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#1 siminu2

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:26 PM

Hope someone can help. Computer worked yesterday. Stated today and froze up at splash screen. I have run recovery disk and backed up everything before I did system recovery.  Now I get a loop.. The machine starts shows E screen then a blurp of something I cant read then I get apologize for inconvience but windows did not start succ essfully . Asks for start normally, safe mode, wth networking and command prompt.  I have tried all. and then it reboots from the beginning again.  Just big circle.  What is going on and how can I fix it?

 

Restarted again and got windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: Windows\system32\config\system.  Have rebooted with disc and will hit r for repair. I have done my second system .   t recovery with backup. did not work.  Went to cc/disk file record segments are unreadable.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:03 PM

You probably have a failing hard drive. I can't quite make out what you are saying in some parts. Did you run a chkdsk /r on the OS partition from the recovery console?



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:51 PM

 Did you run a chkdsk /r on the OS partition from the recovery console?

 

The recovery console would have to have been installed previously, otherwise they will need to install it from XP installation disc.

 

How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP

 

Once this is done you can use the recovery console command prompt to run chkdks /r.

 

If you get to the point that you can boot into the Advanced Boot Options you can choose the options to Disable automatic restarts on system failure.  You will see an image similar to the one below.

 

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 Once this is done and the computer is restarted it should boot and present you with a BSOD, this has information which may help to determine what is at fault.


 
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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:57 AM

You probably have a failing hard drive. I can't quite make out what you are saying in some parts. Did you run a chkdsk /r on the OS partition from the recovery console?

Thank you two  for responding.  It is possible.  The computer did it's own shkdsk and several areas were unreadable.  I could not get it to do anything but reboot hit the screen to pick safe mode then reboot it's self again.  Nothing worked.  I became frustrated with it and left the machine on.  This morning I find a completely new windows set up ready to install.  The machine is for the time being working.  I did back up data before I did system recovery cd but now not sure how to access data.  The machine is partioned in C drive and Recovery D  but I cant access D where I feel the data would have been stored.  

 

As for the suggestion regarding Safe mode.  I could not get to it.  I am now afraid to even turn the machine off.  It seems to have a mind of it's own.  

 

Any Ideas?


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:56 AM

The recovery partition does not contain any files other than the original files installed on that partition.  If the restore system to factory default you will have lost anything which was installed or created after it came out of the box.


 
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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:21 AM

<<...could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: Windows\system32\config\system>>

 

Corrupted Registry, Config.sys Missing or Corrupt - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

 

Corrupted Registry, AA Method - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic441257.html

 

Corrupted Registry - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic205375.html

 

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