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Tripped breaker screws everything....helpp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ryanb000, Jul 1, 2007.

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  1. Ryanb000

    Ryanb000 Thread Starter

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    I was watching a dvd on my hp pavillion a510n when my dad decided to flip the breakers, without telling me.. So when the power came back on and I turned the hp back on, it hung on the Blue "HP INVENT" screen with the boot options at the bottom which cannot be used. I know the hard drive isnt bad in it because I put it in a good working computer it worked just fine. What other problems may have occurred?

    HP Pavillion a510n
    XP Home


    Thanks in advance

    Ryan
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Boot from the XP CD, choose "R" for "Restore", and run chkdsk /p from the Recovery Console.
     
  3. Ryanb000

    Ryanb000 Thread Starter

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    alright I'll try that, thanks alot for the help.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    You're welcome, but we may not be done yet. Good luck.
     
  5. Frank4d

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    Power outages can sometimes corrupt the CMOS memory too so you might have to reset it and reconfigure BIOS settings. I'd make your dad fix it.
     
  6. Ryanb000

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    Well, my dad fixing it isnt an option i just moved out of his house and hes computer illiterate anyways, and I can usually figure this kind of thing out but not this time.

    The person whom recommended me booting from the xp cd and restoring should know that I cannot locate or get ahold of an XP cd...
    BUT, the screen that the computer hangs up on, it the screen with the RESTORE back to day one option on it. along with the boot menu and such, BUT I cannot push any buttons, its like frozen there. This is so irritating.
     
  7. Elvandil

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    If you are using a USB keyboard or mouse, try the PS/2 ones for the recovery.

    You can burn this CD image to make a bootable CD with the Recovery Console:

    XP Recovery Console CD image
     
  8. Ryanb000

    Ryanb000 Thread Starter

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    so I need to put that console image on a cd (cd-(rw/r) or (dvd-(rw/r)...? which one? and then just put it into the broken one?
     
  9. Elvandil

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    The CD image is an iso image which you can burn to CD or CD-RW. Boot your machine from it, choose to repair, and load the Recovery Console. From there, you can make some repairs, including running chkdsk /p.
     
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