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okay so today i came home and like usual just turned on the computer. now as far as i know there have been small power outages. it was just like a couple of quick snaps of power. not the long ones. When i load up my computer it goes through the usual process with the boot menu and windows XP logo with the blue running thing underneath. then it starts resetting itself. i thought it was just a one time thing but it happened like 50 times without any change. it also goes to this blue screen saying UMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME when i try to load it in safe mode or ANY mode.

i read around saying that i should just go to the recovery console and type in chckdsk/r but i cant even get to the console. it just restarts itself :whistling:

any help? also i cant find ANY of the disks that came with my computer :blink:
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Find an XP CD from somewhere, boot from it, access that recovery console and do CHKDSK from there.
If your computer manufacturer pre-installed Recovery Console on the boot screen, it may not be accessible.
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yea its on the boot screen. it says press one of the F# buttons. and i dont think my comp came with a windows XP CD
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i was just wondering is the CD just the CD that you use to download the OS with?
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The CD is the one you need with an XP logo and emblem on it.
This is not the same as a recovery CD, these will wipe the system if you're not careful.
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