Solved: Failed to run service message

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philomath

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I defragged and scheduled a disk check on my Dell desktop, running windows XP. Since then the system is crawling at a snails pace. When it finally boots-up, I get a "Failed to Run Service" message which I X out of and try to proceed. My programs on the bottom tool bar are gone. Now every time I reboot the system goes through a checking file system. When it gets to stage 4 of 5 it begins to crawl.
Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3
2.00 GB of Ram
 

blues_harp28

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Hi, to stop the scan disk at start up - you will need the install Cd.
Boot from the Xp install Cd...when prompted press [R]
Choose Windows installation [typically by pressing [1]
When prompted for password.
Press Enter.
Type
chkntfs /x c:

Note space before the /x and before c:
C: being the drive letter that Xp is installed on.

This should clear the dirty bits on the drive and allow a normal boot.
It has to be the full Xp install Cd - a not an OEM Cd [original equipment manufacturer]
 
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