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Ccomputer Running Xp Will Only Start In Safe Mode.


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#1 irishgodfather

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 07:13 AM

Dell computer running XP will only start in safe mode.
The computer went through the flooding from Katrina but didn't get wet. They lost all the disks that went with it in the flooding.
That's all the info I have on it.
Any ideas?
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Posted 19 November 2005 - 12:28 PM

Have you run scandisk? CHDSK

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 12:32 PM

Have you run scandisk?

You mean Ckdisk for XP don't you?
I don't know if he has.
Do you think it might help?

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 12:48 PM

Yep. My bad.

Chkdsk

Creates and displays a status report for the disk. The chkdsk command also lists and corrects errors on the disk.

The chkdsk command with the parameters listed below is only available when you are using the Recovery Console. The chkdsk command with different parameters is available from the command prompt.

chkdsk [drive:] [/p] [/r]

Parameters

none

Used without parameters, chkdsk displays the status of the disk in the current drive.

drive:

Specifies the drive that you want chkdsk to check.

/p

Performs an exhaustive check even if the drive is not marked for chkdsk to run. This parameter does not make any changes to the drive.

/r

Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information. Implies /p.

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 01:12 PM

What is the exact model of the computer? Do you know if it is under warranty? Does your friend have insurance? Are you sure there was no water damage at all? Computers like to be in a controlled environment.

I just want to make sure before we get to involved with this one.
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Posted 19 November 2005 - 01:23 PM

What is the exact model of the computer? Do you know if it is under warranty? Does your friend have insurance? Are you sure there was no water damage at all? Computers like to be in a controlled environment.

I just want to make sure before we get to involved with this one.

Sorry I have no more info.
He moved here to Ga after he was flooded out.
He said the computer worked when he got here.

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 01:54 PM

Has he opened the case, and looked inside?
If it sat in the hot, humid conditions, existing after the flooding, there could very well be corrosion or mold present, which could cause shorts.
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