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Posted 27 April 2008 - 06:55 PM

No clue, my wife said it had occurred, but rebooting fixed, now nothing works.

Any help will be appreciated.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 07:04 PM

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 07:58 PM

I put the disk in but it never gives a chance to perform the above. It says "Boot from CD:" and flashes an underscore and then goes on to apologize for a failure.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 08:10 PM

What is the make and model number of your computer?
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 08:12 PM

Can you boot to the BIOS/Setup settings?

It sounds to me like you need to change the boot option to the CD/DVD drive, rather than the hard drive.

Typically, a message will flash that says something to the effect of "hit any key to boot from CD". Did you get that?

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 08:29 PM

It is a Shuttle X that a friend built with an AMD Duron 1800 mHz (chip?) and it says VIA Technologies VT8237 Serial ATA RAID ..., when the power is turned on.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:33 PM

Make sure that the XP disc you are using has the same Service pack slip streamed into it as the SP on the computer.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:47 PM

Thanks to all. I checked the Microsoft disc and it was the same. However, I pulled it off line and took it to a pro. At this point, I just hope to salvage the information that wasn't backed up. No need for any more replies.

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