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Can't reboot or repair Xp


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sexymomma

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My computer won't access Windows. I can't get to safe mode or system restore. I have thecompuetbooting from disk but I get to this part and can't get any farther.

Windows XP home edition Setup
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The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer

Used the up and down keys to select an item on the list

To setup windows on select item press enter

to creat partition in the unpartitioned space press c

to delete selected partition press D


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198093 mb disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi

(setup cannot access this disk)
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Hello and welcome to Geeks to Go.

When you try to boot normally, what error message do you receive?
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When I turn my computeron I get strike the F1 key to reboot and f2 to set up If I press f1 it repeats it self and f2 brings me to setup.

If I hit enter for the decided setup screen I get
*** stop: 0x0000008E (xc0000005,0xfc451c0b,oxfc045800,0x00000000)

*** setupdd.sys- address fc451c0b base at fc428000, datestamp 3b7d8507
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can you explain what happened prior to this machine going south?

any indications whatsoever?
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I got a reinstall message <windows root>\system32\hal.dll then startedto reinstall windows and haven't gotten it again
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I've got the same problem, i've gone into chkdsk and tried to scan the pc for errors, after removing system files and i got the <windows root>\system32\hal.dll message saying to reinstall. Went back and still wasn't able to get the repair message after the EULA prompt. I guess we have to figure out how to damage the copy of windows xp and let it know somehow before we can repair it?
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I did the chkdsk too and haven't comeup with anything. I just want my computer back. I went to dell for help but haven't gotten any where.
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do you (either of you) get an option for press r for the recovery console
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I do When I press r It say It did find any harddisk drives on my computer
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oh, don't like the sound of that.

Get yourself a win98 boot disk

http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

Make a floppy boot and put that in the drive of the damaged machine.

At the prompt, type

fdisk /status

NOTHING ELSE (fdisk is very dangerous)

If the harddrive is functioning, this should atleast indicate that.
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sexymomma

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I have windows xp are you sure i need windows 98?
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just want to see if the boot floppy will SEE your harddrive
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I will get that. I just re did the recovery mode and I now have The recovery console it says
The path or file specified is not valid
c:\>
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can you run chkdsk now?

It sure sounds like your drive is in trouble, and that the c:\windows directory is corrupted or lost.
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it doesn'tlookgood I type it in and the specified drive is not available or there is no disk available
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