Windows xp not loading "no operating system found"
Posted 28 October 2008 - 04:06 AM
Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:21 AM
No, it wouldn't fry just XP. A hardware failure like that would kill hardware, not software. It's not often that a dying PSU takes out a hard drive (In
my experience it's usually the modem or motherboard) but it's possible. In which case you would need to replace the hard drive as well.
Let us know what you turn up
Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:55 AM
JCS_ please follow the below instructions and let us know what you find.
Boot from the Windows XP installation CD.
At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press R to start Recovery Console. Choose the installation to be repaired by number (usually 1) and press "Enter".
When you are asked for the Administrator password, leave it blank and press "Enter".
At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r and press "Enter". (Note the space before /r) The disk check operation will start.
This will be a very thorough check of the hard drive and the file system...be patient and let it complete. It may appear to hang or even back up a few times...this is normal. 60 to 90 minutes is not unusual for this check...it may take longer in some cases.
Once the check completes and you are back at the command prompt, type exit and press "Enter".
Let us know how this all worked out.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 01:53 AM
I do not have the disks any more can't find them.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 01:54 AM
Then use this disk instead of the windows disk and follow the instructions from my previous post
Posted 29 October 2008 - 01:57 AM
Posted 30 October 2008 - 02:36 AM
Posted 30 October 2008 - 05:50 AM
"the path or file specified is not valid"
so I typed chkdsk /r and got "the specifed drive is not vaild,or threre is no disk in the drive"
went to help and looked at the commands for chkdsk and their is two /r or /p same respones for both that is on the frist boot when the bios sees the HDD on the the second boot when the bios does not see the HDD after you press ® blue screen saying "windows detects no drives on this comp press exit to reboot" or some thing like that their is no password promt at all am I doing some thing wrong and I used sonic to burn the iso cd guess it worked at least I think I did that right thats all for now. Thanks, JC
Posted 30 October 2008 - 05:59 AM
Edited by jt1990, 30 October 2008 - 06:00 AM.
Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:06 AM
Do you know the brand of the hard drive? I fear it might be dying.
If you can still access files I suggest you back them up asap.
Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:48 AM
Edited by JCS_, 30 October 2008 - 10:34 AM.
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