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#1 Shanners

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 03:51 PM

Yesterday, my computer was working fine. I have Windows XP. I wanted to restart the computer, I turned it off, it'll come on but then nothing, the screen is all black. And now it won't work. The green light is on the monitor, and the CPU is working great. It's as if it's on, but not on. Know what I mean? I am just so annoyed. :thumbsup: My monitor is 6 1/2 years old. My CPU is still brand new. I have a dell computer. I am currently using my dad's right now and I hate his computer. Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 04:19 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 07 September 2008 - 07:01 PM

Hi, thanks! Will my stuff be okay? 'Cause I don't want to lose any files I have on there. I'll have my dad try that out. I don't dare do it myself. Thanks again! Take care, Shannon :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:04 PM

Running chkdsk won't cause any harm.
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