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PC won't boot at all :(

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Sulaman, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. Sulaman

    Sulaman Thread Starter

    Nov 9, 2005
    Hi Guys,

    I have been having a problem with my computer.
    I was running Windows XP on it, and has two HDD's in there. One had the OS, and the other was just a data drive.

    Recently, it just stopped booting up. I turn it on, and then it wouldn't even start loading Windows, just a black screen that stays there, until I reboot again...and the same thing happens. I tried to repair Windows, but that wasn't working either.

    I downloaded Slax, and booted up from that, an I was able to access my data drive, but could not access anything on the main drive, even though it can read it I presume, because it says that 81% of that drive is full. So that must mean the drive is functioning correctly?

    I used Active partition recovery, and I was able to see that I could read the files on the main HDD which has the OS installed. So i assume that the HDD is in fine working order.

    I have been searching around the net to find a solution and I think somewhere I read that it could be a "partition" problem..and then I could repair the installation after I fix that issue. Although I need some more help in regards to this.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
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