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Huge boot up problem


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mitchbade

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whenever i boot up my other computer it will sit on the compaq screen for about a min(the screen where you can access the f1 startup) and then it will go to a blank screen with a flashing cursor where i cannot type or do anything and it just sits there and nothing insues. do i have a virus? what are my options? help is greatly apprieciated.
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gerryf

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likely damaged boot sector...grab your windows xp cd, drop into the recovery console and type

chkdsk /r
<enter>

let it run

reboot
No work?

recovery console again, this time

fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0
<enter>

let it run
reboot
No work?

back to recovery console
type
fixboot c: (assuming your system drive where you loaded windows xp was c:)
<enter>
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