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Help! Computer Crashing!

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#1 parkd


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Posted 07 May 2008 - 06:15 PM

My desktop is acting very abnormally. Every time i boot my desktop, it automatically shuts down. It shuts down as if I had pressed the Shut Down Button. My mouse becomes unresponsive and I cannot do anything. I even booted in safe mode and it happened. After it shut down, when I tried to restart it, it would just hang. Just a blank screen on my monitor. Yesterday, my computer was working perfectly fine. Please help! All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Edited by parkd, 07 May 2008 - 06:30 PM.

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 10:51 PM

Try running chkdsk from the Recovery Console.

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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