error loading operating system
Posted 07 November 2008 - 02:39 PM
Posted 07 November 2008 - 02:53 PM
Posted 07 November 2008 - 03:09 PM
usb storage device
modular bay hdd
D/Dock PCI slot NIC
the enabled ones are the top four in the list
Posted 07 November 2008 - 03:27 PM
What operating system is on the machine you are on now? If it's XP, has SP3 been installed?
We may be able to utilize another disk to have a look at your broken machine, but we need to determine how best to burn the disk we need.
Posted 07 November 2008 - 03:31 PM
Posted 07 November 2008 - 03:34 PM
Edited by wkd_chick, 07 November 2008 - 03:35 PM.
Posted 07 November 2008 - 03:48 PM
Download RC.iso and burn it to a cd as an ISO image. It's important that this is burned as an image...it will not work if burned any other way.
If you don't have burning software, you may need a burning tool like ISO Recorder to do this...be sure to get the version for the operating system you'll be creating the disk on. ISO Recorder, once installed, will add "Copy Image to CD" to your right click context menu. If you use this tool, simply right click on the downloaded file (RC.ISO) and choose that option to start the software. You can burn the disk using default settings.
Put the disk you create into the broken machine and restart it...watch for the prompt to "Press any key to boot to cd" and press the spacebar when you see it. If it can find your operating system, it will display it next to a number (ie: 1) C:\Windows...). Press 1 and then Enter. When asked for the Admin Password, leave it blank and press Enter.
You should then get the Recovery Console prompt (C:\WINDOWS>). Type chkdsk /r and press Enter. (note the space before /r)
This should begin a very thorough check of the file system. Be patient...it will take quite some time to complete. It may appear to hang or even to back up a few times...this is normal.
When the check completes and you are back at the prompt, type exit and press Enter. Allow the machine to try to boot normally into Windows.
Posted 07 November 2008 - 04:53 PM
Posted 07 November 2008 - 04:56 PM
If the boot priority is set correctly and the disk is burned as an ISO image, you should get the prompt.
Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:05 PM
Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:07 PM
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