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windows xp won't boot or restore

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#1 poorcomputerboy


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:23 PM

Hi I am having trouble with a Windows xp system.  The system starts up for a second with the Windows xp splash screen then the whole system crashed. I have tried safemode and still the same thing. I tried a repair and recovery console but neither see the windows installation. programs like checkdisk won't work as it says it can't determine the file system which I believe is the problem. The partition seems fine but the file system is coming up as Raw and not as NTFS.  I know I can try a recovery program but as there are tons of programs installed I want to try to figure out a way to get this system to boot.  I am trying testdisk but once I select the partition and the "p" to list files it states it can't read the file system.  Any help would be appreciated. 

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#2 geercom


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

Have you tried using the XP disc to repair the installation or to run a DOS like scan disk, which may repair the file system? Do a Google search on this and see what your options are doing something like this from the disc on boot.

#3 poorcomputerboy

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

repair will not work as I stated it will not list the windows installation. I have not tried a DOS check but will see what I can find.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

What is RAW file system - http://www.raw-file-system.com/


CHKDSK error message - The type of the filesystem is RAW - http://www.z-a-recovery.com/art-raw-filesystem.htm







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