|Posted on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 10:49 am: |
Hi. I am having problems entering my OS (Windows XP Home Edition). My PC was working fine when i went on Christmas Holiday. When i got back, i started the machine and got as far as the screen when windows is logging on (the progress bar). Then it just reboots. I have tried a number of things, but I think this is a hard drive problem. But i don't know how the hard drive could have gotten damaged.
Anyone know what this might be? Or how to recover the drive without formattingthe disk?
Could it be a virus of some sort?
I'm running a P4 2.5, 512MB DDR RAM, Geforce 4 MX440 computer.
|Posted on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 4:12 pm: |
Hold F8 @ startup Just before it gets to the win screen... Select restore to an earlier good known Configuration
|Posted on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 9:30 pm: |
Another option is to boot from your XP home CDROM and from command console you can
1. Use the Sfc /scanonce to scan all protected system files one time
2. Use sfc.exe to scan all protected system files and replace incorrect version with correct Microsoft versions.
SFC [/SCANNOW] [/SCANONCE] [/SCANBOOT] [/CANCEL] [/ENABLE] [/PURGECACHE] [/CACHESIZE=x] [/QUIET]
/SCANNOW Scans all protected system files immediately.
/SCANONCE Scans all protected system files once at the next boot.
/SCANBOOT Scans all protected system files at every boot.
/CANCEL Cancels all pending scans of protected system files.
/QUIET Replaces all incorrect file versions without prompting the user.
/ENABLE Enables Windows File Protection for normal operation
/PURGECACHE Purges the file cache and scans all protected system files immediately.
/CACHESIZE=x Sets the file cache size
This has to be done with the cd in the drive so SFC can compare files to the originals.
|Posted on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 9:35 am: |
Ok, i will try that. And i didn't make it clear that i have tried all the safe mode and earlier config thing. Will try what you suggested E.S.
But i dod not get an original XP CD when i got the machine. I had to burn to CD's when starting the machine the first time. I can format the PC with these CD's. So i assume they have the same options as the XP home CDROM.
Thanks for the help. Willpost here again, to let you know how it works out.
|Posted on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 8:07 pm: |
That might make it a bit more difficult. Good luck.