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Need HELP with XP. Won't Boot, Can't Repair.


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ill try the bios thing tomorrow and ill try starting it up with a command prompt and let you guys know. thanks for the input. its late and it sucks having to take all the cables out of this comp and put em into the POS. haha
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tried resetting the bios, didn't work. i cant start in safe mode with a command prompt and i can't get a command prompt in the recovery console because it doesnt even detect the C drive. i tried bootcfg /add and bootcfg /scan, but it says the file system is too corrupt. [bleep]. i guess you can only repair windows as long as there's only a minor problem. how [bleep]en stupid. it's too dumb to detect itself. corrupt or not, it should still be able to see that an OS is installed on the drive. whatever, lemme know what you guys come up with.
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If the drive is shot, then nothing will recognize it is in there.

Is it detected in BIOS?

Or, if you know the make of the hdd, go to the manufacturers website and download their diagnostics program. Put it on a floppy and boot your system using the floppy.

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Edited by Murray S., 17 September 2007 - 10:12 AM.

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the drive is not shot, bios recognizes it perfectly. absolutely nothing is wrong with the drive. it's the OS that's messed up.
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Run the diagnostic anyway.

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can i burn the diagnostic on a CD-R or DVD-R and run it from there or do i specifically need a floppy?
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Check the manufacturers webpage. Some can be put on a cd-r.

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