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SYSTEM Boot Failure, Press CTRL + ALT + DEL


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Tar

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This is the third time this has happened within one year!!!!! Im the only one using my (other) computer.
I was editing my pictures when it decided to Freeze--- it went to the wallpaper without any Icons. I left alone for like an hour, and then it went to a "System boot failure Press CTRL + ALT + DEL" screen. I pressed it and now there is a blinking cursor.
Is there anything I Can do about this?
My Main Drive is partioned if that means anything.

Previously my tech had formatted the WHOLE computer and i had to start from scratch. :tazz:


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Something could be wrong with the hard drive or you may have a buggy copy of xp.
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where there any other numbers or anything accompanying the error message?

restart the computer and continually press f8....do you get to a screen with a bunch of options like "start in safe mode, start in safe mode with command prompt...etc"?
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That time, I waited a day and it was back to normal. :tazz:


No numbers, after numerous times of pressing ctrl+alt+del it had an icon with the disk to start it with. The hard drive is a Maxtor 250GB 2 years old. The operating system is all original.

Now it just says "Disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"...
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gerryf

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you really need to run a chkdsk on this

start > run
cmd
<enter>

chkdsk /r
enter

say yes to schedule on next reboot

Reboot. Take a walk, it will take a while

When complete,

start > run
eventvwr.msc
<enter>

look under APPLICATION, for WINLOGON

double click

copy the information here
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Tar

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I Did the system check on Friday and then I Could not turn it on again.
:tazz:( Now, there is a blinking cursor followed by Error Loading operating System.
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Hi Tar...

Try this REPAIR to your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can. Note: This option is not always available on OEM Recovery Cd's

Once this repair has completed, you will have to download all Windows Updates again.

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Ok, So I had this All fixed in March and Today I got a message like"Disk Boot Failure" Again. I turned it off and then turned it back on. It was okay, but I know that it will eventually dump on me within the next few days. IS there anyway that I can avoid having to format it again?
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