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Solved: Failed to run service message

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by philomath, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. philomath

    philomath Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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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]
     
  3. philomath

    philomath Thread Starter

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    You my friend, are my new hero. Thank you.:)
     
  4. blues_harp28

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    Anytime - glad to be of some help :)
     
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