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Windows 7: XP

29 Jun 2010   #1
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 
XP

Both my XP puters were asked to do a disk check. I scheduled it, rebooted and nothing. Now niether machine will boot. I tried to do a repair console, changed boot priorities and nothing. Puters POST, but sccreens go black from there.
Any hints?


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29 Jun 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have you try a Repair install.
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29 Jun 2010   #3
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome,

Lets thinks about this. Its XP: you had it for a while.
Two computers with the same problem: Its something you did

Lets think, what happened at the time of the problem? Install something, updates, uninstall something, tweak? That is where the solution lies.
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30 Jun 2010   #4
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome,

Lets thinks about this. Its XP: you had it for a while.
Two computers with the same problem: Its something you did

Lets think, what happened at the time of the problem? Install something, updates, uninstall something, tweak? That is where the solution lies.
DOH!,
Your right, I scheduled a disk check in both instances. Thats some pretty good deductive reasoning you got there. I git some more help like this and I be sure to have my puters workin ageen. LOL
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30 Jun 2010   #5
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Boot from the XP CD and enter recovery console by pressing R on the "Welcome to the Setup" screen.
Now type chkdsk /r and press enter.
Once its done, type fixboot and press Enter.
Restart.
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30 Jun 2010   #6
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Boot from the XP CD and enter recovery console by pressing R on the "Welcome to the Setup" screen.
Now type chkdsk /r and press enter.
Once its done, type fixboot and press Enter.
Restart.
Good advice,
I'll say that I did this very thing to one of the puters, yesterday. Afterwards, it acted the same way. Booted to a dark screen. I left it on that way and walked away for a couple hours. Come back and its up and running an being used, all good.
I guess maybe it was running the disk check but no screen indications were there, but it needed to finish it????????? 1 issue gone.

The other one had been getting a series of BSOD's:
bad pool caller
page fault non page area
nv disp
Plus some others, web pages started resetting themselves, constantly. Why I tried a disk check. The puter uses a Stryker Extreme mobo, very bad mobo! Guess I'll turn it on and leave. LOL
Next I use the HDD diagnostic from WD, memtest 86. Probably the mobo again!
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