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#1 tagman66

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:23 PM

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my laptop was or still is infected now when i turn it on it reads fatal error 51201 reading boot.ini I have tried booting from acer recovery disks i get write sector failure ,result=1,drive = 0,sectors 6152933 to 6152934 is it possible the hard drive is junk now ? or savable. I have tried to start in safe mode won't do that either

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:12 AM

Hi, at what point exactly do you get this error? Does tapping F8 bring up the Advanced boot options menu?

Do you still see the XP splash screen when booting in normal mode?

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:14 PM

Hello

acer display comes up then the fatal error no xp screen and f8 does nothing

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 04:16 AM

When trying the Acer recovery disks, at what point does the write failure error come up?

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 05:10 PM

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I start with system cd then tells me to put in recovery cd disk 1 of 3 and that is it then i get the write sector failure

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 06:11 AM

Please try the following:

Please download ARCDC from Artellos.com.
  • Double click ARCDC.exe
  • Follow the dialog until you see 6 options. Please pick: Windows Professional SP2 & SP3
  • You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft, please accept.
  • You will see a few dos screens flash by, this is normal.
  • Next you will be able to choose to add extra files. Select the Default Files.
  • The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC
Your ISO is located on your desktop.

  • Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

  • If your PC is not booting from the CD, you need to change the boot order:
    • Restart your PC
    • As soon as you get an image, press the Setup key. This is usually F2, or Del. On some machines the key can also be a different one. It should, however, be stated on the screen which key is the setup key.
    • Once you enter the computer's BIOS, use the arrow keys and tab key to move between elements. Press enter to select an item to change.
    • Navigate to the tab, where you can set the boot order. It should be called Boot or Boot order
    • The tab should now show your current boot order.
      If the CD-drive is not at the top, please navigate to the CD-Rom drive with the keys arrows. Then move it to the top of the list. The keys for switching boot position are usually + to move up and - to move down. However they can be different, but they should be stated in the help, so that you can find them easily.
    • Once the CD-drive is on top of the boot order, navigate to Exit and select Exit saving changes.
  • Your PC should now boot from your XP-CD.
    Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.

  • When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
  • When prompted to choose a windows installation, type 1 and press enter.
  • When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

  • A command prompt will open
Type chkdsk /r and press enter. This will check your harddisk for errors. Note that this may take some time.

When done, type EXIT and press enter to restart your computer and let me know what happens.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 10:44 AM

Hello

I ran the disk it only went to 15% then stopped this is what the screen read

the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems.
37438336 kilobytes total disk space.
29098016 kilobytes are available.

32768 bytes in each allocation unit.
1169948 toatl allocation units on disk.
909313 allocation units available on disk.

c:\windows>

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:17 PM

Do you know what brand harddisk you have (Seagate, Western Digital, ...). If you don't know, post me the computer's specs (manufacturer, make, model, number...).

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:32 PM

Hello
I reran the program you asked me to and it read
chkdsk found and fixed one or more errors on the volume so I exited out of there and then it read
smart failure predicted on hard disk 0:ic25n080atmr04-0-(pm)

warning: imediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive . a failure may be iminent.
press f1 to continue
I pressed F1 and it started i now have my desktop back and the hard drive is hitachi 4200 80gb ata/ide model #ic25n080atmr04-0

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:36 PM

First and for all, I'd backup your important data now that you have access, just in case...

I recommend you also to do Hitachi's Drive Fitness text

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:11 PM

Hello
I have all that I want of the laptop on my desktop I am not sure how to run hdd test i was trying to make a cd disk but not sure what i need or how to go about it i am not really that advanced with computors but I don"tseem to have any trouble wrecking them

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:34 PM

See here from page 7 (the instructions ought to be alike for the CD).

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 04:15 PM

I have loaded the files according to the instruction I cannot get it to work for me I must be doing somthing wrong

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 04:33 PM

Can you get the CD to boot at all?

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 04:37 PM

No I made sure to change the settings to load from cd but it does not just loads xp normally




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