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 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 you just created 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.
Note, this may take a long time, and the scan progress may seem to "jump back" (for example from 72% to 54%), this is normal. Please wait until the disk check finishes.
When done, let me know what was returned (you'll see a few lines saying how many sectors were scanned, what was repaired and so on).
After that, type exit
and press enter.
Let me know if you notice any change.
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