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abrahams child

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it has been on windows is starting up for three hours. is this normal?
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Nope
Did chkdsk run?
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yes it did as far as i know i had to take my wife to work and when i can back it was in the reboot mode and it's still in the same place for 6.5 hrs now. should i restart and run chkdsk again?

Edited by abrahams child, 15 May 2011 - 08:04 PM.

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Just restart, if chkdsk needs to run it will when you reboot.
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the only problem now is that it continues to do the same thing over and over, ckdsk then freeze at windows is startin up, plus i can not start up my computer in the safe mode as it freezes at the beginning with a list of all the drivers etc. should i use my xp disk to do a repair? or recovery?
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  • Boot the computer from your Windows XP CD.
  • When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen press [Enter] to start the Windows Setup.

    Note: Do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).
  • Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
  • Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and then press [R] to start the repair. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.
  • Do not press any key to boot from CD if and when such a message appears. Setup will then continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.


How to perform a re-install of WinXP
http://support.micro...kb;EN-US;315341

Repair XP
http://www.webtree.c...Existing Setup:

WinXP Non-destructive Total Rebuild
http://www.informati...cleID=189400897
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when i put the xp installation disck in and did a restart it did not go to windows setup but booted up. i'm goimg to run chkdsk one more time to see if it will reboot when finished. if the computer doesn't want to recognize the xp setup disk at startup can i access program at the dvd drive? i'll let you know what happens with the chkdsk.
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Did you reset the BIOS to try and boot from the CD/DVD drive before the hard drive?
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i went and checked the boot sequence in bios and i did have the dvd/cdrom as first boot. when i exited bios it booted up to the desktop. i'm going to run a chkdsk and see if will bootup when finished. it is acting oddly.
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i ran chkdsk /r and rebooted and said the disk is clean. i'm going to run chkdsk /f now.
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i ran chkdsk /f which ran rather quickly. do you want to see a event log?
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yes please. Sorry I have not been around much today. I had my KB fry this morning and unknowingly rebooted my system which without a KB my system defaults to Linux. I had to find a on screen KB for Linux which took me some time. :)
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:) These solutions are all great but I cannot even get into the boot menu at all because my eMachine does not recognize my password that I know is correct. Is there a universal OS password that will let me into my eMachine? Otherwise any disc is not useful as it can't boot from disc, manual, or otherwise. I am running windows vista as my OS.

Edited by angieKae, 25 May 2011 - 03:32 AM.

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Remove the CMOS battery for a few minutes and then replace it.
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 28 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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