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#1 samoyed

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 09:46 PM

Hi,

I turn on the PC, it just keeps starting and shutting down and the process repeats.
Then, suddenly, a black screen appears. I click Start in Safe Mode, PC goes blank and comes back to black screen.
This time, I click Start Normally. Blue screen appears. It says error detected and windows didn't start successfully.
It also says: run CHKDSK/F. I don't know how to.

This 2nd hand PC was given to me by a friend.

Pls help me out. Thanks.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 09:54 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 06 July 2008 - 11:51 PM

Hi Budapest,

I insert the CD & restarted the PC but it will not boot and I can't get to the "Welcome to setup" screen.

Its an Asus X series Intel Celeron.

Kindly advise. Thanks.

Edited by samoyed, 06 July 2008 - 11:54 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2008 - 01:28 AM

You should check in the BIOS that the computer is set to boot from a CD.
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 02:04 AM

Hi Budapest,

How do I do that?
Sorry. Really don;t know much here.
Appreciate yr help. Thanks.

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 02:34 AM

This is a very good tutorial on changing the boot order.

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:44 AM

Hi dc3,

Thanks. I have changed the boot order but pc still will not boot from the disc.
What do u think is the reason? Thanks.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:00 AM

Hi,

Could someone help pls. Thanks.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:39 AM

Does the PC boot to your XP install without booting to the XP CD?

Does it not boot to anything at all?

Any error messages?

What error message on the BSOD?

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:40 AM

Does the PC boot to your XP install without booting to the XP CD?

Does it not boot to anything at all?


No it doesn't boot at all.

It says error detected and windows didn't start successfully....maybe due to recent h/ware or s/ware change ( I don't know coz the PC was just given to me).

It also says: run CHKDSK/F.

Thanks.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:56 AM

If you can get into the BIOS...go and change all three boot options to the CD/DVD drive. It may be reflected as CD-0, but make all three reflect the same drive.

Then insert the XP CD (if not done already) and reboot the system.

The "run chkdsk /f" message only appears when the system is trying to boot from the hard drive. A user cannot run chkdsk on a CD/DVD.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:19 PM

Thanks hamluis!




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