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Dee Daa

Dee Daa


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Been  a few years since I've posted a message on this forum asking for help but my daughters pc won't boot up, I've tried system restore and the system repair tool option but no luck. I was reluctant to use the reinstall windows from the partion option as I wondred what other options are available before using this as I wasn't sure if this would format the drive as there is some pictures and other files she wanted that she hasn't backed up onto other drives etc.


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One fix that sometimes works:


A BIOS setting may have been changed, sometimes entering the BIOS and choosing fail-safe or best configuration will correct an incorrect BIOS setting.



Also, do you have the install DVD? If so, boot it and select Repair as soon as you can then get to a Command Prompt. Run chkdsk, see if that corrects and file system errors.


chkdsk c: /r


This can take awhile to run depending on the size of the hard drive so be patient.

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