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chkdsk screwed my computer up


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#1 slugger

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 08:13 AM

I have an Eee PC 904HA and when I was done using it, I shut it down normally. 30 minutes later I tried to turn it back on and it prompted me to do chkdsk, so I did because I have never had a problem with it before. It deleted a lot of files, but I thought that was normal. Then, when I try to restart now (in normal mode or in safe mode), I see the windows xp loading screen, then it is blank for a few seconds, then there is a quick blue screen that goes away too fast before I can see the error. I cannot find anywhere in the BIOS that says "automatically restart on error" or something. I do not have an external CD drive and there is no internal CD drive in this machine. I just started using this 2 days ago, and this is very frustrating.

I did not download any new drivers or anything either.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:34 AM

Chkdsk does not delete files, it attempts to correct some file and disk situations that need attention.

Chkdsk Explained, Understanding What Chkdsk Does - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314835/EN-US/ Scroll down to Understanding What Chkdsk Does for a summary.

Typically, when the system prompts to run chkdsk at boot...it's a sign that XP has detected a situation needing attention.

I suggest removing the drive and attaching it to a working system with XP on it...and running chkdsk /r on the drive from there. This can be done from the cmd prompt window, as explained below.

You can use a USB enclosure (with your drive inside the enclosure) to attach the drive. The enclosure must accomodate SATA drives, if that is the type of hard drive you have installed.

How To Run CHKDSK In XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q315265

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Edited by hamluis, 26 December 2008 - 09:40 AM.


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Posted 26 December 2008 - 10:10 AM

Chkdsk does not delete files, it attempts to correct some file and disk situations that need attention.

Chkdsk Explained, Understanding What Chkdsk Does - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314835/EN-US/ Scroll down to Understanding What Chkdsk Does for a summary.

Typically, when the system prompts to run chkdsk at boot...it's a sign that XP has detected a situation needing attention.

I suggest removing the drive and attaching it to a working system with XP on it...and running chkdsk /r on the drive from there. This can be done from the cmd prompt window, as explained below.

You can use a USB enclosure (with your drive inside the enclosure) to attach the drive. The enclosure must accomodate SATA drives, if that is the type of hard drive you have installed.

How To Run CHKDSK In XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q315265

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I am not really sure how to go about opening up an Eee PC and I dn't want to void the warranty.

I'd also like to say that this is the error I am getting.

STOP: c000021a (Fatal System Error)The Windows Logon Process System process terminated unexpectedly

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:24 AM

Understood about the warranty :thumbsup:.

Afraid there's not a lot I can think of that doesn't involve a MS XP CD.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=S...mp;aq=f&oq=

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 07:20 PM

Very difficult as eee netbooks don't come with a CD/DVD drive. But, the one's that I've seen do come with a CD/DVD for recovery.
In order to fix things you've going to need access to an external CD/DVD drive.
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