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Unable to boot in any mode


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#1 timmyD

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:42 PM

My HP laptop is unable to boot, it will automatically go to the startup screen with the safe mode options, but no matter which option I choose it goes back to the same screen with the same options....Any suggestions appreciated!

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:34 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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