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Hi me and my friend (well mostly my friend) built my new computer. it was working just fine for like a month but now when i turn on my computer on i get a blue sceen with the windows icon. this is as far as it gets and it will just stay like this.
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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.
It sounds like you may have a bad sector on your hard drive.
Since you built the computer you will have a valid OS disc to use recovery console.
First lets check your hard drive, we may have to fix your master boot record later.

How to run checkdisk from recovery console (Windows xp). (Courtesy dsenette)
  • Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
    Note:Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
  • When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    Note:If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
  • When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  • At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following then press Enter:

    chkdsk /r

  • Allow this to run UNDISTURBED until completed (45 min or so)
  • Report any errors
NOTE, this works with Vista as well.
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i put in the CD in the drive and all the happened is i got the screen the askes u if u want to start windows in safty mode or just normal but my key board dose not work on that screen or any of the screen that are black, and after the timer reached 0 it just went to the blue screen again. and if i restart it it will not go back the the screen for safe mode.
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Are you booting off of a valid XP disc?
The XP disc should act like it is installing XP, but give you the option to press R to repair XP.
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http://www.geekstogo...des-t43519.html
go here after you check the stop code on your computer
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yeah it is the same CD that i used to install xp when i built my computer
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Boot from the CD just like you are installing XP.
But select R to repair Windows when given the option.
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it wont give the option to restart
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Windows is not running so just pull the plug.
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and do wat?? just throw it way??

Edited by futball, 12 March 2008 - 06:51 PM.

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Plug it back in and boot from the CD that has XP on it.
Then follow the directions that have already been given to you.
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hfcg is trying to get you to boot your XP CD, just as you did when you first installed XP on your computer, then start the Recovery Console. This Microsoft article gives you in depth information about the Recovery Console.

http://support.micro...kb;EN-US;314058
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