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Old 01-02-2011, 12:42 AM   #1
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Default Computer won't start

Trying to fix a friend's computer (XP, SP3, 32 bit). Was having a terrible time so I did a system recovery (using the partition on the hard drive; no CDs). When I turn the computer on the normal Windows display appears and then the window with starting options (Safe Mode, Last Known Good etc. appears). No matter which option I select the computer always comes back to this page. I even tried to do a system recovery again and this window appears. What the heck did I do and is this situation salvageable?
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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try taking the hard-disk out and put it in another computer as a secondary drive, then run a chkdsk on the secondary drive, when that has finished put the drive back in to the machine and try to boot again
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:55 PM   #3
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Thanks JCB. Sorry for waiting so long to get back to this. I ended up putting the computer in the junk closet and I may get around to messing with it in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll post if I end up getting it to work. Thanks again.
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