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My computer will not start, help please!?

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#1 justinleafs


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Posted 24 November 2008 - 08:35 PM

While on my laptop today, I shut it off while it was still starting up which was a horrible mistake and since that happened my laptop will not start :thumbsup:. It won't start in safe mode either and the last known good configuration also will not work. One I click on an of those things, the coputer starts to load but it freezes at the screen with the big windows logo and then goes at this blue screen. I need help with this, there is very important stuff on my laptop!! Any help will be widely appreciated! My computer is an IBM thinkpad from 2006.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:06 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.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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