Windows XP won't start, won't repair
Posted 27 November 2007 - 01:40 PM
Posted 27 November 2007 - 05:22 PM
Reset the computer, press any key to boot off CD. On the first screen for input, press Enter, press F8 and then you should have an option to repair.
If you get no repair option, then reset again, boot off the CD again and instead of pressing Enter on the first screen, press R instead. If prompted, choose the C:\Windows installation (usually option 1), enter any password if appropriate and press Enter. Then type "CHKDSK /P /R" and press Enter. Let this run, it may take a while.
After this, if you don't see a message that includes the phrase "unrecoverable problems", type "exit", press Enter and go to repair the system again. If this doesn't work, your only option is to format the drive so you may want to hang it off another computer to get your stuff first.
Posted 28 November 2007 - 08:21 AM
Posted 28 November 2007 - 04:27 PM
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