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petergriffen

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ive recieved a crc error #45 in data after i had to do a recovery of my windows xp professional. I had to do it because it kept on looping and wouldnt' start windows. Just before the recovery finished it gave me cdc error #45. I would like to run scandisc or something but i dont know how to without going to windows does anyone know how i could do this or fix the cdc error
 

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IM Trying to get either get around windows starting and running scandisc or just getting windwos running, any ideas?
 
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Howdy petergriffen...

I'll try...

I've never heard of a "cdc error #45" do you mean a crc error #45 ?

If you want to get around Scandisk at start up try when scandisk starts hit the ALT + X keys at the same time, this should stop scandisk, but you may have errors when Windows loads...
 
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I see it is a CRC error...

Hmmm...

Will it let you boot to Safe Mode Command prompt ( start tapping the F8 key during boot ) ?

Might be able to run Scandisk from there...
 

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nope it gets there but cant start up windows and it'll just keep on looping around trying to start windows forever.???
 
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Well...

If scandisk couldn't see it, try booting with the XP cd, go into the recovery console, at the prompt type in chkdsk /f /r and see if it will work...

Did you try to reinstall XP over itself ?

Because CRC errors ( hope you backed up your data ) could be a bad sign that the hard drive may have some bad sectors...

Can you tell us what the manufacture of the hard drive is, we could point you to the manufactures website to download the diagnostics for the drive...
 

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it is a hp laptop cutsom ze5200 thats all i know. I tried to chkdsk but it said that the sector has something like unfixable damage. I tried the recovery and nothing. THere is nothing on the drive now. it is all gone. i tried to intall a version of xp home didnt work.
 
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Ok...

This isn't a cool thing...

Hang on let me see if I can find out what type of hard drive it has...

In the mean time reboot the laptop, and see if there is any info on the screen that might tell us what the hard drive is ( when it is booting there should be some info flash on the screen, like memory count, detecting hard drives, ect )...
 
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Well...

I can't find which specific hard drive it has, you might be able to contact HP, with the serial # to see what it is, then get the diags for the drive...

But...from what it looks like the drive is toast, unless you can get the diags and do a Low Level Format to see if it can recover the drive ( and that is not going to be a gaurantee )...
 
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