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HELP--PC won't boot up!


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Ok, wayupnorth....

When you get to the command prompt enter the following command and then hit enter. Form there your should be able to follow the prompts.

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

I hope this will get you going...let me know.

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Now it seems to only think there is an A: drive????????????
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Flashing A prompt?

Type "C:" without the quotes and press enter....if you get the C prompt, then enter

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

Enter
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tried that already. The reply is "Invalid drive specification"
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Can we try to reboot to the command prompt and type

chkdsk /r Note the space after the k
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Invalid switch - /r
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try /f

E-Machines are touchy....
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I've got to leave for about an hour, wayupnorth...but will be back to help work this through...I've go another machine set up to play with to get this straight...wish it were an e-machine, though.

Hang in there :tazz:
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Did get a response with /f.

1,457,664 bytes total disk space
1,408,000 bytes in 26 user files
49,664 bytes available on disk

512 bytes in each allocation unit
2,847 total allocation units on disk
97 available allocation units on disk

655,360 total bytes memory
549,712 bytes free

Does this make any sense??
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i had that to :-) Sounds likw thw config.sys file is damaged or has been removed by windows, it happend to me twicw.It was my fault really though as my spyware caught something in the win syztem 32 folder, I made the mistake of answeriing yes to deletre all suspicious files found, which unfortunatley for me 1 of those infected or corrupt files was config.sys.

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hey wayupnorth,

At this point, your best option appears to be a system recovery using the recovery set if you wish to do this on your own. There are some programs out there for data recovery, but I have yet to find a free one that works very well and the good ones are pretty spendy. Check out the link below...Please note that this method is not advised for use on OEM systems, but you may be able to recover your data with this technique.

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;307545

I'm afraid at this point that I will have to defer to someone with more knowledge in these areas of the system...sorry. I don't want to tell you to do something that may make matters worse (if they can be). My best advice to you right now is hold off and see if some of the more experienced staff members can offer some more effective help.

I wish you luck and hope you can restore your data!

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Flashing A prompt?

Type "C:" without the quotes and press enter....if you get the C prompt, then enter

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

Enter

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On my windows command prompt if i type in " c:" it says : Invalid drive specification or something like that. So i tried every possible variable of that command.

Including---> c: drive

That worked, it logged me into that drive.

I hope that helps and Good Luck!

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