fatal system error
Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:44 PM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:24 PM
your friend sent you to the right place...
go here..download the following file: rc.iso....then run chkdsk /r
from the rc.iso cd...be sure the bios is set to boot from the cd drive first...
if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files go here and get burncdcc ..a small FAST no frills iso burning program...
NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start by clicking on BurnCDCC.exe
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its rc.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start
make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....
boot from the rc.iso cd....
type in chkdsk /r press enter
note the single space before the /
While chkdsk is running, you will see a light blue window with a dark blue band at the top and bottom. Chkdsk will display the specific stage it is checking as well as the percentage of completion of the stage. You cannot do anything else on your computer while chkdsk is running. When chkdsk is finished, it will automatically reboot your computer.
NOTE this can take a long time to complete..it may even appear to hang or get stuck at a certain % for a couple of hours...then complete
it may even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...let it run...there are 5 stages
DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER WHILE RUNNING CHKDSK or you can have severe problems...
boot from the cd again...
then type fixmbr press enter...reboot
no joy ....boot from the cd again...
type in fixboot press enter...reboot
nojoy...boot from the cd again...
Type in bootcfg /scan and press Enter
if it says total identified window installs: 1
Type in bootcfg /rebuild and press Enter...
It will identify your XP installation...type Y once you see this prompt.
You will be prompted to enter the load identifier...type in Microsoft XP Home Edition or Microsoft XP Professional depending on whichever version you have...press enter
You will be prompted to enter the load options...type in /fastdetectand press Enter
Type in exit and press Enter
remove the cd
Posted 03 August 2009 - 01:27 AM
Posted 03 August 2009 - 06:42 AM
the rc.iso instructions tell you to press r to repair...there is really no install option only a repair option
are you saying that you do get booted into into windows...
after logging in each time to the windows installation, without any problems.
did chkdsk find and fix any errors...
what does the blue screen error say...
first lets get you able to boot into windows then we can edit the boot.ini file later to get rid of the 2 extra windows load options there...
have you tried using the arrow key to select a different windows option to boot to...try them all...
Posted 03 August 2009 - 06:29 PM
Posted 04 August 2009 - 05:41 AM
if after you do that you still can't boot then you will have to repair windows...
go here for the how to guide...
Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:33 AM
Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:58 AM
it has to be the same flavor of xp you have installed...IE: if you have xp pro...the one you borrow has to be xp pro...it can not be a restore disk like for dell or gateway or any others like that ...it needs to be a OEM or retail xp cd
Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:14 AM
Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:38 PM
Posted 04 August 2009 - 04:26 PM
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