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Ok, so last night I was having problems with firefox, it was getting errors, but the computer itself was running ok. Then today I come home, and try to boot up my computer, and I get a blank screen. I then try to boot to safemode, the computer tries to boot into safemode but then it just stops, and will not boot up.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Howdy:

When you try to boot to Safe Mode, on what file does it hang up?

Also, have you tried booting to the boot options (tap F8 as the system is booting) and using the "Last Know Good Configuration" option?

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It looks to hangup on windows\system32\drivers\gagp30kx.sys that is the last file I see listed.
Yes, I did try to go last known good configuration option.
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Do you have a normal XP cd or one of those Recovery/Restore cd's that Dell, HP, Compaq, etc. use?

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Yes, I do have one but I can not find the thing, is their any alternative to the recovery disc?
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Not really. You need the cd to run a repair.

What is the make and model of your system?

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Acer aspire 3000 series
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If you can't find the cd then I would contact Acer for a replacement.

Just had a quick look for your system. based on what I could find, your system didn't come with XP on it as it is way to old for that.

So, based on that, what did you use for an XP cd?

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Edited by Murray S., 05 June 2007 - 11:39 PM.

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found it, so now what?
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See above post.

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its not the Acer aspire 3000, its just in the 3000 series its the 3003lci. Yes, it did coem with xp on the system from the manufacture.
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Thank youi.. Okay, what you need to do is boot the system using your Acer XP cd.

Once it has booted, go to the Recovery Console.

Once in the Recovery Console, type in chkdsk /r and press ENTER

Take a break and let it run its course.

Once the Recovery process has finished, remove the cd and boot your system.

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Sorry it took me so long to reply Murray, but I was at the hospital with my gramps. So, will I lose any files if I run this?
*EDIT* ok acer sends 4 recovery discs, and I can only get one to work. The problem is on this one it only give the option to reinstall my os, which would erase everything on my C: partition, anyway to solve this?
*EDIT2* Ok, so it looks like im going to lose all the data on my harddrve I have 2 questions tho. Is there anyway that I can take my current harddrive and drag the files from the current harddrive to another harddrive? Or is there anyway to recover my files. I only have my music files backed up, which I know is dumb of me, but if there was a program to pull my files from one harddrve to another that would be great. I have a IDE to usb adapter, so that wont be a problem, and I also have 5 spare harddrives.
Thankyou very much
-mike

Edited by bc11111, 06 June 2007 - 07:35 PM.

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Yep.. A tad more difficult if what you have is a laptop but it can be done.

You will have to pull your hdd from the bad system and slave it to another system either internally or via an external enclosure.

From there you can move your files, etc to the other system. Return your hdd and re-install. Now, just move your files back.

You may have to take ownership again but we can cross that bridge when it comes up.

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