Will Not Load Windows Or Safe Mode
Posted 13 January 2006 - 04:40 PM
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 06:34 PM
To do this you boot from cd.
If it doesn't boot from cd go into your bios setup and change boot order to have cd drive ahead of hard drive.
The first screen offers to run recovery console, choose no here.
The next screen offers install and repair options. Choose repair and follow onscreen instructions.
After getting your system back up do a thorough scan for virus and malware. You also need to reinstall windows updates.
Posted 13 January 2006 - 07:48 PM
Posted 13 January 2006 - 09:32 PM
Partitioning will lead to data loss.
Do I understand correctly, that in the console that allows
for you to choose (with the uparrow/downarrow keys)
from a list including safe mode & last known good configuration,
once highlighted, that particular list item will do nothing when the enter key is pressed?
Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:04 PM
Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:55 PM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:34 AM
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Download, choose to save to disk.
Open and install
Run, and look for "update" before you do.
You have a virus program (which one?) and one is enough.
The safe mode with networking option can allow you to download
these programs if there is no other way in normal mode.
The time factor involved after choosing the options at the
"safe mode console" might be due to the need for the windows OS
to run the check disk for errors, to completion, prior to allowing any other operation to run.
Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:13 AM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 02:03 PM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 02:06 PM
it will give you a report on the condition of your hard drive(s) as well as other useful information.
Posted 14 January 2006 - 02:23 PM
also its now blinking this on the startup
WARNING: immeditely back-up you data and replace you hard disk drive. a failure may be imminent.
the only thing is i was thinking that its only saying this because of all the problems im having and the hard disk is really fine or does it really mean it.
Posted 14 January 2006 - 03:21 PM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 03:38 PM
The unrecoverable message is new to me.
I have Smart Disk enabled, a utility that runs in BIOS for
the purpose identifying the same kinda situation
you have been warned of, though.
For the same reason ... to forewarn of impending drive failure.
I'd trust the msg, and proceed as frankietiii mentions.
A new drive & fresh reformat/partition and load of Windows
is a sure shot winning combination, and the old drive
installed as a slave unit gives you additional options:
a chance to watch it further erode functionality
provides a means to transfer files to fresh, fully functional OS
I can't rule out malware as a primary or secondary cause of this failure.
(so copying files should be done selectively, done so should pose no hazard to the new setup)
Copy only your data files ... no system files, no program files.
Things like bookmarks within the program files, perhaps.
.jpgs, .mp3s, .rtf/some .txt files are some you can
copy to new HD, if given the possibility.
The drive failure may involve only system files at this point,
those required to boot, for instance.
With the new OS, be sure and update it at windows updates,
download the anti-spyware applications, etc.
Posted 14 January 2006 - 05:51 PM
The Ed Man
(i let you know if it works or not just give me some time)
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