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I Think Xp Corrupted Its Self


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#1 XxThegr81xX

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 11:10 PM

I was on my computer watching something on Youtube, and then my friend accidentally pressed the reset switch on the power strip. So I turn my computer back on and XP gets past the loading bar screen, but then just freezes up at a blue screen with a cursor. Could it be possible that XP got corrupted when it got shut off?

I'm running Dual boot with XP and Vista... Vista still runs fine, and i can access all of the files on my XP hard drive(music, pictures, etc) but i can't boot into XP. I have tried booting into safe mode, as well as using the last known good configuration.

I have run out of ideas... any suggestions?

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 11:45 PM

Well you can try doing a step by step confirmation to see if it can't load anything or try booting XP from a disk. If just can't get it to boot any way you try then you may want to perform a repair install of XP.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:21 AM

What about booting to the last known good config?

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:01 AM

FWIW:

Causes of Data Corruption - http://ezinearticles.com/?Causes-of-Data-C...n&id=817785

File Corruption & Its Consequences - http://www.smartcomputing.com/editorial/ar...3.asp&guid=

Hard Drive Data Corruption - http://users.iafrica.com/c/cq/cquirke/baddata.htm

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:50 PM

Well, if you have a perfectly functioning Vista partition/HD, then make sure to back up anything you want to keep safe on the Vista part, just in case. Then try a repair install, like Tomo2 said. But if that should fail, since you can back up whatever you like, you can run a clean install should other methods fail.
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