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Scandisck detected errors and closed windows. I cannot load xp.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Deadsteam, Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. Deadsteam

    Deadsteam Thread Starter

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    So I ran scandisk this morning, the power was interupted during the check, when it came back it said scandisk had detected an error and was closing windows to prevent damage. It will repeats this message when I try safemode, or system restore... I have no Idea what to do.. I do not have an xp home cd(system) but I do have an xp pro cd...

    what do I do??
     
  2. Claymore

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    I'm presuming you were running chkdsk (not scandisk in XP) on the drive that Windows is installed in - C: drive. If so,

    Insert your Windows XP Pro CD and restart your computer.

    At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press F10 or press 'R' to repair.

    After the Windows Recovery Console starts, you receive the following message:

    Microsoft Windows(R) Recovery Console
    The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.
    Type EXIT to quit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.

    1: C:\WINDOWS

    Which Windows Installation would you like to log on to
    (To cancel, press ENTER)?

    Enter the number for the appropriate Windows installation.
    Windows will then prompt you to enter the Administrator account password.

    Note: If you use an incorrect password three times, the Windows Recovery Console quits. Also, if the Security Accounts Manager (SAM) database is missing or damaged, you cannot use the Windows Recovery Console because you cannot have correct authentication.

    After you enter your password the Windows Recovery Console starts.

    Type in the following:

    chkdsk /r

    There is a space after chkdsk

    Let it run.

    After you've finished what you want to do, type 'exit' to restart the computer.
     
  3. Deadsteam

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    Thank you for your quick reply, I ran home on my lunch break and started the chkdsk /r it got all the way to %75 and then dropped back to %50 and seemed to stay there, I had to get back to work, so I guess I will know if it finished when I get home tonight.

    When I was trying to get into windows it was giving me a stop error 0x00000024

    what would have caused this?
     
  4. Deadsteam

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    So does that seem like normal behavior?
     
  5. 1stoptek

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    If the power went out during this check, you may have a corrupted hard drive. I would suggest backing up all of your data and reinstalling windows. If the chkdsk /r function won't work, then its corrupted beyond what Windows can repair. Also, an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is suggested if your data is valuable to you so that this can't happen again. These are basically surge protectors with battery backups. I hope there's another option for you from someone else that works better.
     
  6. Deadsteam

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    Thank you for your help! the repair fixed it.
     
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