After conducting the quick and extended tests, the results are "No Errors" but I don't know how do you check the S.M.A.R.T. status.
That should be good enough: The hard drive is OK.
Sorry, but I can't tell you whether the WD diagnostic utility even displays the S.M.A.R.T. status: You would have to read the instructions perhaps for that, but it is not necessary now.
Since there is no problem with the hard drive ...
Start the Recovery Console using a Windows XP CD (or an XP Recovery Console .ISO image that has been burned to CD http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.iso
).I don't know whether you have an OEM "recovery disk" or a Windows XP installation CD. If it is a "recovery disk", then I don't know whether or not you will be able to load the XP Recovery Console from it. If not, you will have to make your own XP Recovery Console CD.
Do the following ...1. Insert the CD in the computer's optical disk drive tray.
2. Start or re-start the computer so that it boots from the CD. You may be prompted to "Press any key
". (If the system does not appear to be booting from the CD, you may need to enter the BIOS Setup Menu and change the boot order, so that the CD-ROM/optical disk drive is set to boot before the hard disk drive.)
3. When the Welcome to Setup
screen appears, press the R
key on your keyboard to start the Recovery Console.
4. The Recovery Console will ask which Windows installation you would like to log on to. If you have multiple Windows installations, it will list each one, and you would enter the number associated with the installation you would like to work on and press the ENTER key. If you have just one Windows installation
, type 1
and press ENTER.
5. You will be prompted for the Administrator's password. If there is no password, (and this is most likely
), simply press ENTER.
6. You will be presented with a C:\Windows>
At the C:\Windows>
prompt, type chkdsk /p
and press <ENTER>
If any errors are found/repairs made, run chkdsk /p
again, and repeat if necessary, until no more errors are found.
Type "exit" at the prompt and press <ENTER> to close the Recovery Console and restart your system.
Does Windows start normally now?
If the above step is not successful, an off-line system restore may
get you out of trouble.
Instructions: How to perform an "off-line System Restore" ... Windows XPSystem Restore from Recovery Consolehttp://2pure.net/index.php?session=0&a...icle=1150238652
(There are a few mistakes in the the instructions text, but simply ignore those.
There is a significant mistake in Step #6
when changing the prompt back one directory level: This is given as cd..
In fact you must enter a space between cd
and the two dots
, so that it looks like this cd ..
Please work carefully and deliberately, one step at a time: It is possible that you could be thwarted at any stage.
If you experience any problem with any step of the procedure, please stop, and post a description/question.
***Please be very exact with reading and typing the commands. They MUST be EXACTLY CORRECT, spaces and all.
Does your system start normally now?
You wrote: "I've also tried to recover my PC, both the file safe recovery and complete recovery,with the OS disc but after recovery, the system still does the same thing.
I do not know what effect these actions might have had, but I am somewhat less confident of success than I would otherwise be.