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Win XP Home was working fine. went to load a game called Black Hawk Down. The PC froze then rebooted itsself, went to dos setup screen saying 0200 Failure Fixed Disk 0
I went into setup all defalts were set and I think it recognized the disk in Bios then restarted to same thing.
pressed F2 to continue and PC said operating sys not found
My best guess would be to first try to fix the mbr but i cant remember how to do it.
HELP!!!!! :tazz:
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Boot up with the XP CD in the drive and let Setup run. Go past the "C" and "R" repair options by presssing Enter just as if you're doing a clean install and you'll eventually get an option to "Repair an existing installation". That's the one you want. If it asks about formatting you've gone wrong, so start over.

You'll get to keep your existing apps & settings, but you need to re-install SP2, Windows Updates & any unsigned drivers afterwards. NOTE: Be aware that you'll lose any protection from Blaster / Sasser type worms. Don't go online without a firewall, whether the built in Windows one or 3rd party.

How to Perform A Re-Install Of XP
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This PC was is a H. Packard with preloaded XP home, I do have a XP Pro disk.
Does this matter?????
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yes..yes it does matter..you can't use a pro disk to repair a home install....do you have the hp recovery disk?
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NO :tazz:
Can i try to fix MBR
Also do you suspect a virus?
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all of my research pointed to a hardware corruption..but it is possible...

if you can get to the recovery console..you could to a fix mbr...but let me check the syntax for you
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http://www.microsoft...ons_fixmbr.mspx

get to the recovery console by booting to your xp pro disk...and choose the r option...then follow the commands in that article
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thanks Ill bring disk in on Friday to try out
Happy Holidays to ya
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Oh well time for a new HD. Nothing i have will access it.
Thanks for trying.
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