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Error Loading Operating System

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Homefixn, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. Homefixn

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    Hello,
    I have a desktop computer that I tried starting up and I got the message "error loading operating system" Its a older Dell with windows XP. I ran the diagnostic disk and got the following 7 errors.

    Diskette Drive B Disk Drive Seek Test: Fail
    Msg:The drive did not respond in a fixed time to an access attempt

    Diskette Drive B Disk Drive Read Test: Fail
    Msg:The drive did not respond in a fixed time to an access attempt

    Diskette Drive B Disk Drive Write Test: Fail
    Msg:The drive did not respond in a fixed time to an access attempt

    IDE CDRW 3 - Confidence Test: Fail
    Msg: IDE device failed: incompatible cd for testing

    IDE CDRW 3 - Read Test: Fail
    Msg: IDE device failed: incompatible cd for testing

    IDE CDRW 3 - Seek Test: Fail
    Msg: IDE device failed: incompatible cd for testing

    IDE CDRW 3 - Write Test: Fail
    Msg: IDE device failed: incompatible cd for testing

    It worked fine before but I just got that error when trying to use it.
    Any help would be great and not losing my files also.
    Thank you
     
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    What happens when you try to Boot in Safe Mode?
     
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