In the past after I got my computer by 2014, my computer has suffered from a series of problems that won't end, including this one that happened today.
Everything used to work fine in my computer until today, when I have important documents, projects, applications and theming that took days to configure these after a reformat, lying in my first and second hard drive
On 2017, I have a problem like this, but I am able to boot it back. The problem fixed itself.
Here's the actual problem:
I woke up, and pressed the power button of my computer and it booted fine. I opened Firefox, went to DownThemAll! download manager, and downloaded, and I left it.
I played on my Android tablet, and saw that my tablet's connection is slow, so I made it fast by pausing the download. Under my rush, I went back to playing.
When I finished, I went back to my computer... The screen stayed like usual. What went odd is that the hard drive light and the WiFi blue light stayed on! I tried to move my mouse but I can't! I tried to turn on/off the Locks on the keyboard, but they aren't turning on/off! It looks like my computer has frozen without my knowledge.
So I remembered the past days where my computer freezes and pressed the Reset button, all went as planned until I saw that Windows rebooted itself when booting instead of booting! Then, it told me about selections of Safe Mode, Networking, Commands prompt, Last Known Good Configuration, and Start Windows Normally. Every single selection of these leads to Windows rebooting itself.
I have thought maybe Recovery Console would solve my problem, so I booted from Windows XP CD-ROM, and all went well. It told me options whether to exit, install, or fix.
I chose Fix, because I don't want to start over, and then, something odd happened. It won't even try to examine a disk! I waited until I got a prompt, which I got C:\> instead of choosing my damaged installation.
I pressed Enter, and it processed like usual. I wrote some random non-existent command for my fear, and it said that command is not found, like usual. Whenever I tried dir, it first hung, then it showed "Directory list for C:". At the time it showed that phrase, I was afraid to continue, so I pressed reset button on the case.
I started a download, went to my tablet to play, then I paused the download, then continued until I finished. I then found out that my computer froze so I turned it off.
When I tried to turn it back on, the computer booted like usual, then restarted.
I then confirmed my fears so I turned it off, then turned it back on to boot to CD, and it booted! It probed all hardware, then it started!
So I went to repair option, but one of the hard drive is not probing and I heard turning on noise from my hard disk, then, setup gave up after many attempts and it launched a command prompt where the current directory is C:\> instead of prompting me.
I first tested the usual Enter, and it said nothing. Then, I tested random non-existent command, and it said that it isn't found. Then, I tested "dir" and it returned a new line for seconds and it said "Directory list for C:\>".
I was scared about which disk since I was confused about what disk is being used, so I turned it off.
I don't have any computers left to use except the alternative laptop, Acer TravelMate 5330, where it has Windows 7 currently.
Some of my applications are legacy, and (I think) can't be run on Windows 7.
- Resetting CMOS, but no success.
I think I have no choice, but to start over. Is there any way how do I fix this huge problem without starting over and reconfiguring everything that is on my computer before the point that it has frozen?
EDIT 1: I left the computer off for few hours and then tried the recovery console again, this time, it probed the hard disk correctly. Yet again it gave me the C:\> instead of selection!
Edited by hamluis, 22 May 2018 - 12:32 PM.
Moved from Crashes/BSODs to XP - Hamluis.