoon I booted up like nothing happened. I suspect the hard drive and not the memory or power supply. The mobo is new even though it is a PC Chips board. I will test the memory and the drive. Thanks Bruce
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